November 26 / 12.00 Gowran Park

12.00 Gowran Park

Heavy

Noreside Catering Irish EBF Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £7684.87
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 9 runners
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Noreside Catering Irish EBF Beginners Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.20
  • Place: £2.00

Form: 121P3- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Looked like a nice prospect when winning a maiden hurdle at Punchestown in January; bled when pulled up at Cheltenham but only beaten a neck when last seen at the Punchestown festival; likely improver this term; chase debut; Townend prefers Minella Cocooner.
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1st

1

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Classic Getaway

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, prominent 6th, headway after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, went second 2 out, made challenge last, soon led, pushed out run-in

7/1

7/4

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 21122- D

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Jumped well over hurdles last term, winning a Grade 1 at Leopardstown at the Dublin Racing Festival before finishing runner-up to The Nice Guy in two subsequent Grade 1s; that is smart form and he's the type to make a better chaser; could be hard to beat if he's near that level on chase debut and he handles conditions.
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2nd

5

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Minella Cocooner

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

led, soon clear, reduced lead 3 out, shaken up and faced challenge when mistake and headed last, kept on and went clear with winner run-in

7/4

6/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 3/153- D

Last run: 255 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Creditable third to Sir Gerhard in the Ballymore when last seen; chase debut and will probably need to be better over fences to land this; Townend prefers Minella Cocooner.
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3rd

8

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Whatdeawant

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, pushed along and some headway 3 out, no impression when left in poor third 2 out, kept on

6/1

Form: 315-B8

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner at Limerick in March; struggled since and tailed off on chase debut last week.
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4th

9

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Angels Dawn

11st 5lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

towards rear

40/1

8th

7

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

14:23 Clonmel

Angels Dawn

10st 4lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

118-rated hurdler faces very stiff task here on chasing debut.

66/1

Form: 9/5417 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Off the mark in a maiden hurdle here on his penultimate start; not as good on handicap debut a fortnight ago; tough ask on chase debut.
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5th

7

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Wellington Hill

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

in rear

33/1

7th

18

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 0y

13:30 Naas

Wellington Hill

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Ms Margaret Mullins

Progressed with each run over hurdles and off the mark in a maiden hurdle at Wexford last month; handicapper has taken no chances with this opening mark though.

7/1

Form: /0U-57 C

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Grade 2 hurdle winner here a couple of seasons ago; lost his way subsequently and couldn't build on a promising return at Galway when beaten 23l at Fairyhouse earlier this month.
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6th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

towards rear, headway into midfield 5 out, not fluent 4 out

9/1

7th

8

15th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 0y

13:07 Fairyhouse

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

A 152-rated hurdler; has had training issues, before and after his fall three out on chasing debut in November 2020; finished third behind Monkfish at this venue before being sent back over hurdles to win a 3m Grade event at Gowran in January 2021, no sign of his best form since then, should at least be better for recent Galway run.

10/1

5th

7

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:15 Galway

Sams Profile

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: M F Morris

soon led, not fluent 6th, joined 2 out, ridden after last, headed home turn, weakened inside final furlong

5/1

Form: 490-34 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Has already looked like a nice prospect over fences in a couple of beginners' races this term; best efforts have come over further than this but can't be ruled out.
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7th

2

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Folcano

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, dropped to rear after 5 out

13/2

4th

4

30th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 6f 111y

14:15 Galway

Folcano

11st 12lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

soon raced in second, disputing second after 3 out, lost second but close up when mistake and pushed along 2 out, ridden after last, kept on but no impression towards finish

5/1

3rd

3

21st Sep 2022

Good

2m 6f 0y

16:55 Listowel

Folcano

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in behind leaders, pushed along after 4 out, headway and went third after 3 out, ridden and kept on approaching last, ran on well towards finish

100/30

Form: 311/63

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a novice hurdle on final start for Willie Mullins in 2020; tailed off in two runs over fences for this yard after lengthy absence.
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3

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Francin

11st 12lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: J A Berry

Won a novice hurdle on final start for Willie Mullins in 2020; tailed off in two runs over fences for this yard after lengthy absence.

25/1

3rd

4

12th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Naas

Francin

10st 11lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: J A Berry

raced in last throughout, tailed off from 5th, left in poor third last

100/1

6th

4

31st Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:50 Wexford

Francin

11st 12lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: J A Berry

towards rear of midfield, headway halfway, prominent when not fluent 4 out

13/2

Form: /11F7- C

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won his first four starts including a career best to beat Minella Crooner in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown that worked out well; fell in the Ballymore and tailed off at Punchestown when last seen; should have more to give over fences this term and remains with potential; off 213 days.
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4

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:00 Gowran Park

Journey With Me

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

chased clear leader, mistake 4 out, headway when not fluent 3 out, weakening when fell 2 out

3/1

3

19th Nov 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 150y

12:30 Punchestown

Journey With Me

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Henry De Bromhead

Unbeaten in a bumper, a point and two races over hurdles until falling at the last in the Ballymore when set for minor honours behind Sir Gerhard; ended the season with a poor showing in 3m Grade 1 event here won by The Nice Guy; fascinating match now with Kilcruit whom he relegated to third when beating the smart Minella Crooner in a maiden hurdle at Leopardstown.

5/4

Non-runners

Francin

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €23.90
Straight Forecast €17.86
Trifecta €78.40

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Minella Cocooner

POSTDATA:

Folcano

The Irish Sun:

Minella Cocooner