18:00 Roscommon Tue 7 August 2018

  • Michael Holland Tyres Handicap Chase (0-95)
  • 3m 124y, Good
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner€6,775.002nd€2,101.003rd€1,001.004th€451.005th€176.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:6m 14.1sOff time:18:07:00
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1
811-12OR: 93
20/1

Has failed to transfer promising point-to-point form in two recent starts under rules and remains a five-race chasing maiden. Tough ask off top weight.

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2
711-11OR: 92
10/1

Distance winner of a Musselburgh handicap chase off a similar mark in December. Fell when last seen in in March and possibly best watched on return.

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3
911-10OR: 91BFD
9/2

Distance winner who was beaten favourite in a Perth 2m4f handicap chase last month finishing fifth of nine well beaten 13L on stable debut. Expected to improve here.

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4
1211-9OR: 90D
11/1

Won a 3m1½f Wexford handicap chase in June off a 8lb lower mark on good ground. Beaten since and needs to up his game a little in this company.

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5
911-9OR: 90
12/1

Will have disappointed connections in a series of dismal performances over fences since the turn of the year. Hard to construct much of a case for the maiden of eight races over the larger obstacles.

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6
911-9OR: 90
16/1

Last seen over fences 12-months ago in a Killarney beginners contest finishing seventh of 14 well held at 80/1. Has been running acceptably in the point-to-point field since but up against it here.

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7
711-9OR: 90
25/1

Well beaten and never nearer in a mistake-laden debut over the larger obstacles at Kilbeggan in May. No better since in three starts and easily avoidable.

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8
711-7OR: 88
9/2

Well held in four starts over the larger obstacles including an 8½L defeat last month despite finishing third of 14 in a Limerick 3m handicap chase. Has work to do on current form.

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9
1111-3OR: 84
7/1

Sole chase win in 31 starts came in a Fairyhouse beginners contest nearly five years ago. Hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel for the veteran here.

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10
1311-1OR: 82
16/1

Teenager now and recent signs suggest wear and tear having their toll. Last win at Tramore over 12-months ago looks a distant memory.

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11
1410-13OR: 80
25/1

Veteran makes seasonal return here following a couple of dismal starts at Thurles and Tramore towards the end of last year, failing to finish in either race. Unlikely to play a part in the finish.

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12
1010-10OR: 77
33/1

Unable to halt the alarming slide in form since tasting success in a Downpatrick handicap chase over 2m6f off a 1lb lower mark over 12-months ago. Others preferred.

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13
1010-9OR: 76C
5/1

Without a win in five chase starts and generally well held in three spins over the larger obstacles since June. May find this another tough assignment.

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14
1210-5OR: 72
20/1

14-race maiden as a 12-year-old and has been badly out of form towards the end of the year before a one pace effort when third of 10 beaten over 8L on return to the track in April. Possibly best watched following yet another break.

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15
710-4OR: 71
14/1

Not disgraced but generally well held in a number of handicap chases' since winning a Downpatrick contest in March. Will need to improve to figure.

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16
1110-0OR: 67
25/1

10lb lower than last winning chase mark, although that was back in 2015. Lightly raced since then and not seen since a 54L defeat at Sligo over a similar trip 12-months ago. Very little to be positive about.

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Non-Runners

17
Betterthanalright94
1211-6OR: 87
T: Liam CaseyJ: Reserve 1
18
Fergiethelegend48
1211-4OR: 85
T: John G CarrJ: Reserve 2
19
Touchy16
911-2OR: 83
T: Don CashmanJ: Reserve 3

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Betting

Forecast

Present News (9/2), Crack Of Thunder (9/2), Jamesmicheal (5/1), Naughty Molly (7/1), Rancher Lass (10/1), Better B Quick (11/1), Quarry Rua (12/1), Betterthanalright (12/1), Shanklys Dawn (14/1), Fergiethelegend (14/1), Ringrone Castle (16/1), Old Supporter (16/1), Touchy (16/1), Sandycove Island (20/1), Night Sir (20/1), Killeen Elegance (25/1), Rock On Barney (25/1), Tomcoole Lad (25/1), Kilderry Prince (33/1)

Verdict

The Gordon Elliott-trained CRACK OF THUNDER can improve on his most recent start when he beaten favourite in a Perth 2m4f handicap chase last month over 2m4f on good ground. The nine-year-old has conditions to suit here and can see off the attentions of possible improvers Present News and Rancher Lass as well as seasoned campaigners Better B Quick, James Michael and Naughty Molly.
  1. Crack Of Thunder
  2. Present News
  3. Rancher Lass

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