17:25 Downpatrick Sat 16 June 2018

  • Down Time Festival Handicap Chase (0-109)
  • 2m 1f, Good (Good to Yielding in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner€7,392.002nd€2,292.003rd€1,092.004th€492.005th€192.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 25.3sOff time:17:27:08
1
611-12OR: 109
7/1
Well beaten in two beginners chases recently but first-time cheekpieces on handicap debut could make for improvement here.
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2
811-10OR: 107
12/1
Poor form in his most recent chase starts and now races 3lb lower than original handicap mark. Plenty to prove but yard usually go well at this meeting.
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3
1210-12OR: 95CD
10/1
Course winner that has also won over the trip and winner of four of his 52 chase starts but now races 11lb lower than last winning mark. Difficult to make a case for in current form.
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4
1310-12OR: 95
7/1
Popular veteran who can still mix it given his last two starts at Down Royal and Wexford recently. Acts on the ground and one for the shortlist.
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5
710-12OR: 95
11/2
Tough and game sort who appears a better chaser than hurdler. Not easily dismissed now back over the larger obstacles given his efforts at Tramore and Killarney recently.
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6
910-2OR: 85
25/1
Four-race chase maiden who has recently been seen in a couple of point-to-point contests. Tough ask and others preferred.
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7
99-11OR: 80
11/8
Without a win in five chase starts but has been showing plenty of promise over hurdles recently. Entitled to make the shortlist if transferring form to the larger obstacles.
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8
79-10OR: 79
25/1
Without a win in four career chase starts failing to finish in her last two starts and hard to place any faith in here.
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9
119-10OR: 79
50/1
Little of any note on return to the track following a long lay-off when finishing last of six in a Down Royal novice chase last month. Hard to fancy on latest evidence.
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10
99-10OR: 79
20/1
Has disappointed connections in a number of dispiriting displays in handicap chases since December. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.
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11
139-10OR: 79
33/1
Not won in 27 starts under Rules and hard to fancy on evidence of comeback run when finishing sixth of nine well held in a Wexford handicap chase earlier this month.
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Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Fairymount Boy (11/8), Swift (11/2), Peacocks Secret (7/1), Honest Robber (7/1), Ballyfinboy (10/1), Soul Kaliber (12/1), Glacial Shadow (20/1), Caoimhe Diva (25/1), Think Of Me (25/1), Admiral Bob (33/1), Nevada Rose (50/1)

Verdict

SOUL KALIBER can land this handicap chase for the Gordon Elliott yard who usually go well at this meeting The eight-year-old has had a torrid time of things this year but races off a mark he can be competitive from here in this company. Fairymount Boy and Peacocks Secret have a couple of negatives against them but look the best of the rest in a race that won't take a great deal of winning. The gallant veteran Honest Robber is worthy of consideration as is Swift who can go well at a price.
  1. Soul Kaliber
  2. Peacocks Secret
  3. Honest Robber

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