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16:35 Gowran Park

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Careys Cottage Cup Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8208.7
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Careys Cottage Cup Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.50
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 355327 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Bumper and hurdles winner; 0-9 chasing, pick of recent form when runner-up in 2m2f Limerick handicap on penultimate; needs to jump better than at Fairyhouse last time.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

7th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 198y

Class 4

15:10 Carlisle

Teescomponentsyess

11st 10lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Fairly useful Irish chaser who ended a long losing run when finally getting off the mark over fences in 2m4f Gowran handicap chase 19 days ago; has an 11lb higher mark to overcome here but he's still firmly in the picture.

5/2

20/1

  • Place: £11.80

Form: 87/09P D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Bumper, hurdle and four-time chase winner for Henry de Bromhead, albeit on better ground; three runs for Gordon Elliott this term have been poor and hard to be confident in at this stage (blinkers replace cheekpieces).

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3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Cavalry Master

11st 8lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Completed four-timer in novice company when beating Hewick in summer of 2021 but winless since; first-time blinkers had an effect when runner-up over 2m4f (heavy) at Gowran in February but hard to know if he'll reproduce that.

14/1

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Cavalry Master

12st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

led and clear, reduced lead when fell 9th

8/1

100/30

  • Place: £1.50

Form: -59911

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Beaten long way in beginners' chases but has taken advantage of handy opening mark to win both handicaps on heavy; beat Rolly Bowley Boy 6l at Limerick (2m6f) and off 10lb higher mark won going away over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here possibly not ideal and hefty 13lb rise makes this a lot tougher.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Bushmans Pass

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, prominent after 4th, challenging when pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on to lead towards finish

7/1

3rd

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Bushmans Pass

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Beaten long way in beginners' chases but has taken advantage of handy opening mark to win both handicaps on heavy; beat Rolly Bowley Boy 6l at Limerick (2m6f) and off 10lb higher mark won going away over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here possibly not ideal and hefty 13lb rise makes this a lot tougher.

100/30

1st

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Bushmans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, mistake 4 out, pressed leaders when ridden before 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, stayed on

9/2

Form: 40/P65 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

2m2f handicap chase win here nearly five years ago was his last success; after lengthy absence yet to hit form this season, last of five behind R'evelyn Pleasure at Limerick on latest; rapidly declining mark but remains opposable.

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4th

5

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Ex Patriot

11st 1lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

2m2f handicap chase win here nearly five years ago was his last success; after lengthy absence yet to hit form this season, last of five behind R'evelyn Pleasure at Limerick on latest; rapidly declining mark but remains opposable.

20/1

5th

1

29th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 6f 120y

12:20 Limerick

Ex Patriot

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

in rear but in touch with leaders, not fluent 8th, prominent 9th, briefly went second after 3 out, weakened after 2 out

13/2

6th

1

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Ex Patriot

11st 12lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

held up in rear, mistake 4 out, some headway on outer before 2 out, soon no impression

20/1

Form: 348243 BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Maiden made promising chase debut when clear second in C&D beginners' in November (heavy); beaten favourite both starts since however, latest when none too fluent at Cork last month; hooded for first time over fences here on handicap debut and potential improver given more fluent jumping (rider's claim a positive).

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6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 0y

17:08 Navan

Noble Blue

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Some promising runs since switching to fences; bit below form when fifth of 10 on handicap debut at Gowran last month, left with a lot to do; may do better if he handles the drop back in trip.

5/1

5th

10

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Noble Blue

10st 1lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Paul Nolan

Maiden made promising chase debut when clear second in C&D beginners' in November (heavy); beaten favourite both starts since however, latest when none too fluent at Cork last month; hooded for first time over fences here on handicap debut and potential improver given more fluent jumping (rider's claim a positive).

6/1

3rd

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:32 Cork

Noble Blue

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Highly promising chase debut when runner-up in a beginners' at Gowran but couldn't build on that when a beaten 6-4fav at Tramore last month; needs to jump better but can resume progress if doing so.

