Donohue Marquees Champion Hunters Chase 3m 1f
- (4yo+, 3m 1f, 12 runners)
- Winner €14,300 2nd €4,180 3rd €1,980 4th €660
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 26.60s
- Off time: 19:46:43
|1st||10 On The Fringe||10/11f|
|2nd||13 Vital Plot||20||11/1|
Annacarton (IRE) 11
|10||168 12-0 b1||J J Mangan||Miss J M Mangan (3)||95||50/1|
Ferris Bueller 11
|8||168 12-0 t||C Bowe||Mr B O'Neill (3)||109||20/1|
Fort George (IRE) 47
|11||168 12-0 p||H de Bromhead||Mr P Power (7)||129||14/1|
Hix Fix (IRE) 26
|7||168 12-0||George Stewart||Mr M J Lynch (7)||25/1|
King Troy (IRE) 19
|12||168 12-0||J H Culloty||Mr J J Burke (7)||146||25/1|
Lanespark (IRE) 11
|9||168 12-0 t||S Spillane||Mr D M Spillane (7)||66/1|
My Dark Inishowen (IRE) 33
|8||168 12-0 t||Peter Maher||Mr N McParlan (5)||80/1|
On The Fringe (IRE) 49
|9||168 12-0||E Bolger||Ms N Carberry||133||10/11f|
Quel Esprit (FR) 26
|10||168 12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||155||16/1|
Rocket Man (IRE) 20
|7||168 12-0||J Halley||Mr Josh Halley (7)||33/1|
Vital Plot (USA) 19
|10||168 12-0 t||L Kenny||R P McNamara||114||11/1|
Warne (IRE) 29
|10||168 12-0||B R Hamilton||Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)||135||2/1|
||6||A J Martin||Mr D J Hand||NR|
||8||Miss E Lalor||Mr J C Barry||NR|
||8||12-0||R Sweeney||Mr C J Sweeney||5/4|
Warne was given a terrific ride by Sam Waley-Cohen to win the Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree last month but does give the impression he is slightly better over shorter trips than this. Vital Plot has been in fine form between the flags and is no slough under Rules while Ferris Bueller went close at Cork last month, though favourite Mossey Joe didn't reproduce his best form. Quel Esprit would have a chance on his old form but was a long way behind surprise winner Hix Fix and Fence Me In at Fairyhouse last time. ON THE FRINGE is the class act and should return to winning ways. He had Warne four lengths away when runner-up to Tammy's Hill at Leopardstown and there was no disgrace in a subsequent third behind the same horse at Cheltenham.
Cobblers Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Oscar Barton (10-11) at Cork 2m 4f hts chs in Apr.
Fence Me In (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Soon towards rear, progress when hampered 3 out, 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace,, 4th of 12, 15l behind Hix Fix (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hts chs sft in Apr.
On The Fringe (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) Mid-division, steady headway 3 out, effort next, soon edged left, every chance last, ridden and no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 24, 5l behind Tammys Hill (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Vital Plot (USA) 7-1 (10-13) Ran mod 3rd until much closer from 8th, ld bef 3out where good jump, 3l adv gng best bef 2out, easily, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Isourbell (10-8) by 4l, 5 ran.
Warne (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Made all, clear from 8th, ridden before elbow(1f out), kept on strongly, won at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd in Apr beating Tartan Snow (12-0) by 13l, 21 ran.
Fort George (IRE) 5-4 (12-2) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, prog to disp ld 6out, slt adv apr 3out, rdn & qckly drpd to 3rd apr 2out, not qckn str, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Sebadee (12-2) at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Ferris Bueller 20-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, closed into 2nd 3 out, gained narrow lead from 2 out, pressed and mistake last, soon headed and kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Oscar Barton (10-11) at Cork 2m 4f hts chs in Apr.
Rocket Man (IRE) 7-1 (12-2) Twrds rr, 8l last at 9th, prog to 4l 3rd 4out, wo after 3out gng well, 4l clr 2out, sn in command str, easily, won at Lisronagh 4m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Powerstation (12-2) by 12l, 6 ran.
Annacarton (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Towards rear, went poor 7th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 28l behind Oscar Barton (10-11) at Cork 2m 4f hts chs in Apr.
Hix Fix (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always prominent, took keen hold, on terms 3 out, led between last 2, asserted from before last, stayed on well run-in, drifted a little left close home,, won at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hts chs sft in Apr beating Burren River (11-3) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
King Troy (IRE) 5-4 (12-2) Ld until hdd 5out, still cl 2nd on outer with ev ch when fell 3out, in a race won by Optimus Prime (11-6) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr, 5 ran.
Lanespark (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, pressed straight, headed last, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Winter Magic (11-9) at Cork 3m hts chs in Apr.
My Dark Inishowen (IRE) 8-1 (12-2) Ww rr, 12l last 1/2way, not qckn usp in rr after 4out, lst tch 3out, ko same pce to line, 6th of 14, 19l behind Likeable Rogue (11-6) at Durrow 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Quel Esprit (FR) 5-1 (11-13) Held up in mid-division, closed up from 4 out, a little short of room when mistake 3 out, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on one pace,, 7th of 12, 28l behind Hix Fix (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hts chs sft in Apr.