Boylesports.com Tied Cottage Chase (Grade 2) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 27.10s
  • Off time: 14:25:36
Full result
Result 14:20 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Sizing Europe 1/8f
2nd 2 Foildubh 10 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 121-111
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 38
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 121-111
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 171
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 171 1/8f
2 12342P
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 17
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 12342P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 J P Ryan P Carberry 147 9/1
3 338506
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 15
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 338506
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 P O Brady R M Power 130 50/1
4 031133
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blazing Tempo (IRE) 33
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 031133
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 150 7/1
5 385260
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 63
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 385260
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 110 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Sizing Europe (IRE)
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
10 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 9/10
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In depth

Verdict

This is invariably won by a two-miler of the highest class as it was last year when the brilliant SIZING EUROPE beat the previous year's winner Big Zeb by 15 lengths. Henry De Bromhead's champion lost his Queen Mother title to Finian's Rainbow on his next start but has hardly put a foot wrong subsequently, though not having everything all his own way against Rubi Light at Leopardstown last time. Foildubh needs to find 24lb on official ratings and hasn't been at his best this season. He was a couple of lengths behind Blazing Tempo when they occupied the minor berths in the Hilly Way at Cork in December and Willie Mullins' consistent performer may prove second best here as neither Imperial Shabra nor Kylebeg Krystle have a hope on all known form.

Formwatch

Sizing Europe (IRE) 1-3fav (11-12) Led and disputed, led before 2 out, niggled along before last, ridden after last, kept on under pressure, won at Leopardstown 2m 1f Grade 1 chs (1) sft in Dec beating Rubi Light (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Foildubh (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Settled in rear when badly hampered 6th, not recover and pulled up after next, in a race won by Quito De La Roque (11-10) at Thurles 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.

Blazing Tempo (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Raced last of the 4, slightly slow jump 8th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Roi Du Mee (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f lst chs (1) hvy in Jan.

Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 11, 29l behind Avondhu Lady (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Dec.

Imperial Shabra (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Chased leader, lost touch from 4 out and weakened, completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind Solwhit (10-13) at Naas 2m 3f hdl Gr3 (1) hvy in Jan.