December 03 / 12.55 Fairyhouse

12.55

Soft

Bar One Racing “Guaranteed Overnight Prices” Porterstown Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

  • Prize money: £23495.58
  • 3m 5f 130y
  • 18 runners
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Bar One Racing “Guaranteed Overnight Prices” Porterstown Handicap Chase (Listed Race)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

33/1 (Won)

  • Win: £26.10
  • Place: £3.20

Form: PPF-3P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Soft ground performer and decent on his day; third in a handicap hurdle at Clonmel in October his only completed start in his last five runs; others much more likely.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Street Value

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

in touch with leaders, slow jump 2nd, raced in last when pushed along briefly after 10th, lost touch and weakened after 3 out

10/1

5th

4

18th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

18:15 Clonmel

Street Value

11st 2lb

J: J J Slevin

T: J P Flavin

in touch with leaders, slow jump 2nd

10/1

16

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Street Value

10st 8lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: J P Flavin

prominent, not fluent 16th, soon weakened, tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

33/1

66/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 3-P6P5

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Ran well in a couple of competitive contests last season but little to recommend in his last three runs; 3lb out of the handicap and up against it.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

33/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: FPFP-3 C

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 122

Form & Verdict
Disappointing last season; decent effort in a Listed mares chase at Clonmel last time; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

15

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 11th, slow jump 5 out

20/1

7th

15

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Regina Dracones

10st 3lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, slow jump and lost ground 11th, slow jump 5 out

20/1

12/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 66-375

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Not quite good enough but consistent in big handicaps, most recently when fifth in the Troytown; similar result looks likely here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

9

12th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 80y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Frontal Assault

10st 7lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

Just 1-20 over fences but was second in Irish National in 2022 and fourth in the latest renewal; a fine effort behind two stablemates in the Mayo National last time and can go well off the same mark

10/1

3rd

8

27th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 89y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Frontal Assault

10st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, soon went second and pressed leader, led 2nd, headed and lost position 3 out, rallied run-in, went third towards finish

9/1

3rd

8

27th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 89y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Frontal Assault

10st 8lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, soon went second and pressed leader, led 2nd, headed and lost position 3 out, rallied run-in, went third towards finish

9/1

16/1

Form: P4F-66

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Not the easiest to assess; no impression in the Cork Grand National but was travelling very strongly when falling three out in a competitive 3m7f handicap chase at Punchestown in April; others preferred but enough there for him not to be a forlorn hope.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

6th Jul 2024

Good

3m 0f 116y

20:00 Bellewstown

Everglow

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Hurdle and chase winner was regressive over fences last year for former yard but showed some spark on return back over hurdles when third at Punchestown at 66/1; a chance with improvement likely from that.

7/1

3rd

3

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:40 Punchestown

Everglow

11st 7lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

in touch with leaders

14/1

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

Form: /4P-5P

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
Lightly raced since his fourth in last year's Cork Grand National and no sign of his best form in his three starts this season; makes little appeal at the moment.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

10th

4

(2)

20th Jun 2024

Good

1m 7f 0y

20:20 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

11st 7lb

J: Ms C A Walsh

T: P A Fahy

Pretty useful over fences on his day but was tailed off on Flat debut at Listowel in September over 1m6f and shown very little over jumps since.

20/1

0

25

27th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

15:00 Leopardstown

Mister Fogpatches

10st 8lb

J: Richard Condon

T: P A Fahy

never better than midfield, detached 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up approaching last

50/1

6th

7

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Mister Fogpatches

10st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: P A Fahy

prominent, soon went second, lost position after 3 out, no extra from 2 out

25/1

Form: -F1231 C

Last run: 61 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 133

Form & Verdict
Very consistent hurdler-chaser; beat Call The Tune in a 3m handicap hurdle at Galway, and again showed her liking for Ballybrit when beating Grade 1 winner Feronily in a three-runner chase two months ago; stays this trip and she can be expected to be somewhere in the shake-up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

4

1st Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 92y

14:25 Fairyhouse

My Design

10st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Declan Queally

didn't jump with fluency, pressed leader early, dropped to last before 5th

14/1

7th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

My Design

11st 0lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

prominent, led after 1st, mistake 13th, not fluent 5 out, headed 3 out, soon weakened

6/1

1st

4

3rd Oct 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 210y

15:35 Galway

My Design

10st 13lb

J: Mr R W Barron

T: Declan Queally

made all, not fluent 1st, faced challenge 2 out, mistake last, soon ridden and ran on, comfortably

7/1

Form: 0U7-5F C

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Won a Leinster National and beaten a short-head in the Paddy Power last year for Noel Meade; ran okay on his debut for Gordon Elliott in the Cork Grand National before only getting to the first in the Troytown; others preferred here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

OUR TIP

Form: 132P-1 C

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
Lacks the big handicap experience of many of these but has performed well at Graded level and was a game winner of a Listed contest at Wexford last month; the choice of Jack Kennedy here and deserves the respect that is indicated by that.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Minella Crooner

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Winner over 2m7f on heavy ground at Wexford last November; not at his best since; a negative that he has been pulled up in his two attempts at about 3m6f; also suffered that fate in Grand National.

