July 28 / 14.10 Galway

14.10 Galway

Good

Guinness Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £8428.57
  • 2m 6f 111y
  • 11 runners
  • Win time: 5m 41s
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Guinness Beginners Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.80
  • Place: £2.20

Form: /343F-

Last run: 249 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
124-rated hurdler; French import won a Fairyhouse maiden hurdle readily on his Irish debut early last year; failed to build on that and has been absent since falling at the fifth at Navan on his chasing debut last November; Paul Townend on Captain Kangaroo.
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6th

15

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

14:20 Navan

Rambranlt’jac

10st 6lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

Dug in well to land 2m6.5f beginners' chase at Galway festival but hasn't quite kicked on from that in trio of starts since over shorter; may well do better at this longer trip but hard to have confidence.

25/1

5th

5

2nd Oct 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 150y

16:45 Tipperary

Rambranlt’jac

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

towards rear, not fluent and dropped to rear 5 out, detached from 3 out

16/1

2nd

3

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Wexford

Rambranlt’jac

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

raced in last, not fluent 4 out, pushed along and went third before 2 out, ridden and went second run-in, no match for winner

4/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 07PF-3 BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Fair hurdler in his younger days, won off 127 at Navan in 2019 and later finished seventh in the Coral Cup; relatively experienced chaser, with ten runs to his name, including several in good handicap company; has 2 1/2l to find with the less exposed Chinx Of Light on Kilbeggan running.
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3rd

1

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:45 Killarney

Alfa Mix

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in behind leaders, close up going okay before 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and pressed leader after 2 out, kept on but no extra run-in, lost second towards finish

3/1

2nd

1

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Alfa Mix

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, slow jump 2nd, pushed along after last, briefly disputed lead home turn, ridden and kept on well run-in, held towards finish

3/1

25/1

  • Place: £10.40

Form: 66083/ D

Last run: 558 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won twice in points in 2019, and also scored twice over hurdles for Olly Murphy three seasons ago; seldom at his best during his time with Gavin Cromwell; hard to fancy on the form he has shown in three runs in points this year; new stable now.
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3rd

6

9th Sep 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

18:05 Ballinrobe

Oscar Academy

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Martin

prominent, went second 11th, joined leader before 3 out, mistake and lost ground 2 out, ridden and no extra approaching last

9/2

2nd

5

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:45 Killarney

Oscar Academy

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Patrick Martin

disputed lead early, prominent after 2nd, midfield but in touch with leaders after 4 out, ridden when headway after 2 out, keeping on when switched right approaching last, went second but no chance with winner towards finish

6/1

Form: 40/8-2 BF

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Former Grade 3 novice hurdle winner, landing 2m4f Navan event in 2020, when his form also included a Grade 2 second over the same course and trip; ran only once last season, let down by his jumping on his chasing debut; produced a reassuring effort when second at Limerick in May; longer trip should suit, could be hard to beat, given an error-free round.
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2nd

9

4th Dec 2022

Yielding

3m 5f 0y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Fakiera

10st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, mistake 11th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and went second approaching last, kept on, always held

13/2

5th

4

20th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 140y

12:55 Punchestown

Fakiera

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

6/1

6th

3

19th Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 7f 0y

17:45 Killarney

Fakiera

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in behind leaders, mistake and dropped to rear 3rd, minor headway after 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, not fluent 3 out, soon no impression

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: P-112F C BF

Last run: 8 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won two staying hurdles in May, accounting for the useful The Bosses Oscar at Wexford on the second occasion; made promising chase debut at Kilbeggan, beaten only a head and 2 1/2l in front of the much more experienced Alfa Mix; leading when falling at sixth at Limerick on second attempt; can make amends with a clear round.
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2

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 3f 55y

16:10 Downpatrick

Chinx Of Light

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John C McConnell

prominent, lost position 7th, in touch with leaders and niggled along when fell 2 out

5/2

Form: 15F0-6

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a 3m maiden hurdle at Listowel last September; has lost his way since then; no encouragement from his first chase start at Kilbeggan, though that performance was too bad to be true.
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16

3rd Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 188y

Class 1

14:05 Aintree

Captain Kangaroo

11st 2lb

J: Jack Foley

T: W P Mullins

Left his previous jumping displays behind when off the mark at the sixth attempt over fences in the Cork National (3m4f, soft to heavy) last month; 13lb higher here but this 7yo is open to further improvement for his leading Irish trainer now things have clicked; handles various ground.

