Boylesports Free Wifi Coming To Our Shops Tied Cottage Chase (Grade 2) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.70s
  • Off time: 15:11:52
Full result
Result 15:10 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Arvika Ligeonniere 2/7f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 FP1-113
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 37
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: FP1-113
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 157 2/7f
2 2513-U3
Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 77
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 2513-U3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 H De Bromhead D N Russell 153 10/1
3 42-1115
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Rathlin 15
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 42-1115
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 t M F Morris M A Enright 157 10/1
4 111221
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 27
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 111221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7pt
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 pt G Elliott B J Cooper 150 6/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Sizing Europe (IRE)
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
11 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 1/8
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In depth

Verdict

ARVIKA LIGEONNIERE has won six times over fences, three at Grade 1 level, and has to be the selection despite a less than convincing run behind Benefficient and Hidden Cyclone in the Dial-A-Bet at Leopardstown. He looked better over 2m4f at Clonmel earlier when Toner D'Oudairies was beaten 3l but he's still in the Champion Chase as well as the Ryanair and Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Rathlin had Hidden Cyclone 6l behind at Naas in July but that was over 2m6f and this looks too short. Special Tiara was 33l behind the selection on heavy ground over this course and distance last April though that came too soon after he gained a shock victory over a top field of two-milers on good going in the Grade 1 Maghull at Aintree.

Formwatch

Arvika Ligeonniere (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, closer order 6 out, 4th approaching 2 out, 3rd before straight, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Benefficient (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f chs G1 (1) sft in Dec.

Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, progress to go 2nd 8th, left in front 4 out, pushed along after 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 2f lst chs (1) hvy in Jan beating Letter Of Credit (11-3) by 2l, 4 ran.

Rathlin 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, moderate 4th 4 out, dropped to 5th and no extra from before straight, 5th of 6, 38l behind Rule The World (11-8) at Naas 2m 3f hdl Gr3 (1) sft in Jan.

Special Tiara 7-1 (11-5) Led, clear 5th until after 9th, headed 2 out, kept on same pace after, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Kid Cassidy (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m lst chs (1) gd in Nov.