April 23 / 15.35 Tipperary

15.35

Soft

Ballykisteen Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 0f 110y
  • 13 runners
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Ballykisteen Beginners Chase

Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly cloudy

11/2 (Won)

  • Win: £1.80
  • Place: £1.30

Form: 30-335 D

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
A 134-rated hurdler was placed in first two chases in good-class events at Fairyhouse and had an excuse last time at Thurles when found to have struck into himself; likely to be in the mix.
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1st

12

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pinkerton

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Useful hurdler, placed in his first two chases in decent company at Fairyhouse; had an excuse at Thurles when struck into himself; winning favourite at Tipperary nine days ago, and now goes into handicap company 4lb below hurdles mark.

8/1

1st

12

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 55y

16:15 Punchestown

Pinkerton

10st 6lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Useful hurdler, placed in his first two chases in decent company at Fairyhouse; had an excuse at Thurles when struck into himself; winning favourite at Tipperary nine days ago, and now goes into handicap company 4lb below hurdles mark.

8/1

12

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Pinkerton

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

A 134-rated hurdler was placed in first two chases in good-class events at Fairyhouse and had an excuse last time at Thurles when found to have struck into himself; likely to be in the mix.

11/2

10/1

  • Place: £4.00

Form: -908P3

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 12lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Has run in 11 chases so has plenty of experience and not shamed in small-field Grade 3 at Naas last time; stays well so drop back from 2m4f not a plus.
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7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Jacksons Gold

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

Has run in 11 chases so has plenty of experience and not shamed in small-field Grade 3 at Naas last time; stays well so drop back from 2m4f not a plus.

10/1

2nd

7

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Jacksons Gold

11st 12lb

J: Jack G Gilligan

T: Ms Alice Curran

Has run in 11 chases so has plenty of experience and not shamed in small-field Grade 3 at Naas last time; stays well so drop back from 2m4f not a plus.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £1.20

Form: 530146 D

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Won handicap hurdle on deep ground on Thyestes day at Gowran and rated 113 in that sphere; brother to Revels Hill who has won at up to 3m4f over fences in Britain; chase debut.
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3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Champagne Mahler

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won handicap hurdle on deep ground on Thyestes day at Gowran and rated 113 in that sphere; brother to Revels Hill who has won at up to 3m4f over fences in Britain; chase debut.

12/1

3rd

3

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Champagne Mahler

11st 12lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Henry De Bromhead

Won handicap hurdle on deep ground on Thyestes day at Gowran and rated 113 in that sphere; brother to Revels Hill who has won at up to 3m4f over fences in Britain; chase debut.

12/1

Form: 133063 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Three-time winner over hurdles and rated 129 in that discipline; around 7l behind Now Is The Hour when creditable third on chase debut at Cork.
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6th

6

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Fortunedefortunata

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Three-time winner over hurdles with a mark of 129; has made a solid enough start over fences, last time finishing within 8l of the useful Pinkerton at Tipperary.

5/1

6th

6

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Fortunedefortunata

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Gainford

T: Gordon Elliott

Three-time winner over hurdles with a mark of 129; has made a solid enough start over fences, last time finishing within 8l of the useful Pinkerton at Tipperary.

5/1

5

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Fortunedefortunata

11st 12lb

J: Jack Kennedy

T: Gordon Elliott

Three-time winner over hurdles and rated 129 in that discipline; around 7l behind Now Is The Hour when creditable third on chase debut at Cork.

7/1

Form: 136205 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict
Three-time Flat winner and rated 110 over hurdles; second to smart type on chase debut at Sligo in the autumn; around 11l behind Now Is The Hour at Cork; may have needed that run after six months off.
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2nd

6

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Mister Wilson

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders on outer 2 out, ran on well and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

2nd

6

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Mister Wilson

11st 2lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders on outer 2 out, ran on well and went second final 110yds, no match for winner

13/2

5th

10

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Mister Wilson

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

Three-time Flat winner and rated 110 over hurdles; second to smart type on chase debut at Sligo in the autumn; around 11l behind Now Is The Hour at Cork; may have needed that run after six months off.

