Tara Handicap Hurdle (Grade B) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 16 runners)
- Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
- Going: Good to Yielding, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.80s
- Off time: 13:41:18
|1st||6 Jennies Jewel||10/1|
|3rd||3 Call Me Bubbles||¾||9/2|
|4th||5 Ally Cascade||2¼||7/1|
Whatuthink (IRE) 21
|11||164 11-10 vt||O McKiernan||S J Crimin (7)||144||50/1|
He'llberemembered (IRE) 28
|10||160 11-6||P G Fahey||S E Butler (5)||140||18/1|
Call Me Bubbles (FR) 42
|4||159 11-5 t||W P Mullins||R Walsh||143||9/2|
Noble Prince (GER) 38
|9||155 11-1||P Nolan||B J Cooper||135||12/1|
Ally Cascade (IRE) 25
|5||154 11-0||N Meade||D N Russell||134||7/1|
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 21
|6||154 11-0||J P Fahey||I J McCarthy (3)||134||10/1|
Colbert Station (IRE) 21
|9||149 10-9 t||T M Walsh||A P McCoy||129||10/3f|
Aibrean (IRE) 212
|9||146 10-6||S R B Crawford||P Carberry||126||28/1|
Glam Gerry (IRE) 28
|9||146 10-6 pt||C A Murphy||D E Mullins||126||12/1|
Face Value 21
|5||144 10-4 p||A McGuinness||D E Splaine (3)||124||33/1|
Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 29
|9||143 10-3 t||A J Martin||A E Lynch||123||20/1|
Supreme Carolina (IRE) 31
|6||143 10-3||W P Mullins||P Townend||123||12/1|
Mister Hotelier (IRE) 15
|6||141 10-1 t||C A Murphy||M J Bolger||121||33/1|
Sarabad (FR) 31
|5||138 9-12||W P Mullins||D J Casey||118||7/1|
Brian Who (IRE) 15
|6||136 9-10||E Cawley||N P Madden||116||6/1|
Lughnasa (IRE) 28
|6||136 9-10||R Tyner||P T Enright||116||16/1|
Colbert Station won last years Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown and was fancied for the Grand National but unseated AP McCoy. He can revert to hurdling on a 21lb lower mark and must be respected. Call Me Bubbles has been alternating between the Flat and hurdling and going very well in both though that's reflected in his handicap mark which is 13lb higher than his last success over timber. Noble Prince is much better known as a chaser and landed a Listed event over the larger obstacles at Thurles last time. But he's another on a much lower hurdles mark and should go well. Supreme Carolina may be the second string of Willie Mullins' pair but she ran her best race so far when runner-up to Questions Answered at Clonmel. ALLY CASCADE looked in need of the run on his comeback at Fairyhouse last month but did enough to suggest he's progressed from last year. He is making his handicap debut in what looks a tough event but has more scope than most and can go in again.
Jennies Jewel (IRE) 11-2fav (10-8) Mid-division, headway into 6th and ridden entering straight, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Vics Canvas (10-5) at Navan 2m 7f in Nov.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, pushed along to chase leaders approaching straight, challenged in 2nd when mistake 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov.
Call Me Bubbles (FR) 11-2 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, improved to 5th before straight, ridden into 3rd 2 out, kept on into 2nd run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Bayan (10-10) at Listowel 2m sft in Sep.
Ally Cascade (IRE) 1-4fav (11-12) Raced in 2nd, mistake 3rd, led before straight, ridden to assert from before last where left well clear, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov beating Flycorn (11-12) by 17l, 4 ran.
Gift Of Dgab (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) Mid-division on outside, lost place 10th, behind when pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Johns Spirit (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov, 20 ran.
Aibrean (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear on outside, mistake 6th, headway 8th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Trackmate (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May, 22 ran.
Face Value 20-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 14l behind Vics Canvas (10-5) at Navan 2m 7f in Nov.
Supreme Carolina (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Waited with, soon in rear of mid-division, 10th 3 out, improved into 4th 2 out, soon in pursuit of winner, kept on without getting there run-in, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl in Nov.
Brian Who (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) In rear, ridden from 3 out, went 13th 2 out, 8th at last, kept on without threatening run-in, 3rd of 24, 2 1/2l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.
Mister Hotelier (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 8th 4 out, ridden in 4th after next, weakened from 2 out, 9th of 13, 33l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.
Lughnasa (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) In rear, closer order on inner from before 5 out, disputing 5th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov, 10 ran.
Sarabad (FR) 11-4 (11-1) Waited with in rear of mid-division, closer in 7th 4 out, 5th next, no extra from 2 out, 8th of 12, 12l behind Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl in Nov.
Noble Prince (GER) 6-1 (11-0) Settled towards rear, went 3rd when slight mistake 2 out, headway to lead last and kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1) gd in Nov beating Realt Dubh (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Glam Gerry (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, pushed along at stages from 6th, headway before straight, hampered 3 out, went moderate 5th before last, kept on without threatening run-in, 4th of 10, 3l behind Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov.
Whatuthink (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, weakened quickly 5 out, in rear when pulled up before next, in a race won by Vics Canvas (10-5) at Navan 2m 7f in Nov, 16 ran.
Colbert Station (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, improved to lead after 3 out, strongly pressed before last, headed at last, no extra in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 20, 3 1/2l behind Cootamundra (10-2) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 in Nov.