3/1

Form: 08841-

Last run: 334 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Chasing last season, ending campaign when bolting up in 3m Grade B novice handicap at Navan in March (heavy); 12lb higher now and market likely best guide to his readiness after 11 months absence.

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2nd

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Better Times Ahead

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Was much improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan just over a year ago, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; entitled to have needed Gowran return after 11 months off and he's dangerous given his unexposed profile.

6/1

6th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Better Times Ahead

11st 1lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Chasing last season, ending campaign when bolting up in 3m Grade B novice handicap at Navan in March (heavy); 12lb higher now and market likely best guide to his readiness after 11 months absence.

11/2

4

9th Apr 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Better Times Ahead

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

Has been chasing of late and bolted up in the Grade B novice handicap chase final at Navan last month; now 11lb well in over hurdles and will be hard to beat if coming here in the same form.

3/1

Form: 323222 D

Last run: 6 days

W: 10st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Front-runner placed on six of seven starts this season on soft/heavy, showing notable versatility in terms of trip, including 2m6f Limerick second to Bushmans Pass and most recently outstayed from last by Young Dev over 3m at Navan; back in trip here and remains of interest.

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17th

11

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:58 Cork

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 2lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

Sole win came at Clonmel over hurdles last winter but has hit the crossbar in four runs over fences this term; poor run over fences latest but interesting from his lower hurdle mark.

8/1

7th

8

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Rolly Bowley Boy

10st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead, headed and raced in second 5th, mistake 6th, lost second when mistake 5 out, weakening when mistake 4 out, tailed off

5/1

2nd

6

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Navan

Rolly Bowley Boy

11st 0lb

J: E Walsh

T: Ciaran Murphy

led, soon clear, reduced lead 4th, faced challenge after 3 out, headed last, no extra towards finish

11/2

Form: -74112 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Has taken advantage of a reduced mark since December return, winning steadily-run veterans handicap at Limerick and following up off 7lb higher at Cork (2m4f); solid second at Thurles off further 6lb higher mark since so remains of interest.

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2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Revelyn Pleasure

10st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Sean O O’Brien

chased clear leader, headway 5 out, challenging 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

3/1

3rd

4

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Revelyn Pleasure

11st 3lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

towards rear, headway on inner and in touch with leaders halfway, bit short of room home turn, outpaced after 2 out, kept on and went third towards finish

11/2

Form: 818-14

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler made good impression on chasing debut in winning 2m Punchestown novice in November but not as fluent in much better Navan novice last month when well held behind some decent sorts; remains unexposed and upped in trip here for handicap debut.

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1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Aslukwoodhavit

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winning hurdler made good impression on chasing debut in winning 2m Punchestown novice in November but not as fluent in much better Navan novice last month when well held behind some decent sorts; remains unexposed and upped in trip here for handicap debut.

9/1

4th

1

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:42 Naas

Aslukwoodhavit

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Winning hurdler but showed that he is potentially a much better chaser when readily landing a beginners chase at Punchestown in November; could go close here.

6/1

Form: -16452 C

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Progressive over hurdles last season and returned in October to win over fences at Thurles (2m5f); best run since on latest when staying on second to a well-backed winner in 2m5f Punchestown handicap hurdle last month; one to consider.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Ardera Ru

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

held up in rear, in touch with leaders when jumped slightly left 7th

16/1

9

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Ardera Ru

10st 6lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Progressive over hurdles last season and returned in October to win over fences at Thurles (2m5f); best run since on latest when staying on second to a well-backed winner in 2m5f Punchestown handicap hurdle last month; one to consider.

13/2

2nd

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 67y

14:35 Punchestown

Ardera Ru

11st 13lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Progressive over hurdles last season, winning at Tramore and Gowran in testing conditions and this term returned in October to win over fences at Thurles; didn't seem to get home in lady riders handicap hurdle latest but not one to rule out here with regular rider back aboard.

9/1

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Payout
Exacta €6016.00
Straight Forecast €2149.70
Tricast €12425.60
Trifecta €13509.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Noble Blue

The Irish Sun:

Better Times Ahead

TOPSPEED:

Ardera Ru

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Noble Blue