Carrickmines Handicap Chase (Grade B) 2m 5f
- (5yo+, 2m 5f, 12 runners)
- Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
- Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 31.00s
- Off time: 16:21:03
|1st||11 Pass The Hat||6/1|
Colbert Station (IRE) 36
|10||165 11-11 t||T M Walsh||A P McCoy||148||8/1|
Double Seven (IRE) 126
|8||163 11-9 pt||M Brassil||M P Walsh||146||11/1|
Home Farm (IRE) 65
|7||159 11-5||A L T Moore||D J Casey||142||9/2f|
He'llberemembered (IRE) 36
|11||158 11-4||P G Fahey||S E Butler (5)||141||7/1|
Last Time D'albain (FR) 92
|10||154 11-0||L P Cusack||D N Russell||137||14/1|
Daring Article (IRE) 36
|8||146 10-6 pt||R Tyner||P T Enright||129||5/1|
Your Busy (IRE) 36
|11||143 10-3 t||J Nash||P Carberry||126||25/1|
Caheronaun (IRE) 28
|8||139 9-13 v1||D T Hughes||M A Enright||122||20/1|
Knocklong (IRE) 35
|6||136 9-10||C Roche||A P Crowe||119||5/1|
Pass The Hat 65
|7||136 9-10 t||A L T Moore||R C Colgan||119||6/1|
Kylecrue (IRE) 9
|7||136 9-10 b||J P Ryan||R P Treacy (7) (ex2)||112||25/1|
Slew Charm (FR) 79
|12||136 9-10||Mrs S Dawson||A P Thornton||111||50/1|
||11||105||N F Glynn||M J Ferris||128||NR|
||10||11-6||P G Fahey||S E Butler||10/1|
He'llberemembered won this a year ago and returned to beat Daring Article narrowly over the same trip in January when Colbert Station was a long way behind. He's now on his highest ever mark and the runner-up should just about reverse the form on the revised terms. Double Seven was in brilliant form last summer, completing a five-timer in a Listed contest at Wexford in October. He wouldn't want any more rain and might just need the run after a break but should soon be winning again though HOME FARM looks the one to be on. Arthur Moore's charge landed a beginners chase at Fairyhouse a year ago and was having just his third subsequent start when a close fifth in the lucrative Paddy Power Handicap here in December.
Becauseicouldntsee (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Led, headed 3 out, weakened before next, 11th of 13, well behind Alvarado (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 3f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
Pass The Hat 4-1fav (10-3) Mid-division, mistake 6th, towards rear halfway, ridden into 7th before straight, no extra before 2 out, 8th of 16, 25l behind Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Kylecrue (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Led early, headed 3rd, took keen hold, led again approaching 4th, headed from 4 out, dropped to 4th before straight, soon no extra, 8th of 14, 25l behind Another Challenge (11-6) at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division, progress into 9th 6 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on to close 6th last, led early run-in, kept on well under pressure closing stages, all out, won at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan beating Daring Article (9-13) by 1/2l, 21 ran.
Daring Article (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden in 8th 2 out, stayed on in 6th entering straight, disputed last, 2nd early run-in, kept on and pressed winner closing stages, just held, 2nd of 21, 1/2l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.
Your Busy (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 30l behind Zabana (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Double Seven (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Settled 3rd, closer 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden into 2nd, led before last, kept on well, won at Wexford 2m 6f lst chs (1) sft in Oct beating Ballinahow Lady (11-3) by 6l, 6 ran.
Home Farm (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, improved to chase leaders into straight, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, 5th of 28, 7l behind Rockyaboya (10-3) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Caheronaun (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Mid-division best, no extra before 3 out, weakened, 13th of 18, 47l behind Folsom Blue (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade C) (5yo+) hvy in Feb.
Knocklong (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, closer in 4th approaching 2 out where pecked slightly, soon 2nd, mistake last, kept on well under pressure without matching 1st 2 run-in, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Wrong Turn (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan.
Last Time D'albain (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, closer in 13th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 14th of 24, 26l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Slew Charm (FR) 18-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th and ridden briefly 4 out, led next, soon strongly pressed, left clear 2 out, ridden and kept on run-in, reduced advantage closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 gd in Dec beating Tipped Up Harry (11-9) by 6l, 9 ran.
Colbert Station (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Mid-division early, 8th halfway, progress into 5th 4 out, 3rd 2 out, ridden before last, close up last, no extra run-in and weakened, 11th of 21, 18l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.