April 01 / 17.00 Fairyhouse

17.00

Heavy

BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £234782.61
  • 3m 5f 24y
  • 20 runners
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BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade 3)

Runners: 20 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.90
  • Place: £2.20

Form: 35-711 C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner in France; impressive winning debut in a novice chase here in January when easily beating subsequent National Trial winner Where It All Began; backed that up with a bloodless front-running win in February, with Good Time Jonny a remote third.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Intense Raffles

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, pressed leader after 9th, mistake 4 out, led 3 out, went clear when ridden approaching last, reduced lead but kept on well towards finish

11/2

1st

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Intense Raffles

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Thomas Gibney

prominent, pressed leader after 9th, mistake 4 out, led 3 out, went clear when ridden approaching last, reduced lead but kept on well towards finish

11/2

1st

3

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 88y

16:25 Fairyhouse

Intense Raffles

11st 6lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: Thomas Gibney

jumped well, made all, travelled strongly, clear from 1st, reduced lead 7th, went clear again 3 out, jumped right last, canter

5/4

10/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: P-7867 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 4lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Twice placed in the Grand National and won a Grade 2 chase at Navan last season; well beaten on last three starts chasing, failed to make much impression over hurdles last time; has a realistic chance off this mark, though no horse of his age has won this since the great Brown Lad in 1978.
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2nd

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Any Second Now

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

in touch with leaders, headway after 4 out, ridden when keeping on up the centre after 2 out, went second and kept on well after last, no match for winner

10/1

2nd

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Any Second Now

11st 4lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

in touch with leaders, headway after 4 out, ridden when keeping on up the centre after 2 out, went second and kept on well after last, no match for winner

10/1

7th

1

10th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 0y

15:27 Naas

Any Second Now

11st 12lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: T M Walsh

Classy chaser was twice placed in the Grand National and won a Grade 2 chase a year ago at Navan; well beaten on last three starts chasing but is off a favourable hurdles mark if able to recapture some of his spark.

4/1

16/1

  • Place: £4.50

Form: 2-3136 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 148

Form & Verdict
Grade 1 winner over hurdles two seasons ago; interrupted campaign since; off the mark chasing on second start back when readily taking 3m Navan beginners' in January; below expectations in Grade 2 Ten Up over same C&D since, weakening before the last; unplaced favourite on handicap debut at Naas, race won by Hartur D'Arc.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Minella Cocooner

11st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Grade 1 novice hurdle winner who is lightly raced in chases and ran best race yet over fences when third under Danny Mullins in the Irish Grand National (3m5f, heavy) on April 1; versatile ground-wise; one of three for Willie Mullins; could play leading role if last time hasn't left its mark.

7/1

1st

4

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Minella Cocooner

11st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Grade 1 novice hurdle winner who is lightly raced in chases and ran best race yet over fences when third under Danny Mullins in the Irish Grand National (3m5f, heavy) on April 1; versatile ground-wise; one of three for Willie Mullins; could play leading role if last time hasn't left its mark.

7/1

3rd

1

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Minella Cocooner

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

in touch with leaders, headway on inner going okay 3 out, went third when switched left before 2 out, went second when not fluent last, lost second but kept on run-in

16/1

33/1

  • Place: £5.30

Form: 754904

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Has failed to add to last season's Galway beginners' success; some fair runs in big-value staying handicaps earlier in the season; remote ninth in the Thyestes; let down by jumping in Grand National Trial at Punchestown; better when fourth behind Hartur D'Arc in the Leinster National.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Frontal Assault

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led

5/1

5th

3

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 4f 165y

18:20 Downpatrick

Frontal Assault

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

led

5/1

4th

12

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Frontal Assault

10st 13lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened last

33/1

Form: 6P52P8

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Sole win from 22 attempts chasing came in 3m Down Royal handicap over two years ago; retains fair level of ability evidenced by second to Street Value over C&D in December but pulled up when attempting repeat Down Royal win and down the field in Leinster National; 2lb wrong.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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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

Form: 691612 BF

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Promoted to 136 over hurdles after winning by 7l over 3m at Navan in December; modest opening chase mark was based on three runs between July and October 2022; won on the first occasion, coughing on second, jumped poorly on third attempt; ran from out of the handicap and with overweight when 16l second in Grand National Trial.
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26

