Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase tips and runner-by-runner guide to Thurles 1.40 on Sunday

Can Chacun score over a longer trip?

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Chacun Pour Soi is set to step up in trip for the Grade 2 Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles.

The multiple Grade 1 winner meets five rivals in Sunday’s 13:40 including intermediate-trip specialist Fakir D’Oudairies, who was second behind Allaho in last year’s renewal.

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2021 Galway Plate hero Royal Rendezvous already has a Grade 2 on his CV while French Dynamite, Haut En Couleurs and Lifetime Ambition complete the field.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase odds can be found on the Paddy Power website, Paddy Power app or via our snazzy betting widgets, otherwise Timeform’s horse-by-horse guide to the runners and betting tips from the racing boffins are below.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase runners

Chacun Pour Soi

Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: P. Townend Age: 11 Weight: 11st 12lbs

Top-class chaser. 6/4, bit below form 14 lengths third of 7 to Blue Lord in Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown (17f, soft) 26 days ago. Has good chance on pick of form.

*****

Fakir D’oudairies

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: J. J. Slevin Age: 8 Weight: 11st 12lbs

Top-class chaser. Respectable 13 lengths second of 6 to Galopin Des Champs in John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown (19.9f, soft, 11/2) 34 days ago, no match for winner. Big shout.

****

Royal Rendezvous

Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: D. E. Mullins Age: 11 Weight: 11st 8lbs

High-class chaser. Course winner. 20/1, 49 lengths last of 7 to Conflated in Savills Chase at Leopardstown (24f, soft) 25 days ago.

***

French Dynamite

Trainer: M. F. Morris Jockey: D. J. O’Keeffe Age: 8 Weight: 11st 6lbs

Very smart chaser. Course winner. 12¾ lengths fifth of 7 to Conflated in Savills Chase at Leopardstown (24f, soft, 15/2) 25 days ago. Cheekpieces back on.

***

Lifetime Ambition

Trainer: Mrs J. Harrington Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Age: 8 Weight: 11st 6lbs

Very smart chaser. 18/1, creditable 14¼ lengths third of 6 to Galopin Des Champs in John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown (19.9f, soft) 34 days ago.

***

Haut En Couleurs

Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: B. J. Cooper Age: 6 Weight: 11st 3lbs

Smart chaser. 19¼ lengths fourth of 6 to Galopin Des Champs in John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown (19.9f, soft, 16/1) 34 days ago.

***

Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase tips

Timeform: CHACUN POUR SOI may not be the force of old but should still have enough class to go very close in this. Four-time Grade 1 winner Fakir d’Oudairies should strip fitter for his return and is the obvious threat.

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