January 24 / 14.25 Down Royal

14.25 Down Royal

Yielding To Soft

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £9659.29
  • 2m 0f 50y
  • 5 runners
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Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Novice Chase

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.60
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 1F9-52

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdle winner who has made a decent start to life over fences the last twice; promising fifth on chase debut in decent contest at Navan over 2m1f on penultimate start; second on latest start, beaten 5l by Drumbear; finding less than looked likely; slight drop in trip and big shout despite giving away weight.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Down Royal

Limerick Lace

11st 12lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, went second before 6th, joined leader going okay 2 out, soon led when pushed along, went clear when jumped slightly right last, stayed on, comfortably

10/11

2nd

7

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 160y

12:19 Limerick

Limerick Lace

11st 5lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Gavin Cromwell

chased clear leader, going best when made challenge 2 out, pushed along approaching last, ridden but no extra run-in

3/1

13/2

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 14-404 D

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Looked promising when winning a maiden hurdle on Rules debut at Navan last February; has largely failed to build on that since; fourth on chase debut on latest start, 19l behind Limerick Lace that day in second; difficult to see him reversing that form despite swing in weights.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

5

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

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Irish Blaze

11st 4lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

took keen hold, led narrowly or disputed lead early, raced in second after 1st, led again after 4th, joined 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no extra when not fluent last, kept on, no match for winner

13/2

4th

6

27th Dec 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 160y

12:19 Limerick

Irish Blaze

11st 5lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Hasn't progressed from winning a Navan maiden hurdle but he's a winning pointer who could well be a lot better in this discipline.

6/1

22th

3

13th Nov 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

Irish Blaze

11st 10lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

never better than mid-division, pushed along and weakened before straight, became detached when eased before 3 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: /1P2/3

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Multiple point winner; last win in a novice hunter chase at Leicester in February 2021; first run for Patrick Griffin on handicap chase debut in November at Thurles when credible third, beaten 8l by Arctic Ambition; down significantly in trip which is not sure to suit but should be in the mix.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Down Royal

Chameron

11st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Patrick Griffin

Multiple point winner; last win in a novice hunter chase at Leicester in February 2021; first run for Patrick Griffin on handicap chase debut in November at Thurles when credible third, beaten 8l by Arctic Ambition; down significantly in trip which is not sure to suit but should be in the mix.

7/2

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: 35U-65 D

Last run: 65 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Useful winner over hurdles; has seemed to go the wrong way over fences lately; fifth on handicap chase debut last time out, beaten roughly 27l when folding tamely; tongue-strap left on; has the rating to go close but hasn't been finishing out his races of late.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Down Royal

Alko Rouge

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

soon disputed lead, led narrowly after 1st, headed and raced in second after 4th, lost second but close up before 6th

11/2

5th

8

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 0f 160y

15:25 Cork

Alko Rouge

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Maiden hurdle winner but yet to inspire over fences; well beaten from the front on his return at Galway; tongue-tied here but much more needed.

16/1

6th

2

29th Oct 2022

Soft

2m 2f 54y

14:53 Galway

Alko Rouge

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

led, mistake 2 out, shaken up approaching last, headed and weakened quickly run-in

8/1

Form: 0-9350 D

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Smart bumper performer for Joseph O'Brien in 2019/20; winner over hurdles; out of form on last two starts for Gordon Elliott; well held in 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown on his latest start; questions to answer.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Down Royal

Slige Dala

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Smart bumper performer for Joseph O'Brien in 2019/20; winner over hurdles; out of form on last two starts for Gordon Elliott; well held in 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown on his latest start; questions to answer.

12/1

15th

21

28th Dec 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

13:10 Leopardstown

Slige Dala

10st 6lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

33/1

5th

5

1st Oct 2022

Good

3m 1f 0y

17:42 Gowran Park

Slige Dala

11st 5lb

J: Davy Russell

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, disputed lead after 1st, not fluent 3rd, bumped 5 out, headed when pushed along after 4 out, dropped to last when weakened before 3 out, eased when jumped slightly left 3 out, soon tailed off

7/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €3.80
Straight Forecast €4.35
Trifecta €9.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Limerick Lace

TOPSPEED:

Chameron

RP Ratings (IRE):

Limerick Lace

POSTDATA:

Limerick Lace

The Irish Sun:

Limerick Lace