Get Ready For Christmas Beginners Chase 2m 2f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f 110y, 7 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 12.80s
  • Off time: 14:05:56
Full result
Result 14:05 Downpatrick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Lookoutnow 8/13f
2nd 5 Vapiano 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 409-0F0
Orange, white sash, emerald green sleeves, white diabolo, white cap, orange diamonds Black Zorro (IRE) 7
  • T:C F Swan
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 409-0F0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 p C F Swan D J Casey 20/1
2 616339
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blaze Of Fire 34
  • T:T Carberry
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 616339
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 pt T Carberry P Carberry 9/1
3 1D6-863
Royal blue, dark blue sash, dark blue stars on sleeves, royal blue cap, dark blue stars Lookoutnow (IRE) 12
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:M P Butler
  • Form: 1D6-863
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 E Doyle M P Butler (5) 117 8/13f
4 082059
DARK BLUE, white seams, white spots on cap Paudi The Punter (IRE) 18
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: 082059
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 b1 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 12/1
5 8/800-5P
ORANGE, black star, orange cap, white stars Vapiano (IRE) 26
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 8/800-5P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 8/1
6 139347
PURPLE, pink diamond, white sleeves, purple cap, pink diamond Littletown Lass (IRE) 18
  • T:S Byrne
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 139347
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 p S Byrne P D Kennedy (5) 5/1
7 3-02950
ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, emerald green sleeves, hooped cap Ta Blazes (IRE) 13
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 3-02950
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 14/1

In depth

Verdict

Ta Blazes is only moderate over hurdles but wouldn't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start over fences. Littletown Lass is also a modest performer over timber but she didn't run badly on her chasing bow at Tramore and will have come on for the experience. Vapiano started off his career with quite a big reputation but has come nowhere near to living up to it so connections will be hoping jumping fences will bring about a change in fortune. LOOKOUTNOW was in fine form over hurdles at this time a year ago and has made steady progress in three runs over the bigger obstacles. He wouldn't need to progress much from his third behind Benefficient at Down Royal last time, though there's little between him and Blaze Of Fire on an earlier run at Tramore and Tommy Carberry's charge looks the main threat.

Formwatch

Lookoutnow (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 5 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out where 5th, kept on run-in to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Benefficient (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs gd.

Vapiano (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place after 4th, soon well behind, pulled up after, in a race won by Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct, 22 ran.

Littletown Lass (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression from 2 out, 7th of 14, 18l behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.

Paudi The Punter (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no extra from 3 out, weakened, 9th of 14, 46l behind Klepht (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.

Black Zorro (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened quickly, 11th of 13, well behind Lady Olwyn (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft.

Ta Blazes (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 11th of 17, 41l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95.

Blaze Of Fire 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 9th before 6th, soon no danger, 9th of 14, well behind Days Ahead (11-11) at Tramore 2m beg chs sft in Oct.