Autumn Beginners Chase 2m 7f
- (4yo+, 2m 7f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 30.00s
- Off time: 15:05:17
|2nd||7 Royal Sam||4½||25/1|
|3rd||2 Jack Bene||1½||8/1|
Cloone Springs (IRE) 18
|6||166 11-12||C F Swan||R M Power||9/1|
Jack Bene (IRE) 20
|6||166 11-12||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||8/1|
Jetson (IRE) 20
|7||166 11-12||Mrs J Harrington||B J Geraghty||8/11f|
Latin Connection (IRE) 11
|6||166 11-12 t||S R B Crawford||Mr B G Crawford (7)||108||5/1|
Mia's Vic (IRE) 11
|7||166 11-12 t||N C Kelly||D R Fox (7)||100||14/1|
Mr Bb (IRE) 20
|6||166 11-12 p1||J P Cahill||B T O'Connell||33/1|
Royal Sam (IRE) 34
|7||166 11-12||G P Cromwell||K M Donoghue (3)||25/1|
Dont Back Down (IRE) 20
|5||165 11-11||G Elliott||D N Russell||8/1|
North Star Lad (IRE) 12
|5||165 11-11||N Meade||D J Condon||12/1|
JETSON will be a short-priced favourite here and is impossible to oppose. Jessica Harrington's charge is rated 136 over timber after some classy performances and though not quite hitting the heights over fences in his two starts to date there should be more to come and he can take this before going on to better things. Latin Connection gained a surprise victory over hurdles at Down Royal and though showing little over fences the experience will have done him good and he's young enough to continue on the upgrade. Cloone Springs couldn't handle Klepht at Wexford but that was no disgrace as the winner looked useful while winning hurdlers North Star Lad and Dont Back Down both have plenty of scope and can make their presence felt without troubling the selection.
Jetson (IRE) 11-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along to go 2nd entering straight, no impression on winner after 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 7l behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Royal Sam (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 30l behind Our Girl Lucy (11-5) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chs sft in Oct.
Jack Bene (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led early, remained prominent until dropped to 6th 5 out, still in touch when badly hampered next, no threat in straight, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind Sweeney Tunes (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
North Star Lad (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Fell 1st, in a race won by Benefficient (11-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs gd, 11 ran.
Mr Bb (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Always rear, mistake 7 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Soon behind, fell 3 out, in a race won by Cristal Bonus (11-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) gs, 6 ran.
Cloone Springs (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always prominent and disputed lead early, led 4 out, pushed along and headed 2 out, no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Klepht (11-12) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Oct.
Dont Back Down (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, dropped to 5th and no extra from 4 out, left moderate 4th 2 out, 4th of 16, 40l behind Farrells Fancy (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct.
Latin Connection (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, improved to lead 3 out, stayed on well from before last, won at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gs beating Great Oak (10-12) by 5l, 20 ran.