Hook Beginners Chase 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 55.00s
  • Off time: 13:45:14
Full result
Result 13:45 Wexford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Thouva 13/8f
2nd 1 King Of The Refs 5 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 333P-92
Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap King Of The Refs (IRE) 14
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 333P-92
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 A J Martin B J Geraghty 116 2/1
2 776077-
YELLOW, pink star & sleeves, yellow cap, pink stars Lord Rudi (IRE) 339
  • T:R K Watson
  • J:T P Treacy
  • Form: 776077-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 R K Watson T P Treacy 33/1
3 22137-3
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Thouva (FR) 39
  • T:N Meade
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 22137-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N Meade D N Russell 13/8f
4 08F264
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Western Man (IRE) 7
  • T:R O'Leary
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 08F264
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 p R O'Leary D J Casey 7/1
5 117-615
LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 6
  • T:R H Lalor
  • J:Mr J R Lalor
  • Form: 117-615
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 R H Lalor Mr J R Lalor (7) 10/1
6 R64878
WHITE, red stars, white sleeves, check cap Dante Anna (IRE) 34
  • T:R O'Connor
  • J:MR C L Murphy
  • Form: R64878
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 t R O'Connor MR C L Murphy (7) 33/1
7 232367
White, red hoop on body & slvs, white cap Westhaven (IRE) 17
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 232367
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 155 11-1 t N Meade P Carberry 11/2

In depth

Verdict

Noel Meade complicates matters by saddling Westhaven and THOUVA and though Paul Carberry is on board the former it's Davy Russell's mount, who was fancied to make a winning start over fences here in October but was impeded at a crucial stage, who looks the one to be on. Winning point-to-pointer Western Man makes his debut over regulation fences but his hurdling form was moderate so it's King Of The Refs who looks more of a threat as he ran some fair races in decent company over hurdles and will be better for the experience of his two chase runs to date.

Formwatch

Thouva (FR) 11-10fav (11-11) Led and disuputed lead, hampered by loose horse 6th, headed 4 out and dropped to 5th, went 3rd entering straight but no impression from before last where not fluent, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Klepht (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.

King Of The Refs (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 2nd 4 out, challenged under pressure and briefly on terms before last, soon no chance with easy winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Twigline (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Dante Anna (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, lost place 4 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace from before straight, 8th of 17, 23l behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.

Clonbeale Vacation (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Prominent and led before 2nd, headed 5th, tracked leaders until dropped to 6th 4 out, left 5th next but no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 30l behind Make A Track (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Nov.

Western Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th approaching straight, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 10l behind Happy New Year (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f am hcp hdle 80-95 hvy in Nov.

Westhaven (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, 7th 5 out, no impression next, moderate 6th into straight, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, well behind Snooze (11-9) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs sft in Nov.

Lord Rudi (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) Led and clear early, headed 6th until regained lead 5 out, headed approaching 3 out and soon no extra, no threat in straight, 7th of 9, 36l behind Galant Ferns (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens16 sft in Jan.