November 24 / 13.00 Thurles

13.00 Thurles

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Racing Again Next Thursday Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5453.78
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Racing Again Next Thursday Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.20
  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3212-3 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 10st 8lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
In good form last winter for Robert Tyner, winning over this trip at Tramore; bought for £21,000 back in May and let down by jumping on debut for current yard at Down Royal early this month, tiring between final two fences over 3m; drop in trip should suit and remains of interest with yard in such terrific form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

12

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Arctic Ambition

10st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, in touch with leaders 6th, close up going okay after 2 out, led going best when pushed along before last, ridden clear run-in

5/2

3rd

8

5th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Down Royal

Arctic Ambition

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

In good form when last seen, winning over fences at Tramore on New Year's Day before finishing runner-up at Fairyhouse later that month; new mark demands a career best on return for new yard but improvement on the cards; bought for £21,000 back in May; 1lb wrong.

4/1

9/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: /6330- C

Last run: 306 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Winner over hurdles (3m) here last year; 0-5 over fences but decent placed efforts last winter at Punchestown and here over 3m1f give him claims; absent since January but has run well fresh and goes well here; usual headgear left off.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

11

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Beating The Odds

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W J Austin

prominent, disputed lead before 3 out, led narrowly from 2 out, soon joined when pushed along, ridden and headed before last, kept on but held run-in

9/1

14/1

  • Place: £5.00

Form: 5/1P2/ D

Last run: 597 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Listed winning hurdler back in the day in France and also won Leicester novice hunters' chase last year for Sam Loxton; absent since winning Buckfastleigh open point-to-point in March; has won on good but seems to relish heavy ground; first start for new yard, having been bought for GBP13,000 at Goffs UK Spring Sale; interesting jockey booking on handicap debut.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Chameron

12st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick Griffin

midfield, headway and pressed leaders going okay before 3 out, joined leader after 2 out, ridden and outpaced before last, not fluent last, kept on, no match for first two

14/1

Form: -3248U BF

Last run: 71 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner a couple of seasons ago but now 0-5 chasing and was on the retreat when effectively brought down at the last on latest when starting favourite at Sligo in first-time cheekpieces (now discarded); bit to prove now off same mark.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

7

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Arthur’s Baby

11st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Mark Michael McNiff

towards rear, headway before 4 out, pressed leaders going okay before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last

14/1

1

14th Sep 2022

Good

2m 5f 47y

16:20 Sligo

Arthur’s Baby

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Mark Michael McNiff

pushed along briefly, raced in second, disputed lead from 6th, not fluent 10th, ridden when prominent after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, no impression when badly hampered by faller and unseated rider last

6/1

8th

7

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Arthur’s Baby

10st 0lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Mark Michael McNiff

in touch with leaders, bad mistake and lost position 5th, no impression from 2 out

8/1

Form: 450

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Loughrea point-to-point winner in April for Cormac Doyle; changed hands for 95,000Euros and although beaten a fair way in three chase outings over 2m, showed some promise at Wexford, looking in need of further; likely improver upped in trip here for handicap debut although opening mark looks on the high side.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Yeah Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, raced wide when nudged along after 4 out, headway after 3 out, keeping on when switched right before last, never near to challenge

8/1

11th

9

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:45 Navan

Yeah Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield early, towards rear when pushed along after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

66/1

5th

13

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Wexford

Yeah Man

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear of midfield

20/1

Form: PFP-50

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Sole win in 23 starts came in 2m maiden hurdle on heavy at Tramore for Gordon Elliott in December 2020; both comeback runs last month weren't that promising and although down 7lb remains best watched.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

8

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Ennemi Public

11st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Daniel John Howard

pushed along briefly, in touch with leaders, prominent on inner after 7th, pushed along and lost position when not fluent 3 out, kept on but no impression after 2 out

25/1

11th

3

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

15:20 Galway

Ennemi Public

11st 11lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: Daniel John Howard

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, ridden and weakened after last

33/1

5th

1

3rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 3f 150y

16:40 Tipperary

Ennemi Public

12st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Daniel John Howard

pressed leader, lost second before 4th, dropped to midfield before 9th, dropped to rear 5 out, ridden and detached after 3 out, tailed off when mistake last

20/1

Form: 8P6340

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Over two years since sole chase win although couple of efforts last month were respectable; not one to rule out.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Touch Of Oscar

10st 7lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Michael Hourigan

prominent, disputed lead before 3 out, headed when ridden and weakened after 2 out

16/1

10th

14

27th Oct 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

16:05 Clonmel

Touch Of Oscar

10st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Michael Hourigan

in touch with leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out

14/1

4th

9

12th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 200y

17:05 Punchestown

Touch Of Oscar

11st 4lb

J: Miss A B O’Connor

T: Michael Hourigan

prominent, briefly disputed lead after 1st, close up after 2nd, in touch with leaders when ridden after 3 out, went fourth after 2 out, no extra approaching last

16/1

Form: 336639

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
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.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: -59782 D

Last run: 62 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdle winner and made the frame for first time over fences (10th attempt) when good second in 2m4f Listowel handicap last time; stays this longer trip; one to consider.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

5

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Oscer Romero

11st 3lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Three-time hurdle winner and made the frame for first time over fences (10th attempt) when good second in 2m4f Listowel handicap last time; stays this longer trip; one to consider.

