April 01 / 17.40 Fairyhouse

17.40

Heavy

Envirogreen Building Services Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £12826.09
  • 3m 0f 124y
  • 9 runners
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Envirogreen Building Services Handicap Chase

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

9/2 (Won)

  • Win: £5.80
  • Place: £1.80

Form: 1-682F BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Maiden hurdle winner over 2m4f last year; jumped poorly when second in 2m beginners' here before falling two out when in front travelling well on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f); big step up in trip may help in the jumping department.
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1st

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Macdermott

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

6yo who's had only nine races; sent chasing this term, easily best of his five chase runs when upped markedly to 3m on latest start and winning by 12l from the front in a nine-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (heavy); has a much higher mark today and he'd be the first 6yo to win this since Earth Summit 30 years ago, but that latest display showed major staying potential.

8/1

1st

11

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Macdermott

10st 7lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

6yo who's had only nine races; sent chasing this term, easily best of his five chase runs when upped markedly to 3m on latest start and winning by 12l from the front in a nine-runner handicap at Fairyhouse (heavy); has a much higher mark today and he'd be the first 6yo to win this since Earth Summit 30 years ago, but that latest display showed major staying potential.

8/1

1st

6

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Macdermott

11st 1lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: W P Mullins

Maiden hurdle winner over 2m4f last year; jumped poorly when second in 2m beginners' here before falling two out when in front travelling well on handicap debut at Limerick (2m1f); big step up in trip may help in the jumping department.

9/2

6/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 8841-6

Last run: 44 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Was much improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan just over a year ago, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; entitled to have needed Gowran return after 11 months off and he's dangerous given his unexposed profile.
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2nd

14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Better Times Ahead

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

Much-improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan in March last year, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; presumably needed Gowran return after 11 months off; no match for Macdermott at Fairyhouse but that form was significantly boosted by the Scottish National outcome; a long way in front of Battle Of Mirbat at Fairyhouse.

8/1

2nd

14

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Better Times Ahead

10st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Robert Tyner

Much-improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan in March last year, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; presumably needed Gowran return after 11 months off; no match for Macdermott at Fairyhouse but that form was significantly boosted by the Scottish National outcome; a long way in front of Battle Of Mirbat at Fairyhouse.

8/1

2nd

10

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Better Times Ahead

10st 13lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Robert Tyner

Was much improved when stepping up in trip to almost 3m at Navan just over a year ago, landing a valuable novice handicap on heavy ground; entitled to have needed Gowran return after 11 months off and he's dangerous given his unexposed profile.

6/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 6322P2 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
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.
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11

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Battle Of Mirbat

10st 0lb

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; largely consistent and ground-versatile type but was over 30l behind runnerup Better Times Ahead in the Fairyhouse contest by subsequent Scottish National winner Macdermott.

12/1

11

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Battle Of Mirbat

10st 0lb

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; largely consistent and ground-versatile type but was over 30l behind runnerup Better Times Ahead in the Fairyhouse contest by subsequent Scottish National winner Macdermott.

12/1

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

Form: -1353U D

Last run: 187 days

W: 11st 3lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
Won over 3m at Perth last May for Gordon Elliott and fair efforts for this yard later in the summer; has form on all types of ground and better for a spin on the Flat six weeks ago; could have more to offer.
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6th

4

2nd May 2024

Yielding

4m 1f 11y

16:50 Punchestown

Bodhisattva

11st 12lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Won three-runner handicap chase at Perth last May on final start for Gordon Elliott; some fair runs in defeat for this stable, and looked in good shape when third in last week's Ulster National; first time over this course.

16/1

Form: 154386 BF

Last run: 2 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
Beaten favourite or joint-fav (chases/hurdles) in seven of his last eight starts including a neck defeat over hurdles at Roscommon last September; winner of a Killarney beginners' chase when second-favourite; reported clinically abnormal after dismal run off his lower hurdles mark here in January; another poor run over 2m5f here on Saturday.
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9th

19

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 7f 68y

15:05 Punchestown

Read To Return

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: A J Martin

Beaten favourite or joint-fav (chases/hurdles) in seven of his last nine starts; winner of a Killarney beginners' chase when second-favourite; reported clinically abnormal after dismal hurdles run in January; two poor chase runs at Fairyhouse Easter meeting; undependable is an understatement, may click one day.

