McSweeney Arms Hotel Killarney National Handicap Chase 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, 15 runners)
- Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 57.90s
- Off time: 19:10:07
|1st||9 Your Busy||16/1|
|2nd||13 Love Rory||4||11/2|
|3rd||2 Usuel Smurfer||2½||4/1|
Slieveardagh (IRE) 43
|10||161 11-7||E J O'Grady||P F Mangan||132||25/1|
Usuel Smurfer (FR) 21
|6||161 11-7||J J Hanlon||D E Mullins||132||4/1|
Lord Ben (IRE) 221
|9||157 11-3||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||128||14/1|
She's Got Grit (IRE) 10
|9||154 11-0||T O'Brien||P Townend||125||7/2f|
Kylecrue (IRE) 10
|7||152 10-12 b||J P Ryan||R P Treacy (7)||123||20/1|
Coole Avenue (IRE) 9
|10||151 10-11||T Cooper||R M Power||122||20/1|
Glenquest (IRE) 9
|11||151 10-11||T O'Brien||D E Splaine (3)||122||16/1|
Your Busy (IRE) 9
|11||150 10-10 t||J Nash||D J Casey||121||16/1|
Castle Wings (IRE) 64
|9||147 10-7||J J Mangan||S W Flanagan||118||14/1|
Instant Impacked (IRE) 65
|10||147 10-7||R Tyner||P T Enright||118||12/1|
Archie Meade (IRE) 36
|9||146 10-6 t||Daniel Howard||D J Howard||117||20/1|
Love Rory (IRE) 61
|6||146 10-6||E Bolger||A P Heskin||117||11/2|
Coldstonesober (IRE) 7
|8||140 10-0||J R Finn||E J O'Connell||111||16/1|
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 50
|10||136 9-10||F Flood||M A Enright||107||20/1|
Hans Crescent (FR) 15
|9||136 9-10 b||M Hourigan||S J Crimin (7)||106||8/1|
||7||115 t1||N Madden||M P Walsh||130||NR|
Miss Pepperpot (IRE)
||9||9-13||F Flood||D E Mullins||7/1|
Miss Pepperpot won this a year ago from a 6lb higher mark but hasn't been in that kind of form lately. Usuel Smurfer went to Fairyhouse for his handicap debut and gained an impressive victory. Not surprisingly he's been raised 10lb but has more to offer and should make a bold bid. Lord Ben has now had a dozen starts in strong novice company and makes his handicap debut from what could prove to be a lenient mark. SHE'S GOT GRIT only just failed to follow-up her Navan victory despite a 7lb rise when narrowly beaten by Burn And Turn at the Punchestown Festival. She's progressing at a rate of knots and can defy another 6lb rise. Instant Impacked has to be a threat as he landed a very tough Gowran handicap in March while the very promising cross-country performer Love Rory is only a six-year-old and at the right end of the weights.
Malt Master (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear on outside, not fluent, struggling after 7th, closed 9th, blundered and weakened 4 out, 9th of 11, 47l behind Wyse Hill Teabags (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Your Busy (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, 11th 5 out, ridden in 9th 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 25l behind Chartreux (10-9) at Punchestown 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150.
Love Rory (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) In touch, outpaced 6 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Balthazar King (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Usuel Smurfer (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Settled in rear of mid-division, progress to go 5th entering straight, ridden to lead approaching last, kept on well run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 in Apr beating More Madness (10-6) by 6l, 22 ran.
She's Got Grit (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, progress to lead 3 out, ridden and headed last, under pressure and kept on run-in, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Burn And Turn (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs.
Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hidden Horizons (10-3) at Downpatrick 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 sft in Mar, 15 ran.
Archie Meade (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Towards rear, improved into 6th approaching 4 out, slight mistake next, no extra and eased straight, pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Jupitor (10-10) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs sft in Apr, 19 ran.
Kylecrue (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pecked 4 out and no extra after next, 9th of 14, 32l behind Operating (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 5f nov hcp chs.
Lord Ben (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, 5th 6 out, closer and headway into 4th after 3 out, close 3rd 2 out, ridden into 2nd last, not match winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Heaney (11-5) at Clonmel 3m nov chs in Oct.
Castle Wings (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, slow jumps 1st and 3rd and soon mid-division, slow again at 9th, some progress 5 out, ridden from next, soon no impression, 8th of 14, well behind Gallant Oscar (10-1) at Naas 3m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, closed into 2nd 2 out, challenged on rail run-in and stayed on well to lead and go clear closing stages, won at Gowran Park 2m 2f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft in Mar beating Followmeuptocarlow (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, jumped left at times, jumped left 4 out, ridden bypassing 3 out, went 2nd on outer and jumped left 2 out, disputed lead briefly at last where not fluent, stayed on well run-in to strongly press winner to line, 2nd of 6, hd behind Shabra Charity (9-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, weakened from after next, last of 6, well behind Page Turner (10-7) at Limerick 2m 1f hcp chs in Mar.
Coole Avenue (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, bad mistake 7th, 3rd halfway, ran slightly wide on bend after 16th, 6th 7 out, dropped behind leaders from 4 out, mistake 2 out and also hampered, no impression, 5th of 16, well behind Sizing Australia (11-12) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) gf.
Glenquest (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, close up when fell 6 out, in a race won by Unoccupied (9-12) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145, 19 ran.
Hans Crescent (FR) 9-2fav (11-1) Mid-division, 6th 5 out, ridden in 4th next, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 21l behind Baresi (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs gs in Apr.