April 19 / 18.50 Limerick

18.50

Soft To Heavy

Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • Prize money: £14621.74
  • 3m 0f 120y
  • 5 runners
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Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase (Grade 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

OUR TIP

10/11 (Won)

  • Win: £1.30
  • Place: £1.10

Form: -2154F C

Last run: 18 days

W: 11st 8lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 144

Form & Verdict
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.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

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

14/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: /14/32

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict
A horse with ability but fragile too as he has missed loads of time since winning a bumper in 2019; came back after another absence with two solid runs over fences last month but this represents a step up.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

13

17th Jun 2024

Good

3m 0f 100y

18:45 Kilbeggan

Donacheady Gale

10st 0lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: John Patrick Ryan

Just nine starts and has had a couple of long absences; bumper and hurdles winner almost won uncompetitive Grade 3 novice chase at Limerick in April; ground was too fast at Clonmel last time where he was looked after; hasn't hurdled since 2021 and totally unexposed in this discipline; cheekpieces.

12/1

3rd

2

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

18:50 Clonmel

Donacheady Gale

11st 0lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: John Patrick Ryan

Has been difficult to train, just eight starts and has had a couple of long absences; bumper and hurdles winner was much improved on third chase start when almost beating a 144-rated rival in uncompetitive Grade 3 novice (3m1f, soft/heavy) at Limerick; handicapper didn't go overboard and jumping fell apart last time; lively ground a worry for a horse with his profile.

8/1

16

4th May 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 104y

16:15 Punchestown

Donacheady Gale

10st 0lb

J: Daniel King

T: John Patrick Ryan

Bumper winner in 2019 and maiden hurdle scorer in 2021; came back after 863 days to finish an encouraging third in a beginners' at Thurles in March, another good effort at Down Royal 12 days later, and even better when pressing the 144-rated Favori De Champdou (gave 8lb) in a Grade 3 at Limerick; 4lb wrong, but solid each-way chance.

12/1

Form: 123005 D

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 7lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Productive mare with three hurdle wins and two over fences at up to 3m, including here last summer; ground against her of late and again unlikely to get her ground here but could sneak a placing.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

9th Jun 2024

Good

2m 7f 66y

16:40 Punchestown

Bella Bliss

11st 0lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

midfield

13/2

2nd

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

17:55 Limerick

Bella Bliss

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, led from 2nd

7/1

2nd

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

17:55 Limerick

Bella Bliss

11st 2lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

jumped left on occasions, pressed leader, led from 2nd

7/1

Form: 524576 D

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Ordinary handicapper has loads to find on ratings here and ground against him too.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

(4)

22nd Jun 2024

Good To Firm

1m 4f 110y

16:40 Limerick

Tullyhogue Fort

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: John F O’Neill

slowly away, in rear

33/1

3rd

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:55 Limerick

Tullyhogue Fort

12st 0lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Outclassed in a Grade 3 last time and this is more his level; however, doesn't score highly on consistency and he's high enough in the weights.

8/1

3rd

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:55 Limerick

Tullyhogue Fort

12st 0lb

J: Mr P J O’Neill

T: John F O’Neill

Outclassed in a Grade 3 last time and this is more his level; however, doesn't score highly on consistency and he's high enough in the weights.

8/1

Form: 34122P D

Last run: 76 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict
Talented 7yo won over fences at Wexford in the autumn and narrowly beaten by a smart sort at same venue afterwards; lost in Navan match since and no sort of run back hurdling latest; big player on best form but needs to bounce back.
Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

2

29th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

3m 0f 0y

19:30 Wexford

Joyeux Machin

11st 10lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

midfield, dropped to rear 3 out

3/1

6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Joyeux Machin

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beat the useful Effernock Fizz at Wexford last autumn and narrowly beaten at the same venue afterward; lost a Navan match in December; hard to be confident after an early departure at Limerick a fortnight ago; new headgear combination

12/1

6

3rd May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Joyeux Machin

10st 13lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Beat the useful Effernock Fizz at Wexford last autumn and narrowly beaten at the same venue afterward; lost a Navan match in December; hard to be confident after an early departure at Limerick a fortnight ago; new headgear combination

12/1

Non-runners

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Payout
Exacta €7.20
Straight Forecast €6.88
Trifecta €15.10

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Favori De Champdou

TOPSPEED:

Joyeux Machin

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Favori De Champdou

POSTDATA:

Favori De Champdou

The Irish Sun:

Favori De Champdou