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15:15 Ballinrobe (IRE) 17 Oct 2020

P & D Lydon Rated Novice Chase

4YO plus

Winner €6,600 - 6 run

2m 7f

Soft

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
1
2P-7115
i T

Baily Thunder (GB) 19

ch g Yorgunnabelucky - Alikat (Alhaarth)

Course: 2 runs, 0 wins, 1 place, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 7 runs, 0 wins, 2 places, 0%
G has previously placed on similar going
G
Current Headgear: 6 runs, 2 wins, 1 place, 33.33%
HG has previously won wearing only cheek pieces

Cheek Pieces: 9 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 22.22%
HG has previously won wearing cheek pieces
HG
Was beaten favourite last time out
BF
6 11-9 p
 - 

Fairly useful chaser. 2 wins from 4 runs this season. Respectable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (24.3f, good, 5/2) 19 days ago. Type to do better again in this sphere.

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good ground. Finished 15l behind Streets Of Doyen when fifth of 13 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Roscommon over 3m (good) last month.

Fairly useful chaser. 2 wins from 4 runs this season. Respectable fifth of 13 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (24.3f, good, 5/2) 19 days ago. Type to do better again in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 12 2 2 16.7%
Chase 1 1 0 100%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 2 0 1 0%
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 7 0 2 0%
Headgear
HG Today (P only) 6 2 1 33.3%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P T Enright 9 2 1 22.2%
T M F Morris 15 2 2 13.3%
BF Was beaten favourite last time out
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
2
23P/413
i T

Rueben James 16

b g Gold Well - Doon Hill (Beneficial)

Similar Going: 5 runs, 1 win, 1 place, 20%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-9
115

Fairly useful chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 11/1, good third of 6 in novice chase at Clonmel (24f, good) 16 days ago. Should give another good account.

He has won a hurdle race, a chase and a point-to-point from 2m 3f to 3m on good and yielding ground. Third of 6 behind Aforementioned beaten 11l at 11-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Clonmel over 3m (good) earlier this month.

Fairly useful chaser. 1 win from 3 runs this season. 11/1, good third of 6 in novice chase at Clonmel (24f, good) 16 days ago. Should give another good account.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 11 2 3 18.2%
Chase 8 1 3 12.5%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 5 1 1 20%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 16 3 3 18.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J R P Treacy 2 1 0 50%
T E Doyle 3 1 0 33.3%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
3
63U7-64
i T

Brex Drago (ITY) 28

b g Mujahid - Shibuni's Thea (Barathea)

Similar Going: 17 runs, 2 wins, 2 places, 11.76%
G has previously won on similar going
G
8 11-5
120

Fairly useful hurdler. Seventeen runs since last win in 2018. Fourth of 6 in novice chase at Navan (20f, good, 6/1) 28 days ago. Possible he'll strip fitter for that run here.

He has won three hurdle races from 2m 3f to 2m 4f on ground varying from good to yielding - soft, but last win was over two years ago. Finished 14l behind Somptueux when fourth of 6 at 6-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Navan over 2m 4f (good) last month.

Fairly useful hurdler. Seventeen runs since last win in 2018. Fourth of 6 in novice chase at Navan (20f, good, 6/1) 28 days ago. Possible he'll strip fitter for that run here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 25 3 2 12%
Chase 10 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 0 0 0 -
G Similar Going 17 2 2 11.8%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 33 2 4 6.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J C D Maxwell 0 0 0 -
T G P Cromwell 24 3 2 12.5%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
4
41PP-42
i T

Lunch In Adare 19

b m Doyen - Lakyle Lady (Bob Back)

Similar Going: 7 runs, 1 win, 2 places, 14.29%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-5
 - 

Fairly useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Creditable second of 8 in novice chase (7/2) at Roscommon (21.4f, good) 19 days ago, no match for winner.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on soft - heavy ground. Beaten 15l by Champagne Beauty when second of 8 at 7-2 on her latest outing in a chase at Roscommon over 2m 5f (good) last month.

