Kevin Broderick Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 3f
- (5yo+, 2m 3f, 10 runners)
- Winner €15,925 2nd €4,655 3rd €2,206 4th €734
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 48.70s
- Off time: 15:44:57
|1st||4 Lord Ben||8/1|
|3rd||1 False Economy||s.h||9/2|
False Economy (IRE) 43
|9||164 11-10||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||134||9/2|
Shot From The Hip (GER) 33
|10||160 11-6||E J O'Grady||A P Crowe||130||16/1|
Slieveardagh (IRE) 21
|10||160 11-6||E J O'Grady||P F Mangan||130||25/1|
Lord Ben (IRE) 21
|9||156 11-2||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||126||8/1|
Sean Airgead (IRE) 12
|9||156 11-2 t||M M McNiff||M P Butler (3)||126||20/1|
The Way We Were (IRE) 31
|8||152 10-12 v1||E J O'Grady||B J Geraghty||122||9/2|
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 6
|8||151 10-11||J R Finn||Mr E J O'connell||121||14/1|
Hospital (IRE) 20
|6||151 10-11 t||E McNamara||M P Walsh||121||2/1f|
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 15
|8||148 10-8||W J Austin||P Carberry||118||8/1|
Worldor (FR) 18
|8||143 10-3 t||H de Bromhead||P T Enright||113||12/1|
Mr Cracker (IRE)
||8||11-5||M Hourigan||D N Russell||10/1|
It's difficult to get away from the chances of HOSPITAL, who has won two races narrowly in recent weeks, both times coming with a late run over shorter trips. He's up another 6lb for his latest victory but is progressing fast enough to overcome the burden over this longer distance. False Economy is a very useful hurdler who hasn't had too much experience over fences though he does have a victory to his credit. He ran very well over hurdles at Fairyhouse last month and should now be approaching his peak. Edward O'Grady has three entries with Barry Geraghty's mount The Way We Were possibly the best of them as he's been operating at a higher level. Lord Ben could prove a threat as he's a good ground performer who will appreciate the conditions and had a prep run after a long break at Killarney last month.
Lord Ben (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon towards rear, improved into 7th after 4 out, no extra from after next, 8th of 15, 39l behind Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May.
Hospital (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders, moderate 6th from 6th, soon moderate 4th and moderate 3rd from 4 out, closed next, chased leader from after 2 out, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp chs in May beating Beckwith Star (11-5) by shd, 9 ran.
False Economy (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, progress before 2 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, stayed on into 3rd last, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Daneking (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Apr.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 10th 4 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Your Busy (10-10) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs in May.
The Way We Were (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, no extra and eased run-in, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Operating (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov hcp chs in May.
Worldor (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 4 out, 3rd entering straight, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no exra, 6th of 9, 41l behind Prince Rudi (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in May.
Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, slightly slow 4 out, went 3rd travelling smoothly on outer before straight, jumped left 2 out, soon no impression, joined for 3rd when not fluent last, soon one pace in 4th,, 4th of 6, 13l behind Cailin Annamh (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f in May.
Sean Airgead (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 3 out, soon moderate 4th, ridden into 3rd and no impression 2 out, left moderate 2nd, kept on same pace under pressure, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in May.
Shot From The Hip (GER) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division best, towards rear halfway, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Orpheus Valley (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs in Apr.
Ballyfinboy (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Rear of mid-division, 8th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 8th of 16, 23l behind Sammy Black (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May.