13:40 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Cavan Developments Home Builder Supporting Kill GAA Maiden Hurdle (5YO plus)

Winner €8,008 - 21 run - Draw Advantage: None

1

2m

Soft

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Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
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P
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Black, white star, maroon sleeves & cap (No Man Syndicate)

Communion Day 29 

b g Millenary - Otorum (Muroto)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Once-raced maiden. Pulled up in novice hurdle (40/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on NH debut 29 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. Pulled up in novice hurdle (40/1) at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on NH debut 29 days ago.

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2
13
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

I Am Sailing 78 

b g Flemensfirth - Banna's (Saddlers' Hall)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Once-raced maiden. Made a promising start when third of 9 in bumper at Navan (16f, soft) on NH debut 78 days ago. One to consider now hurdling.

Once-raced maiden. Made a promising start when third of 9 in bumper at Navan (16f, soft) on NH debut 78 days ago. One to consider now hurdling.

3
87-6
iT
Light blue, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star (Mark McDonagh)

R'evelyn Pleasure 17 

b g Getaway - Alwayshavnpleasure

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Shaped quite well when sixth of 17 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 17 days ago. May well do better.

Shaped quite well when sixth of 17 in novice hurdle at Thurles (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 17 days ago. May well do better.

4
F2F56-
iT
White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars (Derek Kierans)

Rare Conor 580 

b g Rakti - Dark Mimosa (Bahri)

7 11-12
-
7 11-12
-

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 14 in bumper at Galway (16.6f, good, 20/1). Off 19 months. Makes hurdles debut.

Twice-raced maiden. Sixth of 14 in bumper at Galway (16.6f, good, 20/1). Off 19 months. Makes hurdles debut.

5
F-U20
iT
Dark blue, orange halved sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond (Hugh Laing)

Shantou Sisu 15 

ch g Shantou - Roberta Supreme (Bob's Return)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Once-raced maiden. Well held when fourteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at this C&D (heavy) on NH debut 15 days ago. Looks one for the longer term.

Once-raced maiden. Well held when fourteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at this C&D (heavy) on NH debut 15 days ago. Looks one for the longer term.

6
UP-130
iT
Royal blue, orange cap (Philip White)

The White Volcano 25 

b g September Storm - Ravishing Rita (Taipan)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Once-raced maiden. Twelfth of 20 in novice hurdle at Down Royal (16f, heavy, 25/1) on NH debut 25 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. Twelfth of 20 in novice hurdle at Down Royal (16f, heavy, 25/1) on NH debut 25 days ago.

7
637
iT
Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlets, light green and dark blue striped cap (D Field)

Twodoorsdown 184 

b g Scorpion - Hanora O'brien (Bob Back)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Thrice-raced maiden. 20/1, seventh of 9 in bumper at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good to soft), doing too much too soon. Off 6 months. Makes hurdles debut. First run for yard after leaving M. O. Cullinane.

Thrice-raced maiden. 20/1, seventh of 9 in bumper at Kilbeggan (19.5f, good to soft), doing too much too soon. Off 6 months. Makes hurdles debut. First run for yard after leaving M. O. Cullinane.

8
iT
Emerald green & orange hoops, white sleeves, green cap, orange star (Mrs Michael Byrne)

Warrior Assassin 

bay g Brian Boru - Impressions (Buckskin)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Brian Boru gelding. Dam point winner.

Brian Boru gelding. Dam point winner.

9
6
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

At Your Ease 61 

b g Scorpion - Victoria Bridge (Old Vic)

5 11-11 h1
-
5 11-11 h1
-

Promising individual. Shaped well when sixth of 24 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Leopardstown (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 61 days ago, not knocked about. Hood on 1st time. Likely to improve.

Promising individual. Shaped well when sixth of 24 in novice hurdle (50/1) at Leopardstown (16f, good to soft) on NH debut 61 days ago, not knocked about. Hood on 1st time. Likely to improve.

10
iT
Emerald green and orange hooped, blue cap (John P McManus)

Chip Shot 

b g Yeats - Nerissa (Great Palm)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Yeats gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Pectora. Dam unraced half-sister to smart 2m hurdler Spirit Leader.

Yeats gelding. Half-brother to bumper winner Pectora. Dam unraced half-sister to smart 2m hurdler Spirit Leader.

11
U-583
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Crezic (FR)  58 

b g Califet - Valmasque (Start Fast)

5 11-11 h
-
5 11-11 h
-

Promising type. Third of 7 in bumper (15/8) at Limerick (18f, heavy) 58 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Switches from bumpers to hurdles. Open to improvement.

Promising type. Third of 7 in bumper (15/8) at Limerick (18f, heavy) 58 days ago, finding less than looked likely. Switches from bumpers to hurdles. Open to improvement.

12
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange cap (John P McManus)

Drole D'artiste (FR)  

b g Kingsalsa - La Lorelei (Passing Sale)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

€67,000 3-y-o, Kingsalsa gelding. Half-brother to 2 winners, including useful hurdler After Rain, stays 2½m. Dam fair French 2¼m chase winner. Market best guide.

€67,000 3-y-o, Kingsalsa gelding. Half-brother to 2 winners, including useful hurdler After Rain, stays 2½m. Dam fair French 2¼m chase winner. Market best guide.

