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                                  TOP HURDLERS                                                         TOP CHASERS

BUVEUR D’AIR 164 ALTIOR 173
PENHILL 164 NATIVE RIVER 173
APPLE’S JADE (Mare) 163 CLAN DES OBEAUX 169
PAISLEY PARK 161 BRISTOL DE MAI 168
FAUGHEEN 161 SIZING JOHN 167?
MELON 161 WAITING PATIENTLY 167
FAUGHEEN 160? THISTLECRACK 167
SUPASUNDAE 160 UN DE SCEAUX 167
SAMCRO 158 MIN 166
MICK JAZZ 157? MIGHT BITE 165
IDENTITY THIEF 156? POLITOLOGUE 165
WICKLOW BRAVE 156? ROAD TO RESPECT 165
SHARJAH 155 ANIBALE FLY 165
PETIT MOUCHOIR 155 FOX NORTON 165
YANWORTH 154 FOOTPAD 164
APPLE’S JADE (Mare) 154 FRODON 164
SAMCRO 154 CYRNAME 163
BEDROCK 153 KEMBOY 162
VERDANA BLUE (Mare) 152 BELLSHILL 161
LAURINA (Mare) 149 AL BOUM PHOTO 159

JUVENILE HURDLERS

SIR EREC 139 CHIEF JUSTICE 126
FAKIR D’OUDAIRIES 138 FANFAN DU SEUIL 126
QUEL DESTIN 135 FINE BRUNELLO 126
TORPILLO 131 GARDENS OF BABYLON 126
ADJALI 130 GOT TRUMPED 124
CRACKER FACTORY 129 OUR POWER 124
COEUR SUBLIME 127 BAND OF OUTLAWS 123
ROCKY BLUE 127 CARLO BIRAGHI 123

                           TOP NOVICE HURDLERS                  TOP NOVICE CHASERS

CHAMP 142 TOPOFTHEGAME 153
BREWIN’UPASTORM 142 DYNAMITE DOLLARS 152
BIRCHDALE 142 SANTINI 152
MR WHIPPED 140 LALOR 148
QUICK GRABIM 139 KALASHNIKOV 148
KLASSICAL DREAM 139 LE RICHEBOURG 148
ARAMON 139 LA BAGUE AU ROI (Mare) 148
AYE AYE CHARLIE 138? DEFI DU SEUIL 148
AL DANCER 138 DELTA WORK 147
MISTER FISHER 137 ORNUA 147
ANGELS BREATH 136 GETABIRD 147
NADAITAK 136 LOSTINTRANSLATION 147
ELIXIR DE NUTZ 136 ORNUA 147
ITCHY FEET 136 CILAOS EMERY 146
GRAND SANCY 136 KNOCKNANUSS 146
HEARTS ARE TRUMPS 136 PALOMA BLUE 146
CITY ISLAND 136 THE WORLDS END 145
COMMANDER OF FLEET 136 WINTER ESCAPE 145
BATTLEOVERDOYEN 135 BAGS GROOVE 145
BEAKSTOWN 135 ROCKY’S TREASURE 145
EASY GAME 135 DROVERS LANE 144
RHINESTONE 135 BALLYWARD 143
FELIX DESJY 134 VINNDICATION 143
POSH TRISH (Mare) 133 OK CORRAL 142
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BUVEUR D’AIR 164 ALTIOR 173
PENHILL 164 NATIVE RIVER 173
APPLE’S JADE (Mare) 163 CLAN DES OBEAUX 169
PAISLEY PARK 161 BRISTOL DE MAI 168
FAUGHEEN 161 SIZING JOHN 167?
MELON 161 WAITING PATIENTLY 167
FAUGHEEN 160? THISTLECRACK 167
SUPASUNDAE 160 UN DE SCEAUX 167
SAMCRO 158 MIN 166
MICK JAZZ 157? MIGHT BITE 165
IDENTITY THIEF 156? POLITOLOGUE 165
WICKLOW BRAVE 156? ROAD TO RESPECT 165
SHARJAH 155 ANIBALE FLY 165
PETIT MOUCHOIR 155 FOX NORTON 165
YANWORTH 154 FOOTPAD 164
APPLE’S JADE (Mare) 154 FRODON 164
SAMCRO 154 CYRNAME 163
BEDROCK 153 KEMBOY 162
VERDANA BLUE (Mare) 152 BELLSHILL 161
LAURINA (Mare) 149 AL BOUM PHOTO 159

