July 26 / 17.40 Galway

17.40 Galway

Good

Latin Quarter Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 2f 54y
  • 9 runners
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Latin Quarter Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: 58U-F2

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Decent hurdler at his best and recovered from an early fall on his chase debut at Kilbeggan to finish second in a Tipperary beginners last weekend; has the ability to get involved in a contest without huge strength in depth.
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6th

10

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

17:05 Killarney

Act Of God

10st 7lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: E J O’Grady

ran in snatches, midfield, nudged along 7th, slow jump and pushed along 5 out, in touch with leaders after 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, not fluent then ridden 2 out, soon no extra

16/1

1st

1

5th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:25 Wexford

Act Of God

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E J O’Grady

prominent in chasing group, headway 5th, went second after 3 out, disputed lead 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, kept on well towards finish

11/4

Form: 31-425

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Consistent if quite slow performer; runner-up in a 3m Punchestown beginners contest in May his best effort over fences; others preferred over a trip short of his best.
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2nd

2

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 2f 110y

15:35 Galway

Caesar Rock

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

chased clear leader, not fluent 5th, disputing second before 8th, lost second but close up after 3 out, went second again when made challenge 2 out, switched left approaching last, ridden and no extra after last, no match for winner

25/1

Form: 1128-0 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Won twice over hurdles last summer and was runner-up in a novice hurdle at this meeting; beaten a long way in a Ballinrobe handicap hurdle when last seen in May; interesting on chase debut but probably best watched.
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5

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

2m 3f 165y

13:55 Fairyhouse

Enniskerry

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

towards rear, bad mistake 3rd

12/1

1st

3

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 25y

16:10 Roscommon

Enniskerry

11st 1lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

took keen hold, tracked leader, led going best just after 3 out, nudged along and went clear after 2 out, ridden and kept on strongly run-in

11/4

Form: F00-02 BF

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Two-time winner over hurdles and put in a fine effort when second to the very useful Visionarian in a Wexford beginners chase early this month; leading player here.
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No Results Found

Form: /11/8- C

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over hurdles; returned from almost two years off in April and probably ran to his mark when second in a 2m Flat handicap at Listowel last month; chase debut here and obviously respected coming from these quarters.
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5th

2

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

15:00 Galway

Jon Snow

11st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

raced in second, joined leader when not fluent 3rd, not fluent and lost second but close up 4th, pushed along 2 out, mistake last, soon no extra when ridden, weakened and dropped to last towards finish

5/4

1st

4

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:45 Killarney

Jon Snow

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

prominent and disputed lead, not fluent 9th, joined leader going best on inner 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, soon pushed along, went clear run-in, pushed out

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 29/4F- C

Last run: 240 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Quite a bit of experience over fences at this stage; looked to have every chance when falling three out in the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse in November and not seen after that until easily landing a Ballinrobe Flat maiden last week; that should help put him spot on for this.
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1st

6

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 180y

13:03 Punchestown

Midnight Run

11st 4lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

made all, pushed along and went clear after 3 out, went further clear approaching last, easily

7/2

3rd

6

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 2f 140y

15:55 Punchestown

Midnight Run

11st 1lb

J: B J Cooper

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

disputed lead, left in lead 1st, headed and prominent just after 3rd, left in third but slightly hampered 8th, outpaced 4 out, headway after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, held when not fluent last, kept on

5/2

2nd

4

26th Sep 2022

Good

2m 0f 25y

16:10 Roscommon

Midnight Run

11st 1lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

in touch with leaders, pushed along before 3 out, ridden after 3 out, jockey dropped reins briefly after 2 out, soon ridden, went second last, no extra run-in

100/30

Form: 15/40-

Last run: 211 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Not a bad horse on his day, winning a Cork maiden hurdle in late 2020 and fourth in a Flat maiden here last year; no trace of his best form on his last three starts and others much preferred.
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No Results Found

Form: 750/3-

Last run: 373 days

W: 11st 12lb

12 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Three-time winning hurdler; caught the eye when a staying on third at Tipperary last year; best watched on his return from a year's absence on his stable debut.
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8th

4

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Stormey

11st 4lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Veteran's three wins all over hurdles and not since 2017; now 0-27 chasing, flattered by penultimate Galway effort; this trip stretches him but handicapper giving him every chance.

20/1

9th

11

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:50 Galway

Stormey

10st 6lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Paul John Gilligan

towards rear of midfield and in touch with leaders, ridden just after last, soon weakened

10/1

3rd

5

4th Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

15:00 Galway

Stormey

10st 13lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Paul John Gilligan

edged right, dwelt start, raced in last, minor headway 6th, pressed leaders when not fluent on inner 2 out, challenging when not fluent and pecked on landing last, soon pushed along, no extra towards finish, no match for first two

100/1

Form: 184-63 BF

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Limerick maiden hurdle winner last year; not disgraced on his chase debut at Limerick last week; should improve but plenty more needed.
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No Results Found

Betting Forcast

5/1 Act Of God, 16/1 Caesar Rock, 14/1 Enniskerry, 9/2 Hannon, 3/1 Jon Snow, 9/4 Midnight Run, 33/1 Patience Patience, 33/1 Stormey, 12/1 Western Cowboy

Non-runners

One Cool Poet, Punters Poet

Verdict

Jon Snow is clearly of interest on his chase debut, while Hannon could have more improvement in him after his good second at Wexford. Preference is for MIDNIGHT RUN(nap), a faller when with every chance in the Drinmore in November when last seen over fences. His win on the Flat at Ballinrobe last week should have sharpened him up for this. [Justin O'Hanlon]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Midnight Run

TOPSPEED:

Hannon

The Irish Sun:

Jon Snow

RP Ratings (IRE):

Midnight Run

POSTDATA:

Midnight Run