13
2310
iT
Black & red diabolo, red sleeves, black diabolo, black & red quartered cap (Anthony F McLoughlin & Francis Hegarty)

Napoleon Blue 15 

ch g Beat Hollow - Myown (Le Bavard)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Once-raced maiden. 33/1, fifteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at this C&D (heavy) on NH debut 15 days ago.

Once-raced maiden. 33/1, fifteenth of 19 in novice hurdle at this C&D (heavy) on NH debut 15 days ago.

14
00
iT
Yellow, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap (Edward Cawley)

Never Can Tell 36 

br g Robin Des Champs - Brotenstown (Presenting)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, thirteenth of 17 in novice hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy) 36 days ago.

Twice-raced maiden. 100/1, thirteenth of 17 in novice hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy) 36 days ago.

15
0
iT
Emerald green & orange hoops, red cap (John P McManus)

Play With The Wind 36 

b g Flemensfirth - Metro Star (Oscar)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Once-raced maiden. Twelfth of 17 in novice hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy, 28/1) on NH debut 36 days ago. Open to progress.

Once-raced maiden. Twelfth of 17 in novice hurdle at Navan (20f, heavy, 28/1) on NH debut 36 days ago. Open to progress.

16
44
iT
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Smoking Gun 28 

b g Gold Well - The Wounded Cook (Muroto)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. 33/1, fourth of 11 in bumper at this course (19f, heavy) 28 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

Twice-raced maiden. 33/1, fourth of 11 in bumper at this course (19f, heavy) 28 days ago. Makes hurdles debut.

17
00
iT
Emerald green and orange hooped, pink cap (John P McManus)

The Caddy 28 

b g Flemensfirth - Dabaya (In The Wings)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Twice-raced maiden. Twelfth of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (19f, heavy, 100/1) 28 days ago, not knocked about. Looks one for the longer term.

Twice-raced maiden. Twelfth of 15 in novice hurdle at this course (19f, heavy, 100/1) 28 days ago, not knocked about. Looks one for the longer term.

18
iT
Emerald green and orange hooped, purple cap (John P McManus)

Under The Clock 

b g Frozen Fire - Belle D'anjou (Saint Cyrien)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Frozen Fire gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Alfa Beat and fair 2¾m chase winner Vic Approach.

Frozen Fire gelding. Half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Alfa Beat and fair 2¾m chase winner Vic Approach.

19
173
iT
Emerald green, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap (Ann & Alan Potts Limited)

Whisperinthebreeze (GB)  31 

gre g Kayf Tara - Silver Spinner (Silver Patriarch)

5 11-11
-
5 11-11
-

Promising type. Third of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 11/4) on hurdles bow 31 days ago. Open to improvement and one for the shortlist.

Promising type. Third of 20 in novice hurdle at Gowran (16f, heavy, 11/4) on hurdles bow 31 days ago. Open to improvement and one for the shortlist.

20
PU-535
iT
Emerald green, yellow sleeves, purple cap (Miss Brid Collison)

Barna Gallery 42 

g f Portrait Gallery - Barna Vale (Presenting)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Portrait Gallery mare. Dam unraced. Maiden pointer, unplaced last time (Jan 14).

Portrait Gallery mare. Dam unraced. Maiden pointer, unplaced last time (Jan 14).

21
7054
iT
White, royal blue slvs, red cap (Brian Hamilton)

Dynamic Allen (FR)  18 

b f Network - Quouzeix

5 11-4 t
-
5 11-4 t
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 16/1, fourth of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 18 days ago, not knocked about.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 16/1, fourth of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, heavy) on hurdles bow 18 days ago, not knocked about.

22
9P0R
iT
Maroon, large white spots, white spots on sleeves, maroon cap (Chasers & Pints Syndicate)

Just Another Lady 59 

b f Beneficial - Western Rose (City On A Hill)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Refused in novice hurdle (66/1) at Limerick (16f, heavy) 59 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Refused in novice hurdle (66/1) at Limerick (16f, heavy) 59 days ago.

23
1-7486
iT
Emerald green, orange chevron & sleeves, quartered cap (Rich & Nora Furlong Partnership)

Victoria Bay 14 

b f Doyen - Torsha (Torus)

5 11-4
-
5 11-4
-

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 9 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 25/1) 14 days ago.

Thrice-raced maiden under NH rules. Sixth of 9 in novice hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy, 25/1) 14 days ago.

Verdict

Crezic has a definite chance representing the same trainer/owner combination that won this contest 12 months ago while Whisperinthebreeze can step forward from his hurdles deut at Navan, where he finished one place behind a subsequent easy winner in third. At Your Ease and Smoking Gun are others to keep an eye but slight preference is for I AM SAILING. The Flemensfirth gelding has been purchased by leading owner JP McManus since finishing third on his NH debut in a bumper at Navan and being gelded and switching to hurdles are both reasons for potential improvement.

Verdict

WHISPERINTHEBREEZE shaped well when third on hurdles debut at Gowran last month, and normal improvement should see him at least go close here. Crezic and At Your Ease are both open to progress also, and head the dangers in a big-field maiden hurdle.