 

TOP NOVICE HURDLERS TOP NOVICE CHASERS

 

CHAMP 142 TOPOFTHEGAME 153
BREWIN’UPASTORM 142 DYNAMITE DOLLARS 152
BIRCHDALE 142 SANTINI 152
MR WHIPPED 140 LALOR 148
QUICK GRABIM 139 KALASHNIKOV 148
KLASSICAL DREAM 139 LE RICHEBOURG 148
ARAMON 139 LA BAGUE AU ROI (Mare) 148
AYE AYE CHARLIE 138? DEFI DU SEUIL 148
AL DANCER 138 DELTA WORK 147
MISTER FISHER 137 ORNUA 147
ANGELS BREATH 136 GETABIRD 147
NADAITAK 136 LOSTINTRANSLATION 147
ELIXIR DE NUTZ 136 ORNUA 147
ITCHY FEET 136 CILAOS EMERY 146
GRAND SANCY 136 KNOCKNANUSS 146
HEARTS ARE TRUMPS 136 PALOMA BLUE 146
COMMANDER OF FLEET 136 THE WORLDS END 145
BATTLEOVERDOYEN 135 WINTER ESCAPE 145
BEAKSTOWN 135 BAGS GROOVE 145
EASY GAME 135 ROCKY’S TREASURE 145
RHINESTONE 135 DROVERS LANE 144
FELIX DESJY 134 BALLYWARD 143
TRUCKERS LODGE 134 VINNDICATION 143
POSH TRISH (Mare) 133 OK CORRAL 142

JUVENILE HURDLERS

SIR EREC 139 ROCKY BLUE 127
FAKIR D’OUDAIRIES 138 CHIEF JUSTICE 126
QUEL DESTIN 135 FANFAN DU SEUIL 126
TORPILLO 131 FINE BRUNELLO 126
ADJALI 130 GARDENS OF BABYLON 126
CRACKER FACTORY 129 GOT TRUMPED 124
COEUR SUBLIME 127 OUR POWER 124

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FSFs (Form and Speed Rating)

 

HURDLERS     CHASERS  
BUVEUR D’AIR 164   ALTIOR 173
PENHILL 164   NATIVE RIVER 172
PAISLEY PARK 161   CLAN DES OBEAUX 169
FAUGHEEN 161   BRISTOL DE MAI 168
MELON 161   SIZING JOHN 167
FAUGHEEN 160   WAITING PATIENTLY 167
SUPASUNDAE 160   THISTLECRACK 167
SAMCRO 158   UN DE SCEAUX 167
MICK JAZZ 157   MIN 166
IDENTITY THIEF 156   VALSEUR LIDO 166
WICKLOW BRAVE 152   MIGHT BITE 165
SHARJAH 155   POLITOLOGUE 165
APPLE’S JADE (Mare) 155   BALKO DES FLOS 165
YANWORTH 154   ROAD TO RESPECT 165
APPLE’S JADE 154   ANIBALE FLY 165
SAMCRO 154   FOX NORTON 165
BEDROCK 153   FRODON 164
WHOLESTONE 152   FOOTPAD 164
VERDANA BLUE (Mare) 152   DOUBLE SHUFFLE 164
SAM SPINNER 152   CYRNAME 163
BRAIN POWER 151   KEMBOY 162
SILVER STREAK 151   DEFINITLY RED 162
UNOWHATIMEANHARRY 151   TOP NOTCH 162
ESPOIR D’ALLEN 150   BELLSHILL 161
BAPAUME 150   TOP NOTCH 160
NOVICE CHASERS   NOVICE HURDLERS  
TOPOFTHEGAME 153   BREWIN’UPASTORM  
DYNAMITE DOLLARS 152   BIRCHDALE 142
SANTINI 152   CHAMP 142
LE RICHEBOURG 148   MR WHIPPED 141
LALOR 148   QUICK GRABIM 140
KALASHNIKOV 148   ARAMON 139
LA BAGUE AU ROI 147   AYE AYE CHARLIE 139
DELTA WORK 147   AL DANCER 138
ORNUA 147   MISTER FISHER 138
GETABIRD 147   GRAND SANCY 137
CILAOS EMERY 146   HEARTS ARE TRUMPS 136
KNOCKNANUSS 146   ELIXIR DE NUTZ 136
LOSTINTRANSLATION 146   ANGELS BREATH 136
WINTER ESCAPE 146   BATTLEOVERDOYEN 135
DEFI DU SEUIL 146   BEAKSTOWN 135
THE WORLDS END 145   TRUCKERS LODGE 135
BAGS GROOVE 145   JARVEYS PLATE 134
ROCKY’S TREASURE 145   COMMODORE BARRY 134
DROVERS LANE 144   DINONS 133
MENGLI KHAN 144   GETAWAY TRUMP 133
VINNDICATION 143   POSH TRISH (MARE) 132
BALLYWARD 143   GETAWAY TRUMP 132
HARDLINE 142   THERMISTOCLES 132
OK CORRAL 142     132

