May 06 / 15.20 Down Royal

15.20

Good

Club Orange Beginners Chase

  • Prize money: £5643.48
  • 2m 3f 150y
  • 12 runners
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Club Orange Beginners Chase

Runners: 12 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

Form: 8140P- C

Last run: 52 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Second in sole point and by far the best of these over hurdles, winning valuable handicap here in November off 138; pulled up over this trip at Cheltenham but should get it on better ground and good round of jumping will make him hard to beat.
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2nd

2

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

A 143-rated hurdler who made a successful start over fences at Down Royal (2m3f, good); was entitled to win that easier than he did but there's no knocking a winning start; won't mind this softer ground.

2/1

2

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

A 143-rated hurdler who made a successful start over fences at Down Royal (2m3f, good); was entitled to win that easier than he did but there's no knocking a winning start; won't mind this softer ground.

2/1

1st

9

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Magic Tricks

11st 12lb

J: Jody McGarvey

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 4 out, challenging 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, went clear towards finish

7/4

Form: /3274-

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Fair maiden over hurdles (rated 117) and not shamed in good company in first two tries over fences despite hanging left; yard debut having left John McConnell.
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3rd

2

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

16:00 Cartmel

Jimmy Chou Pecos Aa

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

didn't always jump with fluency, disputed lead, prominent 4th, not fluent 5th

9/4

3rd

2

25th May 2024

Soft

2m 6f 31y

Class 4

16:00 Cartmel

Jimmy Chou Pecos Aa

11st 4lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

didn't always jump with fluency, disputed lead, prominent 4th, not fluent 5th, led after 2 out, joined last, soon headed and lost second, weakened quickly run-in

9/4

2nd

7

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Jimmy Chou Pecos Aa

11st 12lb

J: Conor Stone-Walsh

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

towards rear, some headway before 3 out, in touch with leaders on outer 2 out, went fourth approaching last, ran on well and went second towards finish

16/1

100/1

Form: 28235-

Last run: 208 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Three-time Flat winner at a modest level but 15-race maiden over hurdles (rated 105); best watched on chase debut after a lay-off.
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2nd

3

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

19:55 Clonmel

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: H Rogers

Triple Flat winner is a maiden over hurdles after 15 starts and rated 105 in that sphere; however, he has run fine races in both chase starts, though made a bad mistake at Kilbeggan last time; should run well if jumping holds up.

7/1

4th

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: H Rogers

Three-time Flat winner who reached a modest level over hurdles (0-15); ran surprisingly well when close up on chase debut at Down Royal (2m3f, good) as he appeared to have a lot on at the weights.

11/2

4th

1

17th May 2024

Good To Yielding

2m 4f 90y

19:20 Kilbeggan

Clifftop

11st 12lb

J: Ricky Doyle

T: H Rogers

Three-time Flat winner who reached a modest level over hurdles (0-15); ran surprisingly well when close up on chase debut at Down Royal (2m3f, good) as he appeared to have a lot on at the weights.

11/2

OUR TIP

Form: /3560- C

Last run: 17 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Capable hurdler (rated 122) although ran poorly last twice in Scotland; some smart chasers in his extended pedigree but you'd imagine he'll be all the better for this fencing debut.
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4th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Carnfunnock

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd, briefly led after 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

4th

3

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Carnfunnock

11st 12lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd, briefly led after 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened run-in

10/1

10th

9

19th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 91y

Class 2

15:20 Ayr

Carnfunnock

11st 4lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

Four-time winner at up to 2m3f; career-best RPR came when third over 3m last season so the this far will be fine, and cheekpieces are added after failing to give it his best shot last time at 2m; not on an impossible mark by any means.

10/1

Form: /6P6P- D

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Dual winner as a novice over hurdles but out of form in that discipline lately; another first-timer over fences.
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5th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Largy Shark

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear, headway 6th, went second before 7th, pressed leader when pecked on landing 3 out

33/1

5th

8

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Largy Shark

11st 12lb

J: Liam Quinlan

T: S R B Crawford

towards rear, headway 6th, went second before 7th, pressed leader when pecked on landing 3 out, weakened from 2 out

33/1

5

20th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 2f 191y

Class 4

16:25 Haydock

Largy Shark

11st 8lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

Dual novice winner, on good to soft and soft; his handicap debut at Navan in November was respectable (sixth of 20 over 2m) but he hasn't built on that (over 2m4f); could still have a say off this reduced mark.