14:10 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Paddy Power Betting Shops Rated Novice Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €10,164 - 6 run - Draw Advantage: None

2

2m 3f

Soft

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
2/221-15
iT
Cerise (Mrs Patricia Hunt)

Minella Fair 58 

b g Flemensfirth - Bell Walks Run (Commanche Run)

7 11-12 t
125
7 11-12 t
125

Useful bumper winner. 1 win from 2 runs over hurdles this season. 5/1, 21 lengths last of 5 to Fabulous Saga in Guinness Novices' Hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy) 58 days ago (sustained injury).

Useful bumper winner. 1 win from 2 runs over hurdles this season. 5/1, 21 lengths last of 5 to Fabulous Saga in Guinness Novices' Hurdle at Limerick (24f, heavy) 58 days ago (sustained injury).

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543/1
iT
Purple, yellow chevron, yellow cap (Luke McMahon)

Uradel (GER)  265 

b g Kallisto - Unavita (Vettori)

7 11-10
123
7 11-10
123

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Career best when winning 17-runner novice hurdle at Listowel (16f, good to soft, 12/1). Off 8 months. Stable having good spell. Another bold show likely.

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Career best when winning 17-runner novice hurdle at Listowel (16f, good to soft, 12/1). Off 8 months. Stable having good spell. Another bold show likely.

3
9-371
iT
Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap (Keep The Faith Syndicate)

Best Behavior 15 

ch g Beneficial - Givehertime (Commanche Run)

5 11-9
123
5 11-9
123

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Career best when winning 14-runner novice hurdle at this C&D (heavy, 10/11) 15 days ago, keeping on well. This obviously tougher.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Career best when winning 14-runner novice hurdle at this C&D (heavy, 10/11) 15 days ago, keeping on well. This obviously tougher.

4
113
iT
Red, white seams, yellow armlet, red cap, yellow stars (Bowes Lodge Stables Partnership)

Contingency (GB)  21 

b f Champs Elysees - Cyclone Connie (Dr Devious)

5 11-9
123
5 11-9
123

Thrice-raced winner over hurdles. 2 wins from 3 runs this season. Third of 18 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, soft, 6/1) 21 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Yard having good spell.

Thrice-raced winner over hurdles. 2 wins from 3 runs this season. Third of 18 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, soft, 6/1) 21 days ago, unsuited by drop in trip. Yard having good spell.

5
F-44400
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Wigs On The Green 28 

b g Robin Des Champs - Koko Rose (Beneficial)

6 11-2
113
6 11-2
113

Fair hurdler. 12/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) 28 days ago. Others preferred.

Fair hurdler. 12/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) 28 days ago. Others preferred.

6
3412
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Pete So High (GER)  15 

b g High Chaparral - Paulaya (Peintre Celebre)

4 10-6 p
119
4 10-6 p
119

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. 8/11, respectable second of 5 in juvenile hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) 15 days ago, outbattled. Considered nonetheless.

Lightly-raced winner over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 12f on flat. 8/11, respectable second of 5 in juvenile hurdle at this course (16f, heavy) 15 days ago, outbattled. Considered nonetheless.

Verdict

CONTINGENCY built on her victories at both Tramore and Galway when finishing third in a competitive handicap at the Dublin Racing Festival. The winner and fifth reopposed in Listed company at Punchestown on Wednesday, finishing second and first respectively to give the form a boost, and Willie Mullins' mare can progress further to land the spoils here. Pete So High has yet to run a bad race and warrants respect receiving the weight-for-age allowance, while Minella Fair is much better than showing in Grade 2 company last time.

Verdict

CONTINGENCY lost her unbeaten record over hurdles, yet still showed improved form when third in a competitive mares' handicap at Leopardstown earlier this month and she is narrowly selected to get back to winning ways. Pete So High, in receipt of weight all round and Uradel are next best.

14:40 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Whatoddspaddy Novice Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5YO plus)

Winner €29,500 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m 4f

Soft

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Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
212F40
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Arkwrisht (FR)  91 

b g Lavirco - Latitude (Kadalko)

8 11-10 t
137
8 11-10 t
137

Latest win in chase at Kilbeggan in August. Fifteenth of 21 in handicap chase at Navan (24f, heavy, 20/1) 91 days ago. Market best guide following a break.

Latest win in chase at Kilbeggan in August. Fifteenth of 21 in handicap chase at Navan (24f, heavy, 20/1) 91 days ago. Market best guide following a break.

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2
5-43210
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Sutton Manor 21 

b g Gold Well - Nighty Bless (Executive Perk)

7 11-10
137
7 11-10
137

7/1, below form fourteenth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 21 days ago. Yard in good form. Booking of Russell a plus. Needs to bounce back.

7/1, below form fourteenth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 21 days ago. Yard in good form. Booking of Russell a plus. Needs to bounce back.

3
31F216
iT
Emerald Green & Orange Hooped, emerald green cap, white star (John P McManus)

Coeur Joyeux 21 

ch g Beneficial - Hayabusa (Sir Harry Lewis)

7 10-13 t h
126
7 10-13 t h
126

Latest win in chase at Punchestown in November. Bit below form sixth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft, 16/1) 21 days ago. New mark demands more.

Latest win in chase at Punchestown in November. Bit below form sixth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft, 16/1) 21 days ago. New mark demands more.

