December 03 / 14.00 Fairyhouse

14.00

Soft

Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1)

  • Prize money: £44380.53
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 5 runners
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Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase (Grade 1)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £12.90
  • Place: £2.70

Form: 22441- C

Last run: 237 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 158

Form & Verdict
Beaten in beginners' chases at this venue and by the smart Gentlemansgame at Leopardstown before fourth in two Grade 1 events, notably behind The Real Whacker in the Brown Advisory; overcame tendencies to race lazily at times and to jump to the left when landing the 3m5f Irish Grand National at this venue; trip looks inadequate.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

1

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

15:50 Fairyhouse

I Am Maximus

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

jumped left on occasions, raced in third behind clear leaders, mistake 8th, smooth headway before 2 out, led going easily approaching last, soon clear, not fluent last, shaken up and went further clear run-in

5/4

3rd

4

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 70y

15:35 Leopardstown

I Am Maximus

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

jumped left throughout, raced in last, detached from 8th, no impression from 12th

25/1

4th

10

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 100y

14:25 Leopardstown

I Am Maximus

11st 10lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: W P Mullins

raced lazily at times, in touch with leaders early, not fluent and slightly hampered 1st, soon towards rear, not fluent 9th, nudged along after 12th, headway when pushed along briefly 4 out

25/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 1284-1 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner at Boulta two years ago; runaway winner of a maiden hurdle at this venue in January before being just denied by the talented Corbetts Cross in a Naas Grade 2; failed to prosper in Grade 1 company at Aintree and Punchestown; made all to win readily over just a bit shorter than this on chasing debut at Down Royal; stable has won six out of the last ten editions.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Found A Fifty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

soon led, jumped slightly right 4th, joined after 3 out, ridden on near side of group when edged left before last, kept on well but headed final strides

6/1

1st

2

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Found A Fifty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Point winner; useful novice hurdling form last season before failing to prosper in Grade 1 company at Aintree and Punchestown (remote fourth behind Facile Vega); made all to win readily on chasing debut at Down Royal; found the Irish Grand National winner I Am Maximus too strong in the Drinmore over 2m4f at Fairyhouse; looks a clear second-best here.

9/2

OUR TIP

Form: 144-11 C

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
High-class bumper horse; took time to make an impact as a novice hurdler last season after a long absence; managed creditable fourth placings in the Albert Bartlett and in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree; beat the subsequent Munster National second Largy Debut readily on chasing debut at Gowran; no trouble following up in Grade 3 event at Cork.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

1

28th Jan 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 174y

14:45 Naas

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, headway and went third before 5 out, raced wide from 3 out, outpaced approaching last

9/4

3rd

3

13th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 1f 60y

13:57 Fairyhouse

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 9lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Has seemingly improved for a fence and a step up in trip to 2m4f this season; ran with credit in the Drinmore here when last seen; has more to give over fences but a return to this sort of trip is the main question mark; not one to put a line through.

5/2

3rd

3

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Letsbeclearaboutit

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

High-class bumper horse; took time to make an impact as a novice hurdler last season after a long absence; managed creditable fourth placings in the Albert Bartlett and in 2m4f Grade 1 at Aintree; beat the subsequent Munster National second Largy Debut readily on chasing debut at Gowran; no trouble following up in Grade 3 event at Cork.

6/4

Form: 24-211 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Six-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles with four of those gained in Leopardstown's 2m Matheson Hurdle; connections left it late to go chasing but he has adapted well; won readily from a subsequent handicap winner over 2m2f at Galway; jumped well when landing 2m4f Grade 3 event at Tipperary in effortless fashion.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

6

3rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 1f 0y

14:25 Leopardstown

Sharjah

11st 12lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: W P Mullins

held up in rear, kept on and went fourth after last, never near to challenge

25/1

3rd

4

26th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:20 Leopardstown

Sharjah

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Six-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles with four of those victories gained in this venue's 2m Matheson Hurdle; latecomer to chasing; won readily over 2m2f at Galway; jumped well when landing 2m4f Grade 3 event at Tipperary in effortless fashion; found nothing off the bridle in the Drinmore; unlikely to be a match for stablemate Facile Vega.

14/1

4th

5

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Sharjah

11st 12lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Six-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles with four of those gained in Leopardstown's 2m Matheson Hurdle; connections left it late to go chasing but he has adapted well; won readily from a subsequent handicap winner over 2m2f at Galway; jumped well when landing 2m4f Grade 3 event at Tipperary in effortless fashion.

3/1

Form: 241-1F

Last run: 28 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; in touch with the leaders when falling three out in Grade 3 Cork event won by shorter-priced stablemate Letsbeclearaboutit.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

23

4th Feb 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 107y

15:20 Leopardstown

Perceval Legallois

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a very competitive handicap hurdle over 3m at this meeting last year; jumped soundly when winning on his chase debut at Galway in October but confidence seemed to suffer after a fall at Cork the following month when jumping very poorly in the Drinmore at Fairyhouse; 3lb wrong here means he is effectively running off his hurdles mark and he can get involved with better jumping.

10/1

5th

4

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:00 Fairyhouse

Perceval Legallois

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Won a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; in touch with the leaders when falling three out in Grade 3 Cork event won by shorter-priced stablemate Letsbeclearaboutit.

12/1

0

5

5th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

14:40 Cork

Perceval Legallois

11st 0lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Consistent sort took his form to a new level in winning a valuable 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in February, earning promotion to 135; jumped well and won easily on his chasing debut at Galway, though the runner-up suffered bad interference mid-race; helps to give his trainer a strong hand.

9/2

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €33.30
Straight Forecast €40.22
Trifecta €77.20

Selections

POSTDATA:

Letsbeclearaboutit

SPOTLIGHT:

Found A Fifty

RP RATINGS (IRE):

I Am Maximus

TOPSPEED:

Sharjah

The Irish Sun:

Letsbeclearaboutit