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Captain Cj (IRE) 9,b g 11-3

Westerner-She's So Dainty(Great Commotion)

(29) (Mrs Fidelma Toole)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE907-9.00
UK1100.80
P2P630

18th Jan 20 Navan(3m Chase, Soft To Heavy, Heavy in places) 7/1 11-12 C D Maxwell 2nd of 12 runners, 1.5L behind Minella Indo

31st Dec 19 Punchestown(3m 1f 50yds Chase, Good to Yielding, Yielding in places (Hurdle); Yielding (Chase)) 9/2 11-12 C D Maxwell fell of 9 runners, in race won by Smoking Gun

30th Nov 19 Fairyhouse(2m 5f 50yds Chase, Soft) 6/1 11-12 C D Maxwell 3rd of 18 runners, 3.75L and 1.25L behind Carefully Selected and Lord Schnitzel

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Captain Cj (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Speak Easy (GB)1
12th Nov 2019 Fairyhouse(2m 5f , Chase, Heavy (third last omitted on chase course)) Captain Cj (IRE) 2nd (16/1 11-12 Rated ) C D Maxwell .25L in front of Speak Easy (GB) 3rd (6/1 11-12 Rated ) M P Walsh (14 ran)
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First Approach (IRE)1
18th Jan 2020 Navan(3m , Chase, Soft To Heavy, Heavy in places) Captain Cj (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-12) C D Maxwell 6.00L in front of First Approach (IRE) 3rd (9/1 11-12) S W Flanagan (12 ran)
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Discordantly (IRE)1
31st Dec 2019 Punchestown(3m 1f 50yds, Chase, Good to Yielding, Yielding in places (Hurdle); Yielding (Chase)) Discordantly (IRE) fell (9/1 11-12) P D Kennedy Captain Cj (IRE) fell (9/2 11-12) C D Maxwell (9 ran)
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Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1014-6.75
UK100-1.00

31st Dec 19 Punchestown(3m 1f 50yds Chase, Good to Yielding, Yielding in places (Hurdle); Yielding (Chase)) 9/1 11-12 P D Kennedy fell of 9 runners, in race won by Smoking Gun

28th Nov 19 Thurles(2m 2f Chase, Chase: Soft, yielding in places. Hurdle: soft.) 4/1 11-12 R M Power 3rd of 15 runners, 3L and 12L behind Royal Rendezvous and Milan Native

9th Nov 19 Naas(2m 3f Chase, Soft To Heavy) 18/1 11-12 P D Kennedy 6th of 18 runners, 7.31L behind Tornado Flyer

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Quotes on Discordantly (IRE)

That’s great to get his head in front, and it was a competitive maiden hurdle. He’ll have just one more run in Punchestown, and will come back chasing next year. He has that one run and he idled a bit in front.
After Discordantly (IRE) finished 1st at Fairyhouse on Sun, 7th Apr 2019 2m 4f Maiden Hurdle Good to Yielding

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Discordantly (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Captain Cj (IRE)1
31st Dec 2019 Punchestown(3m 1f 50yds, Chase, Good to Yielding, Yielding in places (Hurdle); Yielding (Chase)) Discordantly (IRE) fell (9/1 11-12) P D Kennedy Captain Cj (IRE) fell (9/2 11-12) C D Maxwell (9 ran)
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Milan Native (IRE)1
28th Nov 2019 Thurles(2m 2f , Chase, Chase: Soft, yielding in places. Hurdle: soft.) Milan Native (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-12) D N Russell 12.00L in front of Discordantly (IRE) 3rd (4/1 11-12) R M Power (15 ran)
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Elwood (FR) 6,gr g 11-3

Martaline-Robbe(Video Rock)

(21) (Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 135

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE914-3.50

26th Jan 20 Naas(3m Novice Chase, Yielding to Soft (Hurdle); Soft (Chase)) Rated 135 20/1 11-0 D N Russell 3rd of 6 runners, 4L and 8.5L behind Carefully Selected and Forza Milan

10th Jan 20 Thurles(2m 4f 110yds Chase, Yielding) 9/2 11-12 J W Kennedy 1st of 12 runners, by 2.75L and 1.5L from Mormon and Line Out

7th Dec 19 Navan(2m 4f Chase, Soft) 16/1 11-12 D F O Regan 7th of 18 runners, 25.75L behind Ten Ten

Quotes

Quotes on Elwood (FR)

They looked like they were going quick in front and we looked like we were going to finish a bad third or fourth, . It ended up suiting us as they all fell apart and we picked the pieces up although Eddie Harty's horse (Advantage Point) looked like he had the winning of it when he fell. He is more of a handicapper than a graded horse and is nothing like his brother (Delta Work, by Network).
After Elwood (FR) finished 1st at Thurles on Fri, 10th Jan 2020 2m 4f Chase Yielding

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First Approach (IRE) 7,b g 11-3

Robin Des Champs-Manhattan Babe(Definite Article)

cp5(29) (Mrs Patricia Hunt)

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1234-5.93
UK100-1.00
P2P110

18th Jan 20 Navan(3m Chase, Soft To Heavy, Heavy in places) 9/1 11-12 S W Flanagan 3rd of 12 runners, 1.5L and 6L behind Minella Indo and Captain Cj

1st May 19 Punchestown(3m Hurdle, Yielding (Hurdle & bumper) Yielding to Soft (Chase)) Rated 136 33/1 11-10 S W Flanagan 4th of 12 runners, 5L behind Minella Indo

15th Mar 19 Cheltenham(2m 7f 213yds Hurdle, Good to Soft) Rated 139 25/1 11-5 S W Flanagan 11th of 20 runners, 30L behind Minella Indo

Quotes

Quotes on First Approach (IRE)

