John Meagher Memorial Chase (Listed) 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 42.90s
  • Off time: 13:26:44
Full result
Result 13:25 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Noble Prince 6/1
2nd 6 Realt Dubh 11/10f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 36145-F
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Quito De La Roque (FR) 33
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 36145-F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 157
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 p C A Murphy D N Russell 157 13/8
2 375525
WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 11
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 375525
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 T Mullins P Townend 136 9/1
3 315845
Emerald green & red quartered, diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Playtime Ben (IRE) 22
  • T:D E Fitzgerald
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 315845
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 D E Fitzgerald P D Kennedy 120 25/1
4 0F5P0-0
BLACK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, light blue & yellow hooped slvs, white cap Armaramak (IRE) 32
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 0F5P0-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 t S J Mahon R C Colgan 123 66/1
5 7444-54
PURPLE, gold sleeves, hooped cap Noble Prince (GER) 21
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 7444-54
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 P Nolan R Walsh 145 6/1
6 2/04422-
Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 256
  • T:N Meade
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 2/04422-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 t1 N Meade B J Geraghty 154 11/10f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Roi Du Mee (FR)
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
7 11-10 G Elliott D N Russell 9/10
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In depth

Verdict

Quito De La Roque has competed at the highest level since winning the Jnwine.com at Down Royal a year ago where he had Sizing Europe in second. He has a huge penalty to carry for that and it will be a cracking effort if he can beat REALT DUBH on these terms. A triple Grade 1 winner as a novice, the latter hasn't quite gone on as expected but race conditions favour him here and he should be up to the task. He regularly beat Noble Prince as a novice and shouldn't have much to fear from him while the remainder will need to show improvement to get into the action.

Formwatch

Noble Prince (GER) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders mainly 4th, closer 4 out but ridden early straight and no impression before last, no extra, 4th of 5, 14l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 7f chs Grade 3 (1) gd in Oct.

Realt Dubh (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 2 out, improved to dispute lead with every chance when blundered at last, unable to recover and kept on for 2nd run-in, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Days Hotel (11-10) at Naas 2m chs Grd 2 (1) in Feb.

Fosters Cross (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Prominent, 2nd for much, not entirely fluent 2 out and no extra, 5th of 8, 25l behind Nearly Nama'd (10-10) at Galway 2m hcp hdl hvy in Oct.

Quito De La Roque (FR) 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, dropped to 4th and ridden 4 out, no impression in a dispute of 5th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Sizing Europe (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Oct, 8 ran.

Playtime Ben (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, closer in 6th 5 out, 4th next, close up 2nd 3 out, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 15l behind King Vuvuzela (10-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 gf in Oct.

Armaramak (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, slow jumping early, lost place when hampered 4th, last and no extra from 3 out, 12th of 14, 38l behind Liberty's Gift (10-11) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl gd in Oct.