McCarthy Insurance Group Beginners Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 12 runners)
- Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
- Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 32.40s
- Off time: 14:20:49
|2nd||1 A Fine Young Man||3½||14/1|
|3rd||11 Turtle Express||64||40/1|
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 7
|8||166 11-12||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||14/1|
Austerity Measures (IRE) 37
|8||166 11-12||N Henley||B T O'Connell||50/1|
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 181
|7||166 11-12||E Stanners||D E Splaine (5)||10/1|
|6||166 11-12 p1||J J Hanlon||Andrew J McNamara||33/1|
Hatrick Harry (IRE) 7
|7||166 11-12||K F O'Donnell||T J Doyle||12/1|
Leading The Life (IRE) 356
|10||166 11-12||Ms Eleanor Broderick||A D Leigh||50/1|
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 21
|8||166 11-12||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||25/1|
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 30
|6||166 11-12||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||33/1|
Terminal (FR) 21
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||P Townend||1/2f|
The Way We Were (IRE) 156
|7||166 11-12||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||6/1|
Turtle Express (IRE) 27
|8||166 11-12||V Halley||P T Enright||40/1|
Mollydod (IRE) 5
|9||159 11-5||M Winters||M J Ferris||12/1|
This looks another for the champion trainer as TERMINAL looks a cut above these. The winner of two French bumpers and twice successful over hurdles, he made a bright start to his chasing career behind Canaly in what looked a very strong race at Fairyhouse. Winning point-to-pointer Hatrick Harry also made a very promising debut over fences when just failing to catch Mazuri Cowboy at Limerick and looks certain to improve while The Way We Were is a very interesting entry as he had some very strong form in a light career before pulling up in last year's Galway Hurdle. Mollydod won a point-to-point last month before a cracking effort over timber on New Year's Eve and she should do even better over regulation fences.
Terminal (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, close 2nd 3 out, ridden to disputed lead 2 out, narrowly headed at last, stayed on well run-in, just failed, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Canaly (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft in Dec.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, 8th of 12, 36l behind Lord Windermere (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs sft in Dec.
Turtle Express (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mostly 2nd & 10l 2nd 5out, wknd bef 4out, mod 5th aftr 3out, to when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Lanespark (11-4) at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft in Dec, 13 ran.
The Way We Were (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders on inner, 6th halfway, no extra approaching 2 out, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug, 20 ran.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pecked on landing 6th, never a factor, 12th of 15, 32l behind Ros Brin (11-2) at Clonmel 2m beg chs in Dec.
Mollydod (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Close up and disputed lead, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, struggling to get to winner before last, ran on well closing stages but always held, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Chasing Shadows (10-8) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Coolking 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, soon trailing, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lord Windermere (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Hatrick Harry (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, 3rd 3 out, 2nd again after next, ridden straight, soon struggling to get there, kept on well under pressure run-in without quite reaching winner, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Mazuri Cowboy (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Austerity Measures (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no threat from 5 out and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Make A Track (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Nov, 12 ran.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, ridden into 3rd approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 9l behind First Impressions (11-2) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Jul.
Leading The Life (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Rr,
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, slightly closer in moderate 6th 3 out, weakened, 10th of 15, well behind Rich Revival (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Dec.