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16:00 Leopardstown

Soft

QuinnBet Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £23086.96
  • 2m 5f 107y
  • 10 runners
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QuinnBet Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £36.70
  • Place: £7.80

Form: 861F07 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 4lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner over fences and hurdles last year; off for three months and no show in two runs after a heavy fall at Listowel; others preferred.

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1st

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Seamus Neville

midfield, left in fourth 6th, headway and pressed leader after 8th, led 3 out (usual 4 out)

33/1

7th

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Brideswell Lad

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Four-time winner over fences, most recently at Wexford in September; faded on his return to action over hurdles at Leopardstown; conditions in his favour here and a bolder showing can be expected, but this is competitive.

25/1

18th

15

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

prominent

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 16322P CD

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Won over C&D off 23lb lower a year ago; went close off more similar marks to this in handicap chases at Naas and Cork in November; well below par at Thurles last time but won't be far away on his previous form.

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3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Latest win was off 12lb lower last summer (3m1f) and mark has been edging up after three seconds during the winter, most recently at Leopardstown with Birchdale just behind him in third; largely consistent and ground-versatile type should be thereabouts again.

8/1

2nd

9

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Battle Of Mirbat

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, led after 1st, headed 3 out (usual 4 out)

12/1

0

7

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Both wins have come over fences; went close twice over fences in November handicap chases at Naas and Cork (Falco Blitz third); could do similarly here.

9/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: F2631U CD

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won the Leopardstown Chase two years ago off a 3lb lower mark and fourth in the same race last year; unseated very early in this year's renewal after winning over banks at Punchestown in November; very much respected at his best.

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3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Birchdale

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway 8th

5/1

24

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Birchdale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, not fluent when bumped and unseated 1st

20/1

Form: 113985

Last run: 133 days

W: 10st 3lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Five-time winner under all codes; off since October and out of form when last seen; plenty to do on that form.

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4th

2

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 2f 50y

17:25 Down Royal

The Abbey

11st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, headway 3 out, went fourth last, edged right and weakened gradually inside final 110yds

3/1

4th

11

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

The Abbey

10st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, hampered by faller 6th

25/1

7/1

Form: -26382

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Winless still over fences; good run when third in a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; runner-up over banks at Punchestown last month; acts on the ground and each-way chance.

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5th

7

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Genois

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Winless still over fences; good run when third in a Listed handicap chase at Navan in December; runner-up over banks at Punchestown last month; acts on the ground and each-way chance.

7/1

2nd

6

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 130y

13:20 Punchestown

Genois

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

midfield, headway 5 out, went second 2 out, soon ridden, kept on but no match for winner

14/1

8th

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Genois

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Has shown jumping frailties untypical of horses from this yard; despite a series of mistakes, managed a respectable second at the Listowel festival last September; made a bad blunder at the tenth when third behind Embittered at Navan last time; could be hard to beat if avoiding error; drop in trip might not be a big problem in a true-run race at this venue.

5/1

Form: 44P479 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Six career wins and numerous placed efforts to his credit, although 23 runs now since his last win; not a lot to be encouraged from his last couple of runs and others preferred.

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4th

6

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

The Little Yank

10st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced in third behind clear leader, headway 5 out, weakened approaching last

11/1

5th

5

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

The Little Yank

10st 8lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in rear but in touch with leaders

10/1

9

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

The Little Yank

10st 8lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Best form is over hurdles at longer trips; struggling for form in Listed handicaps lately; didn't show enough at Leopardstown last week.

16/1

Form: 163P-5

Last run: 106 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict

Pulled up in Irish National in April; tailed off on comeback in 2m Grade 2 at Navan; has been taken out several times due to soft or heavy ground so further rain would be a concern.

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9th

12

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Now Where Or When

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

His profile is patchy but a case can be made on his best form, which was a cracking third in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse (3m1f, yielding) last February; faced tough task when respectable 24l fourth of five at Down Royal (3m2f, soft) last month and is not a forlorn hope now back in a handicap.

25/1

4th

7

17th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:27 Down Royal

Now Where Or When

11st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: S R B Crawford

prominent, led 10th, headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last

14/1

7th

3

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Now Where Or When

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, prominent before 6th

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: U2124-

Last run: 310 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 138

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler-chaser, landed a Gowran beginners chase last year and a good second in a Limerick Grade 3; not seen since fourth in a Grade A contest at the Punchestown festival; has run well fresh before; the class act of the race and respected if fit enough.

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8th

1

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Grandero Bello

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Winning hurdler-chaser, landed a Gowran beginners chase last year and a good second in a Limerick Grade 3; not seen since fourth in a Grade A contest at the Punchestown festival; has run well fresh before; the class act of the race and respected if fit enough.

6/1

4th

5

28th Apr 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 0y

16:15 Punchestown

Grandero Bello

11st 3lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

Point/maiden hurdle winner; promising third on chase debut at Galway; bounced back from an unlucky unseat when beaten a neck by Bronn in what was effectively a match at Fairyhouse, made all for an emphatic win from Macs Charm at Gowran; closely matched with Life In The Park on Grade 3 running at Limerick; tongue-tie on now.

5/1

2nd

4

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

14:25 Limerick

Grandero Bello

11st 0lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

disputed lead, raced in second from 6th, led 5 out, not fluent 3 out, pushed along when faced challenge last, soon headed, no match for winner

2/1

Form: 1U-78F D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict

Not much went right last season after winning a Limerick beginners' chase; in touch when falling in the Leopardstown Chase last month; others preferred this time.

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2

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Drumbear

11st 9lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

soon prominent, pressed leader after 2nd, lost second after 8th, mistake 9th

14/1

18

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Drumbear

10st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: John C McConnell

Off the track for a year after winning a Limerick beginners chase 14 months ago; ran okay in a handicap chase over 2m1f here at Christmas before beaten out of sight in a Listed handicap hurdle at Navan two weeks ago; looks up against it here.

100/1

8th

6

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

2m 4f 0y

13:55 Navan

Drumbear

11st 6lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

soon raced in second, chased clear leader after 3rd

6/1

Form: 4-7634 BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 10st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Bumper and hurdles winner; off the track for a year and gradually progressing; close fourth over 2m at Naas in January; step back up in trip should suit well but unproven on ground this soft.

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8

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Snake Oil

10st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

led, headed and prominent after 1st, 3 lengths down when bad mistake and unseated 6th

4/1

4th

5

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Snake Oil

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner on decent ground; beaten around 30l in two novice chase starts after a year off; slotted into handicap company quite encouragingly when a staying-on third over 2m1f at Leopardstown 17 days ago; should be thereabouts.

11/4

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Payout
Exacta €2395.00
Straight Forecast €2521.80
Tricast €27321.10
Trifecta €49997.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Genois

SPOTLIGHT:

Snake Oil

The Irish Sun:

Birchdale

POSTDATA:

Genois

TOPSPEED:

Snake Oil