Cheltenham Trial Day 23rd February Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 12 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 22.40s
  • Off time: 15:21:01
Full result
Result 15:20 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Reality Dose 13/2
2nd 1 Heavenly Brook 14/1
3rd 7 El Mondo 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P-65P60
Dark green, maroon disc, white cap Heavenly Brook (IRE) 125
  • T:N Henley
  • J:S A Shortall
  • Form: P-65P60
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 N Henley S A Shortall (7) 109 14/1
2 056-4F5
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Louisville Lip (IRE) 13
  • T:P J Flynn
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 056-4F5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 h P J Flynn D J Casey 109 12/1
3 37-990P
DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 21
  • T:Michael Barry
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 37-990P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 b Michael Barry P D Kennedy (5) 107 18/1
4 PUU896
Yellow, maroon inverted triangle, pink sleeves, maroon armlet, pink cap Monelissio (IRE) 23
  • T:P Casey
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: PUU896
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 p P Casey J S McGarvey (5) 105 11/2
5 1-313U2
YELLOW, black sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Kennoway (IRE) 18
  • T:Ms C O'Connell
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 1-313U2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 t Ms C O'Connell A E Lynch 104 11/4f
6 R-847B5
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 7
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: R-847B5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 104 10/1
7 205037
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap El Mondo (FR) 18
  • T:N Madden
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 205037
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 N Madden M P Walsh 102 10/1
8 316-806
DARK GREEN, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Mark Me Up 20
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 316-806
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11pt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 pt P J Rothwell D N Russell 94 9/2
9 74-8475
Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 18
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 74-8475
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 p Miss E Doyle A P Heskin 89 13/2
10 0/2-3463
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Our Ollie (IRE) 6
  • T:P J Gilligan
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 0/2-3463
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 t P J Gilligan R C Colgan 88 10/1
11 04-P2UP
Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars Yeoman (FR) 23
  • T:D J Ryan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 04-P2UP
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 10-4bt
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
13 144 10-4 bt D J Ryan P F Mangan 87 16/1
12 00036P
MAROON, pink star & stars on sleeves, maroon cap, pink star Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 17
  • T:M McDonagh
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 00036P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-10b1
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
8 136 9-10 b1 M McDonagh A Ring (7) 72 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Reality Dose (IRE)
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:D J Bates
9 10-9 Miss E Doyle D J Bates 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

KENNOWAY appears best at the minimum trip and loves heavy going. His latest effort behind the in-form Luke's Benefit gives him an obvious chance and he gets the nod. Winning hurdler Louisville Lip hasn't shown much over fences while El Mondo was well beaten behind Luke's Benefit last time and looks held by the selection. Whats On The Menu generally races over further and is still a maiden over fences after 14 starts so Reality Dose could pose more of a threat as he's only 2lb higher than when landing this a year ago and has conditions in his favour. The veteran Yeoman has a poor strike-rate but this isn't much of a race and it would be no shock to see him in the frame.

Formwatch

Reality Dose (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th after 3 out, 4th entering straight, no impression, 5th of 10, 13l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Heavenly Brook (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Prominent at ordinary pace, dropped to rear and no extra approaching straight, tailed off, last of 12, well behind The Real Article (11-4) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp chs in Sep.

El Mondo (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, some progress on outer after 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 17l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Whats On The Menu (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, improved to lead at 8th, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109).

Monelissio (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 27l behind Leish Oscar (11-2) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs sft in Dec.

Mark Me Up 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2 out, stayed on into 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th last, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 20l behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.

Kennoway (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, 3rd entering straight, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Fla's Long Shot (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, no extra from 4 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by Thats The Dream (11-8) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 hvy, 14 ran.

Yeoman (FR) 8-1 (10-9) Led briefly early, soon in rear, no extra in moderate 6th 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rory's Brother (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec, 9 ran.

Colls Corner (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th approaching straight, soon no extra and pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Playing (10-8) at Limerick 2m 6f hvy in Dec, 12 ran.

Louisville Lip (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and dropped to moderate 5th from 3 out, soon trailing, 5th of 6, 45l behind Mallowney (11-2) at Naas 2m nov chs sft.

Our Ollie (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon raced in moderate 4th, no impression straight, left distant 3rd from last, 3rd of 5, 47l behind Irish Thistle (11-5) at Navan 2m 4f nov chs sft.