Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase tips and runner-by-runner guide to Thurles 1.35 on Sunday

Allaho's going for a third win in this!

Allaho jumping a fence at Thurles

The Grade 2 Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles is one of the few Jumps contests to have survived the big freeze this week.

A cracking cast of six are set to go to post in Sunday’s 13:35 including Allaho, who won this in 2022 and 2021, and last season’s Ryanair Chase scorer Envoi Allen.

Joining Allaho in Willie Mullins’ four-strong squad are Appreciate It, Capodanno and Stattler, while Mouse Morris pitches French Dynamite into the mix.

The latest Horse & Jockey Hotel 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.

Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase verdict

Timeform: ALLAHO couldn’t extend his winning sequence to six in the King George over Christmas at Kempton but still performed with credit to take third and Willie Mullins’ dual Ryanair hero is hard to side against now back in trip. Stablemates Appreciate It (second choice) and Capodanno can fight it out for minor honours.

*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

Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase runners and riders

The following horses have been declared for the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase 2024.

Envoi Allen

Trainer: Henry de Bromhead Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Age: 10 Weight: 11st 12lbs

Top-class chaser. Neck second of 4 to Gerri Colombe in Champion Chase (Kauto Star) at Down Royal (24f, soft, 3/1) 71 days ago. Possibilities.

Allaho

Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Paul Townend Age: 10 Weight: 11st 8lbs

Top-class chaser. Saw his five-race winning spree come to an end but not disgraced when 1½ lengths third of 6 to Hewick in King George VI Chase at Kempton (24f, good) 26 days ago. The one to beat back in trip.

Appreciate It

Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Danny Mullins Age: 10 Weight: 11st 3lbs

High-class chaser. Well-beaten fifth of 8 to Galopin Des Champs in Savills Chase (11/1) at Leopardstown (24.4f, heavy) 24 days ago. Yard in good form so no surprise to see him bounce back.

Capodanno

Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Mark Walsh Age: 8 Weight: 11st 3lbs

High-class chaser. Good 23 lengths third of 8 to Galopin Des Champs in Savills Chase (80/1) at Leopardstown (24.4f, heavy) 24 days ago. Not discounted.

French Dynamite

Trainer: Mouse Morris Jockey: Darragh O’Keeffe Age: 9 Weight: 11st 3lbs

Very smart chaser. Respectable 12 lengths third of 6 to Classic Getaway in listed chase at this course (22f, good to soft) 52 days ago. Tongue strap/cheekpieces back on. No forlorn hope.

Stattler

Trainer: Willie Mullins Jockey: Brian Hayes Age: 9 Weight: 11st 3lbs

High-class chaser. Tongue strap on for 1st time, last of 6 to Fastorslow in John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown (19.7f, soft) 56 days ago. Needs to get back on track.

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