July 21 / 16.50 Killarney

16.50

Yielding

Lee Stand Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5482.3
  • 2m 7f 0y
  • 15 runners
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Lee Stand Handicap Chase

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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6/1 (Won)

  • Win: £2.30
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 2246-3

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Maiden over hurdles after 11 starts made a decent beginning to handicap chases on return to action when third at Limerick in May; 2lb higher today but with improvement likely from that should take high rank.
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4th

14

25th Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 0y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Gondor

10st 7lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

Maiden over hurdles after 11 runs but got off the mark over fences on fourth start in this sphere in a Killarney handicap last time; raised 9lb but still should have more to give.

6/1

1st

3

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Gondor

11st 11lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: C A Murphy

Maiden over hurdles after 11 starts made a decent beginning to handicap chases on return to action when third at Limerick in May; 2lb higher today but with improvement likely from that should take high rank.

6/1

3rd

4

25th May 2023

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Gondor

11st 9lb

J: Richard Condon

T: C A Murphy

Maiden after 11 hurdle runs but placed several times; soundly beaten in two chase starts last winter but this better ground suits and of interest on return; market could help.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £4.40

Form: 70-U2F

Last run: 42 days

W: 10st 1lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Veteran is 2-31 over fences; fine effort at Tramore two starts ago but failed to complete either side of that, though still had a chance at Clonmel latter occasion; not ruled out.
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11th

10

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 189y

17:10 Punchestown

Rudy Catrail

12st 3lb

J: Shauna Carroll

T: E Sheehy

.

66/1

0

9

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Rudy Catrail

11st 5lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, three most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, fell at Ballinrobe, unseated at Fairyhouse; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

8/1

0

4

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

13:03 Fairyhouse

Rudy Catrail

11st 6lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: E Sheehy

Front-running veteran who retains ability and enthusiasm; however, two most recent runs raise doubts; jumped poorly and dropped away tamely at Wexford, and fell at Ballinrobe last time; on the positive side, he was in good form during summer, notching a well-deserved 3m1f win at Roscommon and three seconds.

100/30

16/1

  • Place: £4.70

Form: 544-04

Last run: 41 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 102

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner is 0-15 over fences; didn't jump well over 2m4f here two starts ago but was better at Punchestown over 3m last time; 2lb lower but needs more.
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0

1

25th Sep 2023

Soft

2m 5f 63y

17:05 Roscommon

Norwigi

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

in touch with leaders, not fluent 1st, soon switched left, prominent 5th

7/2

5th

3

11th Sep 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 6f 111y

18:45 Galway

Norwigi

11st 8lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

in touch with leaders, bumped rival 3rd, not fluent last, soon weakened

11/4

1st

2

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

19:03 Killarney

Norwigi

12st 0lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: E Bolger

midfield, in touch with leaders when not fluent 6th

4/1

Form: 261-44

Last run: 12 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Has been in fine form over hurdles lately, winning at Tramore and placed twice since; hasn't run over fences since November but has a chance on her best runs in this sphere.
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10th

2

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 0y

14:00 Tramore

Early Arrival

11st 11lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James M Barcoe

1-19 over hurdles, 0-10 over fences; has been alternating between hurdling and chasing since course hurdles win in April; jumping has been untidy in two Punchestown outings lately.

14/1

13th

6

16th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 175y

15:45 Punchestown

Early Arrival

11st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James M Barcoe

prominent, not fluent 3rd, mistake and lost position 4th

25/1

Form: 96-P6P BF

Last run: 31 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner is 0-5 over fences and was pulled-up on his last two starts in this sphere so isn't easy to make a case for.
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0

2

6th Sep 2023

Good

2m 7f 63y

Class 5

17:14 Hexham

Battle Of Benburb

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Wexford winner in August 2022 and runner-up at Sedgefield the following month; unplaced in ten starts since (including over fences) and hopes probably pinned on cheekpieces offering a boost.

