October 06 / 16.45 Downpatrick

16.45

Yielding To Soft

C Russell Auto Sales Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5743.36
  • 2m 3f 55y
  • 12 runners
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C Russell Auto Sales Beginners Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £6.30
  • Place: £2.10

Form: -50822

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner for Colin Bowe but ordinary hurdles form and has found one too good on both recent attempts in beginners chases (soft); here over 2m2f and behind a ready winner over 2m5f at Sligo when clear of the remainder; half-sister to smart chaser Scarlet And Dove now fitted with cheekpieces and may not have to improve a whole lot to play a major role.
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9th

8

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:40 Naas

Jenny Flex

11st 0lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders halfway

8/1

3rd

6

26th Oct 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 156y

16:55 Clonmel

Jenny Flex

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, mistake 8th

11/4

1st

12

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Jenny Flex

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield early, prominent before 2nd, went second before 3rd, led narrowly 4th, jumped slightly left going best 2 out, soon clear, reduced lead towards finish, always doing enough

9/2

14/1

  • Place: £6.60

Form: -36PUP

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Initial promise over hurdles but has failed to complete in his last three starts; chasing debut and appears the lesser-fancied of the Elliott pair.
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5

2nd Feb 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

15:25 Southwell

Zettabyte

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Henrietta C Knight

Second on chase debut in October (2m3f, soft) but finished 0-9 for Gordon Elliott, not always having much luck; heavy defeat at 50-1 three weeks ago on first run for new yard; usual cheekpieces are restored; bit to prove.

16/1

9th

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 179y

Class 4

13:30 Wincanton

Zettabyte

11st 6lb

J: James Bowen

T: Henrietta C Knight

Has left Gordon Elliott with a 0-7 record over hurdles (placed once) and 0-2 over fences, not always having much luck; second on chase debut in October (2m3f, soft) and it was 3m on heavy ground when he pulled up in November latest; cheekpieces on last six starts but not today; Henrietta Knight's first runner since 2012 and of some interest judged on those two placings.

9/1

0

9

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 107y

12:28 Fairyhouse

Zettabyte

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Initial promise over hurdles but failed to complete in his last three starts before an encouraging chase debut behind shorter-priced stablemate Jenny Flex at Downpatrick a month ago.

5/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 0-2475

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Pick of hurdles form when runner-up (possibly flattered) in Down Royal conditions event in May (3m, yielding); has struggled in handicaps off revised mark and now switches to fences.
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3rd

10

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cocoplum

11st 5lb

J: A P Heskin

T: C A McBratney

Pick of hurdles form when runner-up (possibly flattered) in Down Royal conditions event in May (3m, yielding); has struggled in handicaps off revised mark and now switches to fences.

14/1

5th

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

19:05 Down Royal

Cocoplum

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: C A McBratney

Now 0-10 hurdling, career-best when C&D second in conditions event in May (yielding); well held in Wexford handicaps since however.

14/1

7th

6

21st Jun 2023

Good

3m 0f 110y

19:58 Wexford

Cocoplum

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: C A McBratney

0-12 but she's been running well in defeat of late; however, work to do to turn the form around with Gotthenod who was ahead of her last time.

8/1

100/30

Form: 43-723

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair level of form in maiden hurdles including at Navan last month; respected on chase debut.
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No Results Found

Form: -8F922 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Won his maiden hurdle here and good second in handicaps last two starts; 0-6 chasing and has failed to complete on 50% of those including still every chance when last-fence faller at Perth in June.
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5th

2

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Gladiatorial

11st 12lb

J: Mr D McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

Won his maiden hurdle here and good second in handicaps last two starts; 0-6 chasing and has failed to complete on 50% of those including still every chance when last-fence faller at Perth in June.

5/1

2nd

3

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 1f 165y

14:50 Downpatrick

Gladiatorial

11st 11lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

in touch with leaders, prominent before 4 out, went second before 3 out, led after 2 out, soon joined, ridden and headed but rallied run-in, just held

7/1

2nd

5

28th Aug 2023

Good

2m 5f 160y

15:50 Downpatrick

Gladiatorial

11st 8lb

J: Mr O McGill

T: Noel C Kelly

towards rear, headway when raced wide before 3 out

10/1

Form: 25560-

Last run: 253 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a bumper at last year's Listowel festival but hurdles form not good enough to suggest a major chance on chase debut and first run since January.
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7th

6

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 66y

12:55 Thurles

Song For My Father

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Ross O’Sullivan

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent early, in touch with leaders when mistake 4 out, weakened before 3 out

14/1

6th

6

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Song For My Father

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Ross O’Sullivan

Placed in a bumper at last year's Listowel festival but hurdles form not good enough to suggest a major chance on chase debut and first run since January.