 

 

 

JUVENILE HURDLERS

FAKIR D’OUDAIRES 140
QUEL DESTIN 135
TORPILLO 131
ADJALI 130
CRACKER FACTORY 129
CHIEF JUSTICE 128
COEUR SUBLIME 127
ROCKY BLUE 127
FANFAN DU SEUIL 126
FINE BRUNELLO 126
NELSON RIVER 124
GOT TRUMPED 124
OUR POWER 124
GOT TRUMPED 124
GARDENS OF BABYLON 123
CARLO BIRAGHI 123
KATPOLI 122
CHICA BUENA 121
MONTESTREL 119
STYLE DE VOLE 117
ELYSEES 117
JACK REGAN 115

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Friday 25 January 2019

 

1:00 Huntingdon 1m 7f 171y Cl 4 NH Guide Daphne Du Clos

Second favourite for the mares novices at the Festival, Mr Henderson reported last October, “She won a Listed bumper impressively and we fancied her for the Cheltenham Bumper. Unfortunately,  she got an injury, which ruled her out of last season as well. She’s had a good year off and jumps beautifully. She could be rather useful”. Scarlet Dragon is clear on FSFs based on his hurdles debut second to Global Citizen. One to watch.

 

2:30 Doncaster 2m 128y Cl 1 NH Guide Giving Glances

Giving Glances tops FSF from Fabianski and Tazka. Giving Glances has been given a short break and freshened up for this race. The ground is expected to suit and if forgiven her flop at Aintree on soft ground, she should be good enough. Fabianski is likeable and useful She needs to improve and is expected to do so. She too has been targeted at this race. Marginal preference for Giving Glances.

 

2:40 Huntingdon 2m 3f 189y Cl 1 NH Guide Got Away

Casablanca Mix just tops FSFs from recent winner Magic Of Light. The latter drops back in trip which may see her vulnerable on this sharp track. Casablanca Mix’s form is below that she achieved last season. A return to this track where she has , and finished a good second, may spark a revival. Happy Diva is a likeable and consistent mare. Second in a similar grade here last February, her FSF has improved enough to suggest she will be thereabouts when it matters. Synopsis bolted up over this trip at Cheltenham. Useful on her day, her trainer reports she is a confidence mare that needs to jump well early in her races. Well behind Magic Of Light last April. Happy Diva would be a narrow selection; seven runners limits each-way bets.

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Gowran Park Thoughts

Thursday 24 January 2019

 

1:50 Gowran Park 3m

All eyes will be on last year’s winner, Presenting Percy, who resides around the 7/4 mark having been 9/4 last night. Limini’s best hurdle FSF (February 2017) sees her on 166. PP is on 159 followed by Coquin Mans 154 and Bapaume 151 level with Darasso. Whereas as PP arrived a fit horse last year he returns from a  ten-month absence. He is entitled to come on a good deal for this run whatever the outcome.

 

3:00 Gowran Park 3m 1f

Invitation Only looks on a workable handicap mark. He has a decent record going right-handed though it will be his first run in a field this size. General Principle and Mr Diablo are two to consider. The latter tops FSFs just ahead of Invitation Only. Pleasant Company and Alpha Des Obeaux are joint third top on FSFs.