9/1

Form: 7U0-6P

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
First reserve; yet to score in 17 chase starts and was pulled-up at Tipperary last time, so questions.
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Verdict Starting price

6th

12

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 6f 16y

14:53 Thurles

Ennemi Public

10st 7lb

J: Mr D Doyle

T: Daniel John Howard

didn't always jump with fluency, soon pressed leader, lost second after 4 out, weakened before 2 out

33/1

8

30th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 5f 0y

13:25 Limerick

Ennemi Public

10st 13lb

J: Aidan Kelly

T: Daniel John Howard

Last four runs have been over fences and is now 0-19 in that sphere; 1-12 over hurdles, sole win obtained in a maiden at Tramore in 2020; in rear at Tramore last April on his most recent hurdles attempt.

20/1

4th

10

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 165y

20:00 Roscommon

Ennemi Public

10st 8lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

Yet to score in 18 runs over fences and was a long way behind Rudy Catrail at Killarney 18 days ago.

20/1

Form: 3P74-5

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Point' winner is a maiden after 16 rules starts but some decent chase efforts, including in a maiden hunter chase at Cork in April; needs her best.
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7th

6

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 165y

20:00 Roscommon

Loughaneala Og

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: W J Burke

Winning pointer who is 0-17 under rules and had plenty of chances over fences; well below her best last time and now tries cheekpieces.

25/1

7th

8

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Loughaneala Og

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: W J Burke

Point' winner is a maiden after 16 rules starts but some decent chase efforts, including in a maiden hunter chase at Cork in April; needs her best.

20/1

5th

11

4th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 175y

19:25 Tipperary

Loughaneala Og

11st 2lb

J: Mr Finian Maguire

T: W J Burke

Beaten almost 8l when fourth to Lar's Lass at Cork; has plenty of track experience, but placed in only of her 17 starts.

8/1

Form: 68-045

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner has run respectably in three novice chases, especially against some smart sorts last time; first-time for the tongue-tie/cheekpieces combination; a squeak on handicap debut.
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0

13

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Punters Poet

10st 12lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Dual hurdle winner but lacks chasing experience (0-4) and doesn't arrive here in much form.

50/1

11th

14

(10)

7th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 144y

19:25 Clonmel

Punters Poet

10st 9lb

J: Mr Alan O’Sullivan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

midfield

25/1

8th

8

23rd Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 141y

19:10 Sligo

Punters Poet

10st 11lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Eoin Christopher McCarthy

Last three runs have been over fences; no encouragement from a hurdles outing at Clonmel in May; over two years since his last win.

16/1

Form: 6-9943

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Sole chase win came over 2m3f at Downpatrick last August off a 5lb higher mark than today; best run since when a close third at Tipperary over this trip last time; should go well.
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0

8

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 7f 110y

17:20 Downpatrick

Shantou Sisu

11st 4lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Modest overall strike-rate and had a lot of luck go his way when winning by 15l at Sligo (3m2f, soft); still, clearly in decent form and a 5lb rise shouldn't be too damaging.

7/2

1st

8

27th Sep 2023

Yielding

3m 1f 182y

17:40 Sligo

Shantou Sisu

10st 13lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

Veteran with a modest strike rate (2-30 over hurdles, 1-18 over fences); still capable of the odd good performance, notably when a close-up third in a 2m7f handicap at Tipperary three starts ago.

7/1

4th

11

18th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 120y

17:00 Tramore

Shantou Sisu

11st 2lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W J Lanigan

midfield, in touch with leaders after 3 out, hampered after 3 out, no impression from 2 out

25/1

Form: -8PU3P D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Sole win over fences came off this mark at Ballinrobe last September; however, form lately has been mostly modest.
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0

13

8th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

17:12 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 13lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

held up in rear, mistake 7th

33/1

9th

12

23rd Aug 2023

Good

3m 1f 98y

19:40 Sligo

Chief Seattle

10st 2lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year but out of form of late, faller over fences the last twice; hard to be confident in.

16/1

0

10

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Chief Seattle

10st 4lb

J: Tom Kelly

T: John Patrick Ryan

Won over hurdles and fences at Ballinrobe last year; poor lately; blinkers tried but others preferred.

25/1

Form: 2/0/3- D

Last run: 349 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Has had only one run in two years, a decent third in a handicap chase at Kilbeggan last August; will have to be tuned up on return for a new yard.
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0

7

12th Aug 2023

Good

3m 0f 100y

19:25 Kilbeggan

Napoleon Blue

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: R P Burns

Maiden over fences but has run well in defeat at this track over hurdles and fences; however, was tailed-off on return at Killarney last time.