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Wellhavewan

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

December's hurdle win saw him 5-4 favourite when returned to chasing (first time since 2022) off a lower mark for Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) in February and he came 16l second of 15; needs better than that but took a backward step when 26l sixth under Kieran Callaghan in the Irish National itself (3m5f, heavy) 19 days ago; 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

26

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Wellhavewan

10st 2lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

December's hurdle win saw him 5-4 favourite when returned to chasing (first time since 2022) off a lower mark for Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) in February and he came 16l second of 15; needs better than that but took a backward step when 26l sixth under Kieran Callaghan in the Irish National itself (3m5f, heavy) 19 days ago; 5lb out of the handicap.

20/1

6th

19

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Wellhavewan

10st 1lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: W P Mullins

didn't jump with fluency, led narrowly, headed and prominent 2nd, lost position on inner 19th, kept on but no impression towards near side after 3 out

12/1

OUR TIP

Form: 11-412 C

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 146

Form & Verdict
Point winner for Pat Doyle; hurdles form featured a 15l win in a Grade 2 event at this venue; returned here for seasonal/chasing debut and ran well despite a few errors; readily landed the odds at the expense of a stablemate (and subsequent winner) on his next visit; clear of third-placed Minella Cocooner in Grade 2 Ten Up at Navan; last year's winning combination.
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Nick Rockett

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Sent off favourite but didn't always jump with fluency when fading into 30l seventh in this month's Irish Grand National (3m5f, heavy), which was his first run beyond 3m; something to prove today but this lightly raced 7yo looked very promising previously and represents the all-conquering Willie Mullins (one of three for yard); possible he'll bounce back with bold show.

15/2

3rd

6

27th Apr 2024

Good

3m 4f 146y

Class 1

15:35 Sandown

Nick Rockett

11st 5lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

Sent off favourite but didn't always jump with fluency when fading into 30l seventh in this month's Irish Grand National (3m5f, heavy), which was his first run beyond 3m; something to prove today but this lightly raced 7yo looked very promising previously and represents the all-conquering Willie Mullins (one of three for yard); possible he'll bounce back with bold show.

15/2

7th

3

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Nick Rockett

11st 10lb

J: Paul Townend

T: W P Mullins

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, weakened after 2 out

7/2

Form: -53214

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 135

Form & Verdict
Second to Intense Raffles here in January; a revelation when easily winning Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy); only just missed out on third place behind Inodewayurthinkin in the Kim Muir.
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8th

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Where It All Began

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, never better than midfield

12/1

8th

13

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Where It All Began

10st 13lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't always jump with fluency, never better than midfield

12/1

4th

15

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Where It All Began

11st 4lb

J: Mr B O’Neill

T: Gordon Elliott

A revelation when easily winning Grand National Trial at Punchestown (3m3f, heavy) last month; needs to prove that was no one-off and he's unlikely to be on such demanding ground today, but heavy going may not be essential for him and the handicapper hasn't been overly harsh; a possible.

11/1

Form: 0-2F21 D

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 140

Form & Verdict
Three runs this season in Britain; rallying strongly when he fell at the final fence in a major Ascot handicap (3m, soft) in November; following month, stayed on late for second over that same course and trip; came into his own over extended 3m4f at Haydock, winning Grand National Trial in first-time cheekpieces.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

8

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Yeah Man

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, mistake and weakened 3 out, jumped badly left last

9/1

9th

8

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Yeah Man

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, prominent 4 out, mistake and weakened 3 out, jumped badly left last

9/1

1st

7

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 4f 97y

Class 1

15:15 Haydock

Yeah Man

10st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made debut under rules (ran in just one point) in October 2022; seen mostly over fences and was rallying strongly when he fell at the final fence in a major Ascot handicap (3m, soft) in November this term; again found his stride late on over that same C&D (good) in December, this time getting away with a last-fence error and running on into second; cheekpieces go on; probably acts on heavy going; second over 3m2f last May and looks the type to come into his own now over 3m4f, barring mishaps.

