Daily Mirror Chase 3m 2f
- (5yo+, 3m 2f, 5 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 6.80s
- Off time: 15:15:28
|1st||6 Yes Tom||14/1|
|2nd||3 Make A Track||7||5/1|
Bog Warrior (IRE) 30
|10||154 11-0||A J Martin||P Carberry||150||6/4f|
Make A Track (IRE) 23
|8||154 11-0 p1||C F Swan||B F Cawley (5)||147||5/1|
Raz De Maree (FR) 8
|9||154 11-0 b1||D T Hughes||M Darcy||140||8/1|
Seabass (IRE) 23
|11||154 11-0||T M Walsh||Ms K Walsh||153||15/8|
Yes Tom (IRE) 92
|9||154 11-0||S R B Crawford||R M Power||128||14/1|
||7||114 pt||G Elliott||B T O'Connell||152||NR|
||12||11-0||T J Taaffe||D J Casey||5/2|
Seabass, third when favourite for the 2012 Grand National, has Aintree on the agenda again and should now be approaching his peak. He had Cheltenham winner Tammy's Hill behind on his reappearance in a Fairyhouse hunter chase and there's no reason to suggest he's lost his ability. Toner D'Oudaries has raced exclusively in pattern race company since completing a hat-trick in the autumn. He has a penalty for a Listed race success at Thurles when Make A Track ran poorly but still looks a threat to all. BOG WARRIOR has been alternating between hurdles and fences over the past couple of years but his jumping has left plenty to be desired. However, he's a class act when getting it all together and has a Grade 1 victory over the bigger obstacles to his credit so is given the nod. Raz De Maree and Yes Tom will need to find plenty to get involved.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Raced in rear, pushed along briefly from 5th, went moderate 2nd from 2 out where jumped left, closed from last, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 2nd of 3, 6l behind Days Hotel (11-10) at Naas 2m chs G2 (1) in Feb.
Yes Tom (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, jumped left 3rd, on terms 7th, 2nd from 5 out, not fluent next, no extra 3 out, 8th of 15, well behind Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec.
Make A Track (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, no impression on leaders from 11th, soon trailing, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by On His Own (11-3) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) in Feb, 7 ran.
Raz De Maree (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Always behind, ridden along from 7th, behind when pulled up after next, in a race won by Gallant Oscar (10-1) at Naas 3m Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft, 14 ran.
Bog Warrior (IRE) 13-8 (11-3) Led, headed 3 out and ridden, no extra and disputing 3rd when bad mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Argocat (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Feb, 4 ran.
Seabass (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Tracked leader in 2nd throughout, ridden in 2nd entering straight, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Warne (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs in Feb.