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Sunday 27 November 2022

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    Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Chase (0-150) (Grade B)

  • 4YO plus  |   3m  |   Soft (Yielding in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 6m 22.3s
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Horse silk
Farclasp,t223
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-12| J: K E Buckley(5)| T: G Elliott| OR:  150
22/1
14/1, possibly needed run after 5 months off when fell in Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse (29.2f, good to soft). Off further 7 months with cheekpieces back on. Last year's runner-up in the race, so he's capable if ready to go on return.
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2
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Lifetime Ambition22
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12| J: C D Smithers(7)| T: Mrs J Harrington| OR:  150| BF| D
8/1
After 6 months off, shaped as if just needing run when fourth of 14 in Grand Sefton Chase (7/2) at Aintree (21.1f, good to soft) 22 days ago. Not taken lightly.
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3
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The Big Dog35
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-10| J: K M Donoghue| T: Peter Fahey| OR:  148| D
11/1
Career best when winning 16-runner Munster National (16/1) at Limerick (24f, soft) 35 days ago. Up 8 lb but can give another good account.
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4
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A Wave Of The Seab35
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-9| J: S D Torrens| T: J P O'Brien| OR:  147
28/1
Best effort of the season when 10½ lengths fourth of 16 to The Big Dog in Munster National at Limerick (24f, soft, 14/1) 35 days ago. More needed off current mark.
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5
Horse silk
Coko Beachb35
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-7| J: P Hendriks(5)| T: G Elliott| OR:  145| CD
40/1
C&D winner. 22/1, below form 28¼ lengths ninth of 16 to The Big Dog in Munster National at Limerick (24f, soft) 35 days ago, folding from home turn. Has a bit to prove at present.
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6
Horse silk
Fighter Allent22
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-6| J: P Townend| T: W P Mullins| OR:  144| BF
10/1
Below expectations when 21 lengths last of 4 to Fury Road in Gr 2 chase at Down Royal (19.6f, soft, 11/10) 22 days ago, possibly amiss. Bounce back called now tried again at 3m.
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8
Horse silk
Velvet Elvis35
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-5| J: D J O'Keeffe| T: T Gibney| OR:  143| CD
13/2
C&D winner. Probably needed run when well-beaten tenth of 16 to The Big Dog in Munster National at Limerick (24f, soft, 8/1) 35 days ago. Remains early days in staying handicap chases.
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9
Horse silk
Frontal Assaultb54
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4| J: J W Kennedy| T: G Elliott| OR:  142| CD
3/1
Made most of good opportunity when winning 5-runner minor event over fences (5/2) at Galway (22.5f, soft) 54 days ago. Can build on that first chase win to follow up.
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10
Horse silk
Death Duty35
Age: 11|  Weight: 11-2| J: D N Russell| T: G Elliott| OR:  140| C
11/1
Ten wins from 27 NH runs. 16/1, shaped as if in good heart when unseated rider in handicap chase at Limerick (24f, soft) 35 days ago, won by The Big Dog. May just find others better treated.
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11
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School Boy Hours223
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-2| J: M P Walsh| T: N Meade| OR:  140| D
20/1
Latest win in chase at Leopardstown in December. 33/1, possibly found race coming too soon when refused last in Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse (29.2f, good to soft). Off 7 months. Has gone well fresh in the past.
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12
Horse silk
Defi Bleup,t21
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-1| J: J C Gainford| T: G Elliott| OR:  139| C
25/1
11/1, stepped up on reappearance when second of 17 in Cork National (28f, heavy) 21 days ago. Helps to give Gordon Elliott a strong hand in the race.
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13
Horse silk
Egality Mans196
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-11| J: D E Mullins| T: W P Mullins| OR:  135| D
10/1
Latest win in chase at Wexford in March. Third of 5 in minor event over fences at Killarney (23f, good to soft, 2/1). Off 6 months. Could have more to offer for his leading connections.
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14
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Flash De Touzaine28
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-7| J: R Deegan| T: Miss E Doyle| OR:  131
10/1
11/1, better than ever after 8 months off when winning 11-runner handicap chase at Galway (22.5f, heavy) 28 days ago, readily. Interesting contender back up in trip.
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15
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Rambranlt'jac56
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-6| J: B Hayes| T: W P Mullins| OR:  130
25/1
22 lengths last of 5 to Authorized Art in Like A Butterfly Novices' Chase (22/1) at Tipperary (19.7f, good) 56 days ago. Up in trip as he makes handicap debut. Trainer looks to have stronger chances.
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16
Horse silk
Punitiveb15
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-5| J: Sam Ewing| T: G Elliott| OR:  129| C
16/1
Suited by increase in trip when good second of 10 in handicap chase (14/1) at Cheltenham (25f, good) 15 days ago. Further progress required up in grade.
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17
Horse silk
Regina Dracones211
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-3| J: G Brouder(5)| T: T Gibney| OR:  127| D
16/1
Five wins from 18 NH runs. Let down by jumping when pulled up in handicap chase (11/2) at Punchestown (31f, good to soft). Back down in trip as she returns from 7 months off. Tough task.
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18
Horse silk
Glamorgan Duke21
Age: 9|  Weight: 10-1| J: P T Enright| T: P J Gilligan| OR:  125
50/1
40/1, 23 lengths third of 7 to Cool Survivor in listed hurdle at Cork (24f, heavy) 21 days ago. Looks to be up against it back over fences.
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Horse silk
Glenloeb21
Age: 11|  Weight: 10-0| J: Rachael Blackmore| T: G Elliott| OR:  123| C
25/1
One win from 23 NH runs. Saddle slipped when pulled up in Cork National (28f, heavy, 8/1) 21 days ago. Still has enough to find in this contest.
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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Hurricane Georgie27
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 5
T: G Elliott  J: M J M O'Sullivan
NR

Forecasts

Frontal Assault (3/1), Velvet Elvis (13/2), Lifetime Ambition (8/1), Flash De Touzaine (10/1), Egality Mans (10/1), Fighter Allen (10/1), The Big Dog (11/1), Death Duty (11/1), Regina Dracones (16/1), Punitive (16/1), School Boy Hours (20/1), Hurricane Georgie (20/1), Farclas (22/1), Rambranlt'jac (25/1), Defi Bleu (25/1), Glenloe (25/1), A Wave Of The Sea (28/1), Coko Beach (40/1), Glamorgan Duke (50/1)

Verdict

FRONTAL ASSAULT gained a deserved first success over fences at Galway last time and, having finished runner-up in the Irish Grand National in April, appeals as the type who could have more to offer in major staying handicap chases. The 7-y-o is taken to land the prize, though heading the list of potential dangers are Lifetime Ambition, Egality Mans and Flash de Touzaine.

Previous Winners

2021
Run Wild Fred
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 7
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €60,000.002nd: €20,000.003rd: €10,000.004th: €5,000.005th: €3,000.006th: €2,000.00

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