Caffrey's Bar And Restaurant Of Batterstown Handicap Chase (0-140) (Grade C) 3m 5f
- (5yo+, 3m 5f, 12 runners)
- Winner €18,526 2nd €5,414 3rd €2,566 4th €854
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
Fab Four 1 (Short Priced 4 Timer) Our Conor (12.35F) - Champagne Fever (1.05F) - Dedigout (1.35F) - Voler La Vedette (2.40F) 20-1
- Winning time: 8m 18.50s
- Off time: 15:11:56
|2nd||5 Give Us A Hand||nse||8/1|
|3rd||12 Spot The Boss||nk||14/1|
Jadanli (IRE) 7
|10||162 11-8||P J Gilligan||A E Lynch||128||14/1|
Action Master 44
|6||161 11-7 t||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||127||8/1|
Our Victoria (IRE) 17
|7||161 11-7||C Bowe||Andrew J McNamara||127||8/1|
Droim Toll (IRE) 28
|10||153 10-13||D Hassett||P Townend||119||8/1|
Give Us A Hand (IRE) 28
|10||148 10-8||J A Berry||P Carberry||114||8/1|
Bangonform (IRE) 28
|8||147 10-7||D E Fitzgerald||B J Geraghty||113||9/1|
Highdownhill (NZ) 26
|7||147 10-7||N Madden||N P Madden||113||4/1f|
Ardglen (IRE) 26
|8||144 10-4 p||J J Hanlon||D E Mullins||110||6/1|
Kingsmoss (IRE) 29
|7||144 10-4 p||J J Lambe||E J O'connell||110||33/1|
Tarquinius (FR) 15
|9||144 10-4 bt||G Elliott||D J Condon||110||9/2|
Murchu (IRE) 57
|6||142 10-2 t||J J Hanlon||M A Enright (5)||108||12/1|
Spot The Boss (IRE) 32
|8||136 9-10 p||O McKiernan||R C Colgan||102||14/1|
Smoking Aces (IRE)
||7||10-7||T J Taaffe||M P Walsh||4/1|
This will take some getting in the conditions and Our Victoria hasn't proved she stays anywhere near this far while Jadanli is still probably a few pounds high. DROIM TOLL gets the vote as he stays forever and is the only C&D winner in the line-up. He beat subsequent Irish National winner Lion Na Bearnai here on New Year's Day and is just 6lb higher than when landing a Punchestown marathon in May. Tarquinius has been handed a 10lb rise for his latest success but he's still at the right end of the handicap in this gruelling event while both Highdownhill and Action Master arrive in winning form and the latter is looking well treated over fences compared to his hurdles rating.
Murchu (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression, 9th of 18, 28l behind Bundle Of Fun (10-6) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct.
Give Us A Hand (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Prominent, 4th approaching 4 out, weakened approaching straight and kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 29l behind Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
Spot The Boss (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led, joined at 4th when bumped badly and lost considerable ground, soon mid-division, ridden in 6th 4 out, weakened, 8th of 10, 44l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Bangonform (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Keen hold, waited with, progress from before 4 out, pecked on landing after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 28l behind Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
Jadanli (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and some progress entering straight, moderate 4th at last (usual 2 out), kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 20, 17l behind Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov.
Action Master 20-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway after 9th, went 2nd before last travelling well, switched right flat, led final 150 yards, ran on well, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Oct beating Viking Blond (10-6) by 2l, 20 ran.
Kingsmoss (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 13th, hit 15th, weakened 4 out, 4th of 7, 25l behind Overquest (10-12) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Our Victoria (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 4 out, ridden next, no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 17l behind Tarla (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Droim Toll (IRE) 18-1 (10-4) Towards rear, mistake 10th, no impression and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 7th of 17, 34l behind Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.
Highdownhill (NZ) 7-2fav (10-5) Waited with, niggled along and improved into 5th approaching straight, challenged from between last two, on terms last, led and stayed on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Nov beating Harpsy Cord (11-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ardglen (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Always prominent, gained narrow lead approaching 3 out, headed before straight, every chance between horses when short of room and stumbled before last, switched and kept on well run-in, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Highdownhill (10-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Nov.
Tarquinius (FR) 6-4fav (9-12) Led and disputed, jumped left, led 4 out, challenged briefly after 3 out, ridden and went left 2 out, asserted before last, kept on strongly, eased close home, won at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Nov beating His Highness (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.