12/1

Form: 5-9P06

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest maiden hurdler and well beaten on chase debut at Thurles seven weeks ago.
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4th

1

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:10 Killarney

Walk In The Dark

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

soon prominent, jumped slightly left 3rd, mistake 8th

12/1

4th

1

13th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 100y

19:10 Killarney

Walk In The Dark

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

soon prominent, jumped slightly left 3rd, mistake 8th

12/1

14

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Walk In The Dark

11st 12lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

Modest maiden hurdler and well beaten on chase debut at Thurles seven weeks ago.

100/1

Form: /1F33- BF

Last run: 450 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Fair hurdler (rated 107) fell at first when favourite for sole chase start at Cork in 2022 and has been off well over a year.
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8

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Low Style

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Fair hurdler (rated 107) fell at first when favourite for sole chase start at Cork in 2022 and has been off well over a year.

16/1

7th

8

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Low Style

11st 12lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

Fair hurdler (rated 107) fell at first when favourite for sole chase start at Cork in 2022 and has been off well over a year.

16/1

3rd

10

29th Jan 2023

Soft

1m 7f 151y

15:52 Naas

Low Style

10st 9lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Barry Connell

midfield, headway 4 out, prominent in chasing group when pushed along home turn, went modest third before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on but no extra run-in, no match for first two

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: 5887

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

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

Form: 065P66

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Ran better on third chase start at Cork but was still around 12l behind Now Is The Hour.
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2nd

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Cosmic Blizzard

12st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: S Curling

prominent, not fluent 4 out

12/1

2nd

1

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 6f 160y

20:00 Limerick

Cosmic Blizzard

12st 0lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: S Curling

prominent, not fluent 4 out

12/1

4

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Cosmic Blizzard

11st 12lb

J: Phillip Enright

T: S Curling

Ran better on third chase start at Cork but was still around 12l behind Now Is The Hour.

25/1

Form: /9/P-8

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner in France; was reappearing after long lay-off when down the field on chase debut at Down Royal.
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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: /36800

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest on the Flat and over hurdles; big outsider on chase debut.
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7th

6

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Man River

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P F O’Donnell

Modest on the Flat and over hurdles; 150-1 when unseating on chase debut last time.

100/1

6

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Man River

11st 6lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: P F O’Donnell

Modest on the Flat and over hurdles; 150-1 when unseating on chase debut last time.

100/1

9

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Man River

11st 12lb

J: Mr P W Gleeson

T: P F O’Donnell

Modest on the Flat and over hurdles; big outsider on chase debut.

100/1

Form: 74-42F D

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Beat smart Found A Fifty in a bumper but hasn't made much impact hurdling (rated 117); probably best watched on chase debut unless money comes for him.
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13

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Summer Melody

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Beat smart Found A Fifty in a bumper but hasn't made much impact hurdling (rated 117); probably best watched on chase debut unless money comes for him.

16/1

13

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Summer Melody

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Beat smart Found A Fifty in a bumper but hasn't made much impact hurdling (rated 117); probably best watched on chase debut unless money comes for him.

16/1

8

4th Apr 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 0f 0y

15:10 Naas

Summer Melody

11st 1lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Beat a good horse to win a bumper; it hasn't really happened for him yet over hurdles and was well beaten second when odds-on in Limerick maiden lately; will be better for that run having been off five months and market will guide.

6/1

Form: 61F-54 D

Last run: 107 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Mare

OR:

Form & Verdict
Maiden winner over hurdles and rated 110 in that discipline; well beaten in two chases and back from a break.
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15

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Tophill Low

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Maiden winner over hurdles and rated 110 in that discipline; well beaten in two chases and back from a break.

33/1

15

23rd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 110y

15:35 Tipperary

Tophill Low

11st 5lb

J: Liam McKenna

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

Maiden winner over hurdles and rated 110 in that discipline; well beaten in two chases and back from a break.

33/1

4th

5

7th Jan 2024

Soft To Heavy

2m 4f 0y

12:30 Naas

Tophill Low

11st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: Mrs Lorna Fowler

visibility reduced by fog, led, headed and prominent before 6th, raced in last when struggling and weakened after 3 out, tailed off

25/1

Non-runners

An Epic Song, Now Is The Hour

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta €32.50
Straight Forecast €23.14
Trifecta €448.60

Selections

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Pinkerton

SPOTLIGHT:

Now Is The Hour

The Irish Sun:

Now Is The Hour

TOPSPEED:

Pinkerton

POSTDATA:

Pinkerton