January 21 / 14.10 Thurles

14.10

Yielding

Duggan Veterinary 4Cyte Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £8465.22
  • 2m 5f 132y
  • 13 runners
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Duggan Veterinary 4Cyte Handicap Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Rain

8/1 (Won)

  • Win: £19.90
  • Place: £5.40

Form: -0U434 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Comes into this race in decent form with a close third in a Cork handicap chase (Battle Of Mirbat second) and a decent fourth in a Listed handicap chase at Limerick; each-way chance again if he can run to a similar level.
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10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

10th

7

13th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 1

14:30 Aintree

Falco Blitz

10st 13lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

10yo who has been rejuvenated this year and arrives on a hat-trick following commanding wins at Thurles (2m6f, soft) and Limerick (2m7f, soft to heavy; veterans' chase); faces a tougher assignment today but there remains mileage in his mark on his peak 2021 form and he's firmly in calculations.

16/1

1st

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 120y

16:20 Limerick

Falco Blitz

11st 12lb

J: Conor McNamara

T: E McNamara

held up in rear, headway 4 out, led going best 2 out, clear approaching last, ran on well, easily

3/1

4/1

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 6-7411 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Dropped significantly in the handicap prior to winning a veterans handicap chase at Limerick last month; followed up quite cosily in a ghandicap chase at Cork and a 6lb rise for that is as good as could have been hoped for; ground not as testing but still not badly treated and likely to be a contender here.
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2nd

3

1st Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 160y

14:58 Cork

Revelyn Pleasure

10st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Sean O O’Brien

chased clear leader, headway 5 out, challenging 2 out, kept on run-in, no match for winner

3/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.00

Form: 894551

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict
Already a considerably better chaser as demonstrated by a dominant display last time in a Tramore novice chase; fairly treated on his first handicap chase, even if 1lb wrong, and no surprise should he give a bold showing.
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2nd

9

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Mount Frisco

10st 4lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

prominent, led narrowly 1st, faced challenge from 4 out, headed before 2 out, rallied and went clear with winner run-in, no extra towards finish

11/2

4th

4

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 1f 192y

14:30 Thurles

Mount Frisco

11st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: John Patrick Ryan

led, headed after 4 out, weakened approaching last

50/1

2nd

10

9th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:55 Gowran Park

Mount Frisco

10st 2lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Solid effort from the front in a handicap chase at Thurles last month; ground in his favour and there could be more to come in this sphere; doesn't look particularly well treated at present though.

6/1

Form: 334442

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 9lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Similar level of form to date over hurdles and fences; hard to know how good the form of his close second in a four-runner novice handicap chase at Catterick is; seems to be going the right way though and wortjh a market check.
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2

12th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

15:00 Catterick

Ideal Du Tabert

12st 0lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Cian Collins

took keen hold, led, headed 11th

7/2

4th

11

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Ideal Du Tabert

10st 9lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Cian Collins

Similar level of form to date over hurdles and fences; hard to know how good the form of his close second in a four-runner novice handicap chase at Catterick is; seems to be going the right way though and wortjh a market check.

10/1

Form: F-P151

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Better chaser than hurdler with three wins, most recently with a game success in a 3m handicap chase at Punchestown last month; up another 8lb for that; this trip is fine for him and he could well go close again.
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4

21st Mar 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 70y

16:33 Cork

Emancipator

11st 2lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Very best form has come over fences at this sort of trip on similar ground; rated lower over timber and ran okay when fourth of 14 at Naas last month; step back up in trip will suit.

9/1

4th

12

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 6f 147y

15:55 Naas

Emancipator

10st 0lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Went up 13lb for winning a Gowran handicap hurdle in September; won a handicap chase at Fairyhouse in December but lack-lustre effort at Thurles after that; back over hurdles here and gets bang in off bottom-weight; should be competitive.

8/1

5th

4

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Emancipator

11st 3lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Better chaser than hurdler with three wins, most recently with a game success in a 3m handicap chase at Punchestown last month; up another 8lb for that; this trip is fine for him and he could well go close again.

5/1

Form: 8U-268 CD

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 3lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner but has been well beaten over hurdles and fences on last two starts; has loads to find.
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4

30th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 120y

15:55 Fairyhouse

Optional Mix

11st 3lb

J: Miss E Cody

T: Eoin Doyle

took keen hold, didn't jump with fluency, raced in last early, headway and prominent 7th, 3 lengths down when mistake and unseated 3 out

20/1

11th

2

4th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:30 Leopardstown

Optional Mix

12st 0lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Eoin Doyle

Enjoyed good 2022 but runaway 2m4f Limerick hurdles win led to a massive hike and hasn't won since; handicapper relenting but remains opposable.

16/1

13th

7

25th Feb 2024

Soft To Heavy

1m 7f 144y

15:25 Naas

Optional Mix

11st 4lb

J: Conor Brassil

T: Eoin Doyle

Decent form in the spring of last year and maybe the might lead to some improvement; needs to step up on what she has done this season, remote third in a Limerick claiming hurdle latest.

16/1

OUR TIP

Form: -861F0 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner over fences, most recently at Wexford in September; faded on his return to action over hurdles at Leopardstown; conditions in his favour here and a bolder showing can be expected, but this is competitive.
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1st

5

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 4lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: Seamus Neville

midfield, left in fourth 6th, headway and pressed leader after 8th, led 3 out (usual 4 out)

33/1

7th

1

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Brideswell Lad

12st 0lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

Four-time winner over fences, most recently at Wexford in September; faded on his return to action over hurdles at Leopardstown; conditions in his favour here and a bolder showing can be expected, but this is competitive.

