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Ask Nile (IRE) 6,b g 11-10

Ask-Spirit of The Nile(Generous)

cp1(29) (Mrs S Neville)
Rated 122

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1524-0.75
P2P210

15th Sep 18 Listowel(2m 4f Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Rated 124 16/1 11-5 B Hayes 7th of 14 runners, 35.5L behind Deor

27th Apr 18 Punchestown(2m 5f Hcap Chase, Soft) Rated 131 25/1 10-8 B Hayes fell(18 ran) in race won by Kemboy

1st Apr 18 Fairyhouse(2m 150yds Hcap Chase, Soft To Heavy (Heavy In Places)) Rated 132 25/1 11-1 B Hayes 7th of 12 runners, 16.25L behind Bel Ami De Sivola

Trainer Quotes

Seamus Neville quotes on Ask Nile (IRE)

chasing is his (Ask Nile) game and is something to go on with. Good ground would probably suit him better but he has won on heavy ground in the past. He’ll get a small break now but I’m considering running him at Galway although he won’t run throughout the summer.
After Ask Nile (IRE) finished 1st at Killarney on Sun, 14th May 2017 2m 1f Novice Chase Good

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The Big Lense (IRE) 5,b g 11-5

Court Cave-Megans Joy(Supreme Leader)

ts2(45) (John P McManus)
Rated 117

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE411-2.00
P2P110

30th Aug 18 Bellewstown(2m 4f 50yds Maiden Hurdle, Good) 1/1Fav 11-4 B J Geraghty 1st of 9 runners, by 4.5L and 13L from Ozzie s Way and Yeats Mardy

1st Aug 18 Galway(2m 5f 11yds Maiden Hurdle, Chase: Yielding Hurdle: Yielding To Soft Flat: Soft; Changed to Soft to Heavy after Race 6) 10/1 11-12 B J Geraghty 9th of 19 runners, 34.88L behind City Island

12th Apr 18 Limerick(2m Bumper, Heavy) 3/1 11-11 Ms Lisa O Neill (3) 3rd of 9 runners, 6L and 1.25L behind Where Eagles Dare and Vent D automne

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Aranhill Chief (IRE) 11,b g 11-4

Blueprint-Aran Jewel(Brief Truce)

ts+bl1(98) (P J Kelly)
Rated 116

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE507834.25
P2P200

8th Jul 18 Limerick(2m 6f 50yds Hcap Chase, Good CHANGED to good, good to firm in places at 2.30pm) Rated 122 14/1 10-11 P Townend 10th of 12 runners, 34.56L behind Supreme Vinnie

12th Jun 18 Roscommon(3m 119yds Flat Hcap, Good) Rated 124 14/1 10-10 D F O Regan 13th of 15 runners, 53.66L behind Kaiser Black

30th Oct 17 Galway(2m 6f 111yds Hcap Chase, Chase: heavy. Hurdle/Bumper: soft to heavy.) Rated 129 20/1 11-4 K M Donoghue 4th of 8 runners, 58.5L behind Call It Magic

Trainer Quotes

S J Mahon quotes on Aranhill Chief (IRE)

He's a tough little horse and winning this race with him last year was the first time I was so impressed with him. However that evening, I thought he broke his pelvis being left out in the field and I was so long getting him back and when he did come back, he wasn't jumping as good as the way he could. I was disgusted with the way he jumped at Ballinrobe - he was like a horse going out for a beginners chase for the first time. It was duck-or-no-dinner with him the other morning when I rode him at five furlong pace over fences and he schooled really well. My horses were out of form but they're back now and he'll go back and try to win the Galway Blazers again (won it in 2014).
After Aranhill Chief (IRE) finished 1st at Roscommon on Mon, 13th Jun 2016 3m Hcap Chase Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Aranhill Chief (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
The Gatechecker (IRE)2
8th Jul Limerick(2m 6f 50yds, Hcap Chase, Good CHANGED to good, good to firm in places at 2.30pm) Aranhill Chief (IRE) 10th (14/1 10-11 Rated 122) P Townend The Gatechecker (IRE) ran out (20/1 10-13 Rated 124) J S McGarvey (12 ran)
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4th Aug Galway(2m 6f 111yds, Hcap Chase, National Hunt - Soft; Flat - Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)) The Gatechecker (IRE) 4th (16/1 10-13 Rated 124) J S McGarvey 20.50L in front of Aranhill Chief (IRE) 11th (16/1 11-5 Rated 130) K M Donoghue (19 ran)
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The Gatechecker (IRE) 8,b g 10-13

