March 20 / 16.25 Navan

16.25

Soft To Heavy

Kilberry Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6004.42
  • 2m 1f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Kilberry Handicap Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £20.30
  • Place: £5.60

Form: 745/0-

Last run: 391 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced for a horse of his age; made little impression on his only start last season; off for over a year.
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3rd

6

26th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 110y

15:35 Limerick

Misty Hollow

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

raced freely, prominent, lost position before 5th, mistake 4 out, not fluent 3 out, went fourth 2 out, kept on and went modest third run-in, no match for first two

11/4

1st

10

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Misty Hollow

10st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Edward Cawley

Lightly raced for a horse of his age; made little impression on his only start last season; off for over a year.

33/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 129853 C

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle here last September and has made an encouraging start to life over fences, including when third in a beginners' event last month; down in trip for handicap chase debut and holds a leading chance.
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6th

17

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pats Choice

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Has enjoyed a good season in handicaps at around this trip, winning at Wexford, Galway and Naas; has found things too demanding since Naas success in January, but now back on a mark that gives him a fair chance.

16/1

6th

17

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pats Choice

10st 1lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Has enjoyed a good season in handicaps at around this trip, winning at Wexford, Galway and Naas; has found things too demanding since Naas success in January, but now back on a mark that gives him a fair chance.

16/1

5th

3

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Pats Choice

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield but in touch with leaders, weakened before 3 out

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £7.60

Form: -220BP C

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Won twice over fences and two excellent runs in defeat early in the campaign, particularly an Aintree second; has really struggled in three starts since and while potentailly well well treated, he probably needs further than this trip.
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6th

15

15th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

16:15 Aintree

Handsworth

10st 2lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

It's to his credit that he was close up in a 2m4f handicap here in December (good to soft) but he hasn't shone in his previous attempts over 3m and is a long way out of the weights; cheekpieces refitted.

22/1

3rd

3

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Handsworth

11st 11lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: J P Dempsey

Won twice over fences and two excellent runs in defeat early in the campaign, particularly an Aintree second; has really struggled in three starts since and while potentailly well well treated, he probably needs further than this trip.

12/1

Form: 4U-878

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last term; hasn't shown a great deal in three runs over fences and would need to match his peak hurdle form to win from this mark; best form is at 2m4f.
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12

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 130y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Gain De Cause

10st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: A J Martin

Dual hurdle winner; signs of getting the hang of fences when fourth on his handicap debut at Navan and duly built on that to score comfortably over 2m5f here on Saturday; up again in trip and now penalised, but he's looking nicely progressive.

5/1

1st

7

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Gain De Cause

10st 7lb

J: Miss P Elvin

T: A J Martin

in touch with leaders

6/1

4th

5

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Gain De Cause

11st 9lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: A J Martin

Won back-to-back handicap hurdles last term; hasn't shown a great deal in three runs over fences and would need to match his peak hurdle form to win from this mark; best form is at 2m4f.

6/1

Form: 2F-206 D

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Is 1-5 over fences in France; hurdle winner for this yard last season and it was a promising return to form at Thurles in December but she's not been as good in two subsequent handicap hurdles at Leopardstown; seems on a workable mark back in this sphere though.
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3rd

2

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:50 Clonmel

Marvel Fan

11st 11lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Mrs C O’Leary

Decent mare over hurdles albeit just the one win; chase winner in her youth in France; only okay handicap form last year, best run was after five month absence when beaten 7l at Killarney in October.

9/1

10th

13

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

1m 7f 205y

14:35 Thurles

Marvel Fan

10st 11lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Runner-up in this race last year off 113 but hasn't run anywhere near that level since, never counting in Navan flat handicap latest; hard to be confident in but don't rule out.

20/1

Form: /18PP- C

Last run: 541 days

W: 11st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Off the track for a long time, very difficult to make a case for him in the circumstances.
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0

1

16th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 0f 157y

12:20 Punchestown

An Fraoch Mor

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ross O’Sullivan

never better than midfield, detached before 4 out, pulled up 3 out

12/1

10th

5

15th May 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 0y

19:25 Killarney

An Fraoch Mor

11st 11lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Returned from a long absence this spring and has been well beaten in two chases; the better ground today might help but isn't easy to fancy.

