Foxrock Handicap Chase (0-140) (Grade C) 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 11 runners)
- Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 58.30s
- Off time: 15:16:41
|1st||7 Rich Revival||8/1|
|2nd||10 Fever Pitch||hd||10/1|
|3rd||11 Saoirse Dun||3||11/4f|
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 17
|7||164 11-10||J T R Dreaper||A E Lynch||133||10/3|
Slieveardagh (IRE) 18
|9||164 11-10||E J O'Grady||B J Geraghty||133||16/1|
The Sneezer (IRE) 17
|10||164 11-10 p||T J Nagle-Jr||S E Butler (7)||133||33/1|
Armaramak (IRE) 17
|9||162 11-8||E J O'Grady||P F Mangan||131||33/1|
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 17
|9||156 11-2 t||J O Clifford||B R Dalton (5)||125||10/1|
Tarquinius (FR) 12
|10||154 11-0 t||G Elliott||Mr D J O'Leary (7)||123||8/1|
Rich Revival (IRE) 29
|9||153 10-13||Miss E Doyle||B T O'Connell||122||8/1|
In Great Form (IRE) 17
|8||152 10-12||F Flood||M P Walsh||121||4/1|
Thouva (FR) 17
|6||151 10-11||N Meade||D N Russell||120||12/1|
Fever Pitch (IRE) 38
|7||147 10-7 t||A L T Moore||D J Casey||116||10/1|
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 8
|7||141 10-1||P J Rothwell||P Townend||110||11/4f|
Jack The Bus (IRE)
||12||11-7||P Casey||A E Lynch||7/2|
Saoirse Dun completed a hat-trick of minor race victories before falling when favourite at Cork just over a week ago. Provided he's none the worse he looks certain to go well from the bottom of the handicap. Fever Pitch is up just 4lb for his Clonmel success and the lightly-raced Rich Revival overcame a long absence to score at Fairyhouse last month, though this is much tougher. Tarquinius arrives in top form and will love the testing conditions though he's been raised 10lb for his victory at Fairyhouse and is probably better over further. HARPSY CORD looks the one to be on as he was clear when falling at the last in a very tough race at Limerick last time and can gain compensation. Sumkindasuprstar and Armaramak are both held on that latter form.
Rich Revival (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 4th 5 out, 2nd 3 out, ridden to lead from next, edged left run-in, stayed on well under pressure, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft in Dec beating Panther Claw (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Fever Pitch (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 5th 5 out and ridden in 6th 3 out, rallied to go 4th next, 3rd before last and kept on well under pressure to lead final strides, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Dec beating Killcara Boy (10-10) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 5-2fav (10-6) Waited with, fell 4th, in a race won by Wilde Wit Pleasure (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 hvy, 13 ran.
Tarquinius (FR) 5-2fav (10-9) Always prominent, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure from last, won at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy beating Shellys Creek (9-11) by 2l, 11 ran.
Harpsy Cord (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Close up, in front from 5th, clear approaching straight, well in command when fell last, in a race won by Jack Absolute (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 13 ran.
Slieveardagh (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, pecked 1st, no impression from before 2 out, 10th of 16, 21l behind Jacksonslady (10-13) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp chs sft in Dec.
The Sneezer (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Waited with, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 8th of 11, 29l behind Forjoethepainter (10-10) at Limerick 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec.
Armaramak (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Waited with, no impression from 3 out, kept on, 5th of 13, 20l behind Jack Absolute (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th before straight, no impression from before 2 out, left a place better and kept on without getting to 1st 2 run-in, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Jack Absolute (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec.
In Great Form (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway into 7th 4 out, 4th 2 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 28, 16l behind Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec.
Thouva (FR) 4-1fav (10-8) Soon chased leaders, closer order from 6 out, moderate 3rd before straight, no extra from before 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Jack Absolute (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 13 ran.