Classic Cliche-Criaire Princess(Tidaro)

bl6(29) c1 (John P McManus)
Rated 111

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2648-5.75
P2P110

15th Sep 18 Listowel(3m Hcap Chase, Soft) Rated 123 8/1 11-9 Mr H D Dunne (5) 1st of 11 runners, by 4L and 0.75L from Georges Conn and Dont Kick Nor Bite

30th Aug 18 Bellewstown(3m Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 110 11/1 11-0 B J Geraghty 2nd of 12 runners, 8.5L behind Dorans River

18th Jul 18 Killarney(2m 6f 80yds Hcap Hurdle, Flat: Good. N.H.: good, good to firm in places.) Rated 112 33/1 10-4 J S McGarvey 5th of 9 runners, 20.5L behind Bargy Lady

Trainer Quotes

Michael Hourigan quotes on The Gatechecker (IRE)

he (Mark Walsh) said he didn’t jump a fence in behind but when he pulled him out he just lit up. I don’t know where we go from here but he wants a bit further.
After The Gatechecker (IRE) finished 1st at Naas on Sat, 28th Jan 2017 2m 3f Hcap Chase Yielding to Soft

Head to Head

In the last 3 years The Gatechecker (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Aranhill Chief (IRE)2
8th Jul Limerick(2m 6f 50yds, Hcap Chase, Good CHANGED to good, good to firm in places at 2.30pm) Aranhill Chief (IRE) 10th (14/1 10-11 Rated 122) P Townend The Gatechecker (IRE) ran out (20/1 10-13 Rated 124) J S McGarvey (12 ran)
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4th Aug Galway(2m 6f 111yds, Hcap Chase, National Hunt - Soft; Flat - Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)) The Gatechecker (IRE) 4th (16/1 10-13 Rated 124) J S McGarvey 20.50L in front of Aranhill Chief (IRE) 11th (16/1 11-5 Rated 130) K M Donoghue (19 ran)
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Odit (GER)1
30th Aug Bellewstown(3m , Hcap Hurdle, Good) The Gatechecker (IRE) 2nd (11/1 11-0 Rated 110) B J Geraghty 2.00L in front of Odit (GER) 5th (20/1 10-10 Rated 106) D G Hogan (12 ran)
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Georges Conn (IRE)1
15th Sep Listowel(3m , Hcap Chase, Soft) The Gatechecker (IRE) 1st (8/1 11-9 Rated 123) Mr H D Dunne 4.00L in front of Georges Conn (IRE) 2nd (12/1 10-2 Rated 104) Mr L Quinlan (11 ran)
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Cappacurry Zak (IRE) 9,ch g 10-11

Arakan-Girl From De North(Flemensfirth)

(182) cd1 (T Treacy & Sean O'Connell)
Rated 109

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE29575.00
P2P100

15th Apr 18 Tramore(2m 5f 50yds Hcap Chase, Heavy) Rated 116 5/1 11-5 R P Treacy (5) 4th of 9 runners, 7.25L behind Just Get Cracking

21st Mar 18 Limerick(3m Hcap Chase, Heavy, soft to heavy in places) Rated 110 7/2 10-13 R P Treacy (5) 1st of 7 runners, by 6.5L and 0.5L from Milanesque and Simple Steps

25th Feb 18 Naas(3m Hcap Chase, Soft) Rated 112 11/1 11-1 S W Flanagan pulled up(11 ran) in race won by Dinnie s Vinnie

Trainer Quotes

L Young quotes on Cappacurry Zak (IRE)

