April 14 / 16.15 Down Royal

16.15

Yielding

Fibrus Say Bye Bye To Buffering Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 4f 0y
  • 11 runners
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Fibrus Say Bye Bye To Buffering Beginners Chase

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £8.00
  • Place: £1.70

Form: /3-356 D

Last run: 109 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Grade 2 novice hurdle winner at his best for Ronan McNally; has shown ability in five chase starts and would have a squeak if returning to his best.
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4th

1

10th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 172y

17:18 Roscommon

Dreal Deal

11st 9lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

Grade 2 hurdle winner in 2021 and a dual chase winner in recent months; touched off in three-runner 2m5f Cartmel event 12 days ago, previously won well over 2m1f at Wexford.

5/1

2nd

1

29th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 34y

Class 3

20:20 Cartmel

Dreal Deal

11st 10lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: John C McConnell

Grade 2 hurdle winner in 2021 and a dual chase winner this season, latterly when easily making all in Wexford novice (2m, soft) 11 days ago; will be fine over today's longer trip and commands respect.

8/15

1

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Dreal Deal

11st 12lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

Grade 2 hurdle winner; had faced some stiff tasks over fences before winning at Down Royal (2m4f, yielding) and was again asked a big question at Punchestown two weeks ago; clear claims back in this company.

9/4

15/8

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 60-022

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time hurdle winner is rated 128 in that sphere and has taken to chasing really well with fine runner-up efforts at Punchestown and Gowran (jumped left); should be closely involved.
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3rd

2

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 2

15:42 Perth

Duffle Coat

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

prominent, not fluent 2nd, soon in touch with leaders, bad mistake 13th, soon dropped to last, rallied after 4 out

11/4

1st

12

27th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 89y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Duffle Coat

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, prominent after 4th, went second before 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, soon clear, ran on well and went further clear towards finish

14/1

1st

12

27th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 89y

18:30 Ballinrobe

Duffle Coat

10st 2lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

in touch with leaders, prominent after 4th, went second before 2 out, shaken up to lead approaching last, soon clear, ran on well and went further clear towards finish

14/1

33/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 6538

Last run: 56 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a point and some promise in three maiden hurdle starts but was well beaten on handicap debut last time (keen over 2m7f); hood could help him run respectably.
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9th

9

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 55y

14:20 Punchestown

Jasmin De Cotte

10st 11lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

in touch with leaders on inner

6/1

1st

6

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Jasmin De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

midfield, in touch with leaders 5 out, slightly hampered then left in second 3 out, pushed along to lead after 2 out, faced challenge last, ridden and ran on well run-in

3/1

1st

6

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Jasmin De Cotte

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Paul Nolan

Runner-up in a point; didn't hang about over hurdles despite showing promise and, in a first-time hood, he was third to the useful Dreal Deal on chase debut at Down Royal (2m4f); leading claims.

3/1

OUR TIP

Form: 0-07PP D

Last run: 50 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
Useful hurdler on his day but has been in poor form on his last number of starts both hurdling and chasing (lame last time); has the rating to run a big race but lots of questions to answer.
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1st

3

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Bardenstown Lad

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in second, led after 2 out, ridden and joined run-in, kept on well towards finish, gamely

10/1

1st

3

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

3m 0f 50y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Bardenstown Lad

11st 3lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

raced in second, led after 2 out, ridden and joined run-in, kept on well towards finish, gamely

10/1

6th

1

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 7f 80y

18:40 Tipperary

Bardenstown Lad

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

held up in rear, mistake 5th, slow jump and detached 9th, tailed off

8/1

Form: 618135 D BF

Last run: 99 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point and bumper winner also won twice over hurdles last year; not bad efforts in defeat off a mark of 125 the last twice and should be capable of running respectably on chasing debut.
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1st

3

27th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 54y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Extrapolation

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, went second and going easily before 2 out, led approaching last, quickened and went clear run-in, easily

13/2

1st

3

27th May 2024

Good

2m 1f 54y

18:00 Ballinrobe

Extrapolation

11st 12lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Richard John O’Brien

travelled strongly, in touch with leaders, went second and going easily before 2 out, led approaching last, quickened and went clear run-in, easily

13/2

3rd

5

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Extrapolation

11st 12lb

J: Shane O’Callaghan

T: Richard John O’Brien

prominent, led after 1st, joined 5 out, pushed along and ran on well after 2 out, ridden when headed run-in, soon no chance with winner

9/2

Form: 1P5725

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Dual hurdle winner up to 3m is rated 119 in that sphere; beaten a long way on chasing debut at Gowran in testing ground but this slightly better ground will suit more; a player.
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8th

6

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Miss Tempo

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Last two runs have been over fences; respected on overall hurdles form, including second at Naas in February; second of two wins came over 3m at Tipperary last May.

