September 22 / 15.50 Listowel

15.50

Yielding To Soft

Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £6526.55
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.80
  • Place: £2.80

Form: 76-911

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Worrying that he ran so moderately on his only previous chase start (at Downpatrick in May) but he's undeniably well handicapped off 95 after winning two handicap hurdles since then off 102 (2m/2m1f); has a bit to prove over this far but a danger to all if finding some rhythm.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Cave Court

12st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

raced wide, midfield

7/1

10th

1

19th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 91y

19:37 Ballinrobe

Cave Court

12st 4lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

raced wide, midfield, weakened approaching last

7/1

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Cave Court

10st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Noel C Kelly

Ran up a four-timer over hurdles and fences last August/September; runner-up to subsequent scorer Clonmeen in a handicap chase at Down Royal in November; potentially well treated relative to chase form, brought down at the fourth at Down Royal.

10/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: -2842P BF

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Gave it a good go from the front when a clear second at Tipperary (2m3f, good to yielding) only to then run no race at Tramore; has won just once in 36 career starts.
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No / Draw
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Likable Chancer

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

soon disputed lead, led before 1st, joined towards near side 2 out, headed approaching last, no chance with winner run-in

10/1

2nd

23

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Likable Chancer

10st 13lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Daniel John Howard

soon disputed lead, led before 1st, joined towards near side 2 out, headed approaching last, no chance with winner run-in

10/1

3rd

14

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

17:08 Cork

Likable Chancer

10st 10lb

J: Mr E P O’Brien

T: Daniel John Howard

raced wide, soon led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 9th, joined after 10th, headed when switched right and ridden before 3 out, no extra run-in

6/1

25/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: F24-83

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict
Only fifth in this 12 months ago but this is a track he runs well and it was his second run back from a lengthy break when third in a handicap chase at Killarney (2m5f, soft); has claims.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

7

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Cahirdown Boy

11st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Only fifth in this 12 months ago but this is a track he runs well and it was his second run back from a lengthy break when third in a handicap chase at Killarney (2m5f, soft); has claims.

25/1

3rd

4

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

19:03 Killarney

Cahirdown Boy

11st 9lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Should strip fitter with the benefit of a hurdles run at Killarney five weeks ago; 0-9 over fences, others appeal more.

12/1

8th

12

21st Jul 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Cahirdown Boy

10st 0lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Running well in defeat when last seen but has a poor record fresh and he's 2lb wrong here.

25/1

Form: 46-593 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 101

Form & Verdict
Winning pointer; 6lb higher than when third in a Sligo handicap hurdle last time but having only his fourth run over fences and his first handicap; needs respecting.
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No / Draw
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0

5

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; fair fourth on handicap chase debut at Listowel in September; not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney in October; took full advantage of return to beginners' company when winning easily at Tramore; should remain competitive despite 6lb rise.

4/1

1st

16

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

14:30 Tramore

Leish Oscars Son

11st 12lb

T: Gavin Cromwell

Point winner; not disgraced in handicap chases this term, though not at his best when an unplaced favourite over 2m7f at Killarney; reserve.

Form: 0U6-72 C

Last run: 7 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Last success came in a handicap hurdle at this fixture two years ago; has got herself well handicapped for a reason but it was a big step in the right direction when second in a handicap chase last week at Ballinrobe (2m7f, yielding); respected should conditions dry out.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

18:45 Clonmel

Kilashee

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

unseated rider on way to start, soon raced in second, lost second but prominent from 8th, lost position before 10th, weakened 3 out

9/2

5th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 0y

18:45 Clonmel

Kilashee

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

unseated rider on way to start, soon raced in second, lost second but prominent from 8th, lost position before 10th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when mistake and pecked on landing last

9/2

Form: 470235 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Won a beginners' chase in June; some good runs over hurdles and fences in the meantime, latterly finishing behind Pepperocco and Midnight It Is in this discipline at Wexford; can jump better than he did that day as well.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

7

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:10 Punchestown

Rebel Waltz

11st 9lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: T J Nagle Jr

pressed leader, led from 2nd

9/1

6th

9

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Rebel Waltz

11st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: T J Nagle Jr

Won a beginners' chase in June; some good runs over hurdles and fences in the meantime, latterly finishing behind Pepperocco and Midnight It Is in this discipline at Wexford; can jump better than he did that day as well.

10/1

5th

8

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 3f 140y

18:55 Wexford

Rebel Waltz

11st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: T J Nagle Jr

prominent early, in touch with leaders when not fluent 6th, prominent when jumped slightly left and bumped rival 2 out, not fluent last, no extra run-in

13/2

Form: 0/5873

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Rated 16lb higher over hurdles and again hinted that he can win races off this chase mark when third at Wexford (2m3f; 2l behind Pepperocco); hard to discount.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

27th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 65y

13:05 Fairyhouse

Midnight It Is

11st 8lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

travelled strongly, pressed leader and briefly disputed lead, led before 6th, switched left 2 out, faced challenges before last, ridden and stayed on after last

6/1

5th

11

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:12 Naas

Midnight It Is

10st 8lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Well supported when winning over 2m on heavy at Clonmel in October; has run creditably twice since (over 2m2f-2m4f) and may do better at this trip; Conor Stone-Walsh claims a useful 5lb.

9/1

Form: 9244-P

Last run: 141 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict
Maiden under rules but a dual point winner and he was beaten under 10l in a 3m Grade 3 chase at Limerick last season; well handicapped on that form but the chances are it grossly flatters him; last seen pulling up in a beginners' chase (burst blood vessel).
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

23rd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 100y

16:33 Navan

Clonmeen

11st 8lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

Point winner; off the mark under rules in 3m Down Royal handicap chase in November; backed that up off 9lb higher when beating the in-form Kings Halo in a 3m contest at Punchestown on New Year's Eve; got another 9lb for that and no match for the first two in a 3m3f Punchestown event last time.

13/2

3rd

12

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Clonmeen

10st 5lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

held up in rear

10/1

1st

2

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

13:15 Punchestown

Clonmeen

11st 4lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: William P Murphy

took keen hold, in rear, in touch with leaders before 10th

5/2

Form: 5-P3P8

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Some promise over fences but has performed poorly the last twice with and without headgear; risky.
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Verdict Starting price

16th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Chainofconsequence

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

In good form over fences earlier this season but tailed off last three starts; needs to bounce back from same hurdle mark here.

40/1

16th

20

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 2f 180y

16:15 Naas

Chainofconsequence

11st 5lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

In good form over fences earlier this season but tailed off last three starts; needs to bounce back from same hurdle mark here.

40/1

9th

11

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 74y

15:05 Thurles

Chainofconsequence

11st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, went third after 2nd

10/1

Form: 0-0776 D

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Pulled up in this last year when one of the favourites; last season went better than this one is going and it's hard to be confident on the back of his recent efforts.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

20/1

Form: 1/29-0

Last run: 42 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Three hurdle wins in France but sole success in Ireland came in a point earlier this year; well beaten in the big hunter chase at Cheltenham in March and again in his first handicap at Wexford last time; bit to prove now.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

1

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Le Malin

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: S McParlan

Three-time hurdle winner in France a few years ago and a point winner for current connections last February; badly out of form in handicap chases when last seen last August-October, though, and needs subsequent break to have done him good.

20/1

8th

5

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 60y

16:45 Punchestown

Le Malin

12st 0lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: S McParlan

held up in rear

16/1

11th

2

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

Le Malin

12st 0lb

J: Mr N McParlan

T: S McParlan

Three hurdle wins in France but sole success in Ireland came in a point earlier this year; well beaten in the big hunter chase at Cheltenham in March and again in his first handicap at Wexford last time; bit to prove now.

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: 07-242 D

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict
Has finished runner-up in his last two handicap hurdles and returns to fences off the same mark as last time; has steered clear of fences since his beginners' win in early 2022 but can be given a chance.
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2nd

4

24th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 120y

16:05 Limerick

Dancing Jeremy

10st 13lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

led, reduced lead halfway, faced challenge from last, edged left run-in, headed final strides

5/2

1st

8

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

Dancing Jeremy

10st 3lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

soon prominent behind clear leaders, headway towards near side to lead and went clear before last, ridden briefly and went further clear run-in, pushed out

16/1

3rd

3

24th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 50y

13:00 Fairyhouse

Dancing Jeremy

11st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: James Andrew Fahey

soon led, not fluent 4 out, faced challenges when not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, mistake and weakened last

9/2

Form: P46-57

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Failed to win for Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins; tailed off in two beginners' chases for this yard and goes handicapping with much to prove.
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0

10

22nd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:50 Listowel

I Am Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Failed to win for Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins; tailed off in two beginners' chases for this yard and goes handicapping with much to prove.

50/1

7th

2

28th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

19:35 Ballinrobe

I Am Rocco

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Brian M McMahon

towards rear

20/1

5th

3

3rd Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 111y

14:10 Galway

I Am Rocco

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Brian M McMahon

Modest bumper form for Nicky Henderson and not much better over hurdles for Willie Mullins; debuts for Brian McMahon here but looks out of his depth on his chase debut.

50/1

Form: -04588 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 10st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner but lacks chasing experience (0-4) and doesn't arrive here in much form.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Non-runners

A Mere Bagatelle, Pepperocco, Neptunus Equester

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €74.30
Straight Forecast €63.70
Tricast €720.91
Trifecta €1009.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Leish Oscars Son

POSTDATA:

Midnight It Is

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Cahirdown Boy

TOPSPEED:

Rebel Waltz

The Irish Sun:

Leish Oscars Son