16:15 Listowel Wed 11 September 2019

  • Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase (Grade A)
  • 3m, Soft (Soft to Heavy in Places)
  • 18 Runners
  • Winner€118,000.002nd€38,000.003rd€18,000.004th€8,000.005th€4,000.006th€2,000.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 57.0sOff time:16:15:33
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1
911-7OR: 154D
13/2

Top class winner of the JLT at the Cheltenham festival two years ago. Winner of a seven runner contest at the Galway festival last month to land a fourth chase win of his career. Tall order off a big weight.

2
910-11OR: 144
33/1

Solid and consistent type who appears to be regressing of late. Well beaten on a couple of recent spins at the Galway festival and hard to place any faith in.

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3
810-11OR: 144
11/1

Second of seven beaten 3L behind stablemate Yorkhill at the Galway festival last month. Yards last 25 runners have been beaten in this contest, last win came in 2006.

4
810-8OR: 141
11/1

Winner of his second chase when landing a 2m2f contest at the Galway festival last month off an 11lb lower mark. Leading player for yard in good form.

5
710-8OR: 141D
14/1

Winner of a Cork hurdle last month following a bold run in the Galway Plate in July finishing seventh of 22 behind Borice. Capable of a big run but leading stable have struggled in recent renewals of this contest.

6
810-6OR: 139
25/1

Three from six over the larger obstacles, all wins coming when in the care of trainer Harry Fry. Well held on return to action at Kilbeggan last month and plenty to prove at present.

7
710-5OR: 138
14/1

Won a couple of novice chases at the turn of the year before running well in defeat at the Punchestown festival in May. Only got as far as the second obstacle in the Galway Plate last month but worth another chance in this contest.

8
810-4OR: 137
20/1

Fancied to go well in the Galway Plate last month but raced in rear for most of the way. Yard landed the spoils in this contest in 2016 and 2017 before saddling the third, Rogue Angel in last years' renewal.

9
910-4OR: 137D
12/1

Winner of five of his 15 starts over fences. Out of sorts recently and has not shown enough overall to be playing a major role in this company.

10
910-3OR: 136D
9/1

Improving sort over the larger obstacles, winner of two starts over the summer. Ran well in defeat when fifth of 22 beaten 10½L in the Galway Plate in July. Open to more improvement and should be a leading contender.

11
810-2OR: 135D
16/1

Winner of both starts over fences so far, last win coming in a Limerick 2m3½f handicap on good ground in April off a 9lb lower mark. Repeat of those efforts should see him in the hunt for more prize money.

12
810-2OR: 135
5/2

Off the mark for connections at the ninth time of asking when landing a Killarney beginners contest last month over 2m7f. Likely to improve and worth considering.

13
1010-1OR: 134D
25/1

Experienced winner of four of his 30 chase starts but the gelding has appeared to be regressing of late in the big contests. Unlikely to make a significant impact in this contest.

14
109-13OR: 132D
20/1

On the go over the larger obstacles for some time now but the gelding remains with just a single win in 13 chase starts. Will need to raise overall profile to play a role here.

15
99-13OR: 132CD
10/1

Failed to build on a promising effort when third in the Killarney National with a couple of below par efforts at Ballinrobe and Kilbeggan before bouncing back to form at the Galway festival last month finishing second of 16 beaten ½L. Claims.

16
99-13OR: 132D
20/1

Won a second chase win of his career when landing a Kilbeggan handicap chase when last seen in July off a 5lb lower mark. No surprise to witness a bold show.

17
119-13OR: 132D
50/1

Winner of five of his 22 starts over fences with his most recent success coming in May off an 8lb lower mark. Can go well but may find one or two better suited to today's conditions

18
109-12OR: 131
20/1

Struggling for form at present. Pulled-up in a good handicap chase at the Punchestown Festival, which was subsequently followed by him unseating his jockey a few days later. Back to form at Kilbeggan in July but up against it here.

Non-Runners

19
Black Scorpion20
89-11OR: 130
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara
20
Ned Stark13
119-11OR: 130
T: G ElliottJ: 
21
Monbeg River152
109-10OR: 129
T: M TodhunterJ: Brendan Powell

Last Year's Winner

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Snow Falcon811-56/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore

Betting

Forecast

Movewiththetimes (5/2), Yorkhill (13/2), Ravenhill (9/1), Icantsay (10/1), Black Scorpion (10/1), All The Answers (11/1), Some Neck (11/1), Shantou Village (12/1), Poker Party (14/1), Pravalaguna (14/1), Internal Transfer (16/1), Na Trachtalai Abu (20/1), Oscar Knight (20/1), Dell' Arca (20/1), Barra (20/1), Valseur Lido (25/1), Monbeg River (25/1), Ned Stark (25/1), Drumcliff (25/1), A Toi Phil (33/1), Swingbridge (50/1)

Verdict

The Gordon Elliott-yard have landed the spoils in this contest in two of the last three renewals before saddling the third, Rogue Angel in last years' event. The trainer has a possible five runners in the race this time round with improving, RAVENHILL taken to add to his two chase wins earlier in the season. The nine-year-old can bounce back from a setback in the Galway Plate last time out to land the spoils at the expense of stablemate, Barra, who is better than his last run suggests, the coming-to-hand Movewiththetimes and the Henry De Bromhead-trained Poker Party who can be forgiven a second fence hiccup in the Galway Plate last time.
  1. Ravenhill
  2. Poker Party
  3. Movewiththetimes
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