4
273F45
iT
Maroon, white star and armlets, blue cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Tout Est Permis (FR)  28 

g g Linda's Lad - Kadalbleue (Kadalko)

5 10-12 t p
131
5 10-12 t p
131

Tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle (5/2) at this course (16f, heavy) 28 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back up in trip. Makes handicap chase debut.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle (5/2) at this course (16f, heavy) 28 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Back up in trip. Makes handicap chase debut.

5
0-53212
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Fitzhenry 42 

b g Flemensfirth - She Took A Tree (Sri Pekan)

6 10-10 p1
123
6 10-10 p1
123

Winner in chase at Thurles in December. 4/1, creditable second of 10 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft) 42 days ago, staying on well. Switches from hurdles to chase. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Winner in chase at Thurles in December. 4/1, creditable second of 10 in handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse (24f, soft) 42 days ago, staying on well. Switches from hurdles to chase. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

6
P-855U8
iT
Emerald green and orange hooped, blue cap (John P McManus)

Minella Till Dawn 35 

br g Shantou - Have At It (Supreme Leader)

6 10-9
122
6 10-9
122

Useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Eighth of 11 in handicap chase (6/1) at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) 35 days ago, possibly amiss. Best watched on recent evidence.

Useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Eighth of 11 in handicap chase (6/1) at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) 35 days ago, possibly amiss. Best watched on recent evidence.

7
P/5F585
iT
Dark blue, pink epaulettes, striped sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star (Ms Mary Mullins)

Last Encounter 31 

b g Beneficial - Last Campaign (Saddlers' Hall)

8 10-5
118
8 10-5
118

Fairly useful winner at 20f over hurdles. 14/1, bit below form fifth of 12 in novice chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) 31 days ago. Back up in trip. Entitled to be sharper now and this more suitable.

Fairly useful winner at 20f over hurdles. 14/1, bit below form fifth of 12 in novice chase at Gowran (16f, heavy) 31 days ago. Back up in trip. Entitled to be sharper now and this more suitable.

8
142266
iT
Yellow, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap (Edward Cawley)

Nobody Home 35 

b g Trans Island - Native House (Carroll House)

8 10-3 h
116
8 10-3 h
116

Latest win in chase at Kilbeggan in August. 12/1, respectable sixth of 11 in handicap chase at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) 35 days ago.

Latest win in chase at Kilbeggan in August. 12/1, respectable sixth of 11 in handicap chase at Thurles (21.6f, heavy) 35 days ago.

Verdict

FITZHENRY has been in cracking form, both in this sphere and over hurdles, and entitled to improve further for the application of first-time cheekpieces, he rates the one to beat. Another big boost to his chances is the fact that Barry Geraghty has opted to partner him over the owner's other runners Coeur Joyeux and Minella Till Dawn, who both hold solid claims themselves. Sutton Manor is much better than showing at Leopardstown and he could return to form in this lesser event, while Tout Est Permis also merits consideration on his return over the larger obstacles.

Verdict

FITZHENRY has really got his act together of late, opening his chase account at Thurles prior to a fine second over hurdles at Fairyhouse 6 weeks ago. The handicapper has had his say but his upwardly mobile profile suggests he's one to be interested in again. Tout Est Permis back over fences and Sutton Manor are others to consider.

15:10 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Paddy Power Onside App Novice Hurdle (Grade 2) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €27,435 - 8 run - Draw Advantage: None

4

2m

Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
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1
211331
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Hardline 14 

b g Arcadio - Hidden Reserve (Heron Island)

6 11-7 h
135
6 11-7 h
135

Useful hurdler. 5/2, career best when winning 5-runner listed hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 14 days ago by 2¼ lengths from Riders Onthe Storm. Stable having good spell. Another bold show likely.

Useful hurdler. 5/2, career best when winning 5-runner listed hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 14 days ago by 2¼ lengths from Riders Onthe Storm. Stable having good spell. Another bold show likely.

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2
32-221
iT
Pink & white halved, black sleeves, black cap, pink star (Robcour)

Impact Factor 43 

b g Flemensfirth - Hello Kitty (Houmayoun)

6 11-4
132
6 11-4
132

Promising type. Won 15-runner novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy, 4/7) 43 days ago, plenty in hand. Big shout up in grade.

Promising type. Won 15-runner novice hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy, 4/7) 43 days ago, plenty in hand. Big shout up in grade.

3
21
iT
Royal blue, white stars, halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white stars (Reddytorun Syndicate)

Cartwright (GB)  15 

b g High Chaparral - One So Marvellous (Nashwan)

5 11-3
-
5 11-3
-

Useful winner at 16f on Flat. Won 19-runner novice hurdle (7/4) at this C&D (heavy) 15 days ago, quickening clear. Stable in good form. Open to further improvement.

Useful winner at 16f on Flat. Won 19-runner novice hurdle (7/4) at this C&D (heavy) 15 days ago, quickening clear. Stable in good form. Open to further improvement.

4
2-1
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Defi Bleu (FR)  78 

b g Saddler Maker - Glycine Bleue (Le Nain Jaune)

5 11-3 (ow2)
-
5 11-3 (ow2)
-

€255,000 purchase who was runner-up on sole point start. Won 9-runner bumper at Navan (16f, soft, 4/5) on NH debut 78 days ago, driven out. Makes hurdles debut. Interesting contender.

€255,000 purchase who was runner-up on sole point start. Won 9-runner bumper at Navan (16f, soft, 4/5) on NH debut 78 days ago, driven out. Makes hurdles debut. Interesting contender.

