Raymond Smith Memorial Hunters Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, 17 runners)
  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 39.90s
  • Off time: 16:20:50
Full result
Result 16:20 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Salsify 3/1j
2nd 15 Tammys Hill nk 3/1j
3rd 6 Goonyella 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 R/37883
White, red spots, halved sleeves, white cap Ballyvoile (IRE) 34
  • T:Ms M Flynn
  • J:Mr P A King
  • Form: R/37883
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 t Ms M Flynn Mr P A King (7) 118 50/1
2 000-212
White & red hoops, striped sleeves, hooped cap Boxing Along (IRE) 69
  • T:V Halley
  • J:Mr P Power
  • Form: 000-212
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 V Halley Mr P Power (7) 105 33/1
3 P/UP-151
ROYAL BLUE, emerald green star, white cap, emerald green star Equus Maximus (IRE) 23
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: P/UP-151
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
13 168 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 139 8/1
4 U0-3242
DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond Frankie Figg (IRE) 7
  • T:M Brassil
  • J:Mr R Kavanagh
  • Form: U0-3242
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 t M Brassil Mr R Kavanagh (7) 127 33/1
5 1/P-8840
Dark green, light blue cross sashes, white cap, yellow spots Good Egg (IRE) 45
  • T:Lady J Fowler
  • J:Mr C M Murphy
  • Form: 1/P-8840
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 Lady J Fowler Mr C M Murphy (7) 50/1
6 F21113
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Goonyella (IRE) 23
  • T:J T R Dreaper
  • J:Mr J E Flynn
  • Form: F21113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 168 12-0 J T R Dreaper Mr J E Flynn (7) 8/1
7 17-3733
Emerald green & black chevrons, quartered cap Merchant Royal (IRE) 45
  • T:D M Christie
  • J:Mr Derek O'Connor
  • Form: 17-3733
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 D M Christie Mr Derek O'Connor 25/1
8 10P734/
Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Montana Slim (IRE) 27
  • T:M O'Hare
  • J:Mr R P McNamara
  • Form: 10P734/
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 M O'Hare Mr R P McNamara 7/1
9 15F-342
Black, light green chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Mossey Joe (IRE) 146
  • T:D McNamara
  • J:Mr D Skehan
  • Form: 15F-342
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 t D McNamara Mr D Skehan (7) 147 9/1
10 2-20131
Tangerine, green 'v', qtd cap Not Before Eight (IRE) 7
  • T:D M Christie
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
  • Form: 2-20131
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 D M Christie Mr B O'Neill (5) 122 25/1
11 8231-12
Purple, emerald green cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Oscar Delta (IRE) 23
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: 8231-12
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 J J Mangan Miss J M Mangan (7) 7/1
12 11F-122
DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Salsify (IRE) 45
  • T:R Sweeney
  • J:Mr C J Sweeney
  • Form: 11F-122
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney (3) 137 3/1j
13 4-62615
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Send For Paddy (IRE) 45
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:MR D A Fitzsimmons
  • Form: 4-62615
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 t C A McBratney MR D A Fitzsimmons (7) 86 40/1
14 1423/21
ORANGE & PURPLE DIAMONDS, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange diamonds Solstice Knight (IRE) 13
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:Mr K E Power
  • Form: 1423/21
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 E J O'Grady Mr K E Power 20/1
15 111211
WHITE, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Tammys Hill (IRE) 45
  • T:L Lennon
  • J:Mr J J Smyth
  • Form: 111211
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 L Lennon Mr J J Smyth (7) 3/1j
16 42P12-1
PURPLE, yellow spots, purple sleeves, yellow spots on cap Twin Joy 62
  • T:L Kenny
  • J:Mr M P Fogarty
  • Form: 42P12-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 L Kenny Mr M P Fogarty (3) 116 33/1
17 82/1-411
Red & black quartered, red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 20
  • T:B R Hamilton
  • J:Mr J J Codd
  • Form: 82/1-411
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 B R Hamilton Mr J J Codd 11/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Salsify (IRE)
  • T:R Sweeney
  • J:Mr C J Sweeney
7 12-0 R Sweeney Mr C J Sweeney 11/1
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In depth

