12:15 Thurles

Thursday 28 November 2019

  • Killinan Beginners Chase
  • 2m 2f  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:15  |   Winning time: 4m 44.8s
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: A W Short |  T: Francis J Flood

A generally consistent racehorse but has only won once in his career and is winless over hurdles; would be a surprise if he is good enough.

Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: G B Noonan |  T: P Neville

Won just one race from nine races over hurdles; never got into contention on his chase debut at Listowel in September and given his liking for better ground probably one just to watch.

Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Rachael Blackmore |  T: H De Bromhead|  D

Generally consistent hurdler in France in 2018; chase debut was full of promise when finishing 2nd of 11 at Cork in October but let down by jumping before being pulled up at Navan four days ago; hard to assess chance.

Age: 5|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: R M Power |  T: Mrs J Harrington

Had shown enough promise in maiden hurdles last year top be sent to Cheltenham; off the mark in April and showed up well on chase debut at Naas earlier this month; entitled to improve and one to consider.

Age: 5|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: B J Foley |  T: J F Gleeson

Just one place finish from six starts over hurdles; type who was always likely to do better over fences and any market moves would be interesting.

Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: P E Corbett |  T: Shane Nolan

Has some fair form in point-to-points but has failed to complete on two chase starts to date; off the track since May and very difficult to make a strong case for.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: B Browne |  T: O McKiernan

Returned from a long absence when finishing well down the field over hurdles at Fairyhouse on heavy ground earlier this month; hard to be confident about his chances on chase debut but has fitness on his side.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: P T Enright |  T: J E Kiely

Has been in reasonable form over hurdles in 2019 and ran a fair race (without ever looking like a challenger) on chase debut at Wexford in October; should improve on that effort and not easy to totally write off.

Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: D N Russell |  T: G Elliott

Decent hurdler on his day; no real show on chase debut at Navan earlier this month; will have learned from that experience and entitled to be more prominent here but needs to bounce back.

Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: D J McInerney |  T: Noel O'Neill|  OR: 138|  BF|  D

Mixed bag over fences so far; best effort came last time out following a long break in September at Listowel when weakening in the closing stages; lack of a strong finish may see him vulnerable once again.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: K M Donoghue |  T: D A McLoughlin

Off the mark over hurdles at Ballinrobe in May; lightly raced for his age so best days may still be ahead and an interesting recruit to chasing but needs to put a fall on chase debut at Navan in September firmly behind him.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: P Townend |  T: W P Mullins

Won two bumpers before making an impressive debut over timber at Galway in October; pulled up on only subsequent appearance at Punchestown in May; very interesting recruit to chasing and market will provide clues.

Age: 5|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: M Hamill |  T: W J Burke

Generally inconsistent hurdler who was beaten over 60 lengths on latest appearance at Cork earlier this month; hard to see him being good enough on chase debut.

Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: S A Shortall |  T: J P O'Brien

Very useful staying hurdler and an interesting recruit to fences; will certainly need further in time and a watching brief is probably best advice on chasing debut.

Age: 6|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: A McCurtin |  T: J J Walsh

Presenting mare, beaten wide margins all starts so far under rules and trend should continue on second start over fences.



Royal Rendezvous (8/11), Discordantly (4/1), Demain Des L'Aube (6/1), Milan Native (7/1), Ministerforsport (10/1), Line Out (25/1), Thermistocles (33/1), Monstrosity (40/1), Archer's Up (100/1), Jack Holiday (100/1), Kristian Goingwel (100/1), Krisquin (100/1), Presenting Hunzy (100/1), Alcander (100/1), Shedding (100/1)


Plenty will depend on the fitness of ROYAL RENDEZVOUS who was a very promising bumper and hurdles winner last season. If able to translate that form to the larger obstacles then he holds every chance. Thermistocles will need further over fences in time but should still be able to give a good account of himself if ready on his debut. Demain Des L'Aube showed promise on his chase debut before disappointing last time out. If able to bounce back he is capable of running a big race.
  1. Royal Rendezvous
  2. Demain Des L'Aube
  3. Thermistocles

Previous Winners

Game Of War
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Rachael Blackmore
T: H De Bromhead

Prize Money

1st: €7,199.002nd: €2,400.003rd: €1,200.004th: €601.005th: €360.006th: €240.00

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