5
2-123
iT
Royal blue, pink disc, maroon sleeves, royal blue stars, dark blue cap, pink spots (Andrew Gemmell & Thomas Friel)

Discorama (FR)  35 

b g Saddler Maker - Quentala (Lone Bid)

5 11-3
136
5 11-3
136

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Bit below form third of 8 in minor event hurdle (7/1) at Thurles (22.3f, heavy) 35 days ago. Work to do.

Lightly-raced winner under NH rules. Bit below form third of 8 in minor event hurdle (7/1) at Thurles (22.3f, heavy) 35 days ago. Work to do.

6
1P464
iT
Pink, black sash, diabolo on sleeves, black star on cap (Twenty Seven Black Partnership)

Makitorix (FR)  22 

g g Makfi - Goldamix (Linamix)

5 11-3 t h
130
5 11-3 t h
130

Winner in hurdle at Listowel in September. 25/1, hooded and tongue strap on for 1st time, good fourth of 28 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (16f, soft) 22 days ago. Has a bigger effort in him.

Winner in hurdle at Listowel in September. 25/1, hooded and tongue strap on for 1st time, good fourth of 28 in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (16f, soft) 22 days ago. Has a bigger effort in him.

7
1-15
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Speak Easy (GB)  49 

b g Beneficial - For Bill (Presenting)

5 11-3
-
5 11-3
-

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 7/1, 21¾ lengths fifth of 8 to Next Destination in Lawlor's Hotel Novices' Hurdle at this course (20f, heavy) 49 days ago. Remains with potential back down in grade.

Twice-raced winner over hurdles. 7/1, 21¾ lengths fifth of 8 to Next Destination in Lawlor's Hotel Novices' Hurdle at this course (20f, heavy) 49 days ago. Remains with potential back down in grade.

8
2B2
iT
Orange, brown sash, black & orange check cap (Melvyn J Kennedy)

Tara Dylan 42 

b f Dylan Thomas - Tara's Wells (Sadler's Wells)

6 10-11
-
6 10-11
-

Fairly useful Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. 9/2, second of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 42 days ago.

Fairly useful Flat winner. Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. 9/2, second of 14 in novice hurdle at Fairyhouse (16f, soft) 42 days ago.

Verdict

Hardline appreciated the drop back in grade on his most recent start when winning comfortably at Punchestown on his latest start in a Listed contest and has to be respected once again. However, his trainer also has two other contenders of interest with Cartwright, a useful Flat horse who won well at Naas, and DEFI BLEU, an expensive store horse who won his bumper at Navan in December. Preference goes to the latter with this looking a very interesting place for him to make his debut over timber. Impact Factor has steadily improved over hurdles and should play a hand in proceedings along with Speak Easy, who disappointed in a Grade 1 at Naas behind Next Destination last month.

Verdict

IMPACT FACTOR can give Jessica Harrington back-to-back wins in this Grade 2. He's made a cracking start over hurdles and looks up to this test. Gordon Elliott has a very strong hand, Hardline of particular interest having won 3 times since October, including at listed level a fortnight ago.

15:45 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Paddy's Rewards Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner €27,435 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

5

2m

Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
233-31U
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Ball D'arc (FR)  60 

b g Network - Pretty Moon (Moon Madness)

7 11-10
-
7 11-10
-

Consistent performer. C&D winner. 11/2, running below form when unseated rider in Paddy Power Cashcard Chase at Leopardstown (17f, good to soft) 60 days ago won by Simply Ned. Trainer going well.

Consistent performer. C&D winner. 11/2, running below form when unseated rider in Paddy Power Cashcard Chase at Leopardstown (17f, good to soft) 60 days ago won by Simply Ned. Trainer going well.

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2
617-237
iT
Light blue & pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, pink star on cap (R S Brookhouse)

Alisier D'irlande (FR)  22 

br g Kapgarde - Isati's (Chamberlin)

8 11-8 t p1
-
8 11-8 t p1
-

Smart chaser. C&D winner. 83 lengths last of 7 to Min in Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft, 20/1) 22 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

Smart chaser. C&D winner. 83 lengths last of 7 to Min in Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft, 20/1) 22 days ago. Cheekpieces on 1st time.

3
410-950
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Tell Us More 22 

b g Scorpion - Zara's Victory (Old Vic)

9 11-8 b
-
9 11-8 b
-

Useful hurdler. C&D winner. Below form tenth of 20 in handicap chase (33/1) at Leopardstown (17f, soft) 22 days ago. Yard in good form.

Useful hurdler. C&D winner. Below form tenth of 20 in handicap chase (33/1) at Leopardstown (17f, soft) 22 days ago. Yard in good form.

4
31/1F-32
iT
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap (Mrs S Ricci)

American Tom (FR)  35 

b g American Post - Kirkla (Bikala)

7 11-1 t1
-
7 11-1 t1
-

Useful chaser. 6/5, 9½ lengths second of 4 to A Toi Phil in Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles (20f, heavy) 35 days ago. Trainer going well. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Useful chaser. 6/5, 9½ lengths second of 4 to A Toi Phil in Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles (20f, heavy) 35 days ago. Trainer going well. Tongue strap on 1st time.

