Slievenamon Beginners Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, 14 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.80s
- Off time: 17:55:33
|1st||12 Lough Roe Lady||10/1|
|2nd||7 Rafi De Triana||3¾||4/1|
|6||166 11-12 t||S J Mahon||R C Colgan||14/1|
|8||166 11-12 t||J C McConnell||M J Bolger||25/1|
Coolaghknock Glebe (IRE) 43
|6||166 11-12||C Roche||A P Crowe||4/1|
Juan De Gracia (IRE) 25
|7||166 11-12||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||114||5/2f|
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 14
|6||166 11-12||D T Hughes||M A Enright||16/1|
Quigleys Express (IRE) 41
|6||166 11-12||S K Ryder||S G McDermott||50/1|
Rafi De Triana (FR) 19
|9||166 11-12 p||Miss E Doyle||B T O'Connell||4/1|
Red Or White 14
|6||166 11-12||James Dullea||B Hayes (5)||33/1|
Supreme Milan (IRE) 680
|7||166 11-12||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||66/1|
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 14
|8||159 11-5 t||Patrick Cronin||P A Gallagher (5)||33/1|
Danequest (IRE) 34
|5||159 11-5 p||R Sweeney||P T Enright||13/2|
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 28
|8||159 11-5 b||P Byrne||Andrew J McNamara||103||10/1|
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 14
|8||159 11-5 b||M McDonagh||A P Heskin||80||14/1|
Vicalus (IRE) 28
|9||159 11-5 h||Miss S A Finn||P F Mangan||33/1|
||7||1112||C A Murphy||Reserve 1||NR|
Many of these are making their debuts over fences including Afatcat, who won a handicap hurdle here in December. Rafi De Triana is another first-timer with a victory over timber to his credit and he arrives in decent form having been placed three times this year. Danequest has a higher rating over hurdles than the previous pair and a run on the Flat in February will have primed him for his new career so he looks one to be interested in. Juan De Gracia's three runs over fences haven't shown us much so the vote goes to COOLAGHKNOCK GLEBE. Bred for chasing, he's done well enough in maidens over hurdles to suggest a moderate event of this nature should be within his capabilities. Lough Roe Lady has had a dozen starts over fences without winning but should be capable of getting into the frame while Corr Point would be one to note if getting a run from his reserve spot.
Corr Point (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd and led 4 out, strongly pressed and headed 2 out, no extra approaching last, 6th of 17, 8l behind Mireya (10-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Lough Roe Lady (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 3 out where slight mistake, 7th before straight, soon no impression, kept on run-in, 5th of 12, 17l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f in Mar.
Rafi De Triana (FR) 5-1fav (10-10) Chased leaders, 5th approaching straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 10l behind Sir Harry Cash (11-1) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Mar.
Afatcat 5-1fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, slightly hampered next, weakened after 2 out, 9th of 14, 24l behind Wither Hills (11-8) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Dec.
Juan De Gracia (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Prominent early, dropped to 5th at 4th, ridden in 4th after 3 out, moderate 3rd 2 out, soon no impression on leaders, 4th of 9, 19l behind Miley Shah (11-12) at Naas 2m beg chase sft in Mar.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Led and disputed, ridden 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, kept on under pressure, 3rd last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Fiery Oscar (11-8) at Thurles 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar.
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up, towards rear halfway, no extra from 6 out, moderate 8th entering straight, no impression, 7th of 15, 46l behind Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar.
Charger 14-1 (11-9) Soon led, headed and no extra from before straight, 9th of 14, 37l behind Rawnaq (11-9) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 in Aug '12.
Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, mistake 6 out, behind when slighly hampered last, 10th of 15, well behind Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar.
Quigleys Express (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, 9th at 7th, no extra 4 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Isleofhopendreams (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Feb, 18 ran.
Vicalus (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, impeded 2nd, no extra 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Kandinski (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase in Mar.
Supreme Milan (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Prominent, not fluent 4th, lost place and no impression 4 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 23l behind Roving Lad (12-3) at Sligo 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in May '12.
Danequest (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear early, mid-division in 9th halfway, ridden towards rear 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 44l behind Hazariban (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Feb.
Red Or White 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division, no extra from 5 out, moderate 9th entering straight, no impression, 8th of 15, 47l behind Ballysteen (11-7) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase sft in Mar.
Coolaghknock Glebe (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden in 8th before 2 out, no impression in 7th entering straight, kept on same pace from before last, 7th of 21, 8l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.