Arkle 50 Years Anniversary Beginners Chase 2m 3f
- (4yo+, 2m 3f, 9 runners)
- Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 29.80s
- Off time: 13:35:24
|1st||8 Texas Jack||3/1j|
|2nd||4 Make A Track||1||6/1|
|3rd||9 The Westener Boy||16||7/2|
Competitive Edge (IRE) 12
|5||166 11-12||C O'Dwyer||A P Crowe||14/1|
Current Resession (IRE) 12
|7||166 11-12||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||33/1|
Lord Alfie (IRE) 902
|8||166 11-12||Miss E Doyle||D J Bates (5)||33/1|
Make A Track (IRE) 42
|6||166 11-12||C F Swan||D N Russell||6/1|
My Murphy (IRE) 199
|6||166 11-12||W J Burke||A E Lynch||7/2|
Present Potential (IRE) 16
|5||166 11-12 bt||M F Morris||D J Casey||33/1|
Teelin Star (IRE) 27
|6||166 11-12||P Hughes||Mr C J Sweeney (3)||3/1j|
Texas Jack (IRE) 12
|6||166 11-12||N Meade||P Carberry||3/1j|
The Westener Boy (IRE) 16
|5||166 11-12||C A Murphy||M P Walsh||7/2|
||6||11-12||W P Mullins||P Townend||7/2|
This looks a good opportunity for TEELIN STAR to gain compensation for his early exit at Limerick. Pat Hughes' dual point-to-point winner and successful bumper started odds-on for his chasing debut last month but got in too close to the first fence and unseated Barry Geraghty. That was probably just a blip and hopefully he can recoup losses. The Westerner Boy will have plenty to offer over the coming season and though making mistakes on his chasing bow he should have learnt from the experience and will provide a threat. Texas Jack had him behind when making a winning racecourse debut in a Punchestown bumper and looks another exciting chasing prospect for Noel Meade while Grade 3 winning hurdler My Murphy should also be making his mark over the bigger obstacles.
Texas Jack (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th entering straight, no impression on winner in 3rd approaching last, kept on same pace to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Maller Tree (11-0) at Naas 2m 4f hdl sft in Oct.
Make A Track (IRE) 13-8fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 6th 5 out, ridden in 7th 4 out, no extra, 8th of 10, 40l behind Bat Masterson (11-0) at Navan 2m 6f hdl sft in Sep.
The Westener Boy (IRE) 11-4 (11-10) Mid-division, 8th when mistake 5 out, left 4th after next, slow 3 out, went moderate 3rd after 2 out and left 2nd after last, kept on one pace but no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 13l behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
My Murphy (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Prominent and disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden approaching 2 out, no extra in 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 26l behind Marasonnien (11-10) at Punchestown 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr.
Competitive Edge (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, dropped to 8th entering straight and no threat from 2 out, 7th of 13, 28l behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Lord Alfie (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww rr, mstk 6out, prog in 6th 3out & mstk 2out, no impr in cl en 5th bef last, went 4th last strides, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Mayo Calling (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May '10.
Current Resession (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 13, well behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Present Potential (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no threat from 6 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Teelin Star (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct, 16 ran.