Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase 2m 1f
- (5yo+, 2m 1f, 11 runners)
- Winner €11,040 2nd €2,560 3rd €1,120 4th €640
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 42.80s
- Off time: 15:00:07
|1st||7 Oscar Dan Dan||9/1|
|2nd||8 Ross Na Righ||3¼||8/1|
|3rd||9 Spanish Auriga||¾||7/2|
|9||166 11-12||T G McCourt||K M Donoghue (3)||50/1|
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||R Walsh||8/11f|
Instant Impacked (IRE) 18
|8||166 11-12||R Tyner||P T Enright||66/1|
Lord Hear Us (IRE) 18
|8||166 11-12 p1||P J Gilligan||B M Cash||80/1|
Milan Nua (IRE) 18
|7||166 11-12||James Dullea||B Hayes (7)||25/1|
On The Loose (IRE) 7
|8||166 11-12 t||T G McCourt||R C Colgan||66/1|
Oscar Dan Dan (IRE) 73
|10||166 11-12||A J Martin||N P Madden||9/1|
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 20
|8||166 11-12||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||8/1|
Spanish Auriga (IRE) 29
|7||166 11-12||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||7/2|
Fearnwood Girl (IRE) 28
|6||159 11-5 t||T G McCourt||A E Lynch||25/1|
Billytheblacksmith (IRE) 18
|5||156 11-2||M Hourigan||M P Walsh||9/1|
Oscar Dan Dan, a Grade 2 winner over hurdles, has run poorly on both starts over fences to date and is difficult to fancy until showing more enthusiasm for the bigger obstacles. Ross Na Righ was decent enough over hurdles and could do even better over fences but this looks between Spanish Auriga and BAGBER. The former finished runner-up five times in six starts over hurdles and made a fine chasing debut after a very long break at Fairyhouse last month. He's certain to improve for that but it's Bagber who gets the nod as, despite having anything but a jumping pedigree, he made a winning start over timber last March and ran even better in a strong contest at Punchestown in May.
Oscar Dan Dan (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) In rear, never involved, 9th of 15, well behind Rubert (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs in Nov.
Ross Na Righ (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 7th halfway, 5th 2 out, went 3rd before last, no extra under pressure run-in, 5th of 12, 5l behind Askthemaster (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Dec.
Spanish Auriga (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Waited with, well off pace, moderate 6th before straight, closed 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Perfect Smile (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Milan Nua (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Waited with, bad mistake 4th, went poor 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 24l behind Friendly Society (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Bagber 6-1 (11-12) Mid-division, close to chase leaders after 4 out, 6th after 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 17, 6l behind Tornedo Shay (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl gs in May.
Fearnwood Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, 4th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 9, 26l behind Battling Boru (10-0) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 hvy in Dec.
Instant Impacked (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, no extra from 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Medical Card (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Billytheblacksmith (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Soon chased leaders, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no impression, moderate 4th approaching last, kept on same pace without threatening, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Friendly Society (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Accompanist 12-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace from before 2 out, 10th of 19, 23l behind Afram Blue (9-13) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.
Lord Hear Us (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 8th approaching 7 out where fell, in a race won by Friendly Society (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
On The Loose (IRE) 200-1 (10-13) Struggling to get involved in last from before 4th, never a factor, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Flemenstar (11-8) at Naas 2m nov chs, 6 ran.