5
44-2101
iT
White, black seams, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap (Nick Bradley Racing Club)

Doctor Phoenix 42 

br g Dr Massini - Lowroad Cross (Anshan)

10 11-1 t p
-
10 11-1 t p
-

Very smart chaser. 2 wins from 4 runs this season. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap chase at Fairyhouse (17f, soft, 13/2) 42 days ago, forging clear. Trainer going well. Obvious claims.

Very smart chaser. 2 wins from 4 runs this season. Career best when winning 10-runner handicap chase at Fairyhouse (17f, soft, 13/2) 42 days ago, forging clear. Trainer going well. Obvious claims.

Verdict

A small but competitive field on paper where Gordon Elliott looks to hold the aces with BALL D'ARC, a very consistent individual who was last seen unseating his rider in a Grade 1 at Christmas behind Simply Ned, and impressive Fairyhouse handicap winner Doctor Phoenix, who has improved for a switch in yards in the last 12 months. Preference goes to the former as he has the requisite back class and his stable companion needs to step up again. American Tom has a first-time tongue-tie but he hasn't looked the most natural over his fences at times.

Verdict

DOCTOR PHOENIX has proved better than ever this season and this looks a good opportunity for him to record a first Graded success. His stablemate Ball d'Arc may emerge as the chief threat.

16:15 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Ardstone Homes Supporting Kill GAA Handicap Hurdle (80-116) (Class 1) (4YO plus)

Winner €7,392 - 15 run - Draw Advantage: None

6

2m

Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
5-44492
iT
Dark blue, white diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue cap, white diamonds (Denis Cusack)

Stowaway Forever 28 

g g Stowaway - Forever Bubbles (Roselier)

6 11-12
116
6 11-12
116

Excellent ½-length second of 13 to Mick The Boyo in handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy, 8/1) 28 days ago, finishing well. Mark workable on that evidence and considered.

Excellent ½-length second of 13 to Mick The Boyo in handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy, 8/1) 28 days ago, finishing well. Mark workable on that evidence and considered.

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2
577250
iT
Red, dark green hoop, white cap (Mrs Brenda Byrne)

Ben Brody 56 

b g Beneficial - Thethirstyscholars (Be My Native)

8 11-10
114
8 11-10
114

14/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 56 days ago. Must find best form to feature.

14/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (20f, heavy) 56 days ago. Must find best form to feature.

3
3P0-P66
iT
Light green, royal blue star & sleeves, light green cap (Michael J Slattery & Karl Slattery)

Westerners Son 25 

b g Westerner - Perfect Prospect (Golan)

10 11-9 t1 p
113
10 11-9 t1 p
113

9/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (19.6f, heavy) 25 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

9/1, sixth of 9 in handicap hurdle at Down Royal (19.6f, heavy) 25 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

4
534621
iT
White & emerald green hoops, emerald green chevrons on sleeves, emerald green star on cap (Mrs Catherine Holden)

Chateauneuf Du Pap (GB)  55 

b g Definite Article - Madam Jolie (King's Theatre)

6 11-6
110
6 11-6
110

First run since leaving Anthony Mullins when 3/1, career best when winning 15-runner novice hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy) 55 days ago, keeping on well. Looks competitive on form.

First run since leaving Anthony Mullins when 3/1, career best when winning 15-runner novice hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy) 55 days ago, keeping on well. Looks competitive on form.

5
425607
iT
White & purple diamonds, emerald green sleeves, white armlet, emerald green & white striped cap (Ms G C Murphy)

Jefferson Davis 35 

b g Duke Of Marmalade - Samorra (In The Wings)

5 11-6
111
5 11-6
111

Seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 35 days ago. Others more persuasive.

Seventh of 12 in handicap hurdle (25/1) at Thurles (16f, heavy) 35 days ago. Others more persuasive.

6
237805
iT
Mauve & yellow halved, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap (P J Rothwell)

Wade Harper 15 

b g Westerner - Nosie Betty (Alphabatim)

8 11-4 t
108
8 11-4 t
108

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. Good fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at this C&D (heavy) 15 days ago. Tongue strap back on.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2016. Good fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle (20/1) at this C&D (heavy) 15 days ago. Tongue strap back on.

7
614-811
iT
Grey and pink check, grey sleeves and cap (Grace & O'Meara Partnership)

Mick The Boyo 28 

b g Flemensfirth - Nuala By Storm (Glacial Storm)

10 11-2 h
106
10 11-2 h
106

Temperamental sort. Career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy, 7/1) 28 days ago by ½ length from Stowaway Forever, keeping on well. Respected in hat-trick bid.

Temperamental sort. Career best when winning 13-runner handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy, 7/1) 28 days ago by ½ length from Stowaway Forever, keeping on well. Respected in hat-trick bid.

8
530361
iT
Red & grey quartered, striped sleeves, purple cap (Mrs Helen Mullins)

Sparky Stowaway 61 

b g Stowaway - Torose (Torus)

6 11-2
106
6 11-2
106

10/1, career best when winning 26-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, good to soft) 61 days ago, driven out. Remains low-mileage so not dismissed.

10/1, career best when winning 26-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, good to soft) 61 days ago, driven out. Remains low-mileage so not dismissed.

