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16:33 Navan

Heavy

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Chase Final (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £30782.61
  • 2m 7f 100y
  • 10 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Chase Final (Listed Race)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.40
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 599113 D BF

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Weak form in beginners' chases but took advantage of a modest opening mark (93) to win two handicaps on heavy, over 2m6f Limerick, and over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here probably not ideal when third at Gowran last time, this test of stamina should suit better.

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Verdict Starting price

1st

6

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Bushmans Pass

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

raced wide, led narrowly or disputed lead early, prominent after 4th, challenging when pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, stayed on to lead towards finish

7/1

3rd

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:35 Gowran Park

Bushmans Pass

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Beaten long way in beginners' chases but has taken advantage of handy opening mark to win both handicaps on heavy; beat Rolly Bowley Boy 6l at Limerick (2m6f) and off 10lb higher mark won going away over 2m5f at Fairyhouse last month; drop back in trip here possibly not ideal and hefty 13lb rise makes this a lot tougher.

100/30

1st

5

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Bushmans Pass

11st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

prominent, mistake 4 out, pressed leaders when ridden before 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, stayed on

9/2

4/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: -12214

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Point winner in 2022; ran in strong bumpers; won weak maiden Limerick on his hurdling debut; ran up against progressive Harvard Guy at this venue in his first handicap; switched to chasing, second to a Willie Mullins-trained favourite at Clonmel; built on that with 2m4f Down Royal win; shorter trip last time may not have suited; definite chance now; tongue-tie on.

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2nd

5

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Ask Anything

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced wide, soon prominent, led after 4th, faced challenge but going best 2 out, ridden when headed towards finish

4/1

4th

1

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 115y

14:55 Down Royal

Ask Anything

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner in 2022; ran in three strong bumpers last season; was found a good opportunity at Limerick on his hurdling debut; ran up against the highly progressive Harvard Guy at Navan in his first handicap; switched to chasing then; second to a Willie Mullins-trained favourite at Clonmel; built on that with course 2m4f win.

2/1

10/1

  • Place: £5.60

Form: 8PP432

Last run: 13 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

2-20 over hurdles; respectable efforts in beginners' chases at Fairyhouse and Clonmel; badly hampered two out when 13l second of four finishers at Limerick in his first handicap.

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3rd

8

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

The Gradual Slope

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

2-20 over hurdles; respectable efforts in beginners' chases at Fairyhouse and Clonmel; badly hampered two out when 13l second of four finishers at Limerick in his first handicap.

10/1

2nd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

16:55 Limerick

The Gradual Slope

11st 7lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Sean O O’Brien

disputed lead, not fluent 1st, soon led, headed and badly hampered 2 out, no extra when left in modest second last

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: -9F341

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Won 2m4f maiden hurdle at Cork last March; ordinary form in conditions chases before fair fourth over 2m1f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; well suited by the step up to 2m4f when winning readily of a light weight at Naas; a lot more on his plate now but further progress is feasible over this trip; Charlie O'Dwyer takes off a useful 5lb.

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4th

1

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Battle It Out

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

Won 2m4f maiden hurdle at Cork last March; ordinary form in conditions chases before fair fourth over 2m1f on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; well suited by the step up to 2m4f when winning readily of a light weight at Naas; a lot more on his plate now but further progress is feasible over this trip; Charlie O'Dwyer takes off a useful 5lb.

4/1

1st

10

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Battle It Out

10st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

held up in rear

11/2

4th

1

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Battle It Out

11st 12lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Conor O’Dwyer

midfield, headway and prominent after 4 out, nudged along after 2 out, steadied last, ran on when switched right towards finish

6/1

Form: -P4842

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

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

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

9

21st Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 160y

16:20 Tramore

Brucejack

10st 13lb

J: Paul Townend

T: P A Fahy

midfield

11/2

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

Form: F-8764

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Initial hurdles promise; failed to make progress for Gordon Elliott, including in beginners' chases; bought at Caldwell dispersal for a modest 8,000euros; poor first effort for current yard last month; better in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; only 2lb out of the handicap but hard to make a strong case.