11/2

Form: 032311

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Bumper/hurdles winner for Tom Gibney; narrowly beaten in a beginners' chase at Galway in October; improved when making successful debut for Gavin Cromwell in 2m4f Clonmel beginners', jumping and travelling well; backed that up with gritty victory in the Leinster National at Naas on handicap debut; has gone up 9lb but could be progressive
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10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Hartur Darc

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, weakened after 4 out

8/1

10th

11

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Hartur Darc

11st 1lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, weakened after 4 out

8/1

1st

10

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 174y

16:37 Naas

Hartur Darc

10st 3lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Bumper/hurdles winner for Tom Gibney and narrowly beaten in a beginners chase at Galway in October; nicely improved when successful debut for Gavin Cromwell in 2m4f Clonmel beginners last month, jumping and travelling well; unexposed on handicap debut here with potentially more to offer upped in trip.

15/2

Form: 221-UP

Last run: 95 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 147

Form & Verdict
Won 3m Grade 2 Ten Up Novice at Navan last season, a suitable reward after a sequence of seconds; unseated rider at second on seasonal debut at Punchestown; pulled up in the Savills at Leopardstown when lowest-rated of eight runners.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

8

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Churchstonewarrior

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Jonathan Sweeney

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

10/1

7th

8

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 110y

18:35 Punchestown

Churchstonewarrior

11st 3lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Jonathan Sweeney

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

10/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Churchstonewarrior

11st 11lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Jonathan Sweeney

didn't always jump with fluency, towards rear, headway after 5 out, midfield and struggling when mistake and unseated 3 out

25/1

Form: 4-2154

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 145

Form & Verdict
Grade 2 hurdle winner last season; made a good start over fences when second to the useful Affordale Fury at Galway; won 3m Grade 2 Punchestown event in which key rivals failed to produce their best; struggled in Grade 1 at Leopardstown at Christmas; well held by Nick Rockett and Minella Cocooner on Navan running.
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1st

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Favori De Champdou

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 2 hurdle winner last season and achieved a higher chase rating after running away with 3m Grade 2 Punchestown novice in November; hasn't fulfilled that promise however since, most recently well held when a faller two out in Irish National; drops in grade here with major claims despite conceding weight.

10/11

1st

1

19th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

3m 0f 120y

18:50 Limerick

Favori De Champdou

11st 8lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Grade 2 hurdle winner last season and achieved a higher chase rating after running away with 3m Grade 2 Punchestown novice in November; hasn't fulfilled that promise however since, most recently well held when a faller two out in Irish National; drops in grade here with major claims despite conceding weight.

10/11

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Favori De Champdou

11st 9lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, no impression when fell 2 out

20/1

Form: 13-321

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict
Won twice over hurdles last term before finishing third in a strong 2m4f event at the Punchestown festival; creditable chase debut despite being no match for Gaelic Warrior at Punchestown in November; chased home Minella Cocooner at Navan; made heavy weather of landing short odds on latest.
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5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Senior Chief

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, brief headway 5 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, eased when hampered by faller 3 out, soon pulled up

10/1

5

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Senior Chief

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

midfield, brief headway 5 out, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, eased when hampered by faller 3 out, soon pulled up

10/1

1st

7

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 182y

14:05 Punchestown

Senior Chief

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

prominent on outer, joined leaders going okay home turn, ridden towards near side before last, switched right and ran on to lead after last, pushed out

2/5

Form: 5F8760 C

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 139

Form & Verdict
Sole chase win came for Noel Meade in 3m Leinster National at Naas in 2022; generally found wanting this term, well held in same event on latest; form has also included seventh in the Paddy Power and sixth in the Thyestes.
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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

Form: 4P-4PP

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict
Beaten only a short head in last season's Thyestes; fourth in the Kim Muir, pulled up in the Grand National; started the season brightly with Troytown fourth; ran well for a long way in the Thyestes but weakened in the straight and was pulled up before the last; again stopped quickly in the Grand National Trial at Punchestown
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10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Dunboyne

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, pushed along briefly 3rd, reminder 5th, some headway 13th, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Dunboyne

11st 1lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump with fluency, in rear, pushed along briefly 3rd, reminder 5th, some headway 13th, weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before 3 out

33/1

2

18th Feb 2024

Heavy

3m 3f 6y

14:35 Punchestown

Dunboyne

11st 6lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gordon Elliott

Beaten only a short head in last season's Thyestes; fourth in the Kim Muir. pulled up in the Grand National; started the season brightly with Troytown fourth; ran well for a long way in the Thyestes but weakened in the straight and was pulled up before the last; Jack Kennedy deserts him for Where It All Began.