Verdict

Salsify won this last year before heading for Cheltenham and taking the Foxhunter. He's been beaten fairly and squarely by TAMMYS HILL in his two runs this season and with ground conditions still likely to favour Liam Lennon's charge there's no reason for a form reversal and he can score again. Mossey Joe came out of the point-to-point field with a big reputation in 2010 and that looked entirely justified when he easily landed a Grade 3 hurdle at Cork. He hasn't reached the heights expected, however, but has performed with credit at a high level and must be respected. Equus Maximus beat Oscar Delta narrowly at Thurles but both have more to do along with the remainder.

Formwatch

Salsify (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Held up and took keen hold, good headway to challenge 3 out, led briefly approaching next where headed, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Tammys Hill (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 7f hts chs hvy in Dec.

Tammys Hill (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Settled in mid-division, good headway approaching straight and challenged before 2 out where led, kept on well run-in, won at Down Royal 2m 7f hts chs hvy in Dec beating Salsify (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 17 ran.

Goonyella (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Always prominent, led after 6th until headed before 10th, led again approaching straight until headed and dropped to 3rd 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner and bit short of room near line, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Equus Maximus (11-7) at Thurles 3m hts chs hvy in Jan.

Frankie Figg (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld til chall last, not go with wnr, ko, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Hoopy (12-0) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp hvy.

Boxing Along (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mostly 3rd, 2nd gng well 4out, 3rd & btn 2out, no ex & up 2out, went 2nd bef last, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Oscar Delta (11-4) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec.

Twin Joy 2-1 (12-0) Mid div, rcd 5th 1/2way, gd prog to chall 2out, qcknd clr before mstk last, sow to line, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec beating Fort George (12-0) by 3l, 12 ran.

Good Egg (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, mistake 5th, never a factor, 10th of 17, 37l behind Tammys Hill (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 7f hts chs hvy in Dec.

Montana Slim (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th and no extra 3 out, kept on one pace straight, 4th of 18, 11l behind Thegreatjohnbrowne (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs in Oct '10.

Warne (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 8l 3rd aftr 4out, rdn to close 2out, kow late, won at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan beating Mandy Carroll (10-13) by 7l, 9 ran.

Not Before Eight (IRE) 11-8 (11-4) Mid div, prog to ld 3out, chal bef last, kow to line, won at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gs beating Northern Alliance (12-0) by 2l, 9 ran.

Oscar Delta (IRE) 5-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders in 5th, went 3rd 4 out and headway to lead 2 out, strongly pressed and headed before last, rallied under pressure run-in but not quite reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Equus Maximus (11-7) at Thurles 3m hts chs hvy in Jan.

Solstice Knight (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tr ldr in 2nd, on terms at last, kow to ld on run-in, won at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Nedzer's Return (10-11) by 2l, 9 ran.

Ballyvoile (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mostly trkd ldr in 2nd until 3rd 3out, rddn in cl en 4th 2out, 12l 3rd well bef last, kow to hold on for 3rd, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Long Strand (11-4) at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan.

Equus Maximus (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Settled in mid-division, good headway approaching straight and challenged 2 out, led before last and ridden run-in, edged right and driven right out to hold on, won at Thurles 3m hts chs hvy in Jan beating Oscar Delta (11-4) by nk, 13 ran.

Merchant Royal (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, pushed along approaching straight, 5th 2 out and no impression in 4th before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 17, 13l behind Tammys Hill (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 7f hts chs hvy in Dec.

Send For Paddy (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inner, headway 4 out and 3rd approaching next, no impression in 4th when mistake 2 out, no extra, 5th of 17, 18l behind Tammys Hill (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 7f hts chs hvy in Dec.

Mossey Joe (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) 2nd of 7, 26l behind Torphichen (10-13) at Listowel 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Sep.