Sean Graham Bookmakers Beginners Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 9 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 3.60s
- Off time: 15:46:37
|1st||6 Never Complain||9/2|
|2nd||5 Mr Cosmopolitan||½||5/2|
|3rd||9 Vasco Du Mee||½||9/4f|
Bearly Legal (IRE) 599
|8||166 11-12||Karl Thornton||Mr J C Barry (7)||8/1|
Derrychrin (IRE) 680
|8||166 11-12||Mrs John B Ross||R C Colgan||10/1|
Haughtons Bridge (IRE) 49
|6||166 11-12 t1||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (7)||33/1|
Icy Cool (IRE) 44
|9||166 11-12 t||P O Brady||P F Mangan||33/1|
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 16
|7||166 11-12 t||J T R Dreaper||B M Cash||116||5/2|
Never Complain (IRE) 18
|6||166 11-12||H De Bromhead||Andrew J McNamara||9/2|
Pencilhimin (IRE) 18
|9||166 11-12 p1||N Cassidy||R P McNally||10/1|
Willow Grange (IRE) 75
|6||166 11-12||J P Ryan||Mr S Clements (5)||16/1|
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 23
|5||157 11-3||G Elliott||P Carberry||112||9/4f|
Shattered Dream (IRE)
||5||11-3||G Elliott||D J Condon||5/1|
Winning point-to-pointer and hurdler Bearly Legal was always more likely to make a chaser and is definitely on the short-list, though the experience of MR COSMOPOLITAN may prove too much for him. Jim Dreaper's charge has jumped well in his three starts over shorter trips and has been staying on well enough to suggest he'll be up to this. Never Complain, successful between the flags on his debut, showed improved form over timber last time and is another certain to be better suited