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Finlay Ford At Naas Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £14621.74
  • 3m 0f 174y
  • 4 runners
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Finlay Ford At Naas Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Windy

15/8 (Won)

  • Win: £1.40

Form: 41P6-1

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Struggled when raised in class last season after a 2m7f Thurles novice win; raced too freely in the Albert Bartlett, remote sixth in Grade 1 at Punchestown; looked like a thorough stayer when jumping well to wide-margin win at Punchestown, with a below-par Cool Survivor beaten more than 20l in fourth; trainer also runs the more battle-hardened Meetingofthewaters.

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

1st

4

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Embassy Gardens

11st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, raced in second, smooth headway towards near side after 2 out, led last, shaken up and went clear run-in, easily

15/8

1st

2

12th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Embassy Gardens

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, led before 12th, disputed lead after 5 out, briefly headed after 3 out, went clear when nudged along approaching last, ran on, comfortably

5/4

6th

2

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 180y

17:20 Punchestown

Embassy Gardens

11st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, mistake 2 out, soon pushed along, weakening when slightly hampered on turn before last, soon no extra

8/1

Form: 331-42

Last run: 64 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Third in last year's Albert Bartlett (3 3/4l in front of Letsbeclearaboutit) before winning a valuable contest at Punchestown; improved from chase debut when second behind Favori De Champdou in a Grade 2 at Punchestown, though beaten 14l; tongue-tie on now; needs to find more, still early days.

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

2nd

6

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Sandor Clegane

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

led on inner, reduced lead halfway, steadied 11th, headed last, soon went clear with winner, no extra final 110yds

10/1

2nd

7

25th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

13:23 Punchestown

Sandor Clegane

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

Bumper win and both hurdle wins came here, including valuable auction event at the festival, having previously finished third in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett (Affordale Fury second); okay chasing debut at Fairyhouse early this month over an inadequate 2m and while improvement guaranteed now stepping up in trip this looks a tough ask at this stage of his chasing career.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4-1133 D BF

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 152

Form & Verdict

Fourth in last year's Albert Bartlett, fourth in 2m4f Grade 1 event at Aintree; favourite on all four chase starts, won first two handsomely over 2m4f; faded from the last when third of five in the Drinmore, form franked by the second; jumping let him down when dropped in trip for handicap debut; this trip more suitable, the concession of 6lb could be a problem.

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

3rd

1

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway and went third before 5 out, raced wide from 3 out, outpaced approaching last

9/4

3rd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has seemingly improved for a fence and a step up in trip to 2m4f this season; ran with credit in the Drinmore here when last seen; has more to give over fences but a return to this sort of trip is the main question mark; not one to put a line through.

5/2

3rd

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

High-class bumper horse; took time to make an impact as a novice hurdler last season after a long absence; managed creditable fourth placings in the Albert Bartlett and in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree; beat the subsequent Munster National second Largy Debut readily on chasing debut at Gowran; no trouble following up in Grade 3 event at Cork.

6/4

Form: 217118 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict

125-rated hurdler has achieved a mark of 145 after five chase runs, featuring big handicap wins in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan and Kerry National at Listowel; never managed to land a blow when eighth behind the 10lb-receiving Meetingofthewaters in the Paddy Power; the pair meet now on precisely the same as revised handicap terms.

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

4th

3

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Desertmore House

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

raced in third, dropped to rear before 5 out, detached 2 out, kept on run-in

7/1

8th

9

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Desertmore House

11st 8lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

never better than midfield, kept on from last

11/2

1st

20

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Listowel

Desertmore House

10st 6lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Martin Brassil

Two wins at Kilbeggan in recent months; unplaced behind Toss Again at Galway in between; second reserve.

Terms and conditions

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Non-runners

Cool Survivor, Meetingofthewaters

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €33.00
Straight Forecast €34.10
Trifecta €48.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Letsbeclearaboutit

The Irish Sun:

Embassy Gardens

POSTDATA:

Meetingofthewaters

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Letsbeclearaboutit

TOPSPEED:

Letsbeclearaboutit