14:30 Naas Sun 24 February 2019

  • Paddy Power 6th Bet Free Novice Handicap Chase (Grade B)
  • 2m 4f,
  • 13 Runners
  • Winner€29,500.002nd€9,500.003rd€4,500.004th€2,000.005th€1,000.006th€500.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 10.6sOff time:14:30:44
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711-10OR: 134BF
7/2

One of three making their handicap debut in this contest and can build on a number of promising starts since the turn of the year. Entered in the Listed Close Brothers handicap at the festival and respected here.

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2
611-10OR: 134D
9/1

Distance winner and second of seven over this trip in a Punchestown novice chase in November. Has made late headway in a couple of starts since the turn of the year over shorter trips and one for the shortlist back up in distance.

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711-9OR: 133
9/1

Fell on chase bow at Punchestown in November and not disgraced in a couple of graded contests since before a promising second of 10 last month at Fairyhouse. Westerner gelding holds strong place claims.

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4
611-9OR: 133
25/1

Struggling of late in the Paddy Power and Grand National trial at Punchestown earlier this month. One to watch in the market dropping in trip for yard who hold a 36% win and place strike rate at this meeting in the last four years.

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5
711-4OR: 128CD
11/2

Previous progressive runs were rewarded when the Gentlewave gelding bagged his first win over the larger obstacles last month in a novice handicap chase over C&D. Open to significant improvement and a leading player.

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6
711-2OR: 126D
12/1

Made a winning debut over fences when netting a Down Royal beginners contest over this trip in December. Beaten since but requires consideration holding an entry in the Close Brothers handicap at the festival.

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7
611-2OR: 126
11/2

Off the mark for powerful connections over the larger obstacles at the fourth time of asking when bagging a Fairyhouse beginners contest last month by 2L. Likely to improve on handicap debut and one to consider.

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611-1OR: 125
14/1

Under pressure in third when falling at the last in a Punchestown novice chase earlier this month following a win over 2m at Down Royal last month. Strong claims for yard who boast a 41% win and place strike at this meeting since 2015.

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711-0OR: 124CD
12/1

In good form recently over the larger obstacles winning three out of his last six starts including a win over C&D in November off a 14lb lower mark. Respected holding a couple of Cheltenham festival entries.

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10
710-11OR: 121
13/2

19 race maiden and without success in seven starts over fences though not disgraced in a number of runs since November. Will need a couple to falter in first-time blinkers.

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710-7OR: 117
20/1

Winner of a 2m5f beginners' contest at Cork in November, though since well held last month in 2m4f Fairyhouse novice event and on handicap debut here over C&D. Unlikely to play a role in the finish.

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12
910-7OR: 117CD
16/1

Useful dual hurdles winner yet to reach that level of performance in five chase starts including a 30L defeat at Cork when last seen in January. Liable to find a couple stronger.

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13
910-3OR: 111D
50/1

Decent 125-rated hurdler without success in five starts over fences, well held and never nearer on each occasion. Plenty to prove in this contest.

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Last Year's Winner

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Fitzhenry610-1011/4
T: P NolanJ: B J Geraghty

Betting

Forecast

Impact Factor (7/2), Poker Party (11/2), Uisce Beatha (11/2), Stowaway Forever (13/2), Kildorrery (9/1), Beyond The Law (9/1), Getaway Kid (12/1), Peacocks Secret (12/1), Monatomic (14/1), Art Of Security (16/1), Allardyce (20/1), Orion D'Aubrelle (25/1), Runyon Rattler (50/1)

Verdict

The solid and consistent POKER PARTY can land the spoils here for a yard that usually perform well at this meeting since 2015 holding a 38% win and place strike rate. Fairyhouse beginners chase winner last time out, Uisce Beatha would not have to improve much on handicap debut to play a role here and can hit the frame along with the Mouse Morris-trained Beyond The Law.
  1. Poker Party
  2. Uisce Beatha
  3. Beyond The Law

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