10/1

1st

14

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

16:13 Cork

Captain Kangaroo

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

Maiden after five runs over fences and far from fluent at his obstacles; 3m winner over hurdles has plenty of stamina and very good 7lb claimer rides but this will be a severe examination of his jumping; 2lb wrong.

10/1

2nd

4

1st Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

17:42 Gowran Park

Captain Kangaroo

11st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

raced wide, didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, mistake 3rd, headway after 6th, not fluent 7th, joined leaders 4 out, led when pecked on landing 3 out, bad mistake and edged right 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well but headed final strides

11/2

Form: 5-7653

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Has been running respectably at a modest level in handicaps; 81-rated mare makes no appeal in this company.
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10

2nd Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 0y

15:55 Killarney

Zalika

10st 8lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Paul John Gilligan

midfield, pushed along on inner after 4 out, switched right before 3 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, keeping on when bad mistake and fell last

6/1

Form: F-4425 D BF

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
A long time since his two wins over hurdles, obtained back-to-back two seasons ago; 0-11 record over fences is off-putting; went close on the first of two Cartmel runs last month, and he appears safely held by Fakiera on running at Killarney in May.
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1

28th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 71y

Class 3

15:00 Catterick

Western Run

12st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

Dual hurdle winner (2m3f/2m7f, good) but last success was over two years ago and he was a well-held third back in this sphere at Ayr (3m, good to soft) on his stable debut last month; ran well for a long way in that race but was way back at Carlisle yesterday.

7/1

5th

5

27th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

14:30 Carlisle

Western Run

11st 6lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

Good ground may suit best and he was 15l behind runner-up Silver Flyer when third on stable debut at Ayr (3m, good to soft) last month; however, he ran well for a long way and may improve for that first outing since July.

12/1

3rd

3

29th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 70y

Class 3

14:33 Ayr

Western Run

11st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: S R B Crawford

held up in behind leaders on outer, prominent after 6th, went second and going okay home turn, good jump and disputed lead 3 out, pushed along and lost second 2 out, soon ridden, well held before last

10/1

Form: -P54PP

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Downpatrick maiden hurdle winner last summer; has failed to complete his last two starts; tongue-tie on for first time, as well as hood worn before; up against it in a race of this standard.
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8th

3

31st Oct 2022

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

16:45 Hereford

Charlie Siringo

11st 8lb

J: James Best

T: Max Young

Made a promising chase debut at Limerick (2m1f, good) in May but he's been pulled up in five of his seven runs since including on stable debut at Bangor last month; overall record now stands at 1-26 and has plenty to prove; cheekpieces back on.

50/1

5

3rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 4f 100y

15:20 Wexford

Charlie Siringo

11st 12lb

J: J J Slevin

T: G Ahern

jumped right on occasions, raced wide, led, headed but prominent before 4th, lost position then ridden 4 out, weakened quickly after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

20/1

5th

5

20th Aug 2022

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Charlie Siringo

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: G Ahern

in rear throughout, weakened home straight, tailed off

100/1

Form: 609-05

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very poor Flat performer and moderate over hurdles; looks completely out of his depth on chase debut.
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19th

22

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 120y

15:23 Punchestown

Our Patron Saint

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Sarah Dawson

towards rear of midfield

33/1

7

4th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 120y

16:15 Down Royal

Our Patron Saint

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Sarah Dawson

Poor maiden is out of his depth in this.

200/1

6th

13

29th Aug 2022

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:35 Downpatrick

Our Patron Saint

10st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: Sarah Dawson

midfield, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and kept on run-in, not reach leaders

33/1

Form: 4P-68F D

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdles winner last summer, odds-on in two ordinary events in Britain before a more meaningful performance in landing a 2m7f Killarney novice event; has questions to answer after two chase attempts, a long way behind Fakeira at Limerick, fell at Clonmel.
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11th

2

28th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

Calagogo

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, lost position and dropped to midfield after 7th, pushed along after 3 out, tired jump last, soon weakened, tailed off

16/1

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Payout
Exacta €38.50
Straight Forecast €42.88
Trifecta €3807.30

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Western Run

SPOTLIGHT:

Fakiera

POSTDATA:

Western Run

The Irish Sun:

Fakiera