 

3:35 Gowran Park

At the start of the season, I was alerted to Cilaos Emery. Connections have always felt he would be a decent novice chaser. His last three runs over hurdles were at Grade One level, including a win over Melon. He suffered a setback early 2017 but is reported to be in good form. A taking performance here would see him emerging as an Arkle candidate. His latest Hurdle FSF would see him amongst the better novice chasers if repeated over fences.

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Timeform Gowran Park 

 

12.45 Langton House Hotel Handicap Hurdle 2m

Timeform Top Rated

117 19. IKNOWWHEREIAMNOW J. P. Dempsey L. P. Dempsey

116+ 8. UPGRADED A. J. Martin M. F. Mooney

115 12. THE CADDY N. Madden Niall Madden

Analyst’s Verdict:

Iknowwhereiamnow is threatening to come good in a handicap having shaped well again at Punchestown 11 days ago so she could be the answer in what is admittedly a very competitive contest. Last-time out winner Breesy Mountain may have more to offer, while there are several handicap debutants to keep an eye on, notably Upgraded and City Hall.

 

1.20 Connolly’s Red Mills Irish European Breeders Fund Auction Maiden Hurdle 2½m

Timeform Top Rated

143p 6. THE BIG DOG Peter Fahey D. J. Mullins

135p 3. VOIX DES TIEP W. P. Mullins P. Townend

133 13. KALUM RIVER P. A. Fahy Mr P. W. Mullins

Analyst’s Verdict:

The Big Dog pulled clear with another good prospect at Leopardstown over Christmas and makes plenty of appeal with further improvement on the cards. Voix des Tiep is another promising novice hurdler for Willie Mullins and looks the clear danger.

 

1.50 John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2) 3m

Timeform Top Rated

167 3. COQUIN MANS W. P. Mullins R. Walsh

166+ 4. PRESENTING PERCY Patrick G. Kelly Davy Russell

165 5. BLEU BERRY W. P. Mullins B. Hayes

Analyst’s Verdict:

Presenting Percy won this race 12 months ago prior to a brilliant display in the RSA Chase, and though he’s presumably suffered an interrupted preparation this time, he may well still be up to the task. Should he swerve this assignment or not give his running, Coquin Mans and Darasso are perhaps best equipped to take advantage.

 

2.25 Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2½m

Timeform Top Rated

144 19. PUT THE KETTLE ON Henry de Bromhead H. Morgan (4)

138 13. SESKINANE Brian M. McMahon A. M. McCurtin

137 18. VENEZIANO SPRINGS Terence O’Brien D. J. McInerney

Analyst’s Verdict:

Getaday is on an upward curve and only found a promising recruit from points too good in a novice at Cork last time so, with a strong view taken of that form, he could be well capable of defying a mark of 109 even in what looks like quite a hot race. Hows Patsy deserves respect on the back of his ready success at Limerick and the in-form Veneziano Springs can’t be ignored.

 

3.00 Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A) 3m1f

Timeform Top Rated

170 3. INVITATION ONLY W. P. Mullins R. Walsh

169 18. MR DIABLO J. P. Dempsey L. P. Dempsey

169 21. NICK LOST Henry de Bromhead Reserve

Analyst’s Verdict:

Invitation Only boasts some strong form (third in a Grade 1 last season), so looks interesting now pitched into a handicap from a mark of 152, especially with a run under his belt. His stablemate Some Neck still has very few miles on the clock so may yet do better, with last year’s winner Monbeg Notorious also respected.

 

3.35 PMF Kilkenny Beginners Chase 2m

Timeform Top Rated

151p 6. DUC DES GENIEVRES W. P. Mullins P. Townend

150p 11. MINISTERFORSPORT Noel O’Neill D. J. McInerney (3)

144 16. HIGH SCHOOL DAYS Henry de Bromhead Rachael Blackmore

Analyst’s Verdict:

Duc des Genievres was smart over hurdles and produced a promising first effort in this sphere when second at Naas 37 days ago, beaten only by one boasting chasing experience/ fitness edge. He can come out on top with improvement expected. Stablemate Cilaos Emery is of obvious interest also under Ruby Walsh, whilst Ministerforsport can also feature.

 

4.10 P. J. Foley Memorial I.N.H. Flat 2m

Analyst’s Verdict:

Blue Sari, Front View and Barnes des Mottes are a trio of interesting newcomers, with the first named just edging the vote before market clues.

