McCarthy Insurance Group Handicap Chase (0-130) 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 11 runners)
- Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 39.00s
- Off time: 15:20:29
|2nd||9 Prince Of Milan||9||25/1|
|3rd||6 Paco Jack||5½||22/1|
Page Turner (IRE) 7
|9||166 11-12 b||J J Walsh||A McCurtin (7)||128||6/1|
Orpheus Valley (IRE) 27
|11||164 11-10 t||T Gibney||J S McGarvey (5)||126||10/1|
Indian Outlook (IRE) 8
|7||159 11-5 b1||A Maguire||P Townend||121||8/1|
Osana (FR) 70
|12||158 11-4||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||120||12/1|
Playing (FR) 7
|11||158 11-4 p||T Foley||K C Sexton (5)||120||9/2f|
Paco Jack (IRE) 14
|10||154 11-0 t||P J Rothwell||R M Power||116||22/1|
Pals Leg (IRE) 7
|8||154 11-0||E M O'Sullivan||Miss M O'Sullivan (7)||116||8/1|
Instant Impacked (IRE) 51
|10||152 10-12||R Tyner||P T Enright||114||12/1|
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 13
|9||151 10-11||A Slattery||M Darcy||113||25/1|
Hans Crescent (FR) 13
|9||147 10-7 b||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||109||11/2|
Hillman (IRE) 230
|10||147 10-7||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||109||5/1|
Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE)
||10||10-6||S O O'Brien||D J Condon||8/1|
Several of these are reappearing after strong runs last week including PAGE TURNER, who was very impressive when landing a beginners' event at Limerick. He hasn't been done too many favours for his handicap debut but looks capable of conceding weight all round. Playing also scored at Limerick and has to be a threat though an 11lb rise looks a bit steep considering his age. Pals Leg had made a winning debut over fences at Tramore before reverting to hurdles and running reasonably well so he's another with a chance along with Hillman, who doesn't have too many miles on the clock for his age and was in tremendous form in the spring. The latter will love the testing ground and has to be considered with his lowly weight. The veteran Osana will enjoy the ground and takes a drop in class so wouldn't be a shock winner.
Playing (FR) 11-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd 7 out, on terms on outer travelling smoothly into straight, soon led and clear, stayed on well, easily,, won at Limerick 2m 6f hvy in Dec beating Glenquest (11-12) by 4l, 12 ran.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression approaching 4 out, moderate 9th after 2 out, kept on one pace,, 8th of 13, 24l behind Foritsa (9-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.
Paco Jack (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) In rear, headway on outer after 4 out, ridden in 5th before 2 out, soon no extra, 6th of 18, 22l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.
Page Turner (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Made all, went clear from before 2 out, ridden out and stayed on well run-in, comfortably,, won at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec beating He Rock's (10-8) by 10l, 13 ran.
Hans Crescent (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, 10th halfway, moderate 7th approaching 4 out, ridden and some progress in 6th before last, kept on run-in,, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Foritsa (9-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, 4th before 2 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 9l behind Rubert (11-3) at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp chs in Nov.
Hillman (IRE) 7-4fav (11-4) Soon tracked leaders, not fluent 5 out, closer in 2nd after 3 out, ridden into straight, not fluent 2 out, on terms from before last, led and stayed on best run-in, won at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 sft in May beating Count Salazar (11-5) by 5l, 15 ran.
Indian Outlook (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, towards rear 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened entering straight, 9th of 16, 50l behind Make A Track (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Osana (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden when mistake 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 11, 34l behind Dick Dundee (11-6) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs in Oct.
Pals Leg (IRE) 5-1fav (11-5) Soon mid-division, closer in 7th approaching 6 out, no impression 2 out, kept on one pace,, 4th of 18, 9l behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Orpheus Valley (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra before 4 out, 11th of 16, well behind Daring Article (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs in Dec.