Boyne Cup (Handicap Chase) 3m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £12,660 2nd £3,740 3rd £1,870 4th £936 5th £468
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 33.70s
- Off time: 14:10:13
Charingworth (IRE) 19
|10||166 11-12||K C Bailey||S Thomas||130||12/1|
Pickamus (FR) 46
|10||166 11-12||H D Daly||A Tinkler||130||10/1|
Well Hello There (IRE) 29
|7||163 11-9 pt||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||127||14/1|
Faultless Feelings (IRE) 47
|7||163 11-9||M Keighley||Ian Popham||127||3/1|
One In A Milan (IRE) 12
|8||162 11-8||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||126||8/1|
Cootehill (IRE) 20
|9||161 11-7||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||125||7/1|
Talkonthestreet (IRE) 12
|6||156 11-2||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||120||5/2f|
Union Jack D'ycy (FR) 381
|5||155 11-1||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||119||12/1|
Raduis Bleu (FR) 12
|8||150 10-10||Lady S Brooke||Miss L Brooke (7)||114||16/1|
Talkonthestreet has the potential to be a lot better than these but his fencing has left much to be desired so far. Charingworth has been raised 3lb since his second in an amateurs' race at Cheltenham but can't be ignored while a market move for Union Jack D'Ycy, three times a winner in France and having his first start for Venetia Williams, would be interesting. Novice Faultless Feelings is unexposed and Well Hello There could easily bounce back while Cootehill was third over course and distance last month and One In A Milan is back over fences for the first time since making the frame in the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter in March. PICKAMUS ran well for a long way on his return from injury behind Balthazar King at Cheltenham in October. He's won off a higher mark than this in the past so the grey gets a tentative vote.
Pickamus (FR) 66-1 (11-2) Prominent until before 4 out, 8th of 16, 41l behind Balthazar King (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs (2) gd in Oct.
Cootehill (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, closed after 14th, 4th when not fluent 4 out, stayed on same pace, went 3rd flat, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Jayandbee (10-0) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Charingworth (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) With leader, led 6th, headed briefly 9th, hard pressed 2 out, ridden and headed flat, one pace towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Handy Andy (10-5) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.
Talkonthestreet (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 5 out, under pressure before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 32l behind Cyrien Star (10-2) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Raduis Bleu (FR) 11-4 (11-1) Jumped right, led, hit 1st and 8th, headed after 14th, weakened approaching 2 out, 3rd of 4, 43l behind Bendant (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Well Hello There (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, headway when blundered 10th, challenged 5 out to before next, soon outpaced, no chance from 3 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind Gas Line Boy (11-9) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Faultless Feelings (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leader until 2nd, chased leaders, not fluent 15th, soon ridden, outpaced 3 out, stayed on flat, no impression, 6th of 9, 14l behind Twirling Magnet (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gd in Oct.
One In A Milan (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, not fluent 5th, outpaced and no impression before 3 out, hampered 2 out, went remote 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 24l behind Ballyculla (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Union Jack D'ycy (FR) 12-1 (10-4) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hcp chs hvy in Nov '12 beating Upwelling (10-12) by shd, 13 ran.