He was never going like a horse that was going to win at any stage of the race and he hung the whole way. I don't know why but there is some little thing annoying him, whatever it is. We thought after Naas we sorted it out because he didn't really travel, but we obviously didn't. I know she (Rachael Blackmore on Cool Saint) might have beat him but he wasn't doing a stroke so who knows. He was idling the whole way and it is very tight today but he won and they all count. We think he is a very nice horse but what I'm going to do with him, I don't know. He is more a chaser than a hurdler and maybe he'd like easier ground too.
After First Approach (IRE) finished 1st at Thurles on Sun, 20th Jan 2019 2m 6f Hurdle Good

Head to Head

In the last 3 years First Approach (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Captain Cj (IRE)1
18th Jan 2020 Navan(3m , Chase, Soft To Heavy, Heavy in places) Captain Cj (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-12) C D Maxwell 6.00L in front of First Approach (IRE) 3rd (9/1 11-12) S W Flanagan (12 ran)
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Milan Native (IRE) 7,br g 11-3

Milan-That's The Goose(Be My Native)

ts2(1) c1 (Gigginstown House Stud)
Rated 138

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE1116-5.50

15th Feb 20 Gowran Park(2m 4f Chase, Heavy (4th last fence omitted due to ground conditions)) Rated 138 4/1 11-12 D N Russell 2nd of 15 runners, 6L behind Spyglass Hill

25th Jan 20 Fairyhouse(2m 5f 100yds Chase, Yielding to Soft (Chase), Yielding (Hurdle)) Rated 138 9/1 11-12 D N Russell 2nd of 9 runners, 21L behind Allaho

1st Jan 20 Fairyhouse(2m 5f 50yds Chase, Yielding, Good To Yielding In Places) 15/8Fav 11-12 S W Flanagan 4th of 10 runners, 25L behind Castlebawn West

Quotes

Quotes on Milan Native (IRE)

He's a big raw horse,. He's a big chasing in the making. He improved a lot from his first run. I'd say he could definitely step up in trip. He's a nice horse.
After Milan Native (IRE) finished 1st at Navan on Sun, 17th Feb 2019 2m Maiden Hurdle Yielding

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Milan Native (IRE) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Discordantly (IRE)1
28th Nov 2019 Thurles(2m 2f , Chase, Chase: Soft, yielding in places. Hurdle: soft.) Milan Native (IRE) 2nd (7/1 11-12) D N Russell 12.00L in front of Discordantly (IRE) 3rd (4/1 11-12) R M Power (15 ran)
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Minella Fair (IRE) 9,b g 11-3

Flemensfirth-Bell Walks Run(Commanche Run)

ts+(24) (Mrs Patricia Hunt)
Rated 139

Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE13450.50
P2P100

23rd Jan 20 Gowran Park(3m 1f Hcap Chase, Soft to Heavy) Rated 138 14/1 10-7 S W Flanagan 3rd of 18 runners, 5.5L and 1.75L behind Total Recall and Class Conti

27th Dec 19 Leopardstown(3m 50yds Hcap Chase, Soft, Soft to Heavy in places (Hdle/bumper); Soft, Yielding in places (Chase)) Rated 140 12/1 11-0 S W Flanagan pulled up(27 ran) in race won by Roaring Bull

17th Nov 19 Punchestown(2m 6f 140yds Novice Chase, Soft (Hurdle & Cross Country); Soft, Soft to Heavy in Places (Chase)) Rated 142 12/1 11-3 J M Moore 4th of 7 runners, 22.25L behind Battleoverdoyen

Quotes

Quotes on Minella Fair (IRE)

He stays well and loves soft ground. It couldn't be soft enough for him. He's a full-brother to Time For Rupert.
After Minella Fair (IRE) finished 1st at Punchestown on Wed, 29th Nov 2017 2m 6f Maiden Hurdle Soft to Heavy

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Last Three Runs
NH StatisticsRunsWinsPlaces€Level
IRE6135.00
P2P110

12th Jan 20 Punchestown(2m 4f Novice Chase, Soft) 6/1 11-1 M P Walsh fell of 6 runners, in race won by Carefully Selected

12th Nov 19 Fairyhouse(2m 5f Chase, Heavy (third last omitted on chase course)) 6/1 11-12 M P Walsh 3rd of 14 runners, 8L and nk behind Ronald Pump and Captain Cj

17th Apr 18 Fairyhouse(3m Hcap Hurdle, Chase: Soft To Heavy Hurdle/Bumper: Soft) Rated 134 4/1Fav 11-6 B J Geraghty 2nd of 13 runners, 3L behind Agent Boru

Quotes

Quotes on Speak Easy (GB)

We thought he'd run well. Obviously he won his point-to-point and we really liked him but to be honest I thought he was a big horse that would be even better next year. It's a surprise that he won that well and he's probably a nice horse to do that. This horse is a real chaser. He's a big well-bred horse, he's after winning his point-to-point, and he's a very exciting horse. Mark rode him work and really liked him. I'm surprised he won that well but he obviously has a good engine. His options might be limited enough. Off the top of my head I think there is a Listed race in Limerick but I'll have to talk to Frank and JP. He can go up in trip anytime and I'd imagine he probably needs a bit further.
After Speak Easy (GB) finished 1st at Navan on Sat, 9th Dec 2017 2m Maiden Hurdle Soft

Head to Head

In the last 3 years Speak Easy (GB) has met

HorseNo. Of times
Captain Cj (IRE)1
12th Nov 2019 Fairyhouse(2m 5f , Chase, Heavy (third last omitted on chase course)) Captain Cj (IRE) 2nd (16/1 11-12 Rated ) C D Maxwell .25L in front of Speak Easy (GB) 3rd (6/1 11-12 Rated ) M P Walsh (14 ran)
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