Festival Hospitality From 99 Beginners Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 16 runners)
- Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 38.50s
- Off time: 12:35:43
|1st||16 Madam Bovary||4/1|
|2nd||13 Toon River||4¾||4/1|
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 7
|7||166 11-12||E Stanners||Andrew J McNamara||12/1|
Clear Hills (IRE) 6
|6||166 11-12||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||33/1|
Gallant Oscar (IRE) 55
|7||166 11-12||D P Quinn||R Loughran||50/1|
Healys Bar (IRE) 14
|9||166 11-12 t||O McKiernan||M Darcy||111||25/1|
Johannisberger (IRE) 17
|6||166 11-12||N Meade||P Carberry||7/2|
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12||S McConville||Mr M McConville (7)||50/1|
King Vuvuzela (IRE) 12
|6||166 11-12||P Nolan||M N Doran (5)||16/1|
Leading The Life (IRE) 7
|10||166 11-12||Ms Eleanor Broderick||A D Leigh||50/1|
My Galway Man (IRE) 37
|6||166 11-12 t||Mrs D Foster||K M Donoghue (3)||40/1|
Pretty Floyd (IRE) 11
|9||166 11-12 t1||Donncha Duggan||D E Splaine (5)||66/1|
Rathlugh Boy (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12||Miss Simpson||A P Thornton||50/1|
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 7
|8||166 11-12||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||33/1|
Toon River (IRE) 35
|8||166 11-12||Miss M L Hallahan||R J Jones (3)||123||4/1|
Toostrong (FR) 317
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||D N Russell||3/1f|
Chasing Shadows (IRE) 12
|7||159 11-5||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||10/1|
Madam Bovary (IRE) 17
|7||159 11-5||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||4/1|
||7||11-12||P Nolan||R M Power||11/4|
TOOSTRONG won a bumper in France before making a successful debut over timber for Willie Mullins at Fairyhouse. He couldn't handle the step-up to Grade 2 company at Thurles but chasing should be his game and he can make a winning start. Johannisberger is the clear pick of those with experience over fences though mistakes have cost him dearly so far, as they did when runner-up behind He'llberemembered at Down Royal last time. If those problems are ironed out he'll take some beating and has the edge over Madam Bovary on that last run. Chasing Shadows didn't show much on her debut over fences on this C&D but reverted to hurdles to score at Tramore and should do better.
Madam Bovary (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd 4 out and disputed next, headed 2 out and soon no impression on winner, no extra run-in and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 9, 8l behind He'llberemembered (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Toon River (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Led and disputed, slight mistake 6th, headed 9th, ridden 4 out and soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by The Westener Boy (11-11) at Navan 3m beg chase hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Toostrong (FR) 11-1 (11-2) Led early, chased leader, moderate 3rd 5 out, struggling next, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Lyreen Legend (11-2) at Thurles 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Mar, 6 ran.
Gallant Oscar (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened 4 out, completely tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.
Carlos Fandango (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, fell 6 out, in a race won by Terminal (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy, 12 ran.
King Vuvuzela (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Prominent early, 6th on inner halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Canaly (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Kerrib Castle (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 3rd when mistake 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace to go 2nd run-in, 7th of 9, 45l behind He'llberemembered (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Clear Hills (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Always in rear, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 7, well behind Marito (11-8) at Naas 2m nov chs.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Waited with towards rear, brought down 6 out, in a race won by Terminal (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy, 12 ran.
My Galway Man (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no extra in 7th approaching straight, 7th of 15, 18l behind Ros Brin (11-2) at Clonmel 2m beg chs in Dec.
Healys Bar (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division early, dropped towards rear before 6th, pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Tarquinius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Johannisberger (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 3rd when mistake 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on same pace to go 2nd run-in, 2nd of 9, 7l behind He'llberemembered (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Rathlugh Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always rear, last of 9, 47l behind He'llberemembered (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Chasing Shadows (IRE) 6-4fav (10-8) Led and disputed, in front and jumped left 2 out, asserted from before last, reduced lead but always holding on at the finish, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Mollydod (10-8) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Pretty Floyd (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon towards rear, no extra approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Milborough (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy, 11 ran.
Leading The Life (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Towards rear, bad mistake and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Terminal (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy, 12 ran.