16/1

1st

4

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Minella Crooner

11st 4lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Winner over 2m7f on heavy ground at Wexford last November; not at his best since; a negative that he has been pulled up in his two attempts at about 3m6f; also suffered that fate in Grand National.

16/1

21

13th Apr 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 74y

Class 1

16:00 Aintree

Minella Crooner

10st 10lb

J: Kevin Sexton

T: Gordon Elliott

Has shown his form over 2m7f on heavy ground this term but took a backward step behind I Am Maximus at Fairyhouse in February and pulled up at Cheltenham (33-1) last month; also pulled up in his two attempts at about 3m6f, so he's not high on the list.

66/1

Form: P12P6- C

Last run: 218 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 143

Form & Verdict
Beat Minella Crooner in a rated chase here in February before finishing second in a Grade 2 at Navan; pulled up in the Grand National and not really at his best at Punchestown later; could well need the run but each-way chance at his best.
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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

7th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 42y

14:30 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

led narrowly or disputed lead, not fluent 5 out, went clear towards far side 2 out, soon nudged along, steadied last, pushed out run-in

5/1

0

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Velvet Elvis

11st 10lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Thomas Gibney

in touch with leaders, weakened quickly 17th, soon pulled up

12/1

Form: 14/PP- C

Last run: 392 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Fine staying chaser at his best; won the Midlands National at Uttoxeter and fourth in the Irish National in 2022; not much to be gleaned from two defeats in point-to-points and others look more likely.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

3m 5f 130y

12:55 Fairyhouse

Screaming Colours

11st 2lb

J: Patrick M O’Brien

T: William Durkan

towards rear, mistake 4th, not fluent in rear 10th, detached 16th, pulled up before 5 out

20/1

1

6th Nov 2022

Soft

3m 4f 0y

16:13 Cork

Screaming Colours

11st 12lb

J: Mr J C Barry

T: William Durkan

Midlands National winner on soft ground at Uttoxeter over 4m2f and fourth in Irish National; third to Braeside in this last year on seasonal return; plenty of weight but has his conditions.

8/1

Form: 22-601

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 129

Form & Verdict
First handicap chase win came off 104 at Punchestown less than a year ago; showed his stamina when getting up on the line to beat Call The Tune in the Cork Grand National when he would have been an unlucky loser; up 7lb and needs a career best at the age of 11 but it cannot be discounted.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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

Form: 2P-325

Last run: 154 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Lightly-raced for one of his years; last run when fifth in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in July; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:42 Perth

Definite Plan

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

jumped left on occasions, led, awkward jump 1st, prominent before 6th, not fluent 11th, led again just before 13th, jumped left when headed 4 out, soon weakened

9/1

3

27th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 136y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Definite Plan

11st 8lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

raced in second, jumped left and unseated 1st

6/1

Form: 227944

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Just the one win over fences for this heavily-raced individual; fair effort when fourth in the Cork Grand National last time and similar is the best that can be hoped for.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
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: 6/6222 BF

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Out of luck in his last three starts, chasing home My Design in a Galway handicap hurdle and mugged on the line by Sir Bob in the Cork Grand National; still has the scope to improve on that and should be a leading contender here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Form: 50582P

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 5lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over fences; good second in a Listowel handicap chase before pulled up in the Cork Grand National; others preferred.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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: -07133

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Won seven consecutive races in 2021, switching between hurdles and fences to superb effect; back to form this season and a decent effort when third to Sir Bob and Call The Tune in the Cork Grand National; could get a bit closer now.
Place /
No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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: 4-846P

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Dual chase winner and has run well in the last two runnings of the Galway Blazers; ran no race at Galway last time and faces a tough task here; 1lb out of the handicap.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

11th Jun 2024

Good

3m 1f 170y

19:45 Sligo

The Dabbler

12st 4lb

J: Mr R A Berry

T: Liam P Cusack

towards rear

25/1

9

23rd May 2024

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:30 Limerick

The Dabbler

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Liam P Cusack

Won over just shy of this trip as a novice back in 2021 but without success since; run here at Christmas encouraging, not so at Down Royal last time.

14/1

5th

9

23rd May 2024

Good

3m 1f 110y

20:30 Limerick

The Dabbler

11st 9lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: Liam P Cusack

Won over just shy of this trip as a novice back in 2021 but without success since; run here at Christmas encouraging, not so at Down Royal last time.

14/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €716.10
Straight Forecast €486.12
Tricast €5780.23

Selections

POSTDATA:

Minella Crooner

SPOTLIGHT:

My Design

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Regina Dracones

TOPSPEED:

Definite Plan

The Irish Sun:

Minella Crooner