Hilly Way Chase (Grade 2) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 14.80s
  • Off time: 13:45:44
Full result
Result 13:45 Cork
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Days Hotel 4/1
2nd 1 Realt Dubh 6 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 252-044
Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 28
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 252-044
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 159
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 159 10/3
2 7414/11-
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white diamonds Days Hotel (IRE) 385
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 7414/11-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 H De Bromhead P T Enright 148 4/1
3 433222
RED, pink epaulettes, pink cap, red stars Echo Bob (IRE) 21
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 433222
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 H De Bromhead B J Cooper 135 10/1
4 21-U123
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 28
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 21-U123
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 J P Ryan D J Condon 147 9/2
5 2/3P-P53
YELLOW, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue spots Let Yourself Go (IRE) 24
  • T:Martin Hassett
  • J:S J Hassett
  • Form: 2/3P-P53
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 Martin Hassett S J Hassett 135 28/1
6 231F-3F
DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 15
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 231F-3F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 T J Taaffe B T O'Connell 135 25/1
7 1P-0311
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blazing Tempo (IRE) 77
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1P-0311
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 11/8f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Golden Silver (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:E Mullins
9 11-12 W P Mullins E Mullins 2/7
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In depth

Verdict

REALT DUBH held an entry in the John Durkan at Punchestown but Noel Meade has decided to sidestep that race and take on what appears to be an easier assignment. There's little doubt that the eight-year-old is a quality horse on his day, but his tendency to make errors has proved his undoing in the past, and he'll need a clear round to win. Blazing Tempo will give him something to think about on official ratings. A Grade 2 winner at Fairyhouse in January, she turns up for this engagement having dotted up in two mares' hurdles. Foildubh found Flemenstar too hot in the Fortria Chase though he still looks to be improving. Days Hotel looked useful before injury brought a premature closure to last season's campaign, and any support for Henry De Bromhead's lightly-raced sort would make him of interest.

Formwatch

Days Hotel (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, improved to close 2nd halfway, led 5 out, challenged 2 out, ridden before last, strongly pressed last, kept on well to assert run-in, won at Punchestown 2m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov '11 beating Lucky William (11-7) by 7l, 7 ran.

Realt Dubh (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Chased leaders in 3rd, bad mistake 5th, dropped towards rear before 5 out, ridden and no impression before straight, 4th of 5, 29l behind Flemenstar (11-9) at Navan 2m chs Grd 2 (1) in Nov.

Blazing Tempo (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Made virtually all, joined 3 out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well from last, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep beating Burn And Turn (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

Foildubh (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden after 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Flemenstar (11-9) at Navan 2m chs Grd 2 (1) in Nov.

Echo Bob (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Attempted to make all, appeared to have upper hand when bad mistake last, headed and not match winner run-in, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Instant Impacked (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp chs 0-140 hvy in Nov.

Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Disputed early, slow 3rd and dropped to rear, 6th but in touch when fell 3 out, in a race won by Hidden Cyclone (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs hvy in Nov, 6 ran.

Let Yourself Go (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, last and slightly hampered 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on from last to moderate 3rd run-in, 3rd of 5, 24l behind Sizing Europe (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) sft in Nov.