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Barberstown Castle Novice Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £64130.43
  • 2m 0f 75y
  • 4 runners
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Barberstown Castle Novice Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

OUR TIP

100/30 (Won)

Form: -12131 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 160

Form & Verdict

3-5 over fences; won the Arkle at Leopardstown, beating the excellent Found A Fifty; did well to finish third in the Arkle at Cheltenham having jumped indifferently (including a bad mistake four out); stepped up to 2m4f at Aintree and saw it out well, trouncing the two principals from the Turners Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

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

1st

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Il Etait Temps

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

3-5 over fences; won the Arkle at Leopardstown, beating the excellent Found A Fifty; did well to finish third in the Arkle at Cheltenham having jumped indifferently (including a bad mistake four out); stepped up to 2m4f at Aintree and saw it out well, trouncing the two principals from the Turners Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.

100/30

1st

5

11th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 1

13:45 Aintree

Il Etait Temps

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Seems versatile ground-wise; Grade 1 winner at about 2m over hurdles and fences, latterly in this season's Irish Arkle at Leopardstown; did well to finish third in the Arkle at Cheltenham (2m) most recently, having made some errors, and he shaped as if this return to a longer distance is well worth exploring; smart 6yo who has clear possibilities, particularly granted a better round of jumping.

3/1

3rd

5

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Il Etait Temps

11st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump well, in touch with leaders, mistake and dropped to rear 7th, bad mistake and stumbled 4 out

6/1

Form: 1-11U1 C

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 167

Form & Verdict

Signed off last term with 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle win here; 3-4 over fences, impressive scorer over 2m3f here and similar at Limerick (easily beat Il Etait Temps) before disappointing at Leopardstown (well held by sole rival when unseating rider at the last) in February; brilliant in first-time hood in the Arkle at Cheltenham; may have become less enigmatic.

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Verdict Starting price

2nd

1

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Gaelic Warrior

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Signed off last term with 3m Grade 1 novice hurdle win here; 3-4 over fences, impressive scorer over 2m3f here and similar at Limerick (easily beat Il Etait Temps) before disappointing at Leopardstown (well held by sole rival when unseating rider at the last) in February; brilliant in first-time hood in the Arkle at Cheltenham; may have become less enigmatic.

2/7

1st

3

12th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

14:10 Cheltenham

Gaelic Warrior

11st 7lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent

3/1

4

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

13:10 Leopardstown

Gaelic Warrior

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Suffered only defeat last season when second to stablemate Impaire Et Passe in the Ballymore; signed off with 3m Grade 1 win at Punchestown; dominant from a long way out in scoring eased-down by 15l on chase debut at the same venue; jumped well and always in full control when beating Il Etait Temps over an extended 2m3f in Grade 1 at Limerick; looks the part.

4/5

Form: 111114 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 150

Form & Verdict

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut, but winning his next five; odds-on for three Grade 3 successes, though only scrambled home over 2m2f at this venue last October; should be sharper for his return from a winter break when beaten 12l behind the Arkle runner-up Found A Fifty at Aintree.

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3rd

2

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut, but winning his next five; odds-on for three Grade 3 successes, though only scrambled home over 2m2f at this venue last October; should be sharper for his return from a winter break when beaten 12l behind the Arkle runner-up Found A Fifty at Aintree.

16/1

4th

4

13th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 176y

Class 1

17:00 Aintree

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 7lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

Grade 2 winner over hurdles; beaten on chase debut but hasn't looked back in winning his next five; tackles a different calibre of opposition than in his Grade 3s (2m-2m2f) and a lack of recent match practice might not be ideal given this race will take no prisoners, especially as he likes to be up there; however, no ground worries and trained by Willie Mullins, so hard to rule out.

11/2

1st

1

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 50y

15:35 Punchestown

Hercule Du Seuil

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: W P Mullins

led but pestered, not fluent 1st, raced in second 5th, led again 4 out, went clear before 2 out, shaken up after 2 out, further clear when mistake last, ridden out final 110yds, just did enough

4/7

Form: 142242 D

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Useful hurdler/chaser who holds his form well; stable never shirks a challenge.

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

4th

4

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 75y

17:25 Punchestown

Mount Frisco

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Useful hurdler/chaser who holds his form well; stable never shirks a challenge.

200/1

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

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