Woodrooff Maiden Hunters Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
Cheltenham Festival Big 4 (CH, QM, WH, GC) - Ruby Walsh Performance: Ruby Walsh To Win Exactly One Of The Big 4 Races 11/8
- Winning time: 5m 48.60s
- Off time: 16:40:21
|2nd||13 Mister Philson||8½||14/1|
|3rd||12 Lord Heathfield||9/1|
Artic King (IRE) 383
|8||168 12-0 t||Seamus Larkin||Mr K Cogley (7)||33/1|
By Design (IRE) 64
|7||168 12-0||A L T Moore||Mr N M Kelly (7)||5/2j|
Caddy Man (IRE) 11
|8||168 12-0||A Slattery||Mr R P Quinlan (3)||20/1|
Castlecooke Andy (IRE) 228
|9||168 12-0||R Tyner||Mr C McSweeney (7)||20/1|
Castlesaffron (IRE) 25
|10||168 12-0 v1||Cornelius O'Keeffe||Mr C W Fennessy (7)||33/1|
Castleview Mills (IRE) 11
|11||168 12-0 p||R Tyner||Mr J S O'Reilly (7)||95||12/1|
Fermoyle Flyer (IRE) 60
|6||168 12-0||N Meade||Mr J P McKeown||6/1|
Final Gift (IRE) 435
|7||168 12-0||J J Costello||Mr Derek O'Connor||5/2j|
Ibetellingyoualie (IRE) 32
|7||168 12-0 p1||T O'Brien||Mr P D Collins (7)||14/1|
Knocksquire (IRE) 11
|8||168 12-0||D Deacon||Mr S G Carey (5)||25/1|
Lanespark (IRE) 42
|8||168 12-0 t||S Spillane||Mr D L Queally (5)||16/1|
Lord Heathfield (IRE) 18
|7||168 12-0 p1||E Fehily||Mr G M Mangan (7)||9/1|
Mister Philson (IRE) 42
|8||168 12-0 p||S R B Crawford||Mr B G Crawford (7)||101||14/1|
Thetalkinsover (IRE) 11
|7||168 12-0||John F Gleeson||Mr R P McNamara||98||7/1|
||7||G Stanley||Reserve 1||NR|
||8||S Ryan||Reserve 2||NR|
||8||t||William P Murphy||Reserve 3||NR|
Boxer Georg (IRE)
||10||12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||9/4|
Noel Meade wouldn't have too many runners in maiden hunter chases so Fermoyle Flyer, a winner on heavy ground at Tattersalls Farm in December, has to be on the short list. Thetalkinsover doesn't win very often and owed his recent success at Nenagh to another fine ride from Derek O'Connor who this time is on board FINAL GIFT and it's John Costello's charge who looks the one to be on. He's won twice under O'Connor between the flags in-between a decent effort in a novice hurdle at Hereford and looks the type to go on to better things. Lord Heathfield ran 13 times in points before winning then completed a double and was still in front when falling on his hat-trick bid so he's one to keep an eye on in the betting.
Festies Pride (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Trkd ldrs till hmprd on bend after 1st & drpd twrds rr, rapid prog to trk ldrs 2nd, wo 5out, 6l clr before last, eased run-in, won at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Jan beating Liberty One (11-4) by 3l, 17 ran.
Major Mongo (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tr ldr in 2nd, ld app str, kow from last, won at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Theholeofthemoon (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mr Shankly (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always behind, some mistakes, 10th of 13, well behind Equus Maximus (11-7) at Thurles 3m hts chs hvy in Jan.
Artic King (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Prominent, lost place and no impression from before straight, 12th of 18, 44l behind Our Vinnie (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Jan '12.
By Design (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Tammys Hill (11-7) at Wexford 2m 6f hnt chs in Dec, 11 ran.
Caddy Man (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Mid-div, 6th 1/2way, 4th 3out, ko sme pce str, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Solstice Knight (10-11) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Castlecooke Andy (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 17th of 19, well behind Tango Moll (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Castleview Mills (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, under press from 3out, pu next, in a race won by Solstice Knight (10-11) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
Fermoyle Flyer (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, 6th app str, on terms 2out, ld last, kow run-in, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec beating Sondrive Road (12-0) by 1l, 12 ran.
Final Gift (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, weakened to 4th after next, 4th of 10, 24l behind Gullinbursti (11-5) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov '11.
Knocksquire (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid-div, 6th 1/2way, ko without threatening to go 4th from last, 4th of 8, 5l behind Thetalkinsover (12-0) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Lanespark (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led until fell 3 out, in a race won by Goonyella (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Thetalkinsover (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, ld app last, kow run-in, won at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Inside Shadow (11-4) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ibetellingyoualie (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Mid div until prog into 4l 3rd by 9th, mstk 5out, so bef last where went 2nd & ld cl home, won at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Moss Grove (12-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Mister Philson (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, dropped towards rear from before 7 out, bad mistake and pulled up after next, in a race won by Goonyella (11-7) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Lord Heathfield (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ld, went on 5out, red adv but still ev ch when mstk & ur 3out, in a race won by Top Four (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Castlesaffron (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, sn wknd, pu 2out, in a race won by Bothair Clei (12-0) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan, 13 ran.