January 24 / 15.00 Down Royal

15.00 Down Royal

Yielding To Soft

Aspall Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5221.24
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 12 runners
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Aspall Handicap Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 46-796 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 7lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 74

Form & Verdict
0-16 over fences; not disgraced when beaten roughly 9l in a handicap hurdle last month; becoming well treated on last season's placed form over fences including a second in this race; not one to put a line through, despite his advancing years.
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1st

11

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

10st 7lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

0-16 over fences; not disgraced when beaten roughly 9l in a handicap hurdle last month; becoming well treated on last season's placed form over fences including a second in this race; not one to put a line through, despite his advancing years.

9/1

17

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 165y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Wee Small Hours

10st 9lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: M M Rice

Veteran has not won for almost five years; best form in 2022 was over fences early in year; finished sixth at Punchestown yesterday.

25/1

6th

22

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

15:07 Punchestown

Wee Small Hours

10st 13lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

Record of 2-39 over hurdles; had been running alright over fences in the spring; could run respectably.

22/1

14/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 0-004P

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
14-race maiden and has really struggled this term including switch to chasing on last two starts; tongue-tie now tried.
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2nd

5

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Aodhan May

11st 2lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

14-race maiden and has really struggled this term including switch to chasing on last two starts; tongue-tie now tried.

14/1

8

15th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 160y

15:40 Punchestown

Aodhan May

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Not disgraced in a Tramore handicap chase two weeks ago but modest overall profile and has plenty to find.

12/1

4th

10

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 50y

15:25 Tramore

Aodhan May

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

towards rear

12/1

66/1

  • Place: £7.80

Form: 090P-6

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Poor form in points of late and struggled on his return to Rules last month when tailed off over C&D.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

18

30th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 70y

15:42 Punchestown

Monoxide

10st 13lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

led, clear before 2nd, reduced lead 5 out, not fluent 4 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened

10/1

3rd

9

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Monoxide

10st 10lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Poor form in points of late and struggled on his return to Rules last month when tailed off over C&D.

66/1

6th

15

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Monoxide

10st 7lb

J: Gearoid Brouder

T: Neill McCluskey

Sole win came on the Flat and poor form in points in recent starts.

50/1

Form: 72045U

Last run: 23 days

W: 10st 3lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict
Unseated after a mistake at Tramore earlier this month; running well in defeat earlier this term but he probably needs further than this these days.
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4th

12

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Garrai Phaidin

10st 3lb

J: Richard Condon

T: Shane Ryder

Unseated after a mistake at Tramore earlier this month; running well in defeat earlier this term but he probably needs further than this these days.

10/1

14

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Garrai Phaidin

10st 0lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Shane Ryder

Losing run is mounting up; unseated last time and best form is on better ground; dropped 2lb.

40/1

14

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 50y

15:25 Tramore

Garrai Phaidin

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Shane Ryder

midfield, mistake and unseated rider 4th

25/1

Form: 7745P3

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
16-race maiden but encouraging signs in beginners' company this term; bounced back from a lesser effort when pulled up on handicap debut to finish third of 16 (beaten 2l) over C&D last month in first-time cheekpieces (retained); looks well treated at present.
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5th

4

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Finnians Row

11st 3lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

16-race maiden but encouraging signs in beginners' company this term; bounced back from a lesser effort when pulled up on handicap debut to finish third of 16 (beaten 2l) over C&D last month in first-time cheekpieces (retained); looks well treated at present.

9/2

3rd

11

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

13:58 Down Royal

Finnians Row

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

15-race maiden; promise in a beginners' at Downpatrick in August but hasn't built on that and was pulled up on handicap chase debut last time after making mistakes; cheekpieces on.

11/1

11

17th Nov 2022

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 96y

15:23 Clonmel

Finnians Row

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

Failed to win over hurdles (0-12) and not that dangerous in his recent chase starts, though he did at least get round and neither of them was a handicap; others are still more likely.

14/1

Form: 3-9468

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
0-17 under Rules; was shaping like his turn may be near at the back end of last term but struggled this season for his new connections.
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11th

4

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 0y

Class 5

13:25 Newcastle

Four Horsemen

11st 11lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Karl Thornton

Irish raider; safely held over hurdles at Ascot in November and also on both subsequent chase starts; now 0-18 under rules and needs a good boost from the first-time blinkers today.

10/1

6th

3

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Four Horsemen

11st 7lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Karl Thornton

0-17 under Rules; was shaping like his turn may be near at the back end of last term but struggled this season for his new connections.

20/1

8th

5

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Four Horsemen

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

Maiden under rules after 16 runs; has a chance if repeating the form of his decent C&D chasing debut in April.