7/1

Form: -24440

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 134

Form & Verdict
3m Listed novice hurdle winner last season (heavy); still seeking his first win over fences; finished 8l in front of Good Time Jonny when 19l fourth in very competitve handicap chase at Leopardstown (2m5f); tailed off in the Kim Muir.
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14

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Cool Survivor

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, never better than midfield, towards rear when bad mistake 13th, pulled up after 14th

25/1

14

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Cool Survivor

10st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

didn't jump well, never better than midfield, towards rear when bad mistake 13th, pulled up after 14th

25/1

13th

14

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Cool Survivor

11st 6lb

J: Mr H C Swan

T: Gordon Elliott

3m Listed novice hurdle winner last season (heavy) and best run in that sphere was his staying-on fourth in Grade 1 novice at Leopardstown (2m6f, yielding) last February; hasn't hit same form heights over fences, most recently 19l fourth of 25 in handicap chase at Leopardstown (2m5f), but he's on a good mark on his hurdle form and the step up in trip could be ideal.

13/2

Form: 4-9053

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 132

Form & Verdict
Fine season last year highlighted by his victory in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham; beaten 59 lengths when third of four behind Intense Raffles here in February; that had been prefaced by a respectable fifth in a Leopardstown handicap; trip should suit and will be fully primed for this after a quiet campaign.
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15

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, pulled up after 18th

10/1

15

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Good Time Jonny

10st 10lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: A J Martin

held up in rear, pulled up after 18th

10/1

Form: 3P13PP CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Failed to complete in three of his first four starts in 2023; came good again in emphatic style with victory in the 3m5f Porterstown Chase over C&D in December; fair third over a shorter trip at Cork; 9-1 in the Thyestes, made a couple of mistakes and was pulled up before three out; same fate before last in Grand National Trial.
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

Form: /47715 C

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Point and dual novice hurdle winner who left his first three chase runs well behind when back up in trip and winning in a first-time tongue-tie on handicap debut at Down Royal (3m, soft) in January, displaying bundles of stamina; 2l behind Where It All Began when fifth in the Kim Muir.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

17

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Daily Present

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

held up in rear, not fluent 16th, weakening when tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

20/1

17

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Daily Present

10st 5lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Paul Nolan

held up in rear, not fluent 16th, weakening when tired jump 19th, soon pulled up

20/1

5th

23

14th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

17:30 Cheltenham

Daily Present

10st 10lb

J: Mr J W Hendrick

T: Paul Nolan

Point and dual novice hurdle winner who left his first three chase runs well behind when back up in trip and winning in a first-time tongue-tie (retained) on handicap debut at Down Royal (3m, soft) in January, displaying bundles of stamina; this race is much hotter but that latest form reads well and there could still be mileage in his mark, especially over this extra 2f.

11/1

Form: 339121 C

Last run: 29 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Went up 9lb for a decisive victory over 3m2f here in January and ran well back in trip against a well-handicapped rival here 11 days later; appreciated a thorough test of stamina when scoring again at Leopardstown early last month; his record as a four-time course winner gives him an each-way chance.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

20

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Wheres Frankie

10st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, pressed leaders when not fluent 16th, weakened after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up after 2 out

14/1

20

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 5f 24y

17:00 Fairyhouse

Wheres Frankie

10st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

prominent, pressed leaders when not fluent 16th, weakened after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, dropped to rear when pulled up after 2 out

14/1

1st

6

3rd Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 61y

16:35 Leopardstown

Wheres Frankie

11st 4lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Karl Thornton

in touch with leaders, prominent on inner 13th, joined leaders 14th

11/4

Non-runners

Royal Thief

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €117.10
Straight Forecast €90.82
Tricast €1787.82
Trifecta €2479.70

Selections

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SPOTLIGHT:

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