9
23-9P44
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Back Bar 15 

bay g Brian Boru - Howrwedoin (Flemensfirth)

6 11-0 p1
104
6 11-0 p1
104

7/1, respectable fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy) 15 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Trainer going well. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Not dismissed lightly.

7/1, respectable fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at this C&D (heavy) 15 days ago, going with enthusiasm. Trainer going well. Cheekpieces on 1st time. Not dismissed lightly.

10
0709
iT
Yellow, black & red hooped sleeves, red & yellow quartered cap (Not Even Maybe Syndicate)

Share The Honour (GB)  59 

ch g Shamardal - Hometime (Dubai Destination)

5 10-12
103
5 10-12
103

Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. 33/1, below form ninth of 17 in novice hurdle at Limerick (2m) 59 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Betting should guide.

Lightly-raced maiden over hurdles. Fairly useful winner at 11f on flat. 33/1, below form ninth of 17 in novice hurdle at Limerick (2m) 59 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Betting should guide.

11
6-66F
iT
Red, dark blue inverted triangle, dark blue cap, red spots (J C Fleming)

Clementina (FR)  73 

b f Walk In The Park - Venexia (Vespone)

5 10-11
102
5 10-11
102

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Hooded for 1st time, running below form when fell in novice hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy, 14/1) 73 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Hooded for 1st time, running below form when fell in novice hurdle at Tramore (16f, heavy, 14/1) 73 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

12
800-016
iT
Red, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white star on cap (Mr & Mrs J Owens Partnership)

Golden Jewel 61 

b g Brian Boru - Nadwell (Gold Well)

6 10-7
97
6 10-7
97

1 win from 3 runs this season. Respectable 11 lengths sixth of 26 to Sparky Stowaway in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, good to soft, 8/1) 61 days ago, left poorly placed.

1 win from 3 runs this season. Respectable 11 lengths sixth of 26 to Sparky Stowaway in handicap hurdle at Leopardstown (18f, good to soft, 8/1) 61 days ago, left poorly placed.

13
2/07-660
iT
Black, yellow epaulettes, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars (N J Heffernan)

No Secrets Here 261 

b g Kayf Tara - Lady Secret (Lord Of Men)

7 10-4 t1 h
94
7 10-4 t1 h
94

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 18/1, fourteenth of 18 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, soft). Off 8 months. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. 18/1, fourteenth of 18 in novice hurdle at Clonmel (16.5f, soft). Off 8 months. Tongue strap on 1st time. Makes handicap hurdle debut.

14
006
iT
Yellow & black stripes, black & orange hooped sleeves, yellow & black striped cap (C A Buckley)

Noble Intention 56 

bay g Zebedee - Lear's Crown (Lear Fan)

4 10-0
104
4 10-0
104

Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 8f on flat. 66/1, sixth of 9 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 56 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Likely to improve.

Thrice-raced maiden over hurdles. Fair winner at 8f on flat. 66/1, sixth of 9 in juvenile hurdle at Punchestown (16f, heavy) 56 days ago. Makes handicap hurdle debut. Likely to improve.

15
0070
iT
Royal blue & white check, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap (Noel Hanley)

Ballinabearna (GB)  26 

br g Malinas - Foxglove (Hernando)

5 9-12
89
5 9-12
89

Lightly-raced maiden. 20/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy) 26 days ago. Back down in trip. Plenty to find on form.

Lightly-raced maiden. 20/1, eleventh of 13 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (22f, heavy) 26 days ago. Back down in trip. Plenty to find on form.

Verdict

STOWAWAY FOREVER looks to be finally getting the hang of things with his recent second over C&D offering plenty of encouragement and, despite the fact he is 4lb higher than for that effort, looks ready to take his first success over timber. Chateauneuf Du Pap won a maiden hurdle at Tramore last time and is going the right way, while Back Bar could find improvement for the application of first-time cheekpieces having finished fourth in a C&D handicap earlier in the month.

Verdict

SPARKY STOWAWAY was backed at long odds and showed improved form to land a big-field Leopardstown handicap on Boxing Day and, given he remains low mileage, could well have more to offer. Stowaway Forever may reverse recent placings with Mick The Boyo, while Back Bar and Chateauneuf Du Pap aren't dismissed lightly either.

16:45 Naas (IRE) 25 Feb 2018

Jordan's Centra Supporting Kill GAA Handicap Chase (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner €9,856 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

7

3m

Soft

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Weighed In
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
1
432635
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Bilko (FR)  15 

b g Balko - Moriany (Useful)

7 11-10 t b1
121
7 11-10 t b1
121

Tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable fifth of 9 in handicap chase (8/1) at this course (20f, heavy) 15 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Trainer going well. Blinkers on 1st time.

Tongue strap on for 1st time, creditable fifth of 9 in handicap chase (8/1) at this course (20f, heavy) 15 days ago, unable to sustain effort. Trainer going well. Blinkers on 1st time.

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2
534360
iT
White, red stars, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star (Mrs Mary E O'Donnell)

Goulane Davina 21 

b f Well Chosen - Goulane Native (Norwich)

9 11-9
120
9 11-9
120

Below form tenth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft, 50/1) 21 days ago, having hopeless task from position.

Below form tenth of 22 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (21f, soft, 50/1) 21 days ago, having hopeless task from position.

