November 05 / 15.15 Cork

15.15

Soft

Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 3m 4f 0y
  • 14 runners
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Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

11/1 (Won)

  • Win: £11.30
  • Place: £3.00

Form: 322-60 C

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 2lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Enjoyed a fine spell of form last winter continuing into the spring when going close in a valuable 3m7f handicap at the Punchestown festival, 2 1/2l in front of today's rival History Of Fashion; should be nearing peak form after two handicap hurdle runs.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Sir Bob

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

raced wide

6/1

7

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Sir Bob

11st 2lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

raced wide

6/1

1st

7

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Sir Bob

10st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

bumped rival start, soon pressed leader, lost second but prominent 5th, went second again before 7th

16/1

8/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 16/622 BF

Last run: 46 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in staying handicap hurdles since unplaced in a handicap chase at Kilbeggan in June (may have needed that after a lengthy absence); won a 3m handicap chase in testing conditions at Navan in March 2022; fair chance of getting the trip; 3lb out of the handicap.
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Verdict Starting price

0

12

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Call The Tune

10st 5lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, headway 3 out, in touch with leaders 2 out, no extra when pulled up approaching last

4/1

2nd

14

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Call The Tune

10st 0lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, pecked on landing 2nd, towards rear of midfield with one circuit to go, in touch with leaders after 5 out, disputed lead going easily after 3 out, led clearly after 2 out, not fluent and hampered rival last, soon ridden, headed final stride

8/1

2nd

10

20th Sep 2023

Good

3m 0f 0y

15:15 Listowel

Call The Tune

10st 10lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Lightly-raced; won over fences last year on testing ground and ran a cracker in a Galway handicap hurdle last time over this trip; go very well off 4lb higher and soft ground will suit; cheekpieces off.

4/1

10/1

  • Place: £3.70

Form: 6-0713

Last run: 26 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Won seven consecutive races in 2021, switching between hurdles and fences to superb effect; notched his first win since then in a handicap chase at Galway in September; kept ticking over with a placed effort over hurdles at Punchestown last month; probably best on good or yielding ground, but handles soft.
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Verdict Starting price

0

16

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Glenquin Castle

10st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Martin Brassil

towards rear of midfield, slow jump towards rear 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1

3rd

12

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Glenquin Castle

10st 0lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Martin Brassil

towards rear of midfield, not fluent 11th, in touch with leaders with one circuit to go, prominent 3 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out

10/1

3rd

6

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 7f 0y

16:45 Punchestown

Glenquin Castle

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Martin Brassil

midfield, mistake 2nd

9/2

Form: 622794 C

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Six wins in a busy 64-race career; unsuccessful in ten attempts beyond 2m6f, nor has he won on ground any worse than yielding; moderate fourth in a recent 3m hurdle at Clonmel; too many negatives.
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Verdict Starting price

11th

11

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

The Little Yank

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

9yo with high mileage and losing run was extended when well beaten over fences at Killarney five days ago; others appeal more.

14/1

11th

11

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

The Little Yank

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

always behind

14/1

7th

15

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

The Little Yank

10st 0lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

Heavily raced six-time winner on a long losing run at the moment; 6lb out of the handicap; faces a tough task in the circumstances.

25/1

Form: 220U7-

Last run: 190 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict
Went very close in 3m Paddy Power at Leopardstown last Christmas in first-time blinkers; jumping went to pieces when disappointing in 3m4f Grand National Trial at Punchestown; unseated at the first in the Grand National; made mistakes at Punchestown; first run for Gordon Elliott now.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Diol Ker

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in 3m Leinster National at Naas in 2022; found wanting this term; form has included seventh in the Paddy Power and sixth in the Thyestes; 80-1, pulled up in the Irish Grand National.

40/1

7th

2

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Diol Ker

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in 3m Leinster National at Naas in 2022; found wanting this term; form has included seventh in the Paddy Power and sixth in the Thyestes; 80-1, pulled up in the Irish Grand National.

40/1

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Diol Ker

11st 3lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, jumped right on occasions, in touch with leaders early, midfield when jumped right 10th, weakened 16th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

50/1

12/1

Form: 0P4F-6

Last run: 175 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 126

Form & Verdict
Winner over fences at Kilbeggan early last season; appeared to be travelling strongly when hampered and fell three out in 3m7f Punchestown festival contest in which Sir Bob and History Of Fashion were placed; given a break after moderate sixth at Killarney in May.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 68y

12:30 Fairyhouse

Everglow

11st 7lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Noel Meade

prominent, went second 5th, weakened from 3 out

7/1

5th

13

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Everglow

10st 5lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

towards rear of midfield, some headway 3 out, kept on approaching last, never near to challenge

16/1

6th

8

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Everglow

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

midfield, in touch with leaders 3 out, weakened after 2 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 8004P-

Last run: 209 days

W: 11st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
Good fourth in Punchestown's National Trial over 3m4f; pulled up in Irish Grand National, but could be a factor here if fit and ready for his seasonal debut; one of three in the race for his owner.
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Verdict Starting price

7th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Champagne Platinum

11st 11lb

J: Luke Donnelly

T: E Bolger

Pulled up in the National trial at Punchestown last month but he had bounced back to form winning over hurdles on his penultimate outing and he handles this ground; feasibly treated on old form.

