St. Patrick's Punter Pack Handicap Chase (0-116) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, 10 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 39.90s
  • Off time: 13:15:54
Full result
Result 13:15 Down Royal
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Blissful Moment 7/1
2nd 11 Witness Of Fashion 7/4f
3rd 6 More Madness 1 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 049-0P2
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap In Great Form (IRE) 17
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 049-0P2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 p F Flood M P Walsh 116 12/1
2 P4-032U
Light Blue, large Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue cap Drawn N Drank (IRE) 25
  • T:E Bolger
  • J:Mr B M Linehan
  • Form: P4-032U
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 p E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 114 6/1
4 2U1-P46
BLACK & AMBER CHECK, black cap Mister Philson (IRE) 26
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 2U1-P46
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3v1
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 v1 S R B Crawford G N Fox (7) 107 16/1
5 31-0653
Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves, pink & black check cap Dazzlers Day (FR) 25
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 31-0653
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 p C Byrnes D N Russell 106 6/1
6 U13257
EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, white sleeves & cap More Madness (IRE) 36
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: U13257
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 p T O'Brien K C Sexton (5) 105 10/1
8 68F460
BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow sleeves, red cap Fergiethelegend (IRE) 17
  • T:John G Carr
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 68F460
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12p1
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 p1 John G Carr J S McGarvey (5) 102 25/1
9 548892
Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Blissful Moment (USA) 30
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 548892
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10b
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 b N Meade P Carberry 100 7/1
10 821/11-2
YELLOW, red disc, yellow & emerald green quartered cap Embracing Change (IRE) 25
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 821/11-2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-8pt
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
9 148 10-8 pt R Tyner P T Enright 98 4/1
11 7-13431
MAROON, pink seams, check cap Witness Of Fashion (IRE) (ex4) 4
  • T:Patrick Rooney
  • J:C D Maxwell
  • Form: 7-13431
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2p
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
8 142 10-2 p Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 84 7/4f
12 9P4045
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 17
  • T:I Madden
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 9P4045
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-10p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 136 9-10 p I Madden A E Lynch 85 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 3-000F7
Zekarya (FR) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 3-000F7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 1110 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 114 NR
7 01F313
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 4
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 01F313
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0bt
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
10 bt G Elliott D J Condon 104 NR

In depth

Verdict

Hold Em Cowboy has been very busy and would have won at Downpatrick in December had he stayed up. He beat today's rival In Great Form at Fairyhouse last month and started favourite there on Saturday but was beaten 24 lengths by WITNESS OF FASHION, who jumped superbly and galloped his rivals into the ground. A 4lb penalty shouldn't prevent Pat Rooney's charge following up. Embracing Change was in tremendous form between the flags last spring and made a very satisfactory handicap debut behind Refused A Name at Punchestown. His stable has been going superbly in point-to-points so a big run is anticipated. Dazzlers Day was beaten a long way when third at Punchestown when the favourite Drawn N Drank unseated his rider five out. Blissful Moment had shown nothing over fences before a much better effort on testing ground at Thurles while Zekarya is capable of going well at his best and is better than his form figures suggest.

Formwatch

Zekarya (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, 3rd 3 out, ridden after next and no extra in 6th before last, 7th of 16, 38l behind Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.

Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Rear of mid-division, some progress when mistake 5 out, chased leaders straight, moderate 4th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 24l behind Witness Of Fashion (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy.

Blissful Moment (USA) 14-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, slow 5th, mistake 10th and soon pushed along, moderate 11th 5 out, went remote 5th approaching straight, ridden and kept on one pace to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 18, 12l behind Carrigeen Kariega (10-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan.

Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Soon close up and disputed lead, headed 7th, on terms again approaching 3 out, led after next, went clear approaching last, stayed on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy beating Crowded Room (11-8) by 5l, 18 ran.

More Madness (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, bad mistake 3rd and soon dropped to mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 7th of 12, 29l behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.

Mister Philson (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Led until after 3 out, soon lost place, last of 6, 18l behind The Young Master (11-2) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

Embracing Change (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, ridden next, stayed on into 2nd before last, kept on same pace without reaching winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) in Jan.

In Great Form (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on run-in, 2nd of 15, 5l behind Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.

Drawn N Drank (IRE) 6-1fav (11-4) Towards rear early, mid-division halfway, mistake and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f in Jan, 19 ran.

Dazzlers Day (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, hampered 6th, moderate 3rd from halfway, closer 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression next, moderate 4th last, kept on one pace to 3rd close home, 3rd of 19, 23l behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f in Jan.

Fergiethelegend (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear, ridden along from 5th, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 15, 35l behind Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.

Cherryantor (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden in 10th before 4 out, some progress entering straight, kept on without threatening, 5th of 15, 16l behind Hold Em Cowboy (10-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Jan.