Troytown Handicap Chase tips and runner-by-runner guide to Navan 2.30pm race on Sunday

Timeform's tipsters have their say.



Gordon Elliott saddles 15 of the 22 runners in the Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan on Sunday.

The stable’s number one jockey, Jack Kennedy, has opted to ride 2021 winner Run Wild Fred, who was last seen finishing fifth behind stablemate Gevrey in the Munster National last month. Galway Plate third Hollow Games and last season’s Thyestes second Dunboyne are among Elliott’s other leading contenders.

Noel Meade saddles Thedevilscoachman, a dual Grade 3 scorer in his novice chasing campaign, on his seasonal reappearance while Largy Debut seems to be the pick of Henry De Bromhead’s trio.

The latest Troytown Handicap Chase odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise Timeform’s guide to the runners as well as betting tips from the racing boffins can be found below.

Troytown Handicap Chase verdict

Timeform: Gordon Elliott saddles over half the field here and his well-weighted HOLLOW GAMES is fancied to lead his mighty contingent home on the back of his promising Galway third. Stablemate Run Wild Fred can boast a C&D win and is next on the list ahead of other Elliott inmates in the shape of Gevrey, Coko Beach and Tullybeg.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

Troytown Handicap Chase runners and riders

The following horses have been declared for the Troytown Handicap Chase 2023.

Farouk D’alene

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: C. P. Millar Age: 8 Weight: 11st 12lbs

Coko Beach

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: D. J. Gilligan Age: 8 Weight: 11st 10lbs

Run Wild Fred

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: J. W. Kennedy Age: 9 Weight: 11st 6lbs


Trainer: Noel Meade Jockey: M. P. Walsh Age: 7 Weight: 11st 4lbs


Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: R. A. Doyle Age: 7 Weight: 11st 3lbs

Ain’t That A Shame

Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Age: 9 Weight: 11st 2lbs

Diol Ker

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: K. E. Buckley Age: 9 Weight: 11st 2lbs

Hollow Games

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Sam Ewing Age: 7 Weight: 11st 1lbs

Macs Charm

Trainer: Colm A. Murphy Jockey: B. Hayes Age: 8 Weight: 11st 0lbs

Idas Boy

Trainer: Noel Meade Jockey: L. A. McKenna Age: 9 Weight: 10st 13lbs

Epson Du Houx

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: M. J. M. O’Sullivan Age: 9 Weight: 10st 12lbs

Limerick Lace

Trainer: Gavin Patrick Cromwell Jockey: A. P. Kelly Age: 6 Weight: 10st 12lbs


Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: J. S. McGarvey Age: 8 Weight: 10st 12lbs

Fakir D’alene

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: B. W. Harvey Age: 8 Weight: 10st 11lbs

Watch House Cross

Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: M. P. O’Connor Age: 6 Weight: 10st 11lbs

Frontal Assault

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Donagh Meyler Age: 8 Weight: 10st 10lbs

Defi Bleu

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Gavin Peter Brouder Age: 10 Weight: 10st 9lbs


Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Jordan Gainford Age: 8 Weight: 10st 9lbs

Largy Debut

Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: D. J. O’Keeffe Age: 8 Weight: 10st 5lbs


Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: J. Coen Age: 9 Weight: 10st 4lbs

Royal Thief

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: S. D. Torrens Age: 9 Weight: 10st 3lbs

Cavalry Master

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: C. G. O’Dwyer Age: 9 Weight: 10st 0lbs

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