Grade One Dublin Chase Guide 2024

Leopardstown - February 04 2024
Leopardstown 14:10
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Rachael Blackmore

Captain Guinness

J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
N/A
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
OR: 162
Days: 39

Top class chaser who has finished 2nd three times in Grade 1 chases over the years.

Made a winning seasonal reappearance at Navan in a Grade 2 in November but was pulled up over Christmas in Grade 1 company.

Could bounce back and run well but hard to see him beating El Fabiolo.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO17Y/Sft11-123
27/12/23LEO17Sft11-12PU
18/11/23NAV16Sft/Hy11-101
29/04/23SAN15.5GS11-102
15/03/23CHL16Sft11-102
Leopardstown - February 04 2024
Leopardstown 14:10
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Paul Townend

El Fabiolo

J: Paul Townend
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
OR: 172
Days: 56

Won 3 Grade 1s as a novice last season including the Arkle at Cheltenham where he beat Jonbon by 5 lengths.

Won nicely on his seasonal return in the Hilly Way at Cork 56 days ago.

Looks a star in the making and he should win this on route to a crack at the Champion Chase in March.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO17Y/Sft11-121
10/12/23COR16.5Sft/Hy12-01
27/04/23PUN16Gd/Y11-121
14/03/23CHL16Sft11-71
04/02/23LEO17Y11-121
Leopardstown - February 04 2024
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Danny Mullins

Gentleman De Mee

J: Danny Mullins
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 8
Weight: 11-12
OR: 165
Days: 39

Has won 2 Grade 1s during his career and this is his time of the year.

However, he was beaten 7 lengths by Dinoblue in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown over Christmas and Mark Walsh no surprise keeps the faith with her.

Looks the pace angle in this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO17Y/Sft11-124
27/12/23LEO17Sft11-122
25/04/23PUN16Y/Sft11-124
05/02/23LEO17Y11-121
27/12/22LEO17Y11-126
Leopardstown - February 04 2024
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Jody McGarvey

Saint Roi

J: Jody McGarvey
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 9
Weight: 11-12
OR: 151
Days: 22

Looked smart as a novice last season running in 5 Grade 1s and winning one.

Has looked nowhere near that level in three starts this season and hard to see him playing a part in this.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO17Y/Sft11-125
13/01/24FAI17.5Sft11-104
27/12/23LEO17Sft11-123
18/11/23NAV16Sft/Hy11-114
27/04/23PUN16Gd/Y11-124
Leopardstown - February 04 2024
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Mark Walsh

Dinoblue

J: Mark Walsh
T: W P Mullins
N/A
Age: 7
Weight: 11-5
OR: 159
Days: 39

Winner of her last 4 starts and that improvement culminated in her first Grade 1 win at Leopardstown over Christmas.

She beat Gentleman De Mee by 7 lengths that day and she should uphold that form.

The most likely danger to El Fabiolo.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/02/24LEO17Y/Sft11-52
27/12/23LEO17Sft11-51
12/11/23NAA16Sft10-81
27/04/23PUN16Gd/Y11-91
09/04/23FAI16.5Y/Sft11-121