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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:49
Full result
Result 14:20 Cork
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Terminal 1/2f
2nd 1 A Fine Young Man 14/1
3rd 11 Turtle Express 64 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 18-33P8
Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap A Fine Young Man (IRE) 7
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 18-33P8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 M Hourigan A P Heskin 14/1
2 4P-P
Dark green & maroon quartered, dark green sleeves, white cap Austerity Measures (IRE) 37
  • T:N Henley
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 4P-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 N Henley B T O'Connell 50/1
3 5903-15
Royal blue, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Carlos Fandango (IRE) 181
  • T:E Stanners
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 5903-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 E Stanners D E Splaine (5) 10/1
4 051P3P
ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Coolking 7
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 051P3P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 p1 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 33/1
5 P/315-92
EMERALD GREEN, white sash, red cap, emerald green spots Hatrick Harry (IRE) 7
  • T:K F O'Donnell
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: P/315-92
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 K F O'Donnell T J Doyle 12/1
6 612266-
GREY,dark blue chevron & cap Leading The Life (IRE) 356
  • T:Ms E Broderick
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 612266-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 Ms E Broderick A D Leigh 50/1
7 244-P00
WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Shannon Spirit (IRE) 21
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 244-P00
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 25/1
8 544-F60
Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow cap Tales Of Milan (IRE) 30
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 544-F60
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 33/1
9 1134-12
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Terminal (FR) 21
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 1134-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 1/2f
10 5/2122-P
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Way We Were (IRE) 156
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 5/2122-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 6/1
11 1136-3P
Emerald green, large pink spots, pink & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Turtle Express (IRE) 27
  • T:V Halley
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 1136-3P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 V Halley P T Enright 40/1
12 FF2/12
YELLOW & BLACK HOOPS, yellow sleeves, black seams, quartered cap Mollydod (IRE) 5
  • T:M Winters
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: FF2/12
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 M Winters M J Ferris 12/1

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.