July 07 / 19.23 Wexford

19.23

Good

Molloy Metals Wexford GAA Raceday Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £11486.73
  • 2m 3f 170y
  • 8 runners
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Molloy Metals Wexford GAA Raceday Handicap Chase

Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £10.10
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 72U-P5 C

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Probably should have won a few more races than he has but sole chase win was here and twice went close off higher marks last season; held by Birchdale on last month's Punchestown fifth but at least that got him back on track after couple of non-completions.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

4

28th Dec 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 3f 100y

14:40 Limerick

Take All

11st 9lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

led, soon clear, reduced lead halfway, slow jump 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon weakened

25/1

6th

4

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Cork

Take All

11st 7lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: John Joseph Hanlon

prominent, led before 2nd

8/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: /330-4 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Best days are probably behind this veteran who won point in April and was remote fourth (just ahead of Champagne Gold) over 3m at Roscommon last month.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

14th

14

4th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:00 Galway

Snugsborough Hall

10st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Liam P Cusack

Best days are presumably behind him at the age of 12 but he won a point-to-point in April and was competitive in a recent Wexford handicap; stayed on for second in a 2m4f contest with less depth than this event.

20/1

2nd

7

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

19:23 Wexford

Snugsborough Hall

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Liam P Cusack

midfield, headway from 3 out, pushed along and went third 2 out, went second last, ridden and ran on well final 110yds, just held

12/1

4th

7

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 52y

17:13 Roscommon

Snugsborough Hall

10st 13lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Liam P Cusack

It's been two years since his last success under rules but he looked on good terms with himself when winning his latest point and was only beaten 2l in this 12 months ago off 5lb higher; not ruled out.

20/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.10

Form: 40958- D

Last run: 70 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Galway festival winner over hurdles last year and winning chase debut at same track in September; hasn't done a lot in either discipline since but you wouldn't rule out a revival as we move into mid-summer.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Sit Down Lucy

10st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

in touch with leaders, mistake 5th, mistake and lost ground 9th

16/1

7th

7

11th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 190y

13:45 Down Royal

Sit Down Lucy

10st 9lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Peter Fahey

Three-time winner over jumps but has struggled to find her best form over hurdles or fences since the spring; others preferred.

20/1

6th

4

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Sit Down Lucy

11st 11lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Peter Fahey

Won big pot over hurdles at last year's Galway festival and made winning start over fences at same track; not competitive in good company next few chase starts but creditable third in Wexford handicap in July and not done with when departing two out at Killarney; trip fine but would prefer better grouund.

7/1

Form: 13U-96

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced 9yo made winning chase debut at Limerick in March and placed off this mark in first handicap at Cork; reverts to fences after a couple of spins over hurdles and cheekpieces an interesting addition.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

0

12

9th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 100y

14:17 Navan

All Those Years

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: C Byrnes

didn't always jump with fluency, in rear

6/1

0

3

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

All Those Years

11st 11lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C Byrnes

Bumper/hurdles winner is lightly raced for his age; off the mark over fences here in March; held when completing in handicaps and that looked likely to be the case again when falling three out at Killarney, but handles heavy and you'd be slow to rule him out.

6/1

0

5

26th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

17:25 Killarney

All Those Years

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C Byrnes

held up in rear, some headway 4 out, keeping on when fell 3 out

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11720- C

Last run: 69 days

W: 11st 12lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict
Has never threatened to scale the heights he did as a hurdler in this sphere where he is 1-10; second under this impost over C&D in March but this is a deeper race; well held at Punchestown festival latest.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

1

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

16:25 Tramore

Darver Star

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bounced back to form when runner-up at Wexford in March but struggled twice since; not easy to predict and probably needs a career best chase effort to land this off joint-topweight.

6/1

5th

1

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

19:23 Wexford

Darver Star

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

prominent, soon raced in second, pushed along and weakened quickly before 2 out

7/2

1

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

14:50 Punchestown

Darver Star

11st 13lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: Gavin Cromwell

10-time winner, just one over fences and has been hit and miss in this sphere; decent second in a handicap chase at Wexford followed by a sub-standard effort in a 3m handicap at the festival here; best horse in the race and has a chance but just that bit vulnerable these days.

5/1

11/4

Form: PP5-F2 D BF

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Won valuable 2m5f Leopardstown handicap at last year's Dublin Racing Festival and fine fourth in this year's renewal; was in contention when departing two out in Killarney and solid second at Punchestown last time; good chance.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Birchdale

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, headway 8th

5/1

24

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Birchdale

10st 0lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: E Bolger

towards rear, not fluent when bumped and unseated 1st

20/1

1st

3

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Birchdale

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

prominent, headway and pressed leader 4 out, led going best before last, ridden briefly and ran on after last, comfortably

6/1

Form: 210-07 CD

Last run: 27 days

W: 10st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Third runner in the green and gold was C&D winner two years ago and scored at Thurles in December; well held both starts since returning from over five months off and this level of competition may be beyond him; 1lb wrong.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 146y

15:05 Punchestown

Filon Doudairies

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

Thurles winner last season but regressive this campaign; reduced mark but remains hard to fancy.

9/1

13th

3

14th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

12:00 Naas

Filon Doudairies

11st 11lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

soon midfield, badly hampered by faller and dropped to rear 5 out, not recover

16/1

10th

6

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Filon Doudairies

11st 9lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: J P Broderick

Beaten a long way out when pulled up over C&D last time but he won this race last year from 7lb higher; not easy to make a case for on recent form but first-time cheekpieces may help spark a revival.

5/1

Form: 32P5-5 CD

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Only chase win in eight starts was over C&D last summer; fair fifth in Punchestown festival handicap but beaten 20l at Roscommon last month; last two starts over 3m, now drops back in trip with blinkers tried.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

2

7th Jul 2023

Good

2m 3f 170y

19:23 Wexford

Champagne Gold

11st 3lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent, mistake and lost ground 3rd, pushed along towards rear after 4th, not fluent and reminders 7th, detached 5 out

7/2

5th

4

12th Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 52y

17:13 Roscommon

Champagne Gold

11st 6lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only chase success came in a 2m4f beginners' event at Wexford last July but this represents a welcome drop in class from competitive handicaps at the Cheltenham and Punchestown festivals; seemed to stay the 3m okay last time.

13/2

5th

8

29th Apr 2023

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 0y

16:25 Punchestown

Champagne Gold

10st 11lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

Only chase success came in a 2m4f beginners' event at Wexford last July; fair second in a small-field handicap at Cheltenham last October; badly hampered at the first in the Magners Plate, so should not be judged too harshly on that.

10/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €100.40
Straight Forecast €77.69
Tricast €458.75
Trifecta €1268.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Birchdale

POSTDATA:

Take All

TOPSPEED:

Champagne Gold

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Filon D'oudairies

The Irish Sun:

Birchdale