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Chally Chute

Chally Chute put up a nice performance to finish third in the goof 12-furlong handicap at Tipperary last Thursday. Weak in the market beforehand, he settled well through his race early on for Ronan Whelan, just worse than mid-division. He picked up well on the outside early in the home straight, and he looked a threat on the run to the furlong marker, but his run just flattened out from there. Even so, he finished good third behind the progressive Burren Song and Taipan, the first three well clear.

This was a really encouraging step into the season by Michael Halford and Tracey Collins’ horse, and he should be able to build on this now. He was seriously progressive at the end of last season, he won his last three races of the term, in September and October, improving from a rating of 60 to this rating of 88, and he was really impressive in winning his final race of last season at Galway over 12 furlongs on heavy ground. The handicapper gave him another 2lb for this win, but he has the potential to go beyond his mark of 90. He could be better than a handicapper. He can handle better ground, but he goes well on soft ground, and he will be of interest wherever he goes next.
Tipperary, 20th April 2023