April 22 / 18.40 Tramore

18.40

Soft

West Waterford Handicap Chase

  • Prize money: £5130.43
  • 2m 5f 180y
  • 14 runners
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West Waterford Handicap Chase

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

Form: P-5228

Last run: 186 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Narrowly beaten in handicap hurdle here last summer (good) before good second at Roscommon; far from fluent on chase debut at Thurles back in October and straight into handicap company here on return.
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Verdict Starting price

1st

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Kilmurry Jj

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

slightly awkward start, in rear early, midfield on inner before 8th, hampered by faller 9th, headway after 4 out, led narrowly before 2 out, headed and hampered by loose horse approaching last, kept on and led again towards finish

100/30

1st

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Kilmurry Jj

11st 13lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

slightly awkward start, in rear early, midfield on inner before 8th, hampered by faller 9th, headway after 4 out

100/30

1st

2

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Kilmurry Jj

11st 12lb

J: John Shinnick

T: Terence O’Brien

Narrowly beaten in handicap hurdle here last summer (good) before good second at Roscommon; far from fluent on chase debut at Thurles back in October and straight into handicap company here on return.

7/1

Form: 23P635

Last run: 6 days

W: 11st 11lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Placed in big-field handicap hurdles over the Christmas period and again last month at Clonmel; Tuesday's Naas run a bit below best but overall in good form and straight into handicap company for chase debut.
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2nd

13

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

17:20 Tramore

Gold Haven

11st 5lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Paul W Flynn

22-race maiden but went close on chase bow here on her penultimate start; seemingly amiss at Limerick last week but may do better now back here.

33/1

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:55 Limerick

Gold Haven

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul W Flynn

towards rear, slightly hampered 2nd, struggling when steadied 10th, pulled up after 4 out

3/1

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:55 Limerick

Gold Haven

12st 0lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Paul W Flynn

Maiden who threatened over hurdles and again when runner-up on last month's chase debut at Tramore (2m6f, good); rain won't hurt her chances.

3/1

Form: 10-700

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 11lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
All three hurdle wins at 2m, out of form of late; some time since previous attempts chasing and plenty of questions to answer here on handicap chase debut.
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5th

1

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

17:45 Tramore

Listenheretomejack

12st 0lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

in touch with leaders, chased clear leader 10th

9/2

2nd

8

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:10 Killarney

Listenheretomejack

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

in touch with leaders, not fluent 6th

6/1

2nd

8

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:10 Killarney

Listenheretomejack

11st 1lb

J: Donagh Meyler

T: Eoin Doyle

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, prominent after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, went second from 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

6/1

Form: -P747P D

Last run: 258 days

W: 10st 0lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
Veteran a regular here but yet to win (four chase wins/one hurdle); C&D fourth his best run last summer in limited campaign, may well need this comeback run.
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4th

14

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Double Windsor

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David M O’Brien

Veteran a regular here but yet to win (four chase wins/one hurdle); C&D fourth his best run last summer in limited campaign, may well need this comeback run.

10/1

4th

14

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Double Windsor

10st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: David M O’Brien

Veteran a regular here but yet to win (four chase wins/one hurdle); C&D fourth his best run last summer in limited campaign, may well need this comeback run.

10/1

0

14

8th Aug 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 165y

20:00 Roscommon

Double Windsor

10st 2lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: David M O’Brien

The last of his four chase wins was more than two years ago, since when he's gone 0-16; ran okay at Tramore in June (beaten 7l) but modest otherwise this year.

14/1

Form: 3P-7P0 C

Last run: 153 days

W: 10st 0lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 67

Form & Verdict
C&D hurdle win came back in 2019; bit of form this time last year but overall regressive.
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9th

14

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

20:30 Clonmel

Golden Glen

10st 0lb

J: G B Noonan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Hurdle winner is 0-9 over fences and has to find improvement from somewhere; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

20/1

Form: 364PFP

Last run: 112 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 86

Form & Verdict
Hasn't completed on both chase outings, some maiden hurdle form to recommend; hard to fancy.
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11

15th Jun 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

15:25 Downpatrick

Coastguard Lady

10st 6lb

J: G B Noonan

T: P J Rothwell

A 12-race maiden and poor form in six chase starts so far.

33/1

Form: 4-2P57

Last run: 90 days

W: 11st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, best effort when second in Galway handicap over this trip in October; lots to find on most recent Down Royal run though.
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7th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Da Big Fella

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Eamon Courtney

Hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, best effort when second in Galway handicap over this trip in October; lots to find on most recent Down Royal run though.

11/2

7th

10

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Da Big Fella

11st 0lb

J: Ben Harvey

T: Eamon Courtney

Hurdles winner is 0-9 chasing, best effort when second in Galway handicap over this trip in October; lots to find on most recent Down Royal run though.

