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15.55

Good To Yielding

Club Mixers Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £7570.8
  • 3m 2f 50y
  • 13 runners
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Club Mixers Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

9/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.20
  • Place: £2.60

Form: 54U03-

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 4lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
10yo does a bit of everything and has won on the Flat and over hurdles; 10-race maiden in this sphere but has been placed several times around Downpatrick; fair third at Tramore on second run after a break and now goes beyond 3m for just the second time; rider's claim is a steal.
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4th

11

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

The Abbey

10st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

held up in rear, hampered by faller 6th

25/1

5th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 48y

Class 2

16:25 Sedgefield

The Abbey

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

10yo who hasn't been at his best over fences, hurdles and on the Flat on his last three starts and he'll have something to prove if testing conditions prevail; however, he's with a top Irish trainer and stamina very much looks a strong suit; could go well on first outing beyond 3m2f.

5/1

6/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 52210- BF

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Point and maiden hurdle winner on decent ground; disappointing both handicap starts in this sphere, including when made favourite for valuable novice handicap at Navan last time; heavy ground wouldn't have suited that day and he could be a different proposition on nicer ground here.
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1st

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Yeah Man

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made debut under rules (ran in just one point) in October 2022; seen mostly over fences and was rallying strongly when he fell at the final fence in a major Ascot handicap (3m, soft) in November this term; again found his stride late on over that same C&D (good) in December, this time getting away with a last-fence error and running on into second; cheekpieces go on; probably acts on heavy going; second over 3m2f last May and looks the type to come into his own now over 3m4f, barring mishaps.

11/2

2nd

10

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Yeah Man

11st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made debut under rules (after just one run in a point) last October; seen mostly over fences and was in the process of showing improved form when he fell at the final fence in major C&D handicap (soft) seven weeks ago, outpaced from six out but rallying strongly up the straight and only 2l down on Victtorino when departing; should prove well suited by further in due course but only 2lb higher today and has a big shout barring mishaps.

11/2

0

12

4th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Yeah Man

10st 2lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made debut under rules (after just one run in a point) last October; runner-up once on heavy over hurdles and his good second of 12 in handicap chase at Down Royal (3m2f, yielding) in May when last seen is form which will surely be bettered this season; 4lb out of the handicap but one to note for Irish trainer who had three wins and two seconds from his five runners at Cheltenham last week.

11/1

5/1

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 34222-

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Still a maiden over fences after 11 starts but has done nothing wrong of late, touched off at Navan in January and good second in valuable novice handicap back there last time; has had a little break and goes on any ground.
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6th

9

25th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:25 Naas

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 10lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

held up in rear

10/1

5th

8

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 3

15:50 Doncaster

Galon De Vauzelle

10st 5lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Swapped usual cheekpieces for first-time blinkers and got off the mark over fences at 17th attempt, at Leopardstown (2m5f, soft) last month; 2lb out of the weights here but today's trip-and-ground combination will also suit; a possible.

7/1

1st

11

29th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 70y

12:00 Leopardstown

Galon De Vauzelle

11st 2lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: P J Rothwell

Third behind Seddon in this last year, 2l behind runner-up Archies Charm; runner-up four times this year, going closest when losing out by a short had to Temptationtomilan at Navan in February; pulled up on last two starts, questions to answer in first-time blinkers.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: U3416-

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Didn't show much over fences last term but has improved lately over hurdles, winning at Wexford last month despite a poor round of jumping; he's now rated 15lb higher over hurdles so has to be of interest but it will all hinge on how he performs back over the larger obstacles; should love the trip.
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0

2

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 3f 200y

Class 2

11:45 Aintree

Hardy Bloke

11st 8lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

raced in fourth, lost touch from 10th, pulled up before 13th

10/1

4th

4

25th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Hardy Bloke

11st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Brian Ellison

in rear, not fluent 1st, in touch with leaders when mistake 7th, not fluent 9th, outpaced after 5 out, kept on but no impression

50/1

Form: 3235F-

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Pretty consistent at a modest level on both sides of the Irish Sea since going handicapping last summer; won over 3m (good to soft) at Bangor in October and placed at Hereford and Navan in January; likely to find a few too strong.
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0

6

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:42 Navan

Diegos Way

11st 7lb

J: E Walsh

T: Cian Collins

Only one win from 17 chase starts; 2-21 in points and placed seven times, but badly out of form during the autumn points campaign.