14/1

OUR TIP

Form: 9/9-P6

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Flat winner whose opening two runs over fences have been poor; can only be watched for now.
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6th

10

(13)

22nd Dec 2023

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Just For Yuse

9st 0lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Paul Stafford

soon led, headed and pressed leader after 2f

50/1

6th

7

28th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 5f 100y

15:00 Tramore

Just For Yuse

11st 6lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Paul Stafford

Flat winner in Britain at three; four runs over fences provide no encouragement; made a series of mistakes when tailed off at Thurles in his first handicap.

33/1

11th

12

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 2f 66y

13:30 Thurles

Just For Yuse

10st 9lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: Paul Stafford

towards rear early, mistake 1st, detached when not fluent 6th, mistake 4 out, tailed off when mistake last

25/1

Form: 0/50P-

Last run: 203 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Shown very little so far and hard to recommend on chase debut returning from seven months' absence for new yard.
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0

2

7th Nov 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

11:53 Fairyhouse

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Modest hurdler who finished a remote eighth on his switch to chasing at Downpatrick; outclassed.

100/1

8th

1

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Cross Court

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Shown very little so far and hard to recommend on chase debut returning from seven months' absence for new yard.

20/1

Form: U8834

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner unseated in hunter-chase here in May before sent hurdling, showing promise in maidens; not one to rule out back chasing but clearly needs to jump better.
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9th

4

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Nevermindestranger

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

Point-to-point winner unseated in hunter-chase here in May before sent hurdling, showing promise in maidens; not one to rule out back chasing but clearly needs to jump better.

12/1

4th

6

18th Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 0y

14:45 Listowel

Nevermindestranger

11st 8lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

pressed leader

12/1

Form: P-5PP0

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner for Gordon Elliott in 2020 but 0-8 hurdling and recent handicap form poor; flat-bred now tries chasing.
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0

7

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Talk Of The Town

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: E Sheehy

Bumper winner for Gordon Elliott in 2020 but 0-8 hurdling and recent handicap form poor; flat-bred now tries chasing.

25/1

11th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 4f 100y

17:20 Wexford

Talk Of The Town

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: E Sheehy

Bumper winner for Gordon Elliott in 2020; ran okay in a Punchestown maiden hurdle in May but precious little to recommend other than that in recent times.

50/1

0

6

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Talk Of The Town

11st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: E Sheehy

prominent, led after 3rd, headed after 4 out, weakened quickly before 3 out

25/1

Form: -24F00 C

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
All three hurdles have been here and good C&D chase debut in May after a long absence; faller three out at Tipperary subsequently and poor efforts back hurdling last twice; bit to prove now.
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0

3

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

14:25 Sligo

Ask The Leader

11st 10lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: D M Christie

All three hurdles wins have been at Downpatrick; has been struggling, including over hurdles, since pleasing chase debut at that venue in May.

20/1

0

9

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Ask The Leader

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

All three hurdles have been here and good C&D chase debut in May after a long absence; faller three out at Tipperary subsequently and poor efforts back hurdling last twice; bit to prove now.

10/1

10th

4

14th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 168y

20:20 Ballinrobe

Ask The Leader

11st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: D M Christie

Goes well at Downpatrick and yet she was tailed off there last time; even if back on song she's probably a better mare over shorter trips.

20/1

Form: -22R26 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner here and runner-up in a couple of maiden hurdles; below best in 2m6f novice here last month, having previously finished second in Tramore beginners chase; blinkers replace cheekpieces worn the last twice and big chance on that Tramore form.
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0

11

6th Oct 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 55y

16:45 Downpatrick

Howaya C D And E

11st 5lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gerard Keane

Bumper winner here and runner-up in a couple of maiden hurdles; below best in 2m6f novice here last month, having previously finished second in Tramore beginners chase; blinkers replace cheekpieces worn the last twice and big chance on that Tramore form.

4/1

6th

6

15th Sep 2023

Good

2m 5f 110y

16:00 Downpatrick

Howaya C D And E

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gerard Keane

Bumper winner here and C&D maiden second in July probably her best effort so far over hurdles; runner-up recently over fences; refused to race here on penultimate start but otherwise solid.

7/1

2nd

5

20th Aug 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 150y

13:45 Tramore

Howaya C D And E

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gerard Keane

Bumper winner with placed form over hurdles; fell early on chase debut last October and didn't want to know when refusing to take part in a handicap hurdle at Down Royal last week, though was favourite for that; ability is there to have a say should she take part.

7/1

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Payout
Exacta €109.10
Straight Forecast €101.29
Trifecta €2143.80

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Gladiatorial

SPOTLIGHT:

Howaya C D And E

The Irish Sun:

Silver King

POSTDATA:

Gladiatorial