11/2

Form: 0689

Last run: 102 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner in point-to-points but three runs in hunter-chases this season not that encouraging; opposable on handicap debut.
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8th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Keep Me Posted

11st 1lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Thomas S Costello

prominent, soon went second, lost position halfway

18/1

8th

11

10th May 2024

Good

2m 7f 150y

19:55 Downpatrick

Keep Me Posted

11st 1lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Thomas S Costello

prominent, soon went second, lost position halfway

18/1

8th

5

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Keep Me Posted

11st 9lb

J: Miss L Costello

T: Thomas S Costello

Three-time winner in point-to-points but three runs in hunter-chases this season not that encouraging; opposable on handicap debut.

20/1

Form: 527740 CD

Last run: 60 days

W: 11st 7lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Dual course winner including beginners chase over this trip; ground against him of late so respected if the ground dries out.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

8

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 5f 145y

19:50 Tramore

Port Rashid

11st 6lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Runner-up at Ballinrobe last summer but has lost his way since and well held over fences here latest.

16/1

9th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Port Rashid

11st 7lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Dual course winner including beginners chase over this trip; ground against him of late so respected if the ground dries out.

8/1

9th

7

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Port Rashid

11st 7lb

J: Miss J Townend

T: Timothy Townend

Dual course winner including beginners chase over this trip; ground against him of late so respected if the ground dries out.

8/1

Form: 16FP57 CD

Last run: 193 days

W: 11st 7lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Winner here over both hurdles and in handicap chase over this trip last summer off 87; absent since October but given his record here this veteran has to be respected off a nice mark.
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11

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

17:45 Tramore

Elegant Dan

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: David M O’Brien

prominent on outer

9/1

3rd

7

31st May 2024

Soft

2m 5f 145y

19:50 Tramore

Elegant Dan

11st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: David M O’Brien

No hurdle win since 2020 but won over fences last summer and both those wins have come here; will have needed last month's return here and has slipped a long way down the weights; could go well.

12/1

10th

6

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Elegant Dan

11st 7lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: David M O’Brien

Winner here over both hurdles and in handicap chase over this trip last summer off 87; absent since October but given his record here this veteran has to be respected off a nice mark.

15/2

Form: 594834

Last run: 43 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
A 27-race maiden who ran well over hurdles on penultimate; well held only chase start over C&D in January.
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11th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Glorious Singer

10st 12lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

A 27-race maiden who ran well over hurdles on penultimate; well held only chase start over C&D in January.

16/1

11th

12

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Glorious Singer

10st 12lb

J: Ethan O’Sullivan

T: Ms M Flynn

A 27-race maiden who ran well over hurdles on penultimate; well held only chase start over C&D in January.

16/1

14/1

Form: 6267P5

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 4lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Veteran on a long losing run and hard to fancy although drying ground would be in his favour.
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14

1st Jun 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

17:45 Tramore

Ciankyle

10st 10lb

J: Brian Hayes

T: P Cluskey

towards rear, jumped left 4th, detached 5 out

22/1

5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ciankyle

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P Cluskey

soon chased clear leader, lost second 4th

25/1

5th

9

10th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 100y

19:20 Downpatrick

Ciankyle

11st 0lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: P Cluskey

soon chased clear leader, lost second 4th

25/1

OUR TIP

Form: 635PP7

Last run: 51 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler is 0-4 chasing; expected to come on for recent hurdles comeback run but bit to do off this opening mark.
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9th

1

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Carrig Carol

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Hurdle winner has run well at this track before; however, has been well beaten on recent starts; cheekpieces need to work.

18/1

9th

1

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 5f 77y

18:20 Ballinrobe

Carrig Carol

12st 0lb

J: Shane Fenelon

T: Peter Croke

Hurdle winner has run well at this track before; however, has been well beaten on recent starts; cheekpieces need to work.

18/1

13th

1

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Carrig Carol

12st 0lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Peter Croke

Winning hurdler is 0-4 chasing; expected to come on for recent hurdles comeback run but bit to do off this opening mark.

12/1

Form: 50/000

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 13lb

12 yo Mare

OR: 80

Form & Verdict
First reserve; veteran mare whose sole win came at 3; after mammoth absence soundly beaten of late so very hard to fancy.
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17

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Queensteel

10st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Leonard Whitmore

First reserve; veteran mare whose sole win came at 3; after mammoth absence soundly beaten of late so very hard to fancy.

17

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:40 Tramore

Queensteel

10st 13lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Leonard Whitmore

First reserve; veteran mare whose sole win came at 3; after mammoth absence soundly beaten of late so very hard to fancy.

11th

16

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 7f 180y

16:50 Naas

Queensteel

11st 3lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Leonard Whitmore

Veteran mare won 3m maiden on heavy in 2021; lightly raced since, not shamed over 2m here on second run back from long lay-off.

33/1

Non-runners

Five Minutes More, Ennemi Public, Larkfield Legacy, Out Of The Park, Erigmoor

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Payout
Straight Forecast €29.46
Tricast €179.88

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Elegant Dan

The Irish Sun:

Gold Haven

SPOTLIGHT:

Da Big Fella

POSTDATA:

Elegant Dan