33/1

7th

7

30th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

14:30 Cartmel

Diegos Way

10st 11lb

J: Miss Alice Stevens

T: Cian Michael Collins

Irish raider; still 9lb higher than when winning at Bangor (3m, good to soft) in October; didn't run badly when fourth at Perth (3m, good to soft) this month and will be favoured by any rain but needs to up his game.

9/1

4th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Diegos Way

11st 7lb

J: Denis O’Regan

T: Cian Michael Collins

travelled strongly, held up in last 3rd, not fluent 1st, steady headway after 14th

8/1

Form: 3/35P-

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Formerly useful hurdler/chaser in Britain; been point-to-pointing and hunter-chasing for current yard and couple of okay runs early in the year; was up on the pace for long way before being pulled up (reportedly lame) in Ulster National in March.
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9th

3

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 0y

15:15 Navan

Welsh Saint

12st 0lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

midfield, badly hampered by faller and lost position 1st

50/1

13th

12

28th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 116y

15:45 Naas

Welsh Saint

10st 8lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

towards rear

50/1

Form: 05157-

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Gained third win over fences at Cork in January (2m4f) but has never raced beyond 2m6f so going into the unknown trip-wise; second runner for Philip Rothwell.
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0

9

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Weihnachts

11st 1lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

3-28 over fences; recorded his most recent success at Cork just over a year ago; has dropped in the ratings, but very disappointing when last of six in the same Cork event this year; blinkered for the first time; stable enjoying a fine season.

9/1

6th

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:07 Cork

Weihnachts

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: P J Rothwell

3-27 over fences; recorded his most recent success when 18-1 in this race last season; has dropped in the ratings, and is 3lb out of the handicap here; not a bad effort at Fairyhouse in November; moderate run at the same venue early last month; stable in form.

4/1

Form: 61U40- C

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 0lb

14 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Grand old boy won at a lower level over 2m4f here in January and ran above his mark over this trip when returning in March; long way out of the handicap so can't be recommended but will probably beat a few all the same.
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8th

13

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

10st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

held up in rear, some headway when not fluent 5 out

33/1

21th

24

30th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 130y

16:52 Naas

Wee Small Hours

10st 13lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

Veteran and inconsistent these days but it was a good run when fourth behind Longhouse Poet last time; not ruled out back over timber.

8/1

4th

8

17th Mar 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 2f 50y

15:50 Down Royal

Wee Small Hours

11st 0lb

J: Dillon Maxwell

T: M M Rice

towards rear, headway and in touch with leaders 12th, good jump to lead 13th, bad mistake and jockey lost irons 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

200/1

Form: /141F-

Last run: 205 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Point and maiden hurdle winner; won over 2m7f at Ballinrobe when cheekpieces were applied and still going okay on the front end when tipping up two out on handicap debut at Fairyhouse; likes good ground; has been off nearly seven months but good record when fresh.
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7th

5

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Whacker Clan

11st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Progressive horse last year; won narrowly at Tramore in August before following up gamely in a 3m1f handicap chase at Cheltenham in October; 11lb lower over hurdles but the big drop in trip is an obvious concern; looks the stable second string.

8/1

1st

12

28th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 2

14:25 Cheltenham

Whacker Clan

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Rallied gamely to make all at Tramore (2m5f, soft) in August and is now 2-6 over fences; could still have improvement to come but needs to take a good step forward here and Rachael Blackmore prefers Amirite.

