Like A Butterfly Novice Chase (Grade 3) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 52.30s
  • Off time: 17:25:39
Full result
Result 17:25 Tipperary
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Rebel Fitz 2/5f
2nd 4 Owega Star 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5-21111
DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 26
  • T:M Winters
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 5-21111
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 M Winters B J Geraghty 152 2/5f
2 215224
EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star Boxer Beat (IRE) 6
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 215224
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 P W Flynn R M Power 121 33/1
3 5136-31
Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 139
  • T:V T O'Brien
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 5136-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 V T O'Brien A P Heskin 20/1
4 68-3621
Black, white star, red sleeves, red cap, white star Owega Star (IRE) 17
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 68-3621
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t Peter Fahey A D Leigh 4/1
5 060U31
Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 15
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 060U31
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 M Hourigan R Walsh 10/1
6 785P27
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toostrong (FR) 6
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 785P27
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 t W P Mullins D N Russell 125 16/1
7 0210-13
WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red star Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 145
  • T:S O O'Brien
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 0210-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 S O O'Brien D J Condon 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Pride Of the Artic (IRE)
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:A D Leigh
7 11-8 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

This has been won by some smart chasers and REBEL FITZ should join the list. He's been very impressive since being beaten in his opening run over fences and looks one of the best novices of the season. Owega Star will be receiving 6lb from him and looks the main threat as he's gradually improved his jumping and stayed on very strongly at Listowel last time. Toostrong was a big disappointment at Roscommon last week so Run With The Wind may do better as he looked progressive when beating Benash at Listowel.

Formwatch

Rebel Fitz (FR) 4-9fav (11-12) Sweated up, chased leader, jumped well, closed 4 out, good jump to lead from 2 out, brought towards stand's side straight, asserted and stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Galway 2m 1f nov chs gf in Sep beating Saint Gervais (11-6) by 9l, 7 ran.

Owega Star (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, improved to lead 4 out, challenged entering straight, ridden and headed briefly before 2 out, regained lead 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs sft in Sep beating Clonbanan Lad (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.

Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Roscommon 2m beg chs sft in May beating Abou Ben (11-12) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Boxer Beat (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Prominent, 2nd for much, no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 8, 17l behind Darwins Fox (11-1) at Roscommon 2m nov chs (1) gf in Sep.

Run With The Wind (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, on-terms 4 out, led soon after 2 out, stayed on well run-in, won at Listowel 2m 1f beg chs in Sep beating Benash (11-12) by 4l, 16 ran.

Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 11-4 (11-3) Waited with behind leaders, closed up 4 out, close 2nd next, on terms and every chance last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Mad Brian (11-1) at Killarney 2m 6f nov chs sft in May.

Toostrong (FR) 10-3 (11-1) Prominent, pushed along 4th, under pressure approaching straight, dropped out and no extra 2 out, 7th of 8, 35l behind Darwins Fox (11-1) at Roscommon 2m nov chs (1) gf in Sep.