11/2

Form: 6-0914 C

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Was recording third win over fences when taking 2m1f handicap here early in the month, having been made plenty of use of; probably a bit too keen at Navan 9 days later but not disgraced; remains very much of interest and stays this sort of trip but will need to settle better.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

6

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Difficult Decision

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Was recording third win over fences when taking 2m1f handicap here early in the month, having been made plenty of use of; probably a bit too keen at Navan 9 days later but not disgraced; remains very much of interest and stays this sort of trip but will need to settle better.

13/2

4th

10

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:15 Naas

Difficult Decision

11st 1lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

took keen hold, disputed lead early, led clearly 1st, mistake 3rd, joined 4th, headed but prominent after 7th, led again 5 out, headed after 3 out, every chance when ridden after 2 out, kept on but no impression run-in

12/1

1st

8

3rd Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 2f 0y

14:40 Thurles

Difficult Decision

11st 3lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Oliver McKiernan

Poor form in two runs over fences since returning in September but showed ability over fences last term; should appreciate return to softer ground.

7/1

Form: -648U5

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdles winner but is now 0-22 over fences, most recently attracting market support at Fairyhouse last month but never landing a blow (returned with superficial wounds on hind legs); hard to make strong case on recent evidence but just may have more to offer judged on recent market strength.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Goodnightngodbless

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: J Motherway

Dual hurdles winner but is now 0-22 over fences, most recently attracting market support at Fairyhouse last month but never landing a blow (returned with superficial wounds on hind legs); hard to make strong case on recent evidence but just may have more to offer judged on recent market strength.

7/1

5th

11

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 192y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Goodnightngodbless

10st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: J Motherway

towards rear, ridden briefly 9th, dropped to rear when ridden 5 out, stayed on from 2 out, never dangerous (vet reported the mare to have superficial wounds on both hind legs and to have a haematoma behind the girth)

25/1

4th

5

19th Aug 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Goodnightngodbless

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: J Motherway

midfield, mistake 5th, chased leaders 5 out, pushed along after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and lost position, rallied and went fourth final strides

8/1

Form: /PP-86

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Has shown flashes of potential in the past but interrupted campaign in recent years and needs to improve plenty from last month's Galway effort to feature.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

12th

14

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Diamond Grove

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Edward Cawley

Has shown flashes of potential in the past but interrupted campaign in recent years and needs to improve plenty from last month's Galway effort to feature.

20/1

6th

9

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

15:20 Galway

Diamond Grove

10st 8lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Edward Cawley

in touch with leaders, close up 2 out, edged right when not fluent last, soon ridden and no impression

25/1

8th

16

21st Oct 2022

Yielding

3m 1f 90y

16:45 Sligo

Diamond Grove

10st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Edward Cawley

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 3 out (usual 4 out), midfield when ridden omitted 2 out, soon no extra

40/1

Form: 310480 D

Last run: 64 days

W: 12st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Back to form to win over this trip at Limerick in July off 111 but not near that level in four runs since, latest when tailed off over hurdles at Listowel in September; probably a bit high in the handicap right now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Balinaboola Steel

12st 1lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Back to form to win over this trip at Limerick in July off 111 but not near that level in four runs since, latest when tailed off over hurdles at Listowel in September; probably a bit high in the handicap right now.

20/1

14

23rd Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:35 Listowel

Balinaboola Steel

10st 6lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Winner over fences at Limerick in July but not near that level in four runs since; tailed off three weeks ago and again over timber here on Wednesday; others preferred.

33/1

8th

7

2nd Sep 2022

Good

2m 3f 0y

19:00 Kilbeggan

Balinaboola Steel

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Joseph Hanlon

in touch with leaders, lost position 6th, not fluent 5 out, soon beaten

14/1

Form: -94308 D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 0lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdles winner now 0-11 chasing although Tramore effort in August was mildly encouraging; veteran belatedly tried in tongue tie and cheekpieces.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10

24th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:00 Thurles

Smitty Bacall

11st 0lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: J P Flavin

Three-time hurdles winner now 0-11 chasing although Tramore effort in August was mildly encouraging; veteran belatedly tried in tongue tie and cheekpieces.

16/1

16

20th Oct 2022

Good

2m 4f 151y

14:35 Thurles

Smitty Bacall

12st 0lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: J P Flavin

First reserve; tailed off last two chase starts and best watched for now; tries first-time tongue-tie and cheekpieces.

8th

12

8th Oct 2022

Good

2m 7f 192y

15:20 Fairyhouse

Smitty Bacall

10st 12lb

J: Richard Condon

T: J P Flavin

raced wide, prominent in chasing group, ridden but weakened quickly 3 out

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €22.50
Straight Forecast €24.18
Tricast €427.02
Trifecta €322.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Arctic Ambition

The Irish Sun:

Yeah Man

TOPSPEED:

Oscer Romero

RP Ratings (IRE):

Stormey

POSTDATA:

Arctic Ambition