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14:40 Thurles

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Leugh Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 4f 176y
  • 12 runners
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Leugh Beginners Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.00
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 70001

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Point-to-point winner showed significant improvement for step up in trip (well-backed) to score on second handicap hurdle attempt over 2m7f at Punchestown in January (heavy); 16lb rise for that has sent him chasing here and bred to make an even better chaser.

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Verdict Starting price

1

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 120y

16:40 Limerick

Folly Master

12st 2lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

held up in rear, headway into midfield 8th, went fourth and keeping on but 4 lengths down when fell 2 out

5/2

1st

6

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Folly Master

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

soon disputed lead, not fluent and raced in second from 3 out, led narrowly before 2 out, briefly headed 2 out, went clear going best before last, steadied when jumped slightly right last, comfortably

11/4

OUR TIP

6/1

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-P484

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Hit with hefty hike after running away with 2m6f Ballinrobe handicap hurdle last season and switched to fences on returning in September, best run on latest when close fourth under hold-up ride in 2m6f Punchestown beginners, having every chance; experience advantage on most of these so has to be respected.

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Verdict Starting price

5th

10

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Brucejack

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

Hit with 14lb rise for 2m6f Ballinrobe handicap hurdle win last season; switched to fences on returning in September; has shown a fair standard of form in beginners' chases; second in an ordinary contest at Thurles last time; this looks demanding for handicap debut

14/1

2nd

2

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Brucejack

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

midfield, headway and prominent 3 out, briefly led from 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

6/1

4th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

12:35 Punchestown

Brucejack

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: P A Fahy

held up in last, headway on near side of group 4 out, briefly went second before 3 out, kept on but no impression run-in

10/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.80

Form: 13/14/

Last run: 863 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Veteran has had only four starts, winning Down Royal bumper and 2m22f Ballinrobe maiden hurdle (soft); absent since finishing lame in Galway novice hurdle in October 2021 but does run well fresh; market likely best guide on chasing debut.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Donacheady Gale

11st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

A horse with ability but fragile too as he has missed loads of time since winning a bumper in 2019; came back after another absence with two solid runs over fences last month but this represents a step up.

14/1

2nd

6

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 140y

16:02 Down Royal

Donacheady Gale

11st 3lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

towards rear, not fluent 7th, keeping on when slightly hampered and left in third 3 out, went second before 2 out, no chance with winner approaching last, rallied run-in, just held second

15/2

Form: -U4756

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Clonmel maiden hurdle winner a year ago on heavy; fair form in handicaps without looking likely to add to that success and now switches to fences with cheekpieces tried.

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4th

1

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Bocellis Voice

11st 12lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

briefly led, soon prominent, no extra towards far side when not fluent last

8/1

6th

1

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 200y

15:50 Punchestown

Bocellis Voice

12st 0lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Clonmel maiden winner last March over 2m2f on heavy ground; fair fourth in a staying handicap at Tramore last summer before a break; prominent for a long way in a Navan race won by the progressive Harvard Guy in November, another respectable run at Fairyhouse in December.

10/1

5th

2

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 143y

13:15 Fairyhouse

Bocellis Voice

11st 13lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Clonmel maiden winner in March (2m2f; heavy) and a decent Tramore run after; beaten 19l at Navan on return but can improve from that and get involved.

8/1

Form: -P2305

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Placed form in 2m5f handicap hurdles earlier in the season for Edward O'Grady; fair bit to find with some of these on hurdles ratings now switched to fences for new yard.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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9th

10

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Sea Road Fill

11st 7lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Darren Collins

prominent

16/1

4th

8

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:55 Cork

Sea Road Fill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Maiden over hurdles but respectable debut over fences in a weaker beginners' chase at Thurles; more needed here.

25/1

5th

10

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Sea Road Fill

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Darren Collins

Placed form in 2m5f handicap hurdles earlier in the season for Edward O'Grady; fair bit to find with some of these on hurdles ratings now switched to fences for new yard.

20/1

Form: 05-9P0

Last run: 142 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Ordinary over hurdles, failing to make an immediate in handicaps off marks in the nineties; best watched on chasing debut.

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6th

11

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Walk In The Dark

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Ordinary over hurdles, failing to make an immediate in handicaps off marks in the nineties; best watched on chasing debut.

25/1

16th

2

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:45 Cork

Walk In The Dark

11st 13lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

A glimpse of ability in maiden hurdles but was pulled-up on handicap debut at Limerick in July; tongue-tie needs to make a big difference.

