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Good Luck To All Irish Runners In Cheltenham Veterans Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8465.22
  • 2m 6f 120y
  • 8 runners
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Good Luck To All Irish Runners In Cheltenham Veterans Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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3/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.50
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 0U4341 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Fourth in the last two runnings of the Tim Duggan Memorial here at Christmas; decisive winner from R'Evelyn Pleasure at Thurles last time; 7lb rise for that on the generous side and has been given a definite chance here.

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

10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Falco Blitz

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, headway 4 out, led going best 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

3/1

1st

5

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Falco Blitz

11st 3lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in midfield, steady headway after 3 out, led before last, clear when ridden and stayed on run-in

8/1

15/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 601P46 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Game winner of the Cork Grand National back in November; no real impression off his lower hurdles mark last twice; wants further but not one to dismiss.

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

1st

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Sir Bob

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

bumped rival start, soon pressed leader, lost second but prominent 5th, went second again before 7th

16/1

2nd

3

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Sir Bob

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

prominent throughout, pressed leader from 4 out, briefly led home turn, headed 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

15/2

6th

2

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 0f 0y

15:58 Fairyhouse

Sir Bob

12st 0lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Robert Tyner

Won handicap chase at Cork in November and respectable run from his lower hurdle mark at Limerick last month; may want a return to extreme trips but not ruled out, particularly if the ground is testing.

16/1

11/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 741128 CD

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Back in good form this season, winning a C&D veterans chase at Christmas and following up in a handicap at Cork; up 13lb for those two wins; well held by Falco Blitz at Thurles and well beaten at Gowran last time; still respected.

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

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: -6341U C

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Off for almost a year and came right back to form in winning a Navan handicap chase last month; unseated at Leopardstown last week; four wins at this venue over hurdles and fences and has a leading chance here.

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

7th

4

11th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 0y

16:20 Limerick

Young Dev

11st 7lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Rolled back the years to win over fences at Navan in February but didn't stay 4m2f last time in the Uttoxeter Midlands National; races off his last winning hurdle mark, so not ruled out.

14/1

11th

11

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Young Dev

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Stayed on well to finish a 10l runner-up in this two years ago; hasn't been at the same level since returning from a year out, for all that he won again at Navan last month with the cheekpieces back (3m, heavy); one paced when fourth over 2m6f at Limerick last week; unless raising his game he'll probably do well to repeat his placing in 2022.

16/1

Form: 6-88FP D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Twice a winner for Henry de Bromhead; out of form this season; remote eighth in the Troytown, fell at the first when 50-1 for the Paddy Power; pulled up in the Thyestes; others preferred

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Royal Thief

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

disputed lead, led narrowly 3rd, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

33/1

Form: 7PP-31

Last run: 155 days

W: 10st 7lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Six-time winner, most recently when beating a subsequent winner in a 3m handicap chase at Fairyhouse in October; runs well fresh and ground versatile; up 7lb but clearly has a leading chance with the stable in good form.

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

6th

6

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Nobody Home

10st 7lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

midfield, in touch with leaders 5th, weakened from 3 out

9/4

1st

8

7th Oct 2023

Soft

3m 0f 107y

15:05 Fairyhouse

Nobody Home

10st 13lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

Veteran goes well here, yard amongst winners and fair third at Ballinrobe when last seen in May but nearly three years winless and others preferred.

10/1

3rd

8

29th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Nobody Home

10st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

Dual chase winner but has been poor on his last three starts in this sphere and has to return to form off a break.

22/1

Form: 6F-0P7 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Poor strike rate (1-23 over hurdles, 1-11 chasing); three moderate runs over hurdles this season; hard to make a case for him.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 2f 152y

16:00 Clonmel

It Could Be You

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Thomas Mullins

made all

33/1

7

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

It Could Be You

10st 5lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Thomas Mullins

prominent, lost position 8th, dropped to rear before 5 out, soon detached, pulled up 2 out

12/1

Form: 37-07P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Three-time winner; struggling for form this season, most recently pulled up in a Clonmel handicap hurdle; others preferred.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Presenting Point

10st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: A M O’Grady

disputed lead, prominent from 4th, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up 2 out

33/1

5

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:55 Clonmel

Presenting Point

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: A M O’Grady

in touch with leaders early, dropped to midfield and weakening when not fluent 4th, tailed off when pulled up before last

10/1

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Payout
Exacta €298.00
Straight Forecast €287.80
Tricast €1456.40
Trifecta €1304.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Falco Blitz

SPOTLIGHT:

Nobody Home

POSTDATA:

Falco Blitz

The Irish Sun:

Nobody Home