Aidan Fogarty & Ashgrove Stables Shamrock Handicap Chase (Grade B) 2m 2f
- (5yo+, 2m 2f, 10 runners)
- Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 46.70s
- Off time: 16:10:16
|1st||11 Instant Impacked||8/1|
|3rd||7 Treat Yourself||11||5/2f|
Jacksonslady (IRE) 42
|9||162 11-8||J P Dempsey||J S McGarvey (5)||136||20/1|
Shrapnel (IRE) 20
|8||159 11-5 pt||G Elliott||B J Cooper||133||12/1|
Lookoutnow (IRE) 21
|9||156 11-2 p||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||130||14/1|
Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 21
|11||155 11-1 pt||T Foley||R Loughran||129||11/2|
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 48
|8||154 11-0 p||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||128||8/1|
Treat Yourself (IRE) 41
|7||150 10-10||A L T Moore||D N Russell||124||5/2f|
The Way We Were (IRE) 28
|8||149 10-9||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||123||6/1|
Zekarya (FR) 21
|8||149 10-9 t||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||123||7/1|
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 42
|6||145 10-5||A L T Moore||D J Casey||119||12/1|
Instant Impacked (IRE) 63
|10||138 9-12||R Tyner||P T Enright||112||8/1|
||8||111 p||T Foley||Andrew J McNamara||129||NR|
Competitive Edge (IRE)
||6||10-10||C O'Dwyer||M P Walsh||13/2|
Shrapnel landed a Grade 3 novice chase at Galway in October and has been very highly tried since. He doesn't look badly treated and will appreciate the drop in class. Followmeuptocarlow has won four times over hurdles but looks a better chaser after three successive seconds, though he's been done no favours in the ratings for his handicap debut. Golanbrook has been going well in strong novice company and has plenty of experience so he should get involved but Treat Yourself has been raised 9lb for what turned out to be an easy victory at Leopardstown when The Way We Were was beaten 11 lengths. The winner jumped well and will take some beating here though the vote goes to ZEKARYA, who also scored very easily over a slightly shorter trip on this course last time.
Golanbrook (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Disputed lead early, headed before 3rd, mistake 4th and soon dropped to 3rd, 2nd 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd from 2 out, kept on one paced in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Mallowney (11-2) at Naas 2m nov chs sft in Jan.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up, hampered 6th, improved into 4th 3 out, no impression when got slight bump 2 out, weakened, 6th of 11, 49l behind Playing (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Jan.
Followmeuptocarlow (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 5th 5 out, 3rd next, ridden into 2nd after 3 out, pressed winner from last, no extra close home, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Leavethelighton (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f beg chase hvy in Feb.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Soon chased leaders, closer in 2nd approaching straight where challenged travelling smoothly, led last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan beating Golden Ticket (11-3) by 9l, 8 ran.
Zekarya (FR) 9-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into close 3rd 3 out, challenged next and soon led, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs hvy in Feb beating Kennoway (9-11) by 11l, 10 ran.
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Led, headed 2nd, disputed lead from 5 out, led after 4 out, strongly pressed from 3 out, headed after 2 out, no impression before last, 6th of 13, 22l behind Turban (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f sft in Jan.
The Way We Were (IRE) 7-2fav (10-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, progress in 5th 3 out, close 4th entering straight, led before 2 out where slight mistake, soon ridden, kept on well from last, won at Naas 2m hcp chs in Feb beating Starkie (11-3) by 5l, 9 ran.
Gentleman Duke (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, 10th of 13, well behind Zabana (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Jacksonslady (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, weakened, 13th of 21, well behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.
Shrapnel (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in rear, reminders after 4th, slow 6th and soon detached, left remote 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 5, well behind Bright New Dawn (11-4) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb.
Lookoutnow (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, improved to chase leaders before 3rd, 3rd halfway, challenged entering straight, ridden in 2nd 3 out, no extra in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 23l behind Zekarya (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs hvy in Feb.