Cheltenham Trial Day 24th February Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 11 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 47.70s
  • Off time: 15:50:08
Full result
Result 15:50 Naas
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Reality Dose 13/2
2nd 6 Hold Em Cowboy 12 10/1
3rd 7 Wild Salmon s.h 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 411-F95
DARK BLUE, orange chevron, white sleeves, dark blue cap, orange stars Lucky Spring (IRE) 16
  • T:P Martin
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 411-F95
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 t1 P Martin A P Thornton 104 10/1
2 483952
White, red stars, dark blue & red striped sleeves, white cap, red star Itsuptoyou (IRE) 19
  • T:Mrs D Foster
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 483952
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Mrs D Foster R M Power 102 6/1
3 790000
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Baby Whizz (IRE) 56
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 790000
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 T Mullins M P Walsh 95 4/1j
4 714627
Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars Yeoman (FR) 7
  • T:D J Ryan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 714627
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-3bt
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
12 157 11-3 bt D J Ryan A P Heskin 95 11/1
5 00-0070
White, red sash & sleeves, white cap, red spots My Galway Man (IRE) 7
  • T:Mrs D Foster
  • J:K M Donoghue
  • Form: 00-0070
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t Mrs D Foster K M Donoghue (3) 94 14/1
6 43-P7P5
PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, red cap Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 27
  • T:W F Codd
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 43-P7P5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 p W F Codd M A Enright (5) 91 10/1
7 0686-64
LIGHT GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, check cap Wild Salmon (IRE) 24
  • T:William P Murphy
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 0686-64
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 William P Murphy A E Lynch 88 13/2
8 32/3434
Grey, red cross sashes, red cap, grey star Reality Dose (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:D J Bates
  • Form: 32/3434
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 Miss E Doyle D J Bates (5) 87 13/2
9 000921
PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 7
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 000921
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 b P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 85 4/1j
10 P6P524
RED, black hoop, black sleeves, hooped cap Torremuelle (IRE) 7
  • T:D E Finn
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: P6P524
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 b D E Finn P D Kennedy (5) 85 10/1
11 PF-5886
Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 50
  • T:V T O'Brien
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: PF-5886
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
10 143 10-3 t V T O'Brien P T Enright 81 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Lead Kindly Light (IRE)
  • T:S Byrne
  • J:A D Leigh
8 11-0 S Byrne A D Leigh 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Itsuptoyou is still a maiden after 15 career starts but couldn't have gone much closer when caught close home by Luke's Benefit at Punchestown. Reality Dose is also a maiden and has been beaten off lower marks than this so POPAFLORA looks the one to be on despite this being short of his best trip. Paul Rothwell's charge is a front-runner and galloped his rivals into submission over 2m4f at Punchestown so hopefully revering to the minimum trip won't be a problem. Torremuelle couldn't match strides with the selection last time but was up with the pace for most of the way and rates a threat but Yeoman was well beaten and looks held.

Formwatch

Reality Dose (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression early straight, no extra and dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 9, 16l behind Noras Fancy (11-6) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 9-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, driven along and no impression approaching 2 out, no extra and dropped to 5th before last, 5th of 9, 25l behind Noras Fancy (11-6) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Wild Salmon (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Towards rear, in touch approaching straight, went moderate 4th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 15l behind Take A Shot (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 hvy in Dec.

Yeoman (FR) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, mistake 6th, 7th halfway, ridden before 4 out and no threat approaching straight, 7th of 9, 37l behind Popaflora (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy.

Torremuelle (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Prominent and led after 4th, ridden and headed entering straight, no impression in 3rd before last, no extra, 4th of 9, 11l behind Popaflora (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy.

Popaflora 11-2 (10-1) Led, slight mistake 1st and slow 3rd, headed after 4th but remained prominent, led again entering straight and asserted after 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, held on, won at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy beating Letterlee Star (10-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

Itsuptoyou (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden in 4th entering straight and headway to lead soon after 2 out, strongly pressed run-in and headed closing stages, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.

Baby Whizz (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 10, 45l behind Clashnabrook (9-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Nov.

My Galway Man (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 16, 48l behind Madam Bovary (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy.

Lucky Spring (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no extra from 4 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 26l behind Pineau De Re (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase.

Valours Minion (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 7th halfway, 6th 3 out, soon ridden, 5th 2 out, one pace, 6th of 15, 36l behind Rating Queen (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.