Byrne Group Plate 2014
The Byrne Group Plate is a Grade 3 chase which is run over two miles five furlongs where the runners have seventeen fences to jump, first established back in 1951 where the inaugural race ended in a dead-heat between Canford and Slender and it is another race where Nicky Henderson is almost the top trainers with four winners.
Byrne Group Plate 2014 – Trends
- (16-16) Ran in at least a C3 LTO
- (15-16) Avoid anything 5yrs+ than youngest runner
- (15-16) Ran in a C2 or better and won a C3 or better but not a G1
- (15-16) Did not run over 2m7f+ LTO
- (15-16) Had 1-4 runs at Cheltenham with no more than 1 win
- (14-16) Avoid anything under 7/1
- (14-16) Break of between 11-45
- (14-16) Had 2+ runs in the last 90 days
- (13-16) Set a minimum weight of 10-0 and maximum of 10-10
- (13-16) Either won or beaten by 10+ lengths LTO
Additions trends to narrow it down after applying the above, those who can in a class one race last time out are just 2-114.
Byrne Group Plate 2014 – Trend Selection:
Bennys Mist (20/1) & King Edmund (40/1)
Byrne Group Plate 2014 – Blogger Selections
Anthony Sherratt – Third Intention
You can see Ant’s full reasoning for this runner in his Selections Post.
gghofman – Sraid Padraig (1st), Firth Of The Clyde (2nd)
A difficult race to go with anything for sure but I have looked for something interesting down the lower end of the weights. Sraid Padraig is a well handicapped horse who has thrived coming off an extended break and trained by Martin that is no surprise. Likely to improve for stepping up in trip and lightly raced despite his age a plus for this contest.
The other horse is firth of the clyde. In real good hear this season and could have landed hat trick but for some trouble in running. Could well take to stepping up here and still lots of improving to do over fences.
Darylrogerson – Third Intention
Hasn’t really proven he stays the three mile trips we’ve seen him over lately but those performances have seen his handicap mark drop substantially from 151 to 143 now this season. Won over this course and distance on his reappearance in October only requiring Joe Tizzard to push him out up the hill for the win and prior to that found the likes of Benefficient and Dynaste too good in last year’s Jewson Chase. His chasing form over these trips suggest he’s capable of running in to the 150’s and he’s very well handicapped after those attempts at three miles.
Zipster – Champion Court
There is a lot to like about Champion Court, three time course winner who has won over this trip and on the ground, is a previous large field winner who is coming here off an ideal break of 47 days as he is 3-7 off breaks of 31-60 days. His mark of 157 gives him top weight but Ryan Hatch will be taking off 7lbs of that with his claim, this will be his fourth crack at the festival where his form reads 425 but for me looks a have a cracking chance this year but you know how 24 runner handicaps can go, anything can happen during the race to put your runner out and anything could win as we saw in the 50/1 winner last year!