He likes it around here and he's probably better around here than anywhere,. He pulled up the last day but he's a funny horse and it was sunny and there was glare and sun on fences and was never travelling. If he hadn't run at Naas and was coming here from his previous run at Punchestown, I'd be fancying him as that was a very good race. If the ground dries up he'll go out on grass.
After Cappacurry Zak (IRE) finished 1st at Limerick on Wed, 21st Mar 2018 3m Hcap Chase Heavy

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Odit (GER) 9,b g 10-8

Kallisto-Ordura(Lagunas)

(13) (Liam Kerrigan)
Rated 106

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1623-4.75

1st Oct 18 Roscommon(2m 5f Hcap Chase, Good) Rated 109 9/1 10-12 A W Short (5) fell(12 ran) in race won by Dont Kick Nor Bite

30th Aug 18 Bellewstown(3m Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 106 20/1 10-10 D G Hogan 5th of 12 runners, 10.5L behind Dorans River

7th Aug 18 Roscommon(3m 98yds Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 109 33/1 11-7 C A Landers (5) 15th of 17 runners, 28.78L behind Batchelors Walk

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Odit (GER) has met

HorseNo. Of times
The Gatechecker (IRE)1
30th Aug Bellewstown(3m , Hcap Hurdle, Good) The Gatechecker (IRE) 2nd (11/1 11-0 Rated 110) B J Geraghty 2.00L in front of Odit (GER) 5th (20/1 10-10 Rated 106) D G Hogan (12 ran)
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Guided By You (IRE) 5,b g 10-6

Getaway-Black Ouzel(Taipan)

bl2(162) d1 (E Joseph Byrne)
Rated 104

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE611-2.25

5th May 18 Wexford(3m 50yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Rated 107 8/1 10-11 S W Flanagan 12th of 14 runners, 33.07L behind Castafiore Park

22nd Mar 18 Cork(3m Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Rated 109 4/1 10-6 S W Flanagan pulled up(8 ran) in race won by Shower Cross

21st Feb 18 Punchestown(3m Hcap Hurdle, Soft To Heavy) Rated 110 14/1 9-10 J M Moore 11th of 13 runners, 48.38L behind Kilfenora

Trainer Quotes

Noel Meade quotes on Guided By You (IRE)

He has won a maiden and he stays well. He didn't jump at all in his first race but kept galloping to finish fourth. I knew after that, that if he jumped a little better he'd stay and it was a moderate race. We'll see what mark he gets and handicap hurdles over three miles will be his future. Sean (Flanagan) was riding all the Gigginstown horses lately so I thought there was no point upsetting anybody and I left Johnny (Moore) on the other lad. Johnny deserves his chance and rides very well.
After Guided By You (IRE) finished 1st at Cork on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 3m Maiden Hurdle Heavy

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Riverrainshine (IRE) 8,b g 10-3

Rainwatch-Sweet'N'Light(Over The River)

(27) (T C Quinn)
Rated 101

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE2005-20.00

17th Sep 18 Galway(2m 130yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft) Rated 103 16/1 11-1 A McCurtin (5) 12th of 16 runners, 68.03L behind Baby Bellini

30th Jul 18 Galway(2m 130yds Hcap Hurdle, Good (NH), Yielding (Flat)) Rated 105 40/1 11-8 R C Colgan 15th of 20 runners, 21.34L behind Storm Rising

22nd Jul 18 Curragh(1m 4f Flat, Good To Firm) 28/1 12-0 Frank Byrnes 9th of 13 runners, 30.63L behind Air Supremacy

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Georges Conn (IRE) 10,b g 10-1

Whitmore's Conn-Georges Girl(Montelimar)

(8) (John Patrick Ryan)
Rated 99

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE38216-27.50

6th Oct 18 Gowran Park(3m 1f Hcap Chase, Chase: Good Hurdle: Good, good to firm in places) Rated 111 8/1 10-6 Donagh Meyler pulled up(10 ran) in race won by Cecil Corbett

27th Sep 18 Sligo(2m 5f Novice Chase, Good) Rated 105 6/1 11-12 Donagh Meyler 1st of 11 runners, by 0.5L and 9L from Ballybrowney Jack and Buck A Trend

