May 18 / 16.35 Wexford

16.35

Soft

Poolcourt Novice Chase

  • Prize money: £6926.09
  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 7 runners
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Poolcourt Novice Chase

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: 35616- D

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 131

Form & Verdict
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.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

3

19th Jul 2024

Good

2m 1f 0y

15:40 Killarney

Dreal Deal

10st 11lb

J: Alex Harvey

T: John C McConnell

prominent, not fluent and lost position 8th, weakened 3 out

6/1

5th

3

5th Jul 2024

Good

3m 0f 0y

20:00 Cork

Dreal Deal

11st 0lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: John C McConnell

in touch with leaders, not fluent 4 out, brief headway on near side of group before 3 out

5/1

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

Form: 140P-1 D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
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.
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Verdict Starting price

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

OUR TIP

Form: 62U14- D

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Winning hurdler who made it fourth-time lucky over fences with a comfortable success at Cork (2m, soft to heavy) but was then only fourth at Tipperary; on that winning form he's a contender.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

13

19th Jul 2024

Good

2m 6f 180y

15:05 Killarney

Summer Tide

10st 1lb

J: Sean O’Keeffe

T: C Byrnes

Hurdle and chase winner; fair third over fences last time and stays this far; 12lb lower over hurdles but been a while since he's shown worthwhile form in this discipline.

10/1

3rd

3

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 100y

17:10 Tipperary

Summer Tide

11st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: C Byrnes

Poor over hurdles the last twice but did win a Cork beginners' chase (2m) on heavy ground in March before two decent runs in defeat up to 2m4f; has to return to his best.

15/2

Form: 30/8F- D

Last run: 139 days

W: 11st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in valuable handicap hurdles in 2021 but lightly raced in the meantime and has looked cold since returning from an absence; chase debut.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 3f 100y

17:10 Tipperary

Bua Boy

11st 5lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Three-time hurdle winner returned after a long absence last season and was below form in that sphere; not bad efforts in two beginners' chases but has plenty to find with some of these.

16/1

3rd

2

7th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 85y

17:20 Clonmel

Bua Boy

11st 12lb

J: Philip Donovan

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Runner-up in valuable handicap hurdles in 2021 and held an Irish mark of 130 at his peak; on third start back from long absence, ran respectably on chase debut in decent novice contest at Wexford last month but they'll probably be wary of running him on quick ground.

7/2

5th

4

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Bua Boy

11st 6lb

J: Daniel King

T: Denis Gerard Hogan

Runner-up in valuable handicap hurdles in 2021 but lightly raced in the meantime and has looked cold since returning from an absence; chase debut.

20/1

Form: 1210-U D

Last run: 11 days

W: 11st 6lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Four-time winner over hurdles and had a peak RPR of 124 (gained in August); could have a part to play, though he unseated early on chase debut.
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3rd

2

12th Jul 2024

Good

3m 1f 80y

20:30 Kilbeggan

Charlie Luciano

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Rated 129 over hurdles after four wins in that sphere; three attempts chasing have been underwhelming though, jumping very novicey recently at Tipperary.

16/1

5th

2

2nd Jul 2024

Good To Firm

2m 1f 70y

13:33 Tipperary

Charlie Luciano

11st 12lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Noel Meade

Rated 129 over hurdles after four wins in that sphere; won on the Flat recently too; however, he has to improve a fair bit from his last chase start.

11/1

Form: 6800U-

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Modest on the Flat and over hurdles; 150-1 when unseating on chase debut last time.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

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: 15343- C

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict
Capable hurdler but inferior to some of these in that scene and he was beaten 22l on chase debut in March.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

4

10th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 172y

17:18 Roscommon

Starman

11st 2lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Anthony McCann

Capable hurdler but inferior to some of these in that sphere; failed to make much impact in Wexford race won by Dreal Deal last month.

14/1

7

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Starman

11st 6lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Capable hurdler but inferior to some of these in that scene and he was beaten 22l on chase debut in March.

12/1

4th

7

18th May 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:35 Wexford

Starman

11st 6lb

J: James O’Sullivan

T: Anthony McCann

Capable hurdler but inferior to some of these in that scene and he was beaten 22l on chase debut in March.

12/1

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Magic Tricks

RP RATINGS (IRE):

Dreal Deal

The Irish Sun:

Magic Tricks

POSTDATA:

Dreal Deal