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10th

1

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 170y

14:30 Down Royal

Malton Groove

12st 0lb

J: Michael J Molloy

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Initial hurdles promise, failed to progress for Gordon Elliott; bought at Caldwell dispersal for a modest 8,000euros and pick of form for new connections when fair fourth in Thurles maiden hurdle; tongue tied now added to hood worn the last twice and top-weight opposable.

10/1

6th

11

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Malton Groove

10st 0lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Initial hurdles promise; failed to make progress for Gordon Elliott, including in beginners' chases; bought at Caldwell dispersal for a modest 8,000euros; poor first effort for current yard last month; better in a maiden hurdle at Thurles last time; only 2lb out of the handicap but hard to make a strong case.

25/1

Form: 3-4542

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict

Maiden hurdle winner; got a first taste of chasing last May before a break; stable's third-string in a six-runner contest at Gowran on return; second-string at Leopardstown early last this month when chasing home Paul Townend's mount; champion aboard now; could be well handicapped.

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7th

3

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Paul Marvel

11st 11lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Maiden hurdle winner; got a first taste of chasing last May before a break; stable's third-string in a six-runner contest at Gowran on return; second-string at Leopardstown early last this month when chasing home Paul Townend's mount; champion aboard now; could be well handicapped.

7/2

2nd

7

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, prominent, pushed along after 2 out, left in modest second when jumped left and hampered by faller last, ridden briefly and ran on towards finish, nearest finish

11/1

4th

4

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Paul Marvel

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, mistake 3rd, not fluent 4 out, weakened 2 out, no impression when mistake last

14/1

Form: -5560P D

Last run: 59 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut at Fairyhouse; two disappointing handicap displays so far, but possible excuse in both cases; premature to write off and Mark Walsh sticks with him.

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8th

9

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Verdant Place

10st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick T Foley

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut at Fairyhouse; two disappointing handicap displays so far, but possible excuse in both cases; premature to write off and Mark Walsh sticks with him.

13/2

0

1

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Verdant Place

12st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Patrick T Foley

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut over C&D; failed to make much impression in two starts over shorter; interference at the first fence may have harmed his chance on his handicap debut at Naas; third-favourite then, run looked too bad to be true.

4/1

11th

9

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Verdant Place

10st 10lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Patrick T Foley

Two wins over hurdles, over 2m4f and 2m7f early last year, both at Punchestown; ran well enough on chasing debut at Fairyhouse over 2m5f; has failed to make much impression in two starts over shorter but may find his level in handicaps.

9/2

Form: P82113 D

Last run: 34 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Point winner; off the mark under rules in 3m Down Royal handicap chase in November; backed that up off 9lb higher when beating the in-form Kings Halo in a 3m contest at Punchestown on New Year's Eve; got another 9lb for that and no match for the first two in a 3m3f Punchestown event last time.

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9th

4

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Clonmeen

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

Point winner; off the mark under rules in 3m Down Royal handicap chase in November; backed that up off 9lb higher when beating the in-form Kings Halo in a 3m contest at Punchestown on New Year's Eve; got another 9lb for that and no match for the first two in a 3m3f Punchestown event last time.

13/2

3rd

12

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Clonmeen

10st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

held up in rear

10/1

1st

2

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

Clonmeen

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

took keen hold, in rear, in touch with leaders before 10th

5/2

Form: 0/347-

Last run: 483 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict

Winning hurdler three seasons ago; first two chase runs in the autumn of 2022 were respectable, below best at Gowran later that year; absent since.

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2

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Folcano

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Winning hurdler three seasons ago; first two chase runs in the autumn of 2022 were respectable, below best at Gowran later that year; absent since.

12/1

7th

2

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Folcano

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, dropped to rear after 5 out

13/2

4th

4

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:15 Galway

Folcano

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

129-rated hurdler made positive start to life over fences at Listowel when third behind impressive Life In The Park (subsequently flopped at Cheltenham) over 2m6f; should enjoy this stiff finish but possibly doesn't have the class some of these rivals showed over hurdles; headgear remains off.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €305.00
Straight Forecast €297.70
Tricast €4095.30
Trifecta €3717.00

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Battle It Out

POSTDATA:

Paul Marvel

SPOTLIGHT:

Ask Anything

The Irish Sun:

Brucejack

TOPSPEED:

Battle It Out