3
5P4834
iT
Emerald green, white panel, hooped sleeves & cap (Acorn Syndicate)

Paper Lantern 14 

b g Oscar - Lantern Lark (Be My Native)

9 11-9
120
9 11-9
120

Good fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy, 7/1) 14 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

Good fourth of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f, heavy, 7/1) 14 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase.

4
463232
iT
White & emerald green chevrons, red cap (Noel Moran)

Swingbridge 14 

b g Milan - Creative Approach (Toulon)

10 11-7 t b
118
10 11-7 t b
118

3 wins from 11 runs this season. 10/3, creditable second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f) 14 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Trainer going well and likely to continue in form.

3 wins from 11 runs this season. 10/3, creditable second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Punchestown (24f) 14 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Trainer going well and likely to continue in form.

5
31/368-0
iT
Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap (Keep The Faith Syndicate)

On The Shannon 58 

br g Presenting - The Last Bank (Phardante)

10 11-6 t1
117
10 11-6 t1
117

Course winner. Seventeenth of 19 in handicap chase (20/1) at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 58 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

Course winner. Seventeenth of 19 in handicap chase (20/1) at Leopardstown (21f, soft) 58 days ago. Tongue strap on for 1st time.

6
6-PB465
iT
Royal blue & white stripes (O Maguire)

Clontarf 43 

b g Brian Boru - Desert Gail (Desert Style)

9 11-2 t v1
113
9 11-2 t v1
113

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap chase (8/1) at Punchestown (25f, heavy) 43 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

Respectable fifth of 12 in handicap chase (8/1) at Punchestown (25f, heavy) 43 days ago. Visor on 1st time.

7
7FU341
iT
Purple, yellow stars, purple sleeves, white cap (P Mulvihill)

Oscar Lantern 26 

b g Milan - Handy Cash (Flemensfirth)

9 11-2
113
9 11-2
113

5/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy) 26 days ago. One to consider.

5/1, career best when winning 9-runner handicap chase at Punchestown (23.4f, heavy) 26 days ago. One to consider.

8
772178
iT
Red, emerald green cross of lorraine, red sleeves, emerald green seams, white cap (T Treacy & Sean O'Connell)

Cappacurry Zak 14 

ch g Arakan - Girl From De North (Flemensfirth)

9 11-1 p
112
9 11-1 p
112

Latest win in chase at Limerick in December. 33/1, bit below form eighth of 19 in handicap chase at Punchestown (28.7f, heavy) 14 days ago.

Latest win in chase at Limerick in December. 33/1, bit below form eighth of 19 in handicap chase at Punchestown (28.7f, heavy) 14 days ago.

9
37U-530
iT
Royal blue, grey cap (Mrs T K Cooper & Miss Diana Cooper)

Skellig Rocks (FR)  78 

b g Poliglote - Skellig Mist (Sleeping Car)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Seventeenth of 23 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Navan (22f, soft) 78 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Tongue strap on 1st time.

Seventeenth of 23 in handicap hurdle (8/1) at Navan (22f, soft) 78 days ago. Switches from hurdles to chase. Tongue strap on 1st time.

10
2-31261
iT
Red, white sash, white armlet, striped cap (Tfc Syndicate)

Dinnie's Vinnie 29 

b g Vinnie Roe - Edermine Berry (Durgam)

10 10-8 p
105
10 10-8 p
105

Inconsistent performer. Career best when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Fairyhouse (25f, heavy, 7/2) 29 days ago. More needed here.

Inconsistent performer. Career best when winning 7-runner handicap chase at Fairyhouse (25f, heavy, 7/2) 29 days ago. More needed here.

11
3-05633
iT
Emerald green, orange sleeves, red cap, orange star (Saffron & Green Syndicate)

Take The Cash 17 

b g Cloudings - Taking My Time (High Roller)

9 10-5 b1
102
9 10-5 b1
102

Eleven runs since last win in 2014. 8/1, creditable third of 18 in handicap chase at Thurles (23.6f, heavy) 17 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Each-way claims.

Eleven runs since last win in 2014. 8/1, creditable third of 18 in handicap chase at Thurles (23.6f, heavy) 17 days ago. Blinkers on 1st time. Each-way claims.

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6-80U4B
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Maroon, maroon & yellow striped sleeves, yellow star on cap (Deirdre Hassett)

Do Be Doin' 17 

b g Dr Massini - Connellscross Lady (Sexton Blake)

10 9-10 (ow2) t p
93 2
10 9-10 (ow2) t p
93 2

Seventeen runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, brought down in handicap chase at Thurles (23.6f, heavy) 17 days ago.

Seventeen runs since last win in 2015. 20/1, brought down in handicap chase at Thurles (23.6f, heavy) 17 days ago.

Verdict

Charles Byrnes has his string in fine form currently (3-7 in the last two weeks at the time of writing) and his OSCAR LANTERN looks to hold outstanding claims of following up after winning at Punchestown over this distance a month ago. He scored with more in hand that the winning margin suggested last time and a 6lb rise might not be enough to prevent the follow up. Swingbridge is consistent but doesn't find victories easy to come by, while Dinnie's Vinnie is another who seldom runs a bad race at this sort of level.

Verdict

SWINGBRIDGE is going through a good spell at the moment, and there’s no reason to think he won’t continue to run well back over fences. Oscar Lantern and Take The Cash both arrive in form and are others to consider.