13:20 Thurles (IRE) 8 Nov 2018

Littleton Handicap Chase (4YO plus)

Winner €9,856 - 10 run - Draw Advantage: None

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Data quality76%
Position
1
64-0095
iT
White & emerald green quartered, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap (P J Kelly)

Aranhill Chief 11 

b g Blueprint - Aran Jewel (Brief Truce)

11 11-7 t b
117
11 11-7 t b
117

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Fifth of 9 in handicap chase (20/1) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 11 days ago. Back to a potentially lenient mark.

Fourteen runs since last win in 2016. Fifth of 9 in handicap chase (20/1) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 11 days ago. Back to a potentially lenient mark.

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Aranhill Chief Score: 339

2
P-5P0FP
iT
Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars (R A Scott)

Baily Moon 81 

b g Milan - Givehertime (Commanche Run)

7 11-6
116
7 11-6
116

Visored for 1st time, pulled up in handicap chase at Tramore (22f, good, 50/1) 81 days ago, pulled up before eleventh.

Visored for 1st time, pulled up in handicap chase at Tramore (22f, good, 50/1) 81 days ago, pulled up before eleventh.

Baily Moon Score: 304

3
257-273
iT
Grey, purple stars, grey sleeves & cap (Maurice Griffin & J Flavin & Mrs Margaret Ryan)

Conduct Yourself 11 

br m King's Theatre - Cluain Arra (Supreme Leader)

8 11-1
111
8 11-1
111

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Good third of 10 in handicap chase at Wexford (20f, good to soft, 5/1) 11 days ago, faring best of those held up.

Twelve runs since last win in 2017. Good third of 10 in handicap chase at Wexford (20f, good to soft, 5/1) 11 days ago, faring best of those held up.

Conduct Yourself Score: 361

4
4
221151
iT
Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap (Call It What You LikeSyndicate)

Jaunty Thor (GB) (ex6)  2 

b g Norse Dancer - Jaunty Walk (Overbury)

8 11-1 t
111
8 11-1 t
111

11/4, didn't need to be at best when winning 9-runner handicap chase at Fairyhouse (21f, good) 2 days ago, always holding on. Carries penalty. Yard having good spell. Likely to continue in form.

11/4, didn't need to be at best when winning 9-runner handicap chase at Fairyhouse (21f, good) 2 days ago, always holding on. Carries penalty. Yard having good spell. Likely to continue in form.

Jaunty Thor Score: 402

2
5
PP5578
iT
Red & black diamonds, hooped cap (Dunk Again Syndicate)

Linger 12 

b g Cape Cross - Await So (Sadler's Wells)

5 11-1
111
5 11-1
111

Eighth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.3f, good to soft, 16/1) 12 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut. Should have more to offer.

Eighth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Galway (16.3f, good to soft, 16/1) 12 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Makes handicap chase debut. Should have more to offer.

Linger Score: 307

6
322-324
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap (S Gillen & Midlands Partnership)

Mindsmadeup 89 

b g Golden Tornado - Fourcees Lady (Luso)

7 10-13
109
7 10-13
109

Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. Bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap chase (11/2) at Kilbeggan (19.9f, good) 89 days ago, doing too much too soon.

Sixteen runs since last win in 2016. Bit below form fourth of 11 in handicap chase (11/2) at Kilbeggan (19.9f, good) 89 days ago, doing too much too soon.

Mindsmadeup Score: 454

1
7
P-257PP
iT
Red & emerald green diabolo, red sleeves, emerald green stars on cap (Michael Hayes & John M Tierney)

Big Bad Brian 72 

b g Brian Boru - Daraghs Dream (Anshan)

7 10-11 t
107
7 10-11 t
107

Pulled up in novice chase at Ballinrobe (23f, good to soft, 14/1) 72 days ago, mistake 3 out. Down in trip. First run for yard after leaving Denis Hogan. Makes handicap chase debut.

Pulled up in novice chase at Ballinrobe (23f, good to soft, 14/1) 72 days ago, mistake 3 out. Down in trip. First run for yard after leaving Denis Hogan. Makes handicap chase debut.

Big Bad Brian Score: 307

8
414474
iT
Emerald green, yellow sash, red & emerald green hooped cap (E M Sinnott & Damian M Murphy)

Bellgrove 12 

b g Gold Well - Less Hassle (Strong Gale)

10 10-7
103
10 10-7
103

Unreliable sort. Latest win in chase at Tramore in August. 8/1, creditable fourth of 12 in handicap chase at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) 12 days ago.

Unreliable sort. Latest win in chase at Tramore in August. 8/1, creditable fourth of 12 in handicap chase at Galway (18.2f, good to soft) 12 days ago.

Bellgrove Score: 377

3
9
086563
iT
Red,yellow chevron,red sleeves,yellow spots,emGreen cap, yellow spots (West To East Syndicate)

Solar Heat 31 (8F) 

b m Jeremy - Bluebell Park (Gulch)

9 10-7
103
9 10-7
103

Unreliable individual. C&D winner. Respectable sixth of 14 in handicap (14/1) at Dundalk (12f) 8 days ago. Switches from Flat to chase. Yard in good form. 3/7 on last chase outing.

Unreliable individual. C&D winner. Respectable sixth of 14 in handicap (14/1) at Dundalk (12f) 8 days ago. Switches from Flat to chase. Yard in good form. 3/7 on last chase outing.

Solar Heat Score: 331

10
236723
iT
Royal blue & white stripes, white seams on sleeves, white cap (P C Hayes)

Fairymount Boy 4 

b g Beneficial - Rathmoyle (Tagula)

9 9-12
94
9 9-12
94

Unreliable individual. 8/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap chase at Cork (16.7f, soft) 4 days ago.

Unreliable individual. 8/1, creditable third of 9 in handicap chase at Cork (16.7f, soft) 4 days ago.

Fairymount Boy Score: 335

Verdict

JAUNTY THOR has been in very good form of late, winning as recently as Tuesday at Fairyhouse. The quick return has to be a concern but if those exertions have not left a mark then a 6lb penalty is unlikely to stop him from winning again. Conduct Yourself made the frame off this mark at the end of last month and could do so once again, while Fairymount Boy also warrants consideration.

Verdict

JAUNTY THOR has thrived since joining this yard and remains on a workable mark despite his penalty. Bellgrove and Solar Heat head the dangers.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2017 Yielding 10 Eiri Na Casca 8 10 13 112 132149 28 days Denis Hogan (27 miles) D G Hogan 6/1 4:36.70