14/1

Form: 451171 D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 121

Form & Verdict
Likeably progressive youngster won two handicap chases in quick succession in January and ready winner of a rated novice at Down Royal last time; got a 14lb hike for that but there's more to come from him and stepping back up in trip will suit; testing ground not a problem and Kennedy knows him well.
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6th

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

St Deniss Well

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Likeably progressive youngster won two handicap chases in quick succession in January and ready winner of a rated novice at Down Royal last time; got a 14lb hike for that but there's more to come from him and stepping back up in trip will suit; testing ground not a problem and Kennedy knows him well.

7/2

6th

7

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

St Deniss Well

11st 1lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

Likeably progressive youngster won two handicap chases in quick succession in January and ready winner of a rated novice at Down Royal last time; got a 14lb hike for that but there's more to come from him and stepping back up in trip will suit; testing ground not a problem and Kennedy knows him well.

7/2

1st

9

17th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 140y

16:02 Down Royal

St Deniss Well

11st 3lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

prominent, went second 7th, 1 length down when left in lead 3 out, shaken up and clear approaching last, kept on well, easily

7/1

Form: F2/2U6

Last run: 128 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
Has been hard to train and just a maiden hurdle win to his name from only 11 starts under rules; has some classy form in defeat over fences and ran well after a long absence last year; interesting that connections have persevered this long with him.
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5th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Walk Away

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly or disputed lead

6/1

5th

7

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 150y

19:20 Downpatrick

Walk Away

11st 12lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

led narrowly or disputed lead

6/1

2

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Walk Away

11st 10lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Has been hard to train and just a maiden hurdle win to his name from only 11 starts under rules; has some classy form in defeat over fences and ran well after a long absence last year; interesting that connections have persevered this long with him.

10/1

OUR TIP

Form: /09P2F

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 8lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Completed four-timer in novice company when beating Hewick in summer of 2021 but winless since; first-time blinkers had an effect when runner-up over 2m4f (heavy) at Gowran in February but hard to know if he'll reproduce that.
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7

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Cavalry Master

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four novice chases in 2021; struggling before showing he retained some ability when runner-up at Gowran in February; failed to complete on his next two starts but recovered his form in a veterans' chase at Wexford last time, making almost all and only just run out of it, with Macgiloney 3/4l away in third.

12/1

7

12th May 2024

Good

3m 2f 0y

16:30 Killarney

Cavalry Master

10st 13lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four novice chases in 2021; struggling before showing he retained some ability when runner-up at Gowran in February; failed to complete on his next two starts but recovered his form in a veterans' chase at Wexford last time, making almost all and only just run out of it, with Macgiloney 3/4l away in third.

12/1

2nd

3

25th Apr 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 3f 100y

18:52 Wexford

Cavalry Master

11st 5lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Won four novice chases on the spin in 2021; struggling before showing he retained some ability when runner-up at Gowran in February; however, has failed to complete twice since and he's hard to recommend at present.

7/1

Form: 2214-P D

Last run: 148 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Better chaser than hurdler and won 2m6f beginners' on heavy ground at Punchestown in early 2023; poor in only two runs since and trainer clearly hasn't had a smooth run with him; returns from five months off.
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9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Salmanino

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Liz Doyle

Better chaser than hurdler and won 2m6f beginners' on heavy ground at Punchestown in early 2023; poor in only two runs since and trainer clearly hasn't had a smooth run with him; returns from five months off.

16/1

9

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 0f 124y

17:40 Fairyhouse

Salmanino

11st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Liz Doyle

Better chaser than hurdler and won 2m6f beginners' on heavy ground at Punchestown in early 2023; poor in only two runs since and trainer clearly hasn't had a smooth run with him; returns from five months off.

16/1

0

11

5th Nov 2023

Soft

3m 4f 0y

15:15 Cork

Salmanino

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: Liz Doyle

prominent, disputed lead 3rd, soon led clearly, headed and prominent 14th, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened quickly, pulled up before 3 out

12/1

Non-runners

Birchdale, Potters Party

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €22.00
Straight Forecast €19.84
Tricast €119.85
Trifecta €146.70

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Macdermott

SPOTLIGHT:

St Denis's Well

The Irish Sun:

Better Times Ahead

POSTDATA:

Cavalry Master

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Walk Away