15th Sep 18 Listowel(3m Hcap Chase, Soft) Rated 104 12/1 10-2 Mr L Quinlan (7) 2nd of 11 runners, 4L behind The Gatechecker

Trainer Quotes

John Patrick Ryan quotes on Georges Conn (IRE)

He’s annoyed me more than any other horse that I’ve ever trained. He’s loads of ability and is out of a real good mare. He always makes one mistake too many. The ground and everything was in his favour today and if he didn’t win we were in trouble. He’ll go for a nice handicap chase now that we have got him winning at long last.
After Georges Conn (IRE) finished 1st at Sligo on Thu, 27th Sep 2018 2m 5f Novice Chase Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Georges Conn (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
The Gatechecker (IRE)1
15th Sep Listowel(3m , Hcap Chase, Soft) The Gatechecker (IRE) 1st (8/1 11-9 Rated 123) Mr H D Dunne 4.00L in front of Georges Conn (IRE) 2nd (12/1 10-2 Rated 104) Mr L Quinlan (11 ran)
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Offshore Oscar (IRE) 7,gr g 10-0

Oscar-La Fiamma(General Assembly)

(51) (Aidan J Ryan)
Rated 98

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE41013.00
UK100-1.00

24th Aug 18 Killarney(2m 4f Hcap Hurdle, Flat: Yielding, good to yielding in places. NH: good to yielding, good in places.) Rated 88 16/1 11-2 C P McNamara (4) 1st of 17 runners, by 5.5L and 4.25L from Cantkidakidder and Messie

28th May 18 Ballinrobe(2m 110yds Maiden Hurdle, Good) 66/1 10-13 R P Treacy (5) 8th of 15 runners, 41.38L behind Niven

8th Mar 18 Thurles(2m Maiden Hurdle, Heavy) 100/1 10-13 D J McInerney (5) 13th of 18 runners, 55.5L behind Lareena

Trainer Quotes

E McNamara quotes on Offshore Oscar (IRE)

That's Conor's first winner and please god it'll be the first of many now. He is 18 and deserved that as he works very hard,.
After Offshore Oscar (IRE) finished 1st at Killarney on Fri, 24th Aug 2018 2m 4f Hcap Hurdle Good to Yielding

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Platinum Empress (IRE) 7,b f 10-0

Kalanisi-Dabaya(In The Wings)

cp2(23) (The Simm Partnership)
Rated 98

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1003-10.00

21st Sep 18 Ballinrobe(2m 4f 49yds Hcap Hurdle, Soft to Heavy (fences 4 and 5 omitted due to ground conditions)) Rated 96 9/2 9-11 Rachael Blackmore 2nd of 9 runners, 2L behind Vanellope

12th Jun 18 Roscommon(3m Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 95 6/1 10-5 Trevor Ryan (7) 4th of 13 runners, 1.88L behind Floramar

14th Jul 17 Cork(2m 4f Hcap Hurdle, Good) Rated 96 3/1Fav 11-0 Rachael Blackmore 5th of 17 runners, 14.63L behind Pixie Lane

First Time - In a Hdl Handicap The Big Lense. Blinkers Aranhill Chief. Cheekpiece Ask Nile» Full list of First Time Gear

Probable SP 9/4 The Big Lense, 3/1 Offshore Oscar, 5/1 The Gatechecker, 8/1 Guided By You, 10/1 Platinum Empress, 12/1 Georges Conn, 14/1 Cappacurry Zak, Ask Nile, 16/1 Odit, Aranhill Chief, Riverrainshine.

Previous Years
2017 Crown Of Gold 8 10-11 A E Lynch 9/1 (J H Culloty)
2016 Irish Bulletin 6 11-4 M P Walsh 20/1 (E McNamara)

Symbols Explained

WS Wind Surgery ts2 Tongue Strap vs2 Visor hd2 Hood es2 Eye Shield ec2 Eye Cover cp2 Cheekpiece bl2 Blinkers tt2 Tongue Tie cd2 Course and Distance Winner c2 Course Winner d2 Distance Winner bf Beaten Favourite on Last Run

The superscript number on headgear bl2 indicates number of times worn. A plus bl+ indicates more than 10 times where as red background bl1indicates first time.

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