11/2

11/2

Form: 10730- D

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Cost plenty after finishing second in sole point; 2m4f maiden hurdle winner at Wexford and placed in handicap here; is rated 120 in that sphere and interesting recruit to chasing.
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6th

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Sportinthepark

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway

11/2

6th

12

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Sportinthepark

11st 12lb

J: E Walsh

T: Noel Meade

prominent, dropped to midfield halfway, brief headway 2 out, weakened approaching last

11/2

14th

4

1st Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 0y

14:05 Fairyhouse

Sportinthepark

11st 10lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Noel Meade

Won a heavy ground maiden hurdle at Wexford in November; no show on his handicap debut at Leopardstown; ended up third in Down Royal event in which Redstone fell; needs to find extra, cheekpieces fitted.

16/1

Form: 118/4- C

Last run: 164 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Point winner and likeable handicapper over hurdles (rated 129) with one of his three wins coming here (2m4f); pleasing start over fences when fourth in good race at Fairyhouse in November; stepping back up in trip will help and decent record when fresh.
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7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway

7/2

7th

10

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Ottoman Style

11st 12lb

J: Conor Maxwell

T: Dermot A McLoughlin

prominent, in touch with leaders halfway, headway challenging after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

7/2

Form: 535-

Last run: 51 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
In front when falling at the last in sole point; just fair form over hurdles including remote third in maiden here in January; can be keen so hood now added for chasing debut.
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4th

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

An Peann Dearg

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went fourth approaching last, never near to challenge

33/1

4th

2

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

An Peann Dearg

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Paul Nolan

Inferior hurdle form to some of these, though he only raced three times; didn't improve for fences at Down Royal.

33/1

8th

1

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

An Peann Dearg

11st 12lb

J: Richard Deegan

T: Paul Nolan

took keen hold, prominent, led narrowly after 3rd, headed after 3 out, soon weakened

25/1

Form: 4P34P- D

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict
Three wins over hurdles before going over fences last summer; ran well off 118 in Leopardstown handicap at Christmas; pulled up on bad ground at Fairyhouse since but good claimer booked and stays this far so can run well.
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9th

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Skippin Court

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Peter Fahey

led, headed but prominent after 3rd

13/2

9th

11

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Skippin Court

11st 12lb

J: Carl Millar

T: Peter Fahey

led, headed but prominent after 3rd, weakened before 2 out

13/2

8

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

Skippin Court

10st 11lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

disputed lead, prominent from 1st

7/1

Form: 099-

Last run: 32 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Made no impression in three maiden hurdles; bred to do well in this sphere (half-brother to classy chaser Battleoverdoyen) but best watched on this occasion.
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8th

3

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Aurea Fortuna

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear throughout, didn't always jump with fluency

100/1

8th

3

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Aurea Fortuna

11st 12lb

J: Daniel King

T: Gerard Keane

towards rear throughout, didn't always jump with fluency

100/1

Form: 7313P-

Last run: 171 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict
Point winner never out of first three in five visits to Downpatrick last year, winning maiden hurdle and third in handicap off 111; probably best watched on chase debut after a lay-off.
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5

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 6f 169y

19:55 Clonmel

Fathom Two

11st 12lb

J: Shane Fitzgerald

T: Gavin Cromwell

Downpatrick maiden hurdle winner last September was pulled-up when last seen in that sphere; beaten a long way in two chase starts last month and huge improvement needed on that form.

28/1

10th

5

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Fathom Two

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

always behind, jumped right on occasions

33/1

10th

5

23rd May 2024

Good

2m 3f 160y

18:25 Limerick

Fathom Two

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

always behind, jumped right on occasions

33/1

Form: /16U8- D

Last run: 121 days

W: 11st 12lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Placed in a point; well held over hurdles (rated 117) during the winter after landing Clonmel maiden this time last year; chase debut after four months off.
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5

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Evesham Road

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

jumped left on occasions, towards rear

16/1

5

6th May 2024

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:20 Down Royal

Evesham Road

11st 12lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

jumped left on occasions, towards rear

16/1

8th

6

6th Jan 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

13:57 Cork

Evesham Road

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Modest form in points; stepped up from a bumper run when winning a maiden hurdle over 2m3f on soft at Clonmel last May; 2m was probably inadequate on his return at Gowran in November; unseated at seventh in a 2m7f conditions event before Christmas; unwise to rule out.

5/1

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Payout
Straight Forecast €17.65

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Ottoman Style

TOPSPEED:

Skippin Court

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Ottoman Style

POSTDATA:

Ottoman Style

The Irish Sun:

Ottoman Style