25/1

5th

9

8th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 5f 150y

15:55 Fairyhouse

An Fraoch Mor

10st 5lb

J: Miss M O’Sullivan

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Looked like a nice prospect when winning a novice chase at Navan in 2019; seemingly not easy to train since and missed all of 2022; tailed off on last month's return at Navan but his mark has come tumbling down; market may be revealing.

11/1

Form: 4-23PF D

Last run: 37 days

W: 12st 2lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Is 0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.
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8th

2

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 9lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and hurdle winner lost her form over fences earlier this year but there was some encouragement from her hurdle run here last time; has to do more, though.

16/1

3rd

4

14th Apr 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 98y

17:50 Ballinrobe

Razzle Dazzle Love

11st 6lb

J: E Walsh

T: Thomas Gibney

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner in 2020 has been chasing in the last year without success; has dropped down the handicap returned to hurdles but others still preferred.

20/1

1

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Razzle Dazzle Love

12st 2lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

Is 0-9 over fences and failed to complete in her last two starts, albeit very much up against it at Listed level last time; doesn't look well treated on any of her chase form to date.

7/1

OUR TIP

Form: 024004 D

Last run: 91 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Well held in three beginners' so far, although his distant fourth behind Appreciate It at Punchestown was encouraging; will find this easier now handicapping and one for the shortlist.
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2nd

4

17th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 51y

19:45 Kilbeggan

The Dasher Conway

10st 7lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Second chase win came here a month ago where he just got there in time over this distance to complete a double for connections; that was all the more meritorious after a bad mistake three out and respected off 5lb higher but is up in grade.

11/2

1st

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Dasher Conway

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Hit form last summer, winning at Tramore and placed a few times, including here; soundly beaten over hurdles and fences lately so needs to come back to his best.

20/1

1st

7

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

The Dasher Conway

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Mrs Gillian Callaghan

Hit form last summer, winning at Tramore and placed a few times, including here; soundly beaten over hurdles and fences lately so needs to come back to his best.

20/1

Form: /4609-

Last run: 396 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Won over hurdles in France at three; well held in a couple of runs over hurdles for this yard; no impact on his first three starts over fences last season; perhaps worth a market check on belated seasonal debut with tongue-tie fitted.
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7th

7

27th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

13:40 Fairyhouse

Josh Did

11st 9lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

Easy winner of only hurdles start in France at three; lightly raced since; unseated two out in a 2m1f handicap at Navan on only start last season; should be better for his run at the same venue last month; new trip now and new headgear combination, premature to write off.

9/2

4th

6

17th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 100y

14:55 Navan

Josh Did

11st 9lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

in touch with leaders

10/1

8

20th Mar 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

16:25 Navan

Josh Did

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won over hurdles in France at three; well held in a couple of runs over hurdles for this yard; no impact on his first three starts over fences last season; perhaps worth a market check on belated seasonal debut with tongue-tie fitted.

6/1

Form: -52144 BF

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Won from 9lb lower at Naas in December; below that level at Down Royal later that month but bounced back with a creditable fourth at Fairyhouse last time;.
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7th

5

2nd Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 0y

15:30 Kilbeggan

Know The Game

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Tom Dreaper

Bit of a bridle merchant and sole victory came over fences in 2022 when also twice placed in handicap hurdles; latest hurdling sixth at Fairyhouse was decent and 9lb lower in this sphere.

10/1

12th

4

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Know The Game

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Tom Dreaper

took keen hold, disputed lead, mistake and lost position 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

5/1

12th

4

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Know The Game

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Tom Dreaper

took keen hold, disputed lead, mistake and lost position 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out

5/1

Form: -00005

Last run: 40 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Modest form in seven runs so far; 2lb out of the handicap.
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8

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Tom Dreaper

Showed very little until some encouragement in her comeback run at Downpatrick, beaten 17l; of interest but has to improve a fair bit too.

12/1

4th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield, headway and went modest fourth 2 out, no impression from last

25/1

4th

8

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Always Giving

11st 2lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Tom Dreaper

midfield, headway and went modest fourth 2 out, no impression from last

25/1

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Payout
Exacta €121.10
Straight Forecast €107.84
Tricast €1639.94
Trifecta €3116.50

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Handsworth

SPOTLIGHT:

Pats Choice

POSTDATA:

The Dasher Conway

The Irish Sun:

Know The Game

TOPSPEED:

Handsworth