Ratoath Community Beginners Chase 2m 5f 100y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 100y, 6 runners)
  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 9.00s
  • Off time: 14:35:36
Full result
Result 14:35 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Western Leader 7/2
2nd 4 Rupert Lamb 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-02134
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, white star on cap Golanbrook (IRE) 17
  • T:T Foley
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 1-02134
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 b T Foley R M Power 11/8f
2 213-U54
Yellow, emerald green sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow spots Knockgraffon King (IRE) 16
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 213-U54
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p1 N Meade P Carberry 112 7/1
3 6077-F0
YELLOW, pink star & sleeves, yellow cap, pink stars Lord Rudi (IRE) 17
  • T:R K Watson
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: 6077-F0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 R K Watson M Darcy 33/1
4 22212/4
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Rupert Lamb 37
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 22212/4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 W P Mullins D J Casey 2/1
5 2/22P-30
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Western Leader (IRE) 24
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 2/22P-30
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 p J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 7/2
6 P/5P22-8
MAROON, pink seams, check cap Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 17
  • T:Patrick Rooney
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: P/5P22-8
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Frisco Depot
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
8 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Rupert Lamb won a bumper and a novice hurdle in minor company in the UK but looked in need of further experience when beaten a long way on his chasing debut. Western Leader, a dual winning bumper and successful at Grade 2 level over hurdles, is a smart recruit to chasing and is definitely one to keep an eye on but GOLANBROOK looks the one to be on. He was a decent enough hurdler but looks better over fences if his two recent runs are a guide and it was a very good effort to finish close behind Canaly in what looked a strong event here last month. Knockgraffon King has been well beaten so far over fences but has the potential to do better and shouldn't be dismissed.

Formwatch

Western Leader (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, headed 3rd, led again from 7th, headed 4 out, weakened, 13th of 19, well behind Roi Du Mee (9-13) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.

Rupert Lamb 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, led after 4th, joined 4 out (usual 6 out), headed after 3 out (usual 4 out), no impression straight, 4th of 7, well behind Sword Of Destiny (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Nov.

Golanbrook (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Led, strongly pressed after 3 out, joined and ridden next, soon headed, dropped to 3rd when mistake at last, dropped to 4th and no extra close home, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft in Dec.

Knockgraffon King (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, dropped to moderate 3rd from before 4 out (normal 5 out), no extra under pressure approaching straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, well behind Boston Bob (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.

Lord Rudi (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th 5 out, no impression from next, 11th of 15, well behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Dec.

Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) In rear, moderate 8th 3 out, no impression, 8th of 15, 43l behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Dec.