15:00 Gowran Park

Thursday 23 January 2020

All12:4513:2013:5014:2515:0015:3516:10

Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A)

3m 1f  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 6m 42.7s

1st
4
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division on outer, headway into 4th at 12th, improved to lead 3 out, ridden clear and mistake 2 out, stayed on well run-in
2nd
5 ½
7
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Towards rear, headway from 5 out, went 5th and pushed along 3 out, disputed 2nd and ridden 2 out, no impression on winner in 2nd at last, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 50/1
3rd
1 ¾
13
14/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Towards rear, headway 5 out, went 6th and pushed along 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no impression on winner and went 3rd at last, kept on inside final furlong
4th
2 ¾
6
8/1
T: Miss Ellmarie HoldenJ: Mr D O'Connor
Rear of mid-division, progress to track leaders at halfway, slight mistake 10th and dropped to mid-division, headway again from 4 out, 3rd 3 out, ridden and no impression on winner disputing 2nd next, dropped to 4th next, no extra
5th
4 ¼
11
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Rear of mid-division, progress into 7th before 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 6th 2 out, no extra op 12/1
6th
1 ¾
1
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led and disputed, bad mistake 3rd and briefly dropped to mid-division, mistake 4 out and soon led, headed 3 out and ridden, soon no impression on leaders op 11/2
7th
¾
19
20/1
T: E O'GradyJ: Reserve 1
Led and disputed, headed after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders
8th
16
15
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: C P McNamara (5)
Disputed lead early, headed 3rd, soon raced behind leaders, ridden in moderate 9th 3 out, soon no impression
9th
2 ½
16
9/2f
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor op 11/2 tchd 6/1
10th
1 ¾
17
14/1
T: Matthew J SmithJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division, progress to track leaders at halfway, ridden in 4th when mistake 3 out, soon weakened op 16/1
11th
¾
20
1110-3
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: Reserve 2
Rear of mid-division, in rear at halfway, under pressure 13th, no impression op 20/1
12th
1 ½
14
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: K J Brouder (3)
Always behind, trailing 10th, no impression from 4 out, never a factor
13th
7 ½
8
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Disputed lead early, headed 4th, soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 4 out

Also Ran

PU
2
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R M Power
Towards rear, pushed along at 2nd, trailing 4th, pulled up after 5th tchd 13/2
PU
5
911-1
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D A Jacob
Rear of mid-division, under pressure 8th, weakened 12th, pulled up before 3 out
PU
10
810-11
10/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Mid-division, pushed along early, dropped to rear at 10th, soon weakened pulled up before 4 out op 9/1
UR
12
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: O R Brown (7)
Rear of mid-division, mistake and unseated rider at 1st op 14/1
PU
18
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Led and disputed, mistake and headed 13th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 3 out

Video Replay

Non-Runners

3
Dounikos101
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 9
T: G Elliott  J: B Browne
21
Solomn Grundy27
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 10
T: H De Bromhead  J: Reserve 3
9
Monbeg Notorious27
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 9
T: G Elliott  J: S F O'Keeffe
Betting

Forecast

Smoking Gun (9/2), Acapella Bourgeois (6/1), Chef Des Obeaux (6/1), Ex Patriot (8/1), Roaring Bull (10/1), Moyhenna (10/1), Choungaya (12/1), Minella Fair (14/1), Lord Schnitzel (14/1), Livelovelaugh (14/1), Total Recall (16/1), Out Sam (16/1), Borice (16/1), Mick The Jiver (20/1), Solomn Grundy (20/1), Dounikos (25/1), Pont Aven (25/1), Class Conti (33/1), General Principle (33/1), Noble Endeavor (50/1), Monbeg Notorious (50/1)

Verdict
SMOKING GUN is taken to improve once again and land this tricky contest on only his fourth chase start, With conditions set to be soft (heavy in places) he may benefit from only have a light weight to carry around this tough course. He will need to iron out some jumping errors but if doing so he holds every chance. Conversely Acapella Bourgeois has plenty of weight to carry but Willie Mullins' runner is the class act of the race exemplified when finishing behind Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Al Boum Photo at Tramore in January. A repeat of that run should see him go close. Honourable mentions go to Roaring Bull, Livelovelaugh and Chef Des Obeaux in what looks a fascinating race.
  1. Smoking Gun
  2. Acapella Bourgeois
  3. Livelovelaugh

Previous Winners

2019
Invitation Only
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: Ruby Walsh
  |  
T: W P Mullins
4/1
Prize Money
1st:
€59,999.00
2nd:
€20,000.00
3rd:
€10,000.00
4th:
€5,000.00
5th:
€3,000.00
6th:
€2,000.00

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