December 02 / 11.45 Fairyhouse

11.45

Soft

Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £6787.61
  • 2m 5f 110y
  • 13 runners
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Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

OUR TIP

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £3.10
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 111O-3 C BF

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Very smart novice hurdler (rated 148) last term, completing hat-trick in Grade 2 Navan novice in February and every chance when running out at the last in Grade 1 Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; bit of an underwhelming chase debut at Naas last month when novicey in jumping and quite tame finishing effort; may have needed that comeback run and more expected here.
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1

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Corbetts Cross

11st 12lb

J: Mr Derek O’Connor

T: Emmet Mullins

Won Grade 2 novice hurdle at Navan last February; every chance when running out at the last in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham; made a low-key chasing debut at Naas when only third behind Grangeclare West; more professional when scoring at this venue, before again finding Grangeclare West too good in Grade 1 Leopardstown event; ideal opportunity here.

1/2

2nd

1

29th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 100y

13:45 Leopardstown

Corbetts Cross

11st 10lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

held up in last, not fluent 5th

11/8

1st

3

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Corbetts Cross

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Emmet Mullins

travelled strongly, prominent, not fluent 5 out, not fluent and niggled along briefly 3 out, headway when nudged along on near side of group after 2 out, led when ridden briefly towards finish, cosily

7/2

5/1

  • Place: £1.10

Form: 32156- C

Last run: 220 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
138-rated hurdler last term, including winning 2m4f novice here and good fifth in Albert Bartlett when 3m stretched him; below best final start in valuable 2m4f Punchestown auction final but has to be respected on chase debut; likes testing conditions.
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2nd

6

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

12:45 Punchestown

Three Card Brag

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, led, mistake 3rd, joined 4th, clear with one other before 9th, pushed along when joined after 3 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden, no extra approaching last, no match for winner

11/10

2nd

12

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Three Card Brag

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, led, ridden when faced challenge before last, kept on well but headed towards finish

5/1

6th

1

26th Apr 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 180y

16:15 Punchestown

Three Card Brag

11st 12lb

J: A P Heskin

T: Gordon Elliott

Comfortably beat Sandor Clegane and Nucky Johnson in a Galway maiden hurdle (2m) on seasonal debut; was then just denied by Inthepocket in a Naas Grade 2 before winning a Fairyhouse novice, both over this trip; might not have stayed 3m in the Albert Bartlett and the drop back to this trip should suit.

7/4

9/2

  • Place: £1.80

Form: 4/21P-

Last run: 260 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
139-rated novice hurdler last term, pick of form when winning Grade 3 Clonmel novice over 3m; none too fluent when pulled up in Albert Bartlett on final start but half-brother to smart chaser Monalee; a potentially high-class novice chaser.
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1st

5

31st Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 7f 173y

12:45 Punchestown

Montys Star

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

jumped well, raced in second, joined leader 4th, clear with one other before 9th, joined leader going best after 3 out

11/8

3rd

9

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Montys Star

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

139-rated novice hurdler last term, pick of form when winning Grade 3 Clonmel novice over 3m; none too fluent when pulled up in Albert Bartlett on final start but half-brother to smart chaser Monalee; a potentially high-class novice chaser.

9/2

10

17th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 7f 213y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Montys Star

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Henry De Bromhead

Light on experience for a test of this nature but Minella Indo won this for the same connections after only two hurdle races and he was still a maiden; received 6lb off his stablemate Hiddenvalley Lake when beating him by half a length at Clonmel (3m Grade 3, soft) but he's a serious looker and open to bags of improvement; couldn't be discounted.

16/1

Form: 4111- C

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner for Pat Doyle met with defeat on Rules debut last term before going unbeaten in a Thurles bumper and over hurdles in Naas maiden and very smart effort when 15L winner of Grade 2 Fairyhouse novice over 2m5f earning him a 146 rating; potentially high-class novice chaser.
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2nd

4

11th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

15:45 Navan

Nick Rockett

11st 3lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear

11/10

1st

5

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Nick Rockett

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

prominent, briefly went second 10th, joined leaders 5 out

2/7

4th

11

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Nick Rockett

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Point-to-point winner for Pat Doyle met with defeat on Rules debut last term before going unbeaten in a Thurles bumper and over hurdles in Naas maiden and very smart effort when 15L winner of Grade 2 Fairyhouse novice over 2m5f earning him a 146 rating; potentially high-class novice chaser.

5/2

Form: 34-103

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced 8yo, the winner of a Ballinrobe bumper and 2m Kilbeggan maiden hurdle; best effort came on latest when third in 2m2f Sligo novice in October (soft), having made most; half-brother to a winning chaser in France now switches to fences but Townend prefers Nick Rockett.
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2nd

1

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Gowran Park

Aime Desjy

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, took keen hold, prominent, mistake and pecked on landing 6th, mistake 8th, headway 3 out, soon went second, lost second when ridden after last, kept on and went second again towards finish, no match for winner

7/2

5th

1

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Aime Desjy

11st 12lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

Lightly-raced 8yo, the winner of a Ballinrobe bumper and 2m Kilbeggan maiden hurdle; best effort came on latest when third in 2m2f Sligo novice in October (soft), having made most; half-brother to a winning chaser in France now switches to fences but Townend prefers Nick Rockett.

14/1

3rd

4

27th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 1f 110y

13:50 Sligo

Aime Desjy

11st 9lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: W P Mullins

led, not fluent 5th, joined 2 out, ridden when headed and lost second run-in, no extra towards finish

9/1

Form: 75124- BF

Last run: 236 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
128-rated hurdler progressed well in handicaps last season, winning at Naas before touched off over 2m4f here and then let down by jumping when fourth here over 2m6f; chase debut now but Mark Walsh prefers Corbetts Cross.
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4th

3

4th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Cadatharla

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C A Murphy

raced wide, didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders early, jumped left when mistake 3rd, towards rear after 4 out, headway 2 out, nudged along when left in modest fourth and hampered by faller last, kept on

20/1

4th

1

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

15:00 Fairyhouse

Cadatharla

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: C A Murphy

Won 1-6 over hurdles and rated 128 in that sphere; showed some promise on chasing debut over C&D but has a lot to find with Nick Rockett on that running.