8/1

Form: 1B/16-

Last run: 234 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Was running for the first time since November 2020 when recording 10l win over an extended 2m6f at Punchestown in January; had a spell in the lead from four out to two out when sixth in an Irish-dominated Kim Muir at Cheltenham; has been transferred to Gordon Elliott and is Jack Kennedy's choice over two other Gigginstown runners.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Royal Thief

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

50/1

8

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Royal Thief

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent

50/1

Form: 1987/0

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Won four novice events between April and July in 2021; soundly beaten in three big handicaps later that season; formerly with Henry de Bromhead; was having first run for Gordon Elliott when tailed off in last month's Munster National.
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Verdict Starting price

7

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Cavalry Master

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four novice chases in 2021; struggling before showing he retained some ability when runner-up at Gowran in February; failed to complete on his next two starts but recovered his form in a veterans' chase at Wexford last time, making almost all and only just run out of it, with Macgiloney 3/4l away in third.

12/1

7

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Cavalry Master

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four novice chases in 2021; struggling before showing he retained some ability when runner-up at Gowran in February; failed to complete on his next two starts but recovered his form in a veterans' chase at Wexford last time, making almost all and only just run out of it, with Macgiloney 3/4l away in third.

12/1

2nd

3

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Cavalry Master

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four novice chases on the spin in 2021; struggling before showing he retained some ability when runner-up at Gowran in February; however, has failed to complete twice since and he's hard to recommend at present.

7/1

Form: 0F953-

Last run: 197 days

W: 10st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Only chase win was achieved over 2m6f at Galway just over a year ago; gallant display when third to Kitty's Light in the Scottish Grand National; that was on good ground, but Galway win was on soft-to heavy and came on his seasonal debut into the bargain; solid chance.
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Verdict Starting price

21

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Flash De Touzaine

10st 2lb

J: Reserve

T: Liz Doyle

First reserve; third in Scottish National (4m, good) last April; likely to be back on better ground today but has handled testing conditions in the past, so has plenty to prove in view of this season's struggles.

100/1

21

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Flash De Touzaine

10st 2lb

J: Reserve

T: Liz Doyle

First reserve; third in Scottish National (4m, good) last April; likely to be back on better ground today but has handled testing conditions in the past, so has plenty to prove in view of this season's struggles.

100/1

12th

17

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Flash De Touzaine

11st 1lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: Liz Doyle

Won at Galway (2m6f, soft to heavy) in October 2022 and last season ended with highly creditable third in the Scottish National (4m, good); however, he's struggled on both runs this season; return to form is needed.

66/1

Form: 3/F2/2

Last run: 185 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Placed in beginners' chases won by Faugheen and Allaho in 2019/20 season; fell six out when favourite for 2020 Munster National; 14l second to Asterion Forlonge in a 2m5f novice handicap at the 2021 Punchestown festival; not seen again until second in a 3m beginners' event at Tipperary in May; missed last month's Munster National owing to a stone bruise.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Walk Away

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly or disputed lead

6/1

5th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Walk Away

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly or disputed lead

6/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Walk Away

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has been hard to train and just a maiden hurdle win to his name from only 11 starts under rules; has some classy form in defeat over fences and ran well after a long absence last year; interesting that connections have persevered this long with him.

10/1

Form: 450582

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner (3-20 over fences, placed five times); ran her best race for a long time when second in a 2m6f handicap at Listowel in September; plenty to find with Sir Bob and History Of Fashion on running at the Punchestown festival.
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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

Form: U2214- BF

Last run: 253 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Rated only 105 over hurdles; improved markedly when switched to chasing last season; comfortably won a 2m6f Punchestown beginners' on testing ground; made a few mistakes on his final start; this is demanding for seasonal/handicap debut.
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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Salmanino

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Liz Doyle

Better chaser than hurdler and won 2m6f beginners' on heavy ground at Punchestown in early 2023; poor in only two runs since and trainer clearly hasn't had a smooth run with him; returns from five months off.

16/1

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Salmanino

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Liz Doyle

Better chaser than hurdler and won 2m6f beginners' on heavy ground at Punchestown in early 2023; poor in only two runs since and trainer clearly hasn't had a smooth run with him; returns from five months off.

16/1

0

11

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Salmanino

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

prominent, disputed lead 3rd, soon led clearly, headed and prominent 14th, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up before 3 out

12/1

Form: P23-P6

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Second in a valuable 3m contest at Naas in March, and a creditable third over 3m7f at Punchestown festival; tailed off over 2m4f at Gowran in September; should be much sharper now and the trip is well within his range.
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Verdict Starting price

14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

History Of Fashion

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

Sole win from 23 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains a fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value in the Porterstown at Fairyhouse in December; two below-par runs before gallant fifth at 50-1 in the Irish Grand National; third in this last year when Sir Bob was second.

10/1

5th

21

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

History Of Fashion

10st 0lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, brief headway 3 out, no extra after 2 out

50/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €46.10
Straight Forecast €33.17
Tricast €245.60
Trifecta €303.90

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Flash De Touzaine

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Fairyhill Run

POSTDATA:

Glenquin Castle

The Irish Sun:

Champagne Platinum

TOPSPEED:

Flash De Touzaine