16/1

Form: 0998P7

Last run: 3 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Three-time point winner; shown nothing since switching to fences on her last four starts, including in handicaps on last two outings.
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7th

7

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

So Ladylike

11st 1lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

Three-time point winner; shown nothing since switching to fences on her last four starts, including in handicaps on last two outings.

25/1

7th

10

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

So Ladylike

10st 10lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: C A McBratney

soon prominent, pressed leader when mistake and lost ground 12th, dropped to midfield after 5 out, ridden towards far side when minor headway after 3 out, mistake and weakened 2 out, no impression when mistake last

40/1

19

26th Dec 2022

Good To Yielding

2m 1f 0y

12:48 Down Royal

So Ladylike

10st 10lb

J: Niall Moore

T: C A McBratney

Third reserve; three-time point winner but 0-8 under Rules and pulled up over fences last time.

Form: -00004

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
0-12 but plenty to like about his chase debut when beaten 7l at Naas last month; likely improver with that run under his belt stepping back up in trip; one to consider.
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8th

6

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Bidentime

11st 2lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

0-12 but plenty to like about his chase debut when beaten 7l at Naas last month; likely improver with that run under his belt stepping back up in trip; one to consider.

9/2

4th

12

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Naas

Bidentime

10st 9lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Liam P Cusack

held up in rear, hampered 2nd, midfield when hampered and slipped last (usual 3 out), in touch with leaders when ridden omitted 2 out, stayed on run-in, went fourth final 110yds

25/1

Form: 986080 D

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner over fences; lost his way since a Limerick win in the summer and tailed off when 66-1 at Naas last month; back up in trip.
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9th

10

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Cluan Dara

10st 9lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Four-time winner over fences; lost his way since a Limerick win in the summer and tailed off when 66-1 at Naas last month; back up in trip.

20/1

11th

15

20th Dec 2022

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 0y

12:35 Naas

Cluan Dara

10st 6lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Four-timer winner over fences, including 2m4f Limerick handicap over the summer; lost his form since in a busy campaign since and hard to be confident in.

14/1

15

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Cluan Dara

10st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: John Patrick Ryan

Third reserve; has been regressive since winning at Limerick in July and has to stage a revival.

Form: P0-624 D

Last run: 3 days

W: 12st 0lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
In good form and it was another solid effort at Navan on Saturday when fourth of 13 (beaten roughly 4l); however, had a tough race that day and might need a bit further than this.
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1

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Spancil Hill

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: T G McCourt

In good form and it was another solid effort at Navan on Saturday when fourth of 13 (beaten roughly 4l); however, had a tough race that day and might need a bit further than this.

7/2

4th

3

21st Jan 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:27 Navan

Spancil Hill

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: T G McCourt

prominent, joined leaders 1st, not fluent 3rd, mistake when jumped slightly left 3 out, soon pushed along towards far side, led before 2 out, ridden when headed approaching last, weakened and lost two places towards finish

4/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8/8092

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Nine-race maiden who bounced back to form when runner-up at Tramore earlier this month; up 2lb and should give another good account.
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2

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Kings Halo

11st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Nine-race maiden who bounced back to form when runner-up at Tramore earlier this month; up 2lb and should give another good account.

7/2

2nd

8

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 6f 50y

15:25 Tramore

Kings Halo

11st 1lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: James Daniel Dullea

in touch with leaders, headway and prominent after 3 out, pushed along and led before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on, no match for winner

20/1

9th

4

6th Dec 2022

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:15 Tramore

Kings Halo

11st 9lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: James Daniel Dullea

Maiden has been well beaten over hurdles on last two starts and opposable on chasing debut.

25/1

Form: 0-P900

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
Sole win came in a handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in May 2021; well below form in four runs this term and no signs of a revival at Punchestown last month; huge ask on chase debut.
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8

24th Jan 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:00 Down Royal

Ringhill Lady

10st 13lb

J: Miss A McGuinness

T: J J Lambe

Sole win came in a handicap hurdle at Downpatrick in May 2021; well below form in four runs this term and no signs of a revival at Punchestown last month; huge ask on chase debut.

33/1

17th

21

31st Dec 2022

Soft

2m 0f 100y

15:07 Punchestown

Ringhill Lady

10st 13lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: J J Lambe

Sole win came over 2m5f last year; hasn't repeated that form since and was tailed-off last time.

28/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €89.20
Straight Forecast €74.07
Tricast €2696.67
Trifecta €1164.30

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Finnians Row

RP Ratings (IRE):

Finnians Row

POSTDATA:

Finnians Row

The Irish Sun:

Finnians Row