Fairly useful winner at 20f over hurdles. Creditable second of 8 in novice chase (7/2) at Roscommon (21.4f, good) 19 days ago, no match for winner.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 5 1 1 20%
Chase 2 0 1 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
Distance 1 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 7 1 2 14.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 10 1 3 10%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J K C Sexton 5 1 1 20%
T Peter Fahey 10 1 3 10%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
5
110-066
i T

Oscar Academy 10

b g Oscar - Flaming Brandy (Be My Native)

Distance: 1 run, 1 win, 0 places, 100%
D has a 50% or better record at this distance
D
Similar Going: 5 runs, 2 wins, 0 places, 40%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-5
 - 

Fairly useful hurdler. Fairly useful winner at 23f over hurdles. Sixth of 10 in novice chase at Galway (18.2f) 10 days ago. Back up in trip. May do better once sent handicapping in this sphere.

He has won two hurdle races and two point-to-points from 2m 4f to 3m on ground varying from good to heavy. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Pakens Rock when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a chase at Galway over 2m 2f (soft) earlier this month.

Fairly useful hurdler. Fairly useful winner at 23f over hurdles. Sixth of 10 in novice chase at Galway (18.2f) 10 days ago. Back up in trip. May do better once sent handicapping in this sphere.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 6 2 0 33.3%
Chase 2 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
Course 0 0 0 -
D Distance 1 1 0 100%
G Similar Going 5 2 0 40%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 19 4 6 21.1%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J K M Donoghue 1 0 0 0%
T G P Cromwell 4 0 0 0%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record
6
F335FF
i T

Summer Hill 33

b g Scorpion - Shuil Sharp (Presenting)

Course: 4 runs, 0 wins, 3 places, 0%
C has previously placed at this course
C
Similar Going: 12 runs, 1 win, 3 places, 8.33%
G has previously won on similar going
G
7 11-5
116

Fair chaser. One win from 23 NH runs. 4/1, again let down by jumping when falling in novice chase at Sligo (20f, good) 33 days ago, won by Baily Thunder. That has to be a concern here.

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 6f on good - yielding ground. Fell at the 8th when 4-1 at Sligo over 2m 4f (good) in a chase won by Baily Thunder last month on his latest outing.

Fair chaser. One win from 23 NH runs. 4/1, again let down by jumping when falling in novice chase at Sligo (20f, good) 33 days ago, won by Baily Thunder. That has to be a concern here.

Race Record Runs Wins Places Win Rate
All Jumps Races 20 1 6 5%
Chase 5 0 0 0%
Conditions
Course and Distance 0 0 0 -
C Course 4 0 3 0%
Distance 3 0 0 0%
G Similar Going 12 1 3 8.3%
Headgear
Today (No Headgear) 21 1 7 4.8%
Class & Handicap Rating
Class 0 0 0 -
This Handicap (OR) or Higher 0 0 0 -
Connections
J P K Donovan 0 0 0 -
T J P Ryan 23 1 7 4.4%
  • Grey = Horse has placed form
  • Blue = Horse has winning form
  • Gold = Horse has a 50% or better win record

At The Races Verdict

The handicapper has been kind to OSCAR ACADEMY in letting him in to today's race as the 128 rated hurdler now competes in this 0-120 bracket and he can win. A dual point-to-point winner, he won two consecutive staying hurdles for Olly Murphy last season and finished 12th in the Albert Bartlett Hurdle at Cheltenham for new connections subsequently. His two chase outings thus far were unexciting, thus he qualifies for this race, but now steps up to a more suitable trip, receives weight from the two previous winners and can get the better of stablemate Brex Drago from level weights. Brex Drago was himself 12th in the 2019 County Hurdle at Cheltenham and while he is the winner of no less than 12 races, has yet to win in 10 eventful chase outings. He is rated 120 over fences though and could give his stablemate a race. Baily Thunder was a good winner of his only previous chase at Sligo in September and while beaten from 104 over hurdles subsequently, reverting to chasing will suit better. Rueben James' Clonmel form was boosted by the winner subsequently landing the Munster National and he can get involved for the placings. Lunch In Adare is capable enough and has place claims following a reasonable runner-up run at Roscommon in September.

Timeform Verdict

BAILY THUNDER needs to dispel a lesser effort over hurdles on his most recent start, yet he had previously created a good impression when making a winning chase debut at Sligo, cruising clear between the last 2. The type to do better again on that evidence, he earns the vote to come out on top. Rueben James and Brex Drago head up the dangers.

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2m 7f 5:45.20

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