13:05 Naas Sat 9 November 2019

  • Poplar Square Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1)
  • 2m, Soft to Heavy
  • 4 Runners
  • Winner€19,500.002nd€6,500.003rd€3,250.004th€1,625.005th€975.006th€650.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 5.3sOff time:13:05:00
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1
811-12OR: 154D
10/3

4-10 over fences, faller in the Arkle but quickly put that behind him when defeating Us And Them to win Aintree Grade 1 (2m, good); pulled up on final start of season; can go well fresh but may not want too testing a surface.

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3
711-1OR: D
4/9

Winner of the Grade 1 novice hurdle at Punchestown last season; created a great impression on his chasing debut at Gowran Park last January; looks the class horse in the race and likely to prove popular in the market on seasonal reappearance.

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4
611-1OR: 150D
7/1

Has been generally disappointing since winning a decent handicap chase at Fairyhouse in January though two of those runs was when outclassed in Grade 1 events; this more his level but still has something to prove.

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5
611-1OR: 132D
25/1

Plenty to find on official ratings but is a consistent sort who will be plugging on without possibly being able to get really competitive at this level; has fitness on his side but a place his probably his best chance.

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Non-Runners

2
Winter Escape34
811-10OR: 149
T: A A HowardJ: M P Walsh

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Saint Calvados511-105/2
T: H WhittingtonJ: G Sheehan

Betting

Forecast

Cilaos Emery (4/9), Ornua (10/3), Duca De Thaix (7/1), Winter Escape (10/1), Kildorrery (25/1)

Verdict

CILAOS EMERY comes with a big reputation given his excellent hurdles form and the manner of his only run and win over fences at Gowran Park in January; slight concern he has been off for so long but the market should give a solid indication of his chance. Winter Escape has the benefit of a recent outing when not given a hard ride when third recently at Tipperary. He will run a better race here and could take advantage of the selection's rustiness. Grade 1 winner Ornua will be popular and had a big chance to win the Arkle last season before falling. If back to his best he rates a danger though he may struggle to give weight away all round.
  1. Cilaos Emery
  2. Ornua
  3. Winter Escape

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