Thoroughbred County Novice Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 48.50s
- Off time: 15:20:19
|1st||13 Saoirse Dun||12/1|
Big Generator 13
|6||166 11-12 bt||P Nolan||M N Doran (5)||109||8/1|
Living Next Door (IRE) 12
|6||166 11-12||A J Martin||B J Cooper||109||10/1|
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 261
|9||164 11-10 t||M M McNiff||D R Fox (7)||107||12/1|
The Mull (IRE) 159
|8||159 11-5||W J McLernon||R M Power||102||10/1|
Take A Shot (IRE) 13
|8||157 11-3||F Flood||N P Madden||100||16/1|
Baby Whizz (IRE) 16
|6||154 11-0||T Mullins||M P Walsh||97||10/1|
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 16
|8||154 11-0 b||A Slattery||T C Carroll (5)||97||8/1|
Micks (IRE) 16
|6||152 10-12||C Roche||A P Crowe||95||6/1|
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 13
|11||152 10-12||V T O'Brien||P T Enright||95||16/1|
Lusiad (IRE) 23
|10||150 10-10 p||Patrick Rooney||C D Maxwell (3)||93||16/1|
Lascalahall (IRE) 23
|7||148 10-8||F Flood||D J Condon||91||3/1f|
Benefit Scheme (IRE) 16
|8||147 10-7 bt||Miss B A K Murphy||Mr H D Dunne (7)||90||8/1|
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 27
|6||141 10-1||P J Rothwell||D J Bates (5)||84||12/1|
Optime (IRE) 23
|7||136 9-10||Mrs Pauline Gavin||A P Heskin||79||25/1|
Mr Biggens (IRE) 308
|10||136 9-10||P M Pierce||P A Gallagher (5)||77||33/1|
Miss Pepperpot (IRE)
||7||11-2||F Flood||B T O'Connell||12/1|
Big Generator battled on to score at Wexford but makes his handicap debut on a high enough mark while Micks, a promising hurdler at this time a year ago, will need to do much better than he's shown so far over fences. SON OF MOYNE had been having problems with his jumping before a better effort at Tramore last month. He followed that with a comfortable success at Thurles and though dropping back in trip and racing from a 7lb higher mark he's expected to follow up. Benefit Scheme, who wasn't too far behind the selection at Thurles, will be better suited by this trip and looks a threat but Lusiad has now had 20 starts over fences without winning.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.
Lascalahall (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 7th of 12, 33l behind Civena (11-3) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Oct.
Optime (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Towards rear and hampered 5th, never a factor, 12th of 21, well behind Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct.
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 9th 5 out, no impression in 7th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 16l behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Benefit Scheme (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 8th halfway, some headway into 4th approaching 4 out where left 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight and no impression on winner from 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Lusiad (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division when fell 5th, in a race won by Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct, 21 ran.
Micks (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Waited with, closed to chase winner from before straight, soon no impression, bad mistake and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Whatdoyousay (10-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Feb.
Living Next Door (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent early and kept wide, dropped to rear after halfway, no extra, 12th of 13, well behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Never a factor, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
The Mull (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, jumped a bit right, not fluent 9th and headed, 6th 4 out, soon no extra, 8th of 17, 17l behind Warne (11-0) at Listowel 3m hts chs in Jun.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Made all, left 6 lengths clear after 4 out, ridden and kept on well from 2 out, won at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct beating Annacarton (10-11) by 4l, 18 ran.
Mr Biggens (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 5 out where hampered and unseated rider, in a race won by Torremuelle (10-3) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Jan, 13 ran.
Big Generator 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, jumped left, headway to lead 5th, driven along 2 out and strongly pressed at last, kept on well under pressure run-in, held on, won at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs gd in Oct beating Keep It Cool (11-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Take A Shot (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.