14/1

1st

3

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

14:15 Tramore

Whacker Clan

11st 9lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

made all, faced challenge 2 out, ridden and wandered around approaching last, rallied and kept on well run-in, gamely

6/1

Form: /4/7P-

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 6lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Great record in the Ulster National at Downpatrick but last win came in that four years ago; well beaten in this last year and pulled up at Navan only outing since.
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4

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Amaulino

11st 6lb

J: Peter Smithers

T: R K Watson

midfield, pushed along and dropped to rear after 5 out, detached from 4 out

25/1

11

12th Feb 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:10 Navan

Amaulino

11st 4lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: R K Watson

towards rear, mistake 11th, soon reminders, ridden and no extra after 4 out, tired jump 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

Form: 30183-

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 4lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Winner at Fairyhouse in November and, after bursting next time, better form when third to decent novice there (extended 3m) last month; same mark here and goes on any ground; hasn't gone quite this far before.
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5

1st May 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 2f 50y

15:55 Down Royal

Hoke Colburn

11st 4lb

J: Ian Power

T: Brian M McMahon

disputed lead, raced in second from 3rd, jockey lost irons when bad mistake and lost position 6th, jockey dropped whip before 7th, pulled up before 8th

8/1

3rd

13

10th Apr 2023

Soft

3m 0f 130y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Hoke Colburn

10st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Won his fourth chase when comfortably winning over 2m7f here in November and reportedly burst a blood vessel next time; an 11yo now and has been off for 128 days; others preferred.

33/1

2

6th Mar 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 97y

16:35 Leopardstown

Hoke Colburn

12st 1lb

J: Mr E Mahon

T: Brian M McMahon

Won his fourth chase when comfortably winning over 2m7f at Fairyhouse in November but reportedly burst blood vessel when dropping out tamely at same venue following month; has had time off since and may just need this.

7/1

Form: U1250- D

Last run: 167 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Likeable stayer over hurdles and starts off in handicaps off 7lb lower mark in this sphere; lacks experience and a recent run; second runner for Gavin Cromwell.
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0

13

27th Jan 2024

Good

2m 7f 214y

Class 1

15:15 Doncaster

Hascoeur Clermont

10st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Lost his first eight chases but came good at Galway in October (heavy) and followed up in a competitive 3m1f handicap at Cheltenham (soft); should have been fine on the good ground at Ascot (3m) two days before Christmas but he dropped away up the straight; he's better than that.

18/1

9th

11

23rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Hascoeur Clermont

10st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Initially disappointing over fences but won at Galway (2m6f, heavy) and Cheltenham (3m1f, soft) last two outings; 9lb raise demands more from him (5lb claimer is recruited) but this 6yo probably has more to give.

7/1

1st

17

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 3

13:10 Cheltenham

Hascoeur Clermont

10st 6lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Initially disappointing over fences but just did enough to open account at Galway (2m6f, heavy) three weeks ago, his eighth attempt; needs to build on that performance but won't mind if the ground dries out.

14/1

Form: 12PP7-

Last run: 15 days

W: 10st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Placed over hurdles; winning start over fences at Cork (2m4f) and second to progressive type in 2m handicap at Clonmel before jumping let him down when stepped up in trip; well held over much shorter trip latest and hard to fancy at present.
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6th

12

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Joy Of Life

10st 3lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Totally out of form but confidence may have been restored by two runs in points; others still preferred; new headgear tried.

33/1

11th

5

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Joy Of Life

11st 11lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Pulled up in four of his last five starts and probably needs softer ground than what is likely here; fair mark if he does handle conditions but looks risky.

16/1

0

14

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Cork

Joy Of Life

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Placed over hurdles; made a winning start over fences in a 2m4f beginners' event at this venue in January; another good display when second in a 2m handicap at Clonmel at February; a long way below his best in four subsequent runs; may need this run to rebuild confidence.

25/1

Non-runners

Hascoeur Clermont

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €36.80
Straight Forecast €38.52
Tricast €214.64
Trifecta €343.90

Selections

RP Ratings (IRE):

Diegos Way

SPOTLIGHT:

Yeah Man

The Irish Sun:

Hascoeur Clermont

TOPSPEED:

Diegos Way

POSTDATA:

Diegos Way