Arctic Tack Stud Hunters Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, 12 runners)
- Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 19.30s
- Off time: 16:15:24
|1st||8 Carsonstown Boy||10/1|
|2nd||5 Boxing Along||2||6/1|
|3rd||3 Oscar Delta||2¼||4/5f|
Boxer Georg (IRE) 287
|12||165 11-11 p1||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||124||7/1|
Burren River (IRE) 20
|8||165 11-11||William P Murphy||Mr Derek O'Connor||116||6/1|
Oscar Delta (IRE) 265
|11||165 11-11||J J Mangan||Miss J M Mangan (3)||127||4/5f|
Bang On Time (IRE) 11
|8||161 11-7||James M Kiernan||Mr M J Lynch (7)||33/1|
Boxing Along (IRE) 11
|10||161 11-7||V Halley||Mr P Power (7)||105||6/1|
Bravehearted Harry (IRE) 11
|7||161 11-7 bt||D Hassett||Mr P A King (7)||33/1|
Can U See Me Now (IRE) 20
|8||161 11-7||M Flannery||Mr P J Cawley (7)||33/1|
Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 21
|10||161 11-7||C A McBratney||Mr N McParlan (5)||110||10/1|
Glasson Lad (IRE) 34
|7||161 11-7 b||M Fitzsimons||Mr J C Barry (7)||33/1|
Gullivar (IRE) 32
|7||161 11-7 t||J O Clifford||Mr J J Slevin (7)||33/1|
Linnel (IRE) 67
|9||161 11-7||A L T Moore||Mr T Donworth (7)||116||10/1|
Powerfulpaddy (IRE) 18
|13||161 11-7||J Queally||Mr D L Queally (5)||14/1|
Equus Maximus (IRE)
||13||11-7||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||9/1|
All of these have won a race of some description over the trip but none have scored on the track. Oscar Delta was one of last season's unluckiest losers when unseating Jane Mangan on the run-in in Cheltenham's Foxhunter's when clear. He couldn't cope with the winner, Salsify, when they met at Punchestown but that was no disgrace and he's an obvious threat to all. BURREN RIVER is a smart young hunter who defied trouble in-running to score at Limerick and has plenty going for him. Derek O'Connor's presence in the saddle may just swing things his way. Boxing Along has now won six times between the flags, most of them in strong company, so he must pose a threat. Boxer Georg is a rare performer for Willie Mullins in this sphere and generally goes well in decent company without quite managing to get there.
Carsonstown Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 4 out, no extra approaching 3 out, 7th of 14, 26l behind On The Fringe (11-11) at Down Royal 2m 7f hts chs sft in Dec.
Boxing Along (IRE) Evens (12-2) Ld, 2l adv 3rd, 4l clr 1/2way, redcd ld 6out, gd jmp 4out, went 3l clr, extended 6l ld after 3out, 10l adv after 2out, easily, won at Tinahely 3m ire ptp sft beating Bang On Time (11-6) by 14l, 7 ran.
Oscar Delta (IRE) 6-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd soon after halfway, ridden and no impression on winner from 2 out, eased when beaten run-in, 2nd of 7, 35l behind Salsify (11-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f hts chs hvy in Apr.
Burren River (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Held up early, mid-division halfway, progress into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd approaching 2 out where left in lead and hampered, kept on well from before last, won at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs hvy in Dec beating Walden (11-7) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 6 out, 2nd before 4 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind James (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hnt chs gd in Dec.
Can U See Me Now (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Led and disputed, mistake and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Burren River (12-0) at Limerick 2m 6f hts chs hvy in Dec, 16 ran.
Boxer Georg (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Towards rear, badly hampered by loose horse 3rd (Chair), bumped badly 8th, never dangerous, 10th of 24, 23l behind Tartan Snow (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd in Apr.
Linnel (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Rr 1st, ld bef 3out, j right, hdd 2out, no ex late, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Liberty One (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Bang On Time (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Pr, 4l 2nd 1/2way, rdn in 6l 2nd after 3out, not qckn with ldr appr 2out, ko same pce to line, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Boxing Along (12-2) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp sft.
Gullivar (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Rr, 17th 1/2way, sl prog in 13th aftr 5out, went poor 6th bef last, no dngr, 6th of 19, 31l behind Lisrose (11-11) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Dec.
Bravehearted Harry (IRE) 9-2 (12-2) Ld & jnd 6out, hdd & 2l 3rd bef 4out, fair 3rd & no ex bef 2out, wknd aftr 2out & mod 4th by last, 4th of 12, 18l behind Davy From Milan (12-2) at Templenacarriga 3m ire ptp hvy.
Powerfulpaddy (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 3rd 6out, ld from 2out where chall when mstk, hdd brfly early flat & fought back to ld, so best, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Benedictus (12-2) by nk, 15 ran.