15:30 Clonmel (IRE) 21 Mar 2017

Slievenamon Beginners Chase (5YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 9 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m

Soft to Heavy

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1
097-508
iT
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap (Mrs A F Mee)

Dangerous Games 247 

b g Scorpion - Cyclone's Sister (Stowaway)

6 11-12
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6 11-12
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33/1, eighth of 16 in novice chase at Tipperary (20f, good to soft) on debut over fences. Off 8 months.

33/1, eighth of 16 in novice chase at Tipperary (20f, good to soft) on debut over fences. Off 8 months.

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Dangerous Games Score: 256

2
813354
iT
White, royal blue diamond, royal blue sleeves, white diamonds, royal blue cap, white diamond (Mrs B Power)

Game Puppeteer 19 

b g Gamut - Me No Puppet (Mtoto)

6 11-12 t
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6 11-12 t
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Modest hurdler. Modest winner at 16f over hurdles. Fourth of 8 in novice chase at this course (17.3f, heavy, 16/1) on debut over fences 19 days ago. May well do better.

Modest hurdler. Modest winner at 16f over hurdles. Fourth of 8 in novice chase at this course (17.3f, heavy, 16/1) on debut over fences 19 days ago. May well do better.

Game Puppeteer Score: 409

1
3
548232
iT
White, black cross sashes, black sleeves, red cap (Exors of the Late Michael O'Donoghue)

Knockraha Boss 12 

br g Golan - Hits And Memories (Accordion)

8 11-12 t
110
8 11-12 t
110

Fair chaser. Remains a maiden after 19 NH runs. Creditable second of 8 in minor event chase (7/2) at Thurles (18f, soft) 12 days ago.

Fair chaser. Remains a maiden after 19 NH runs. Creditable second of 8 in minor event chase (7/2) at Thurles (18f, soft) 12 days ago.

Knockraha Boss Score: 328

4
4
515222
iT
Dark blue & beige diamonds, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, dark blue star (D Furini)

Logical Song 2 

bay g King's Theatre - Jaldemosa (Cadoudal)

8 11-12
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8 11-12
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Fairly useful chaser. 6/4, creditable second of 8 in novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) 2 days ago, running on. Switches from hurdles to chase. Has best chance on form.

Fairly useful chaser. 6/4, creditable second of 8 in novice hurdle at Limerick (19f, heavy) 2 days ago, running on. Switches from hurdles to chase. Has best chance on form.

Logical Song Score: 365

2
5
92443F
iT
Black & white check, yellow sleeves, black & white quartered cap (Malcolm C Denmark)

No Dice 49 

ch g Presenting - Roxbury (Overbury)

8 11-12 t
116
8 11-12 t
116

Promising sort. 2/1, fell in novice chase at Down Royal (16.2f, soft) 49 days ago (still going well in front). Remains capable of better in this sphere and he ought to be in the mix.

Promising sort. 2/1, fell in novice chase at Down Royal (16.2f, soft) 49 days ago (still going well in front). Remains capable of better in this sphere and he ought to be in the mix.

No Dice Score: 304

6
U60600
iT
Dark blue, white diamond, white & dark blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & white striped cap (Rising Sun Partnership)

Snugsborough Hall 10 

b g Beneficial - Saddlers Arc (Saddlers' Hall)

6 11-12 h
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6 11-12 h
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Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1 and hooded for 1st time, thirteenth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, heavy) 10 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Lightly-raced maiden. 25/1 and hooded for 1st time, thirteenth of 15 in handicap hurdle at Gowran (20f, heavy) 10 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Snugsborough Hall Score: 265

7
494F3/4-
iT
Purple & white quartered, purple sleeves, white cap (T Howley Jnr)

Third Opinion 680 

b g Zagreb - Toulon Pass (Toulon)

9 11-12
113
9 11-12
113

Fairly useful hurdler. Eleven runs since last win in 2012. Off 22 months. Switches from hurdles to chase. First run for yard after leaving Tom J. Taaffe. Stable having good spell.

Fairly useful hurdler. Eleven runs since last win in 2012. Off 22 months. Switches from hurdles to chase. First run for yard after leaving Tom J. Taaffe. Stable having good spell.

Third Opinion Score: 329

3
8
185274
iT
Black & yellow stripes, white & red check cap (Ms Elaine Purcell)

You Can't Catch Me 194 

b g Catcher In The Rye - Emeranna (Dr Massini)

8 11-12
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8 11-12
-

Fair hurdler. 20/1, respectable fourth of 11 in handicap hurdle at this course (24f, good), unable to sustain effort. Off 6 months. Makes chase debut. Significantly down in trip.

Fair hurdler. 20/1, respectable fourth of 11 in handicap hurdle at this course (24f, good), unable to sustain effort. Off 6 months. Makes chase debut. Significantly down in trip.

You Can't Catch Me Score: 279

9
44-0349
iT
White, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap, yellow star (J G O'Flaherty)

Wild And Wonderful 168 

b m Scorpion - Lady Accord (Accordion)

6 11-5
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6 11-5
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Poor hurdler. Below form ninth of 16 in novice hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good to soft, 25/1) 168 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Poor hurdler. Below form ninth of 16 in novice hurdle at Tipperary (16f, good to soft, 25/1) 168 days ago. Makes chase debut.

Wild And Wonderful Score: 258

Verdict

NO DICE looked like the winner for much of the way when last seen at Down Royal in January, making impressive headway to lead comfortably before a fall four fences out. He can claim compensation for Tony Martin here and could prove tough to stop in a race that won't take too much winning. Knockraha Boss was heavily supported in the betting two weeks ago but couldn't land the spoils and isn't easy to win with, while Logical Song has finished second on his last three starts but should be suited by a drop back to 2m.

Verdict

LOGICAL SONG transferred his recent improvement over hurdles when runner-up over fences here last month, finding only one too good. He again ran well over hurdles latest and gets the nod. No Dice and Knockraha Boss are next best, in that order.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Soft 8 Owennacurra Milan 11 11 12 - 57P-326 33 days Miss M Hallahan (60 miles) A Lynch 7/2 4:12.70
2015 Soft 14 Deano 8 11 12 - 02-1922 14 days Miss M Hallahan (60 miles) J J Burke 3/1 3:53.90
2014 Heavy 14 Lough Roe Lady 8 11 5 - 44P755 28 days P Byrne (81 miles) A J McNamara 10/1 4:13.80
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