16/1

6th

2

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Cadatharla

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: C A Murphy

128-rated hurdler progressed well in handicaps last season, winning at Naas before touched off over 2m4f here and then let down by jumping when fourth here over 2m6f; chase debut now but Mark Walsh prefers Corbetts Cross.

16/1

Form: 051P-4

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle win at Gowran in March in testing conditions came out of the blue and creditable chasing debut on last month's return at Punchestown, would have gone closer but for mistake last; has a future chasing but this looks a tougher race.
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3rd

6

26th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 1f 160y

14:40 Limerick

Karuma Grey

11st 5lb

J: Hugh Morgan

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

Maiden hurdle winner; would have finished closer on his chase debut but for a late mistake and it was always going to be tough for him in a strong beginners' chase at Fairyhouse; in calmer waters here and should feature.

10/1

7th

8

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Karuma Grey

11st 12lb

J: Diarmuid Moloney

T: Miss Ellmarie Holden

Maiden hurdle win at Gowran in March in testing conditions came out of the blue and creditable chasing debut on last month's return at Punchestown, would have gone closer but for mistake last; has a future chasing but this looks a tougher race.

14/1

Form: 21/02-

Last run: 377 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point-to-point winner a 134-rated hurdler, best form last term in 3m Punchestown handicaps, winning once and touched off final start; back from year's absence for chasing debut but this looks a tough enough starting point.
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4th

4

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

My Immortal

11st 2lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

in touch with leaders

12/1

3rd

6

20th Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

15:05 Navan

My Immortal

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

held up in rear

15/2

3rd

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

15:00 Fairyhouse

My Immortal

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Point winner is rated 134 over hurdles after winning twice in that sphere over 3m; jumped left and well beaten on chasing debut over C&D after a year's absence, a long way behind Nick Rockett; has work to do.

20/1

Form: 03014-

Last run: 231 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Smart staying handicap hurdler last term, reaching a mark of 147 after Pertemps Final win at Cheltenham before solid fourth in valuable Aintree contest; didn't jump well on two earlier attempts chasing last term so will need to have sharpened up his jumping here on return to action; ideally wants a stiffer test.
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3rd

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, went modest third after 2nd, no extra from 3 out

5/2

5th

20

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Good Time Jonny

10st 0lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

Fine season last year highlighted by his victory in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; four career runs over fences havd revealed very little; his hurdles form should give him an obvious chance off this mark but hard to fancy on what he has shown; 2lb wrong

33/1

Form: 324-90

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Limited enough hurdler gathering more experience over fences here but owner's third-choice here.
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7th

4

11th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 9y

12:25 Clonmel

Jump The Shark

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Went close in a 2m4f handicap hurdle at Cork from a mark of 101 last year; ran well on other occasions too; however, his form in beginners' chases has been dismal; trainer has a much more obvious candidate in Money Heist, though if the market points in his direction, he would have to enter calculations.

6/1

7th

3

16th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 0f 110y

12:00 Fairyhouse

Jump The Shark

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield

20/1

10th

7

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Jump The Shark

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Limited enough hurdler gathering more experience over fences here but owner's third-choice here.

66/1

150/1

Form: 64-378

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Dual point-to-point winner easily opposed on evidence of two recent efforts over fences.
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2nd

2

2nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 90y

16:58 Navan

Kates Hill

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

Has really got her act together over fences in recent starts, going close at Naas before a beginners' success at Punchestown and hit the crossbar having been given too much to do back at that venue latest; clearly thriving and cheekpieces may eke out more.

11/8

2nd

5

5th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 24y

13:50 Punchestown

Kates Hill

10st 2lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

prominent, steadied 2 out, soon outpaced and dropped to rear, ridden and switched left before 2 out, ran on well towards near side after last, went second final strides, just failed

5/2

1st

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 6f 148y

12:35 Punchestown

Kates Hill

11st 5lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: J P Dempsey

in touch with leaders, headway and challenging towards near side 2 out, soon ridden, led last, kept on well

2/1

Form: 0/0/9

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Tailed off (jumped novicey) on last month's chasing debut at Naas; easily passed over.
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12th

6

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Howishedizzy

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Tailed off (jumped novicey) on last month's chasing debut at Naas; easily passed over.

150/1

9th

7

12th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

15:10 Naas

Howishedizzy

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Paul John Gilligan

Well held in point-to-points and twice in maiden hurdles back in 2021; can only be watched here on belated chasing debut.

100/1

Form: 6

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Maiden pointer well held on recent chase debut.
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5th

2

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 5f 70y

13:15 Leopardstown

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Gavin Brouder

T: Patrick J F Hassett

didn't jump with fluency, raced in last throughout, jumped slightly right when detached 1st, bad mistake 5th, tailed off when jumped badly right 6th

200/1

0

4

2nd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 110y

11:45 Fairyhouse

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick J F Hassett

Maiden pointer well held on recent chase debut.

150/1

6th

3

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

12:10 Thurles

Finnfaraway

11st 12lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Patrick J F Hassett

0-13 in points and this is a huge ask on rules debut.

200/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €7.20
Straight Forecast €6.46
Trifecta €40.40

Selections

POSTDATA:

Corbetts Cross

TOPSPEED:

Karuma Grey

SPOTLIGHT:

Nick Rockett

The Irish Sun:

Corbetts Cross