22/1

0

10

27th Jul 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

17:35 Limerick

Walk In The Dark

11st 7lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

raced in last, not fluent 1st

18/1

Form: P/226/

Last run: 835 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

AQPS winner in France before joining Henry de Bromhead for whom he twice finished second over hurdles in 2021, including 2m6f Navan handicap off 113; emerged from long absence in point-to-points this term, runner-up at Tallow last month; chasing debut here for new yard.

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Verdict Starting price

7th

7

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Gaspard Du Seuil

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Rodger Sweeney

AQPS winner in France before joining Henry de Bromhead for whom he twice finished second over hurdles in 2021, including 2m6f Navan handicap off 113; emerged from long absence in point-to-points this term, runner-up at Tallow last month; chasing debut here for new yard.

7/1

6th

7

21st Nov 2021

Good

2m 6f 0y

14:20 Navan

Gaspard Du Seuil

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Up 3lb for solid showing when just touched off here a fortnight ago over this trip, seemingly fine on this type of ground; doesn't have many miles on the clock and should have more to come; obvious chance.

7/2

2nd

3

7th Nov 2021

Good

2m 6f 0y

14:20 Navan

Gaspard Du Seuil

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Former AQPS winner; ultimately disappointing in light campaign last season; looks potentially interesting on handicap debut following second in a 2m4f Listowel maiden; winner San Salvador was leading when falling at the last in a Grade 3 at Tipperary and bids for the For Auction earlier in the day.

9/2

Form: 011328

Last run: 13 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Progressive staying handicap hurdler this season, winning 3m contests at Fairyhouse and Punchestown and good placed efforts at former venue; appeared held by the handicapper on latest and now switches to fences; would prefer further.

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3rd

9

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Duffys Getaway

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear, headway before straight, kept on after last, went third towards finish, not reach leaders

10/1

4th

4

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 80y

16:40 Cork

Duffys Getaway

11st 4lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Won back to back handicaps earlier in the winter and has shot up the handicap since; however, performed creditably when 2nd off 102 at Fairyhouse in January; didn't jump well on chasing debut last time but has a squeak if restored to his best.

17/2

8th

4

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duffys Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

Progressive staying handicap hurdler this season, winning 3m contests at Fairyhouse and Punchestown and good placed efforts at former venue; appeared held by the handicapper on latest and now switches to fences; would prefer further.

13/2

Form: 217807 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict

Useful mare on her day with three wins at 2m4f, most recently in a mares' handicap here in November; well beaten off revised mark since and now switches to fences.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

3

16th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 70y

15:50 Naas

Dragons Pass

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Mrs Denise Foster

towards rear

25/1

9th

13

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Dragons Pass

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Useful mare on her day with three wins at 2m4f, most recently in a mares' handicap here in November; well beaten off revised mark since and now switches to fences.

9/1

7th

1

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Dragons Pass

12st 0lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

prominent

16/1

Form: 550007

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Runner-up in a bumper but tailed off in maiden hurdles and can only be watched now switched to fences.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

12

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Fort Randall

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Runner-up in a bumper but tailed off in maiden hurdles and can only be watched now switched to fences.

33/1

7th

9

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:40 Clonmel

Fort Randall

11st 8lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Bumper winner but soundly beaten in maiden hurdles and makes no appeal on his chase debut.

100/1

12th

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 210y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Fort Randall

11st 4lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Nothing of any significant note on his form since second in a Stratford bumper last summer.

100/1

Form: P-F610

Last run: 103 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; poor run since on softer ground however and definite ground concerns here for chase debut.

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5

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in 2m handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; poor run since on softer ground however and definite ground concerns here for chase debut.

12/1

14th

3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 46y

15:05 Thurles

Duncarrig

11st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Anthony Mullins

Left some poor runs behind when getting off the mark in a handicap hurdle at Navan in September, seemingly appreciating a drop back in trip; nothing special about that form but can give another good account.

13/2

Form: -00059

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Limited maiden hurdler (rated 85) and hard to see him making an immediate impact chasing.

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8th

8

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Perfect Pupil

11st 4lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Returned from a spill over fences to get off the mark in C&D handicap hurdle last month, seeing it out well under well-judged ride to assert late on (pair clear); 7lb rise fair enough and should again be thereabouts.

5/1

1st

10

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:17 Down Royal

Perfect Pupil

11st 4lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

midfield, in touch with leaders 4th, chased clear leader after 4 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden approaching last, ran on well to lead inside final 110yds

25/1

9

5th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 176y

14:40 Thurles

Perfect Pupil

11st 12lb

J: Daire McConville

T: Stephen McConville

Limited maiden hurdler (rated 85) and hard to see him making an immediate impact chasing.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta €73.00
Straight Forecast €54.00
Trifecta €664.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Folly Master

POSTDATA:

Brucejack

The Irish Sun:

Folly Master