9/2

8th

6

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 50y

18:10 Killarney

Miss Tempo

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Last two runs have been over fences; respected on overall hurdles form, including second at Naas in February; second of two wins came over 3m at Tipperary last May.

9/2

6th

11

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Miss Tempo

11st 5lb

J: Rachael Blackmore

T: Henry De Bromhead

Dual hurdle winner up to 3m is rated 119 in that sphere; beaten a long way on chasing debut at Gowran in testing ground but this slightly better ground will suit more; a player.

5/1

Form: 588

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Midfield finishes in three maiden hurdles and likely to improve for whatever he does on chasing debut.
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2

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Brave Adam

11st 12lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Thomas Cooper

Rated 97 over hurdles after three runs in maidens; well held over 2m4f on chase debut at Down Royal.

50/1

100/1

Form: 0/9/P-

Last run: 469 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won a French bumper in 2019 but only four unplaced runs since; hood on; can't be fancied.
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6

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Fourbi

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Luke Comer

always behind, detached when fell last

100/1

6

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Fourbi

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Luke Comer

always behind, detached when fell last

100/1

6

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Fourbi

11st 12lb

J: Tom Harney

T: Luke Comer

Bumper winner in France; was reappearing after long lay-off when down the field on chase debut at Down Royal.

100/1

Form: 3-0000

Last run: 53 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Three Flat wins but has been poor over hurdles last number of starts and can't be fancied on chasing debut.
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6th

5

24th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

18:35 Downpatrick

Falvio

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: C A McBratney

Dual Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles; beaten 18l on second chase start over 2m7f here last time and has to improve plenty.

12/1

6th

5

24th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

18:35 Downpatrick

Falvio

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: C A McBratney

Dual Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles; beaten 18l on second chase start over 2m7f here last time and has to improve plenty.

12/1

Form: 851000

Last run: 42 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Mare

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Form & Verdict
Hurdle winner is rated 93 in that sphere but has been poor on last three runs and has loads to find on chasing debut; cheekpieces tried.
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10th

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Petit Dejeuner

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, weakened after 3 out

150/1

10th

14

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:20 Ballinrobe

Petit Dejeuner

11st 5lb

J: E Walsh

T: Mrs Denise Foster

midfield, weakened after 3 out

150/1

10th

12

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Petit Dejeuner

11st 5lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Mrs Denise Foster

Hurdle winner is rated 93 in that sphere but has been poor on last three runs and has loads to find on chasing debut; cheekpieces tried.

66/1

Form: U13713

Last run: 197 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won his third race over hurdles at Listowel in September and a creditable third at Gowran next time off 113; unseated at the first only chase start last year; likely to improve for this run.
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1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Won his third race over hurdles at Listowel in September and a creditable third at Gowran next time off 113; unseated at the first only chase start last year; likely to improve for this run.

22/1

1

14th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 4f 0y

16:15 Down Royal

Ballyglass Beauty

11st 12lb

J: Jack Foley

T: Liam P Cusack

Won his third race over hurdles at Listowel in September and a creditable third at Gowran next time off 113; unseated at the first only chase start last year; likely to improve for this run.

22/1

3rd

9

30th Sep 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:00 Gowran Park

Ballyglass Beauty

10st 0lb

J: Charlie O’Dwyer

T: Liam P Cusack

Has won two of his last four starts and won going away when bolting up at Listowel last week; effectively 9lb higher (1lb wrong) in a much tougher race but can't be ruled out at present.

5/1

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Payout
Exacta €22.80
Straight Forecast €17.54
Trifecta €150.00

Selections

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