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14:55 Naas

Heavy

Newlands Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £14621.74
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 6 runners
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Newlands Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

4/7 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.20

Form: /1/11/ D

Last run: 791 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

A top-class performer whose career has been fraught with problems; Champion Bumper winner in 2020, beat the talented Bob Olinger on his only start over hurdles; unbeaten in two races over fences, absent since a workmanlike performance to beat Riviere D'Etel in a 2m1f Grade 1 event at Leopardstown's 2021 Christmas meeting; suited by the race conditions.

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

1st

5

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Ferny Hollow

11st 1lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, headway and prominent going easily 2 out, led before last, went clear when nudged along run-in, impressive

4/7

1

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Ferny Hollow

11st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Potential top-class performer whose career path has been less than straightforward; Cheltenham bumper winner, the only horse to beat Bob Olinger as a novice hurdler and unbeaten in two starts over fences last season, not seen since beating Riviere D'Etel in the Racing Post Novice Chase last Christmas; hard to look beyond him here.

4/9

1st

2

26th Dec 2021

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Ferny Hollow

12st 0lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

2020 Champion Bumper winner, beating stablemate and subsequent Supreme Novice's winner Appreciate It; the only horse to have beaten Bob Olinger, that success gained in a maiden hurdle at Gowran on his only start as a novice hurdler; jumping improved in the course of the race when he beat Couer Sublime easily on chasing debut at Punchestown.

8/11

14/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 51-065 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 8lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict

Veteran won this race last season; down the field on seasonal debut in a handicap hurdle at this venue won by Espanito Bello; out of his depth in Cork's Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase won by El Fabiolo; not a bad handicap run at Leopardstown last time but up against it here.

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

4th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Rebel Gold

11st 7lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Patrick T Foley

took keen hold, raced in second, lost second but prominent 5 out, weakened 3 out

14/1

2nd

2

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Rebel Gold

11st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Patrick T Foley

Veteran won this race last season; down the field on seasonal debut in a handicap hurdle at this venue won by Espanito Bello; out of his depth in Cork's Grade 2 Hilly Way Chase won by El Fabiolo; not a bad handicap run at Leopardstown last time but up against it here.

14/1

5th

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:10 Leopardstown

Rebel Gold

11st 9lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Patrick T Foley

Veteran; won twice over fences last season; struggled in two runs this term, although had his work cut out against El Fabiolo in Grade 2 company last time; this mark looks on the high side for what he's achieved so far but Stone-Walsh's 5lb claim will help in that regard.

22/1

Form: 1P-1PU C

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 149

Form & Verdict

Effectively mixed hurdling with chasing last year; course specialist, 5-8 here, including the Leinster National last March and the Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut; hurdling technique deserted him at Navan; got tired and made mistakes in the Thyestes, unseated at the last; needs to get his campaign back on track.

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

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Espanito Bello

11st 4lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

didn't jump with fluency, prominent early, slow jump and lost position 1st, soon dropped to last, weakened 9th, pulled up 10th

16/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Loves it around here, five wins include this race last year (off 140) and valuable Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut in November; on the retreat when unseating at the last in Thyestes and none too fluent when third in Grade 3 Newlands Chase over inadequate 2m back here last month; more needed but return to best trip to suit.

8/1

3rd

4

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Espanito Bello

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Effectively mixed hurdling with chasing last year; course specialist, 5-8 here, including the Leinster National last March and the Brown Lad Hurdle on seasonal debut; hurdling technique deserted him at Navan; got tired and made mistakes in the Thyestes, unseated at the last; needs to get his campaign back on track.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 22-211 D

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 159

Form & Verdict

Winner of five of his nine starts over fences; gave a smart front-running to win the 2m6f Galway Plate last July; had no trouble with the drop to an extended 2m3f when winning a match at Down Royal in November; won over 2m as a novice, but best over further and faces a tough task in bidding to concede 9lb to Ferny Hollow.

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

1st

1

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

raced wide, made all, not fluent 8th, faced challenge but going okay before 2 out, went clear and good jump last, ridden out, comfortably

5/4

4th

1

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Winner of five of his nine starts over fences; gave a smart front-running to win the 2m6f Galway Plate last July; had no trouble with the drop to an extended 2m3f when winning a match at Down Royal in November; won over 2m as a novice, but best over further and faces a tough task in bidding to concede 9lb to Ferny Hollow.

100/30

1st

3

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 3f 120y

14:55 Down Royal

Ash Tree Meadow

11st 4lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

travelled strongly, made all, not fluent 9th, went clear going best after 3 out, easily

8/15

Form: 360-8P CD

Last run: 98 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Last win was in 2021; fair sixth in last season's Grand Annual after finishing third to today's rival Rebel Gold in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse; struggled over the National fences in the Topham; reported to have bled when pulled up in the Troytown.

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

5th

3

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Epson Du Houx

11st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Last win was in 2021; fair sixth in last season's Grand Annual after finishing third to today's rival Rebel Gold in a valuable handicap at Fairyhouse; struggled over the National fences in the Topham; reported to have bled when pulled up in the Troytown.

20/1

0

11

19th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

14:30 Navan

Epson Du Houx

10st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Struggling with his jumping in last year's National and low-key return when tailed off at Cork; mark is fine on best form but looks risky at present.

66/1

Form: /44075

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

French import; some ability in two maiden hurdle starts for Gavin Cromwell; has had three runs for this stable, no show in a handicap hurdle or a beginners' chase before totally out of his depth in a Grade 2 chase at Gowran; similar scenario now.

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

6th

9

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:50 Down Royal

Ivar The Boneless

11st 4lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: R K Watson

jumped left on occasions, didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway before 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, no extra when steadied last

16/1

6th

6

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Naas

Ivar The Boneless

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R K Watson

French import; some ability in two maiden hurdle starts for Gavin Cromwell; has had three runs for this stable, no show in a handicap hurdle or a beginners' chase before totally out of his depth in a Grade 2 chase at Gowran; similar scenario now.

200/1

5th

3

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:27 Gowran Park

Ivar The Boneless

11st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: R K Watson

French import; raced a bit keenly in two maiden hurdle starts for Gavin Cromwell but showed some ability; no show in a Navan handicap hurdle or a Down Royal beginners chase for his current stable; missed an engagement at Clonmel on Thursday.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €57.00
Straight Forecast €74.80
Trifecta €163.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ferny Hollow

POSTDATA:

Ash Tree Meadow

TOPSPEED:

Rebel Gold

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Ferny Hollow

The Irish Sun:

Ferny Hollow