Horse And Jockey Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m 2f
- (5yo+, 2m 2f, 9 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 16.30s
- Off time: 14:52:56
|2nd||7 Prince Of Forwards||½||25/1|
|3rd||10 Mark Me Up||1¼||10/1|
Annacarton (IRE) 45
|9||160 11-6 t||J J Mangan||Miss J M Mangan (7)||103||14/1|
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 22
|10||159 11-5 t||M M McNiff||D R Fox (7)||102||8/1|
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 33
|8||157 11-3||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||100||14/1|
Clashnabrook (IRE) 11
|8||155 11-1||E O'Grady||P T Enright||98||9/4f|
Prince Of Forwards 239
|9||153 10-13 p||P Hughes||T C Carroll (5)||96||25/1|
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 26
|9||149 10-9 v1||W F Codd||D J Bates (3)||92||8/1|
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 77
|10||148 10-8||T O'Brien||P Townend||91||8/1|
Mark Me Up (IRE) 32
|8||147 10-7 t||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||90||10/1|
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 21
|7||136 9-10||M McDonagh||D J Casey||77||5/2|
||8||1112||J J Murphy||D E Splaine||109||NR|
||6||115||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||102||NR|
||8||10-12||O McKiernan||T J Doyle||12/1|
Annacarton was a regular winner between the flags but hasn't really progressed over regulation fences though his best run came on this track in October. King Of Ardcarne was runner-up in this a year ago but has been in poor form recently and though Hold Em Cowboy ran his best race for some time at Naas last month he's still 4lb higher than for his only success over fences. If she could transfer her hurdling form to fences, Shesonlyahorse would be very well handicapped but the safest option looks to be CLASHNABROOK. He won over this trip on heavy ground at Gowran in November and returned to form over hurdles with a superb effort behind the very well handicapped Colbert Station at Punchestown earlier this month.
Hasty Times (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, headway 3 out, 4th next, ridden and no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 16l behind Tarquinius (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, not fluent 6 out, soon no danger, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, well behind Terminal (11-12) at Cork 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, improved to lead and dispute 3 out, 2nd 2 out, ridden entering straight, kept on to dispute briefly run-in, 2nd and no extra close home, 2nd of 22, 2l behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy.
Prince Of Forwards 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, trailing after halfway, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Great Oak (10-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase gd in Jun.
Mark Me Up (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 5 out (poor visibility), 7th of 10, well behind Alderwood (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chase hvy in Jan.
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, 5th 5 out, no extra after next, weakened, 8th of 16, well behind Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 18l behind All The Way Home (10-13) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, no impression in 6th entering straight, kept on one pace under pressure without troubling winner to go 2nd near line, 2nd of 11, 12l behind Reality Dose (10-4) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Jan.
Annacarton (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, mistake and unseated rider 6 out, in a race won by Count Salazar (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Shesonlyahorse (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Rory Anna (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) hvy in Jan.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, awkward 4 out and no threat from next, 9th of 16, 40l behind Madam Bovary (11-5) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chase hvy in Jan.