25/1

18th

15

28th Dec 2023

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

12:40 Leopardstown

Brideswell Lad

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Seamus Neville

prominent

8/1

Form: -69521 C

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Won over this trip over hurdles but seemed to really appreciate the 3m1f trip when winning a handicap chase here last month; up 7lb and obviously comes here in form but one or two others preferred.
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8th

10

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

Won over this trip over hurdles but seemed to really appreciate the 3m1f trip when winning a handicap chase here last month; up 7lb and obviously comes here in form but one or two others preferred.

12/1

1st

4

17th Dec 2023

Yielding

3m 0f 219y

12:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 13lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: A M O’Grady

In contention when falling two out in a beginners' event at Limerick in May 2022; missed over a year, has recently begun to find his form again; fifth over 2m2f here on penultimate start; better when chasing home the favourite over 2m6f here on latest.

11/2

2nd

4

30th Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 6f 0y

13:15 Thurles

Toofareastiswest

11st 9lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: A M O’Grady

prominent, pressed leader after 2 out (usual 4 out), led narrowly on near side of group home turn, ridden when headed but kept on after last

12/1

Form: P4F-07

Last run: 80 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Five-time winner, twice over fences; lightly raced last year and never quite at her best; capable but others preferred.
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0

2

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Broomfield Hall

11st 12lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: J P Dempsey

Five-time winner, twice over fences; lightly raced last year and never quite at her best; capable but others preferred.

16/1

7th

1

2nd Nov 2023

Soft

2m 4f 106y

15:15 Thurles

Broomfield Hall

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J P Dempsey

Rattled off four-timer last year, two hurdles, two chases; has been out of sorts for a while and testing ground not ideal but would have a class edge if restored to form.

10/1

17th

1

2nd Aug 2023

Soft

2m 0f 110y

19:15 Galway

Broomfield Hall

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: J P Dempsey

Absent since taking a fall over fences at the Punchestown festival in April, having shown improved form chasing; first run over hurdles since winning at the 2022 Punchestown festival off 116; has run well fresh.

10/1

Form: 248344 C

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 125

Form & Verdict
Latest win came in a 2m2f mares chase here in March; consistent since without winning, most recently behind R'Eveleyn Pleasure at Cork; should get closer but others preferred.
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0

3

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Time To Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Colin Motherway

Latest win came in a 2m2f mares chase here in March; consistent since without winning, most recently behind R'Eveleyn Pleasure at Cork; should get closer but others preferred.

7/1

4th

2

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

15:07 Cork

Time To Rocco

11st 7lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Colin Motherway

Won a 2m2f mares' event at Thurles last March; has done most of her racing in conditions races; soundly beaten in fourth behind the useful Brides Hill in a mares' handicap at Fairyhouse last month; probably vulnerable off this mark.

6/1

4th

6

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

11:55 Fairyhouse

Time To Rocco

10st 11lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Colin Motherway

towards rear, not fluent 1st

7/1

Form: 416322 D

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Both wins have come over fences; went close twice over fences in November handicap chases at Naas and Cork (Falco Blitz third); could do similarly here.
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3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Latest win was off 12lb lower last summer (3m1f) and mark has been edging up after three seconds during the winter, most recently at Leopardstown with Birchdale just behind him in third; largely consistent and ground-versatile type should be thereabouts again.

8/1

3rd

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Battle Of Mirbat

11st 3lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

Latest win was off 12lb lower last summer (3m1f) and mark has been edging up after three seconds during the winter, most recently at Leopardstown with Birchdale just behind him in third; largely consistent and ground-versatile type should be thereabouts again.

8/1

2nd

9

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 107y

16:00 Leopardstown

Battle Of Mirbat

10st 8lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Michael J McDonagh

prominent, led after 1st, headed 3 out (usual 4 out)

12/1

Form: 55-908 C

Last run: 56 days

W: 10st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Three-time hurdles winner; 0-7 over fences; no encouragement from this recent hurdles form; best chase form has been on a sound surface though he has been effective over hurdles on soft.
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3rd

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 0y

16:02 Naas

Jacksons Gold

11st 0lb

J: Ambrose McCurtin

T: Ms Alice Curran

pressed winner early, went third after 5th, outpaced after 2 out

25/1

0

9

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Jacksons Gold

10st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: Ms Alice Curran

Three-time hurdles winner; 0-7 over fences; no encouragement from this recent hurdles form; best chase form has been on a sound surface though he has been effective over hurdles on soft.

33/1

Form: -42367

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 111

Form & Verdict
Tailed off in beginners' company before a respectable enough effort at Navan in Novemver; wears cheekpieces for his handicap chase debut and could be foolish to overlook.
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0

12

21st Jan 2024

Yielding

2m 5f 132y

14:10 Thurles

Ahead Of The Posse

10st 7lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Gavin Cromwell

Tailed off in beginners' company before a respectable enough effort at Navan in Novemver; wears cheekpieces for his handicap chase debut and could be foolish to overlook.

10/1

7th

1

18th Nov 2023

Soft To Heavy

2m 1f 0y

15:15 Navan

Ahead Of The Posse

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Handicap hurdle winner was 16l 3rd in a Tramore novice chase but tailed-off at Sligo since; out of his depth today.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta €171.00
Straight Forecast €172.60
Tricast €1560.90
Trifecta €1283.70

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

R'evelyn Pleasure

POSTDATA:

Mount Frisco

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Ideal Du Tabert

TOPSPEED:

Toofareastiswest

The Irish Sun:

R'evelyn Pleasure