12:45 Thurles

Thursday 4 November 2021

All12:1012:4513:2013:5014:2014:5515:30

    Littleton Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 2f  |   Good to Yielding  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:46  |   Winning time: 4m 35.1s
1st
Horse silk
6
20/1
T: Leonard FlynnJ: S Fitzgerald (5)
Mid-division, 8th 3 out, ridden from next, 5th entering straight, close 3rd at last, disputed lead early run-in, stayed on well to lead narrowly near line, all out op 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
5
9/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 4th on inner when checked on bend entering straight, close 4th at last, disputed lead early run-in, stayed on well, headed near line op 12/1 tchd 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¾
13
11/1
T: P J RothwellJ: A W Short
In rear, moderate 11th 3 out, ridden next, headway into 6th at last, kept on without threatening in 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
3
2
10/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, went 2nd entering straight, ridden in close 2nd at last, no extra inside final furlong op 14/1 tchd 9/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¾
11
50/1
T: P CareyJ: L Quinlan (5)
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 5th 2 out, 3rd briefly entering straight, 5th and mistake at last, no extra op 80/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
7
8/1
T: E BolgerJ: J C Gainford (3)
Mid-division, pushed along in 6th 2 out, ridden before last, no impression op 9/1 tchd 7/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
9
1011-0
33/1
T: P StaffordJ: J M Moore
Rear of mid-division, 9th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression op 28/1
8th
Horse silk
½
8
3/1f
T: E CawleyJ: B J Cooper
In rear, 10th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression op 9/4
9th
Horse silk
hd
3
511-7
4/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D J O'Keeffe
Disputed lead, bumped 2nd, led 3 out, travelling well next, ridden and pressed before last, narrow lead when hampered by loose horse and blundered badly at last, not recover and weakened run-in op 9/2
10th
Horse silk
2 ¼
10
17/2
T: P D FitzgeraldJ: D F O'Regan
Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 7th 3 out, weakened op 9/1 tchd 8/1
11th
Horse silk
4 ¾
4
1011-6
25/1
T: A A HowardJ: S D Torrens
Always towards rear, never a factor op 18/1 tchd 28/1
12th
Horse silk
14
1
911-10
10/1
T: S NevilleJ: R A Doyle
Rear of mid-division early, slight mistake 3rd, mistake 4th and slow 5th, soon in rear, under pressure 7th, weakened op 9/1 tchd 8/1 and tchd 11/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
12
16/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: R P Treacy
Disputed lead, headed and under pressure 3 out, 2nd when mistake and unseated rider 2 out op 22/1 tchd 12/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€16.50Pl:€5.00, €3.70, €3.90EX:€176.40Trifecta:€576.60Tricast:€2,107.98SF:€188.48

Forecasts

Golden Jewel (3/1), Defan (4/1), Fine Brunello (8/1), Champagne Beauty (17/2), Shakeytry (9/1), Benefit Run (10/1), Ask Nile (10/1), Ricky Langford (11/1), My Oakclahome (16/1), All The Chimneys (20/1), Tesseract (25/1), Well Joey (33/1), Seskin Flyer (50/1)

Verdict

DEFAN has gone up 8 lb for his Listowel success, but he remains unexposed in this sphere and may well take another step forward. He gets the nod ahead of Golden Jewel, who hit the crossbar off a significantly higher hurdles mark at Kilbeggan when last seen in June. Benefit Street was below par behind Defan last time, but he is capable of better and merits respect, along with Ricky Langford.

  1. DEFAN
  2. GOLDEN JEWEL (IRE)
  3. BENEFIT RUN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Crossed My Mind
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 8
11/1

Prize Money

1st: €8,700.002nd: €2,900.003rd: €1,450.004th: €725.005th: €435.006th: €290.00

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