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Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (Grade 2)

  • Prize money: £20521.74
  • 2m 4f 35y
  • 4 runners
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Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (Grade 2)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/13 (Won)

  • Win: £1.20

Form: 111/13 CD BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 173

Form & Verdict

Won the 2m4f Ryanair Chase for the second consecutive season in March 2022 and easily followed up in the Punchestown Gold Cup that April; a long absence followed until a winning return at Clonmel just over two months ago; outstayed in the closing stages of the King George won in dramatic style by Hewick; twice a winner of this race; seems to retain much of his ability.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:35 Thurles

Allaho

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, jumped left on occasions, made all, faced challenge but going easily 3 out, went clear when nudged along after 2 out, easily

8/13

3rd

1

26th Dec 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

14:30 Kempton

Allaho

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Won the 2m4f Ryanair Chase for the second consecutive season in March 2022 and easily followed up in the Punchestown Gold Cup that April (his first 3m Grade 1 win); a long absence followed until last month, when he comfortably won the three-runner 2m4f Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase; that latest performance isn't definitive confirmation that he retains all of his old, brilliant ability, but he will be tough to beat if at his best.

7/4

1st

2

9th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:50 Clonmel

Allaho

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

made all, didn't always jump with fluency, going best and clear before 2 out, pushed out when ridden briefly run-in, easily

4/9

20/1

Form: /22P-6 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

Won the 3m6f National Hunt Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham festival; three runs last season; decent effort against the 8lb-receiving Minella Indo at Tramore; posed no threat to Galopin Des Champs in the Irish Gold Cup; struggled from early in the Cheltenham Gold Cup; trip was inadequate in the John Durkan on seasonal debut; same story likely here.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Stattler

12st 0lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Won the 3m6f National Hunt Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham festival; three high-level runs last season, though posed no threat in the Irish Gold Cup; struggled from early in the Cheltenham Gold Cup; trip was inadequate in the John Durkan on seasonal debut; more like it behind Allaho at Thurles; hugely interesting recruit to the cross-country scene.

15/8

2nd

6

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:35 Thurles

Stattler

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway and pressed winner 3 out, outpaced when shaken up after 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

20/1

6th

6

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 150y

14:30 Punchestown

Stattler

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: W P Mullins

Won the 3m6f National Hunt Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham festival; ran only three times last season; decent effort against the 8lb-receiving Minella Indo at Tramore; posed no threat to Galopin Des Champs in the Irish Gold Cup; struggled from early in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, tongue-tie on for the first time now; trip looks inadequate.

20/1

Form: 432-25 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict

Top-class novice hurdler in 2020/21 season; career interrupted before resuming last season with two chase wins against modest opposition; failed to score in four Grade 1 attempts; emerged with reputation enhanced with front-running effort to split Fastorslow and Galopin Des Champs in the John Durkan; failed to replicate that form in the Savills at Leopardstown.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:35 Thurles

Appreciate It

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Top-class novice hurdler in 2020/21 season; career interrupted before resuming last season with two chase wins against modest opposition; failed to score in four Grade 1 attempts; emerged with reputation enhanced with front-running effort to split Fastorslow and Galopin Des Champs in the John Durkan; failed to replicate that form in the Savills at Leopardstown.

8/1

5th

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

14:25 Leopardstown

Appreciate It

11st 10lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Top-class novice hurdler in 2020/21 season; career interrupted before resuming last season with two chase wins against modest opposition; failed to score in four Grade 1 attempts; emerged with reputation enhanced with front-running effort to split Fastorslow and Galopin Des Champs in the John Durkan.

16/1

2nd

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 150y

14:30 Punchestown

Appreciate It

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Mullins

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, led, faced challenge home turn, ridden and clear after 2 out, headed but kept on well after last

14/1

Form: 5244-3 C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 154

Form & Verdict

Won over hurdles on first run last season before finishing second in Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham; no chase success since March 2022 but good efforts in defeat last season behind Fakir D'Oudairies in this race and when fourth in the Ryanair; not at best at Aintree on final start; ran a bit flat here on seasonal debut; capable of better than that.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 35y

13:35 Thurles

French Dynamite

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

raced in second, not fluent 2nd, mistake and joined 7th, lost second and weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off after 2 out

12/1

3rd

8

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:40 Thurles

French Dynamite

11st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

Won over hurdles on first run last season before finishing second in Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham; no chase success since March 2022 but good efforts in defeat last season behind Fakir D'Oudairies here and when fourth in the Ryanair; not at best at Aintree on final start; could be hard to beat if the ground does not deteriorate.

7/2

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Payout
Exacta €99.00
Straight Forecast €90.40
Trifecta €158.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Allaho

TOPSPEED:

French Dynamite

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Allaho

POSTDATA:

Allaho

The Irish Sun:

Allaho