28/1

11th

2

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Napoleon Blue

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: R P Burns

Has had only one run in two years, a decent third in a handicap chase at Kilbeggan last August; will have to be tuned up on return for a new yard.

14/1

Form: 0P5-P3

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner was a close second on chasing debut at Thurles (2m) in February and wasn't far off that level when third at Tipperary (2m4f) last time; a player if staying this trip.
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Verdict Starting price

8th

8

15th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 82y

16:05 Clonmel

Chainofconsequence

10st 11lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Off the mark chasing in 2m2f Limerick handicap at Christmas before decent C&D third off today's mark; reported coughing after below-par Fairyhouse effort on latest so could well bounce back here.

11/2

9th

10

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Chainofconsequence

10st 6lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

Remote sixth in a Thurles event in which Battle Of Ridgeway was second in the middle of last month, restored to form when winning in good style from Teescomponentsyess at Limerick; trainer attributed the improvement to the fitting of blinkers; fair third behind the progressive Money Heist off his new mark at Clonmel.

4/1

3rd

5

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Chainofconsequence

11st 4lb

J: Mr A P Ryan

T: Michael J McDonagh

didn't always jump with fluency, pressed leader, disputed lead after 5th, led clearly before 4 out, headed and lost second before 2 out, no extra before last, no match for first two

5/1

Form: 39-274

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner is consistent enough in that sphere but was beaten a long way at Tramore on his last chasing start; however, top rider takes over today and not ruled out on second handicap chase start.
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9th

1

21st Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 100y

15:20 Limerick

Kingston Kid

12st 0lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Sole win came in a 2m5f Tramore handicap almost two years ago; several decent hurdle runs this year but was below form over fences last time; blinkers replace cheekpieces; a squeak.

12/1

6th

10

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

17:05 Listowel

Kingston Kid

10st 12lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Eugene M O’Sullivan

Quite consistent over hurdles but has yet to entirely convince as a chaser (0-7; no places) and probably best to turn elsewhere.

10/1

Form: 55-856

Last run: 48 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Won a Thurles handicap chase over 2m6f in February; some decent runs in defeat since, though not at Tramore last time; tongue-tie tried.
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0

9

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

O Mio Babbino

11st 1lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Patrick Cronin

Won a Thurles handicap chase over 2m6f in February; some decent runs in defeat since, though not at Tramore last time; tongue-tie tried.

14/1

6th

3

3rd Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 50y

18:00 Tramore

O Mio Babbino

11st 11lb

J: Mr C J Shine

T: Patrick Cronin

Gained first win under Rules at Thurles in February and fairly consistent over fences since; drying ground will suit and may have another race in her from this sort of mark.

4/1

5th

3

25th May 2023

Good

2m 3f 160y

19:00 Limerick

O Mio Babbino

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Patrick Cronin

towards rear early, in touch with leaders after 7th, ridden after 3 out, went third before 2 out, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened

12/1

Form: P-5096

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Record of 1-23 over hurdles; never involved on chasing debut at Tipperary last time over approx' 2m4f and needs to improve plenty on that.
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0

13

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:50 Killarney

Westernerona

10st 7lb

J: P J O’Hanlon

T: Garrett James Power

Record of 1-23 over hurdles; never involved on chasing debut at Tipperary last time over approx' 2m4f and needs to improve plenty on that.

20/1

6th

13

4th Jul 2023

Good To Yielding

2m 3f 114y

16:35 Tipperary

Westernerona

10st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Garrett James Power

Regressive over hurdles in the last year and makes belated chasing debut; has to find a spark again to get involved.

20/1

9th

8

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Westernerona

11st 7lb

J: Mr P J Cody

T: Garrett James Power

in touch with leaders, not fluent 2nd

8/1

Non-runners

Rebel Waltz, Jakes Dream, Agirlcalledchloe

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €52.70
Straight Forecast €60.48
Tricast €757.23
Trifecta €643.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gondor

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Rudy Catrail

POSTDATA:

Shantou Sisu

The Irish Sun:

Gondor