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14:30 Thurles

Heavy

Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £15391.3
  • 2m 1f 192y
  • 4 runners
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Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

8/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.10

Form: /1-131 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict

His jumping got better as the race went on when landing a novice chase at Punchestown last month beating Arctic Bresil and making it two from three over fences; yard flying and he gives the impression that he's on a steep upward curve; leading claims.

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

1st

2

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Mister Policeman

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, led narrowly after 4 out, going best approaching last, pushed out and kept on well towards finish, comfortably

8/11

1st

3

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

13:35 Punchestown

Mister Policeman

11st 9lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, prominent, mistake and pecked on landing 1st, went second 6th, led going easily after 2 out, went clear when good jump last, easily

5/4

3rd

2

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:42 Naas

Mister Policeman

11st 8lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Unbeaten in two starts in Ireland; readily beat a more established stable companion in a conditions hurdle at Cork at Easter; satisfactory chase debut when narrowly landing a Fairyhouse beginners in November; looks capable of considerable improvement and looks the one to beat here.

1/2

Form: P1400F

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Hurdle winner on good ground in the summer and bounced back from some lesser efforts when running well for a long way before coming down at Leopardstown 12 days ago; will need career-best to get involved here.

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

4th

6

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:55 Fairyhouse

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

towards rear, headway and prominent 6th, challenging 3 out, weakened from last

20/1

2nd

6

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Thecompanysergeant

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway 3 out, went second 2 out, went clear with winner approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

7/1

9

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Thecompanysergeant

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

prominent, ridden and challenging towards far side before last, joined leader when fell last

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 152042 D

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict

Having his 19th start in a year and arrives on the back of a career best when runner-up in a Grade 2 a fortnight ago; big player back down in class and relishes testing ground.

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

2nd

2

31st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:30 Cork

Lucid Dreams

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Three wins apiece over hurdles and fences from 2m-2m7f on all types of ground; fine efforts in defeat in graded chase company the last twice and should run his race again; has a bit to find against his sole rival at these weights but could take advantage if that one doesn't run to his mark.

11/8

3rd

1

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Lucid Dreams

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

took keen hold, raced in third, dropped to rear before 3 out, outpaced after 2 out, not fluent last, went modest third run-in

7/2

2nd

5

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:23 Navan

Lucid Dreams

11st 3lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

raced wide, raced in second, challenging before 2 out, steadied last, kept on but no match for winner

15/2

Form: 131422

Last run: 7 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Fair handicapper but only rated 112 and that leaves him with a mountain to climb up in graded company; yard have much more obvious claims with Lucid Dreams.

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

2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Mount Frisco

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent, led narrowly 1st, faced challenge from 4 out, headed before 2 out, rallied and went clear with winner run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

4th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Mount Frisco

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed after 4 out, weakened approaching last

50/1

2nd

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Mount Frisco

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Solid effort from the front in a handicap chase at Thurles last month; ground in his favour and there could be more to come in this sphere; doesn't look particularly well treated at present though.

6/1

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Payout
Exacta €27.00
Straight Forecast €34.10
Trifecta €50.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mister Policeman

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Lucid Dreams

TOPSPEED:

Lucid Dreams

POSTDATA:

Mister Policeman

The Irish Sun:

Mister Policeman