 

HORSES TO NOTE – TWO FROM THE LATEST ISSUE

Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 6yo (09Jun13 b g) Gordon Elliott

Winner of an Irish-Point and Bumper, BOD made an impressive start this his hurdles career with a wide margin win at  Navan. Upped into Grade One company, he won the Lawlor’s Hurdle at Naas by just under three lengths. Whilst not as impressive as on debut, it was clear he was still inexperienced having plenty left in the tank. What upgrades the performance is the clocking of the second fastest time figure (Both on FSFs and Timeform) for novice hurdlers this season. Two and half-miles looks ideal, with the Ballymore his likely Cheltenham target. Trainer and jockey report he is likely to prove best on soft ground.

Glen Forsa (IRE) 7yo (03Apr12 b g) Mick Channon

This fellow ran out a comfortable winner of a two and a half-mile chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day 2018. He had previously run out an easy winner at Chepstow. On both occasions, he impressed with his jumping and galloping abilities. He is reportedly headed for the Close Brothers Handicap at Cheltenham. Recent renewals suggest he will need to raise his handicap mark of 134 by 3/4lb in order to run. Form enhanced by the second and fourth winning their next races. Latest: Due to the collateral form his official rating has been raised to 138.

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FSFs

TOP CHASERS FSF TOP HURDLERS FSF
ALTIOR 173 BUVEUR D’AIR 165
NATIVE RIVER 173 PENHILL 164
CLAN DES OBEAUX 169 FAUGHEEN 161
BRISTOL DE MAI 168 MELON 160
WAITING PATIENTLY 167 SUPASUNDAE 160
THISTLECRACK 167 SAMCRO 158
UN DE SCEAUX 167 APPLE’S JADE (Mare) 155
MIN 166 SHARJAH 155
POLITOLOGUE 166 WHOLESTONE 154
BALKO DES FLOS 164 BEDROCK 153
ROAD TO RESPECT 165 VERDANA BLUE (Mare) 152
ANIBALE FLY 165 BRAIN POWER 151
FOOTPAD 165 SILVER STREAK 151
FRODON 164 IF THE CAP FITS 151
FOX NORTON 163 ESPOIR D’ALLEN 150
KEMBOY 162    
TOP NOTCH 162    
SIZING JOHN 162    
DEFINITLY RED 162    

NOVICE CHASERS FSF NOVICE HURDLERS FSF
LE RICHEBOURG 153 CHAMP 141
TOPOFTHEGAME 153 QUICK GRABIM 139
SANTINI 152 ARAMON 139
LALOR 148 AL DANCER 138
KALASHNIKOV 148 AYE AYE CHARLIE 137
LA BAGUE AU ROI (Mare) 147 HEARTS ARE TRUMPS 136
ORNUA 147 ANGELS BREATH 135
GETABIRD 147 JARVEYS PLATE 135
DELTA WORK 146 GRAND SANCY 134
THE WORLDS END 145 TRUCKERS LODGE 134
BAGS GROOVE 145 DINONS 133
ROCKY’S TREASURE 145 BATTLEOVERDOYEN 133
DEFI DU SEUIL 145 GETAWAY TRUMP 132
DROVERS LANE 144 MISTER FISHER 132
DYNAMITE DOLLARS 144 THERMISTOCLES 132
MENGLI KHAN 144 COOLANLY 132
VINNDICATION 143 BREWIN’UPASTORM 131
LOSTINTRANSLATION 142 KATESON 130
HARDLINE 142 DERRINROSS 130
KNOCKNANUSS 142 TRIPLICATE 130
BRAVE EAGLE 142 JETEZ 130
VOIX DU REVE 141 TIDAL FLOW 129
MARIAS BENEFIT (Mare) 141 DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO 129
JENKINS 141 THE BIG BITE 128
COUNT MERIBEL 141 THOMAS DARBY 128

                                                                                JUVENILE HURDLERS FSF

QUEL DESTIN 135 ROCKY BLUE 126
ADJALI 132 FANFAN DU SEUIL 126
CRACKER FACTORY 129 GOT TRUMPED 124
CHIEF JUSTICE 127 NELSON RIVER 123
TORPILLO 127 OUR POWER 123
COEUR SUBLIME 127 KATPOLI 122