September 23 / 16.30 Listowel

16.30

Yielding To Soft

Charlie Chute Memorial Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £26106.19
  • 2m 6f 0y
  • 10 runners
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Charlie Chute Memorial Handicap Chase

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.40
  • Place: £1.60

Form: 06-F21 D

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Second to Sharjah at Galway and two days later came out and won another beginners' chase to get off the mark at the tenth attempt over fences; went close off this mark in a 2m5f handicap at Leopardstown last season; respected.
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3rd

1

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 55y

14:20 Punchestown

Mars Harper

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield

12/1

5th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Mars Harper

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) last September; jumping was untidy when he ran down the field in a Cheltenham Festival handicap; 2-15 over fences, vulnerable to much less exposed types.

20/1

5th

3

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Mars Harper

11st 2lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Best chase form when winning a 2m6f Listowel handicap (yielding to soft) last September; jumping was untidy when he ran down the field in a Cheltenham Festival handicap; 2-15 over fences, vulnerable to much less exposed types.

20/1

20/1

  • Place: £3.40

Form: -45058 D

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.
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0

14

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

in touch with leaders, lost position and dropped to midfield before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

25/1

0

9

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Fairyhill Run

10st 5lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed and prominent after 3rd, led again 14th, headed and ridden after 3 out, weakened quickly before 2 out, pulled up approaching last

14/1

2nd

9

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Fairyhill Run

10st 10lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: John Patrick Ryan

Formerly smart but has looked out of touch for a while now and others are much safer.

20/1

7/1

  • Place: £5.10

Form: P5-F26 D BF

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
None too consistent as he reminded us when a disappointing favourite in Take All's handicap at Wexford, but he had that rival behind when runner-up at Punchestown the time before (2m5f, good to yielding); one to consider now returning from a break.
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4

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Birchdale

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Best form over 2m5f at Leopardstown where he won at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival and was a creditable third behind Brideswell Lad two months ago; ran out of steam in the closing stages of the La Touche at Punchestown ten days ago and was pulled up.

13/2

4

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Birchdale

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Best form over 2m5f at Leopardstown where he won at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival and was a creditable third behind Brideswell Lad two months ago; ran out of steam in the closing stages of the La Touche at Punchestown ten days ago and was pulled up.

13/2

3

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Birchdale

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: E Bolger

Best form over 2m5f at Leopardstown where he won at the 2022 Dublin Racing Festival and was a creditable third two months ago; beat the veteran course specialist Vital Island over 3m here last November; Enda Bolger has won this race 14 times as a trainer.

5/1

OUR TIP

Form: 4210P- D

Last run: 166 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Only 4lb higher than when winning an ultra-competitive 3m handicap at Leopardstown last December; well held in his two subsequent runs, latterly in the Irish National in April; hard to predict but too talented to dismiss lightly.
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3rd

23

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Real Steel

10st 10lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

towards rear, headway but still plenty to do home turn, ran on well from last, went third towards finish

20/1

5th

9

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 208y

Class 2

14:55 Cheltenham

Real Steel

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: E McNamara

Not the force of old in form terms but prevailing by a short head in a top 3m handicap chase at Leopardstown last Christmas was easily his biggest payday; ran creditably in a Grade 3 four weeks ago and has a chance even on that form, but this is his first run over hurdles since 2018.

16/1

6th

9

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:15 Limerick

Real Steel

10st 8lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

Won an ultra-competitive Paddy Power at Leopardstown last December; well held in Leopardstown Chase won by The Goffer, pulled up in Irish Grand National; beaten 20l in fourth behind Mars Harper at Listowel.

14/1

Form: 3-7313 C BF

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Is 3-15 as a chaser; under a big weight he was an excellent third over 3m1f at Kilbeggan last month (soft) and the winner landed the big chase here on Wednesday; fine over this shorter trip and has won here; solid.
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3rd

1

26th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 0y

11:40 Punchestown

Mica Malpic

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: E Bolger

held up in rear, headway and went fourth after 3 out, outpaced when nudged along after 2 out, kept on and went third towards finish, no match for first two

5/1

4th

1

22nd Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 3f 0y

16:50 Limerick

Mica Malpic

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Course winner stays much further but latest win was over this trip at Kilbeggan in August; followed that with fine third to subsequent Kerry National winner over 3m1f at same venue; below par latest and cheekpieces worn for all three wins are missing here; goes on soft but doesn't want it this heavy.

11/2

5th

7

23rd Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 6f 0y

16:30 Listowel

Mica Malpic

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: E Bolger

Is 3-15 as a chaser; under a big weight he was an excellent third over 3m1f at Kilbeggan last month (soft) and the winner landed the big chase here on Wednesday; fine over this shorter trip and has won here; solid.

3/1

Form: 2U-P51

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Can be frustrating but had one of his good days when winning over 2m4f at Wexford in July (good to yielding) where he jumped well out in front and held on gamely; 5lb rise is not beyond him if as good again, though that can't be taken for granted.
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6th

1

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 80y

16:50 Listowel

Take All

11st 12lb

J: Paddy Hanlon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

An infrequent winner; has been running well off his higher chase mark but that's more his game these days and, although a winner over hurdles, it's 18 months since last seen in this discipline.

12/1

8th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Take All

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 2-23 over fences but lots of places; a fine run at Cork after a break but was below that level at Ayr since and has to rebound.

8/1

8th

2

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Take All

11st 13lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: John Joseph Hanlon

Record of 2-23 over fences but lots of places; a fine run at Cork after a break but was below that level at Ayr since and has to rebound.

8/1

Form: 106-26 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Has an up and down profile over fences (1-8); chance on his best form but will need to run better than at Kilbeggan when behind Mica Malpic.
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7th

14

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 55y

14:20 Punchestown

Gateau De Miel

10st 2lb

J: Mike O’Connor

T: Henry De Bromhead

towards rear

14/1

Form: FB2F-0

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Won a couple of minor chases last season; has failed to complete in three of his last six starts but this is clearly easier than the Galway Plate last time for which he was 33-1; might just be vulnerable under his big weight.
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10th

15

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Upping The Anti

10st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

20/1

10th

15

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Upping The Anti

10st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield

20/1

5th

4

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Navan

Upping The Anti

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Had been struggling this winter but definite step back in the right direction at Naas last time when only beaten 2l; will relish the longer trip and he acts on this ground.

6/1

Form: 11-861 D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Exploited his way lower hurdle mark at Wexford three weeks ago (2m4f, yielding); has got himself high in the weights over fences and, 6lb above his last winning mark, he may struggle to contain some of these.
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1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Brideswell Lad

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Five-time winner over fences, including a Grade B contest over 3m1f at the 2023 Punchestown festival; won a Listed handicap chase at Leopardstown over an extended 2m5f in March; jumping was hit-and-miss when fifth in a competitive Punchestown festival chase over a shorter trip.

8/1

1st

2

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Brideswell Lad

11st 8lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Five-time winner over fences, including a Grade B contest over 3m1f at the 2023 Punchestown festival; won a Listed handicap chase at Leopardstown over an extended 2m5f in March; jumping was hit-and-miss when fifth in a competitive Punchestown festival chase over a shorter trip.

8/1

5th

11

1st May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 80y

18:00 Punchestown

Brideswell Lad

10st 10lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Five-time winner over fences, including a Grade B contest over 3m1f here last year; showed his well-being when landing a Listed handicap chase at Leopardstown in March; has a chance off a 6lb higher mark.

12/1

Form: 4063-0 D

Last run: 134 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Is 15lb lower than when a 17l fourth in this 12 months ago; mostly disappointing in the meantime, though did go close at Limerick on his penultimate run; others appeal more.
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10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Falco Blitz

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, headway 4 out, led going best 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

3/1

Non-runners

Mr Saxobeat, Junior Rattler

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Payout
Exacta €51.60
Straight Forecast €45.99
Tricast €754.07
Trifecta €754.60

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Mars Harper

TOPSPEED:

Gateau De Miel

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Mars Harper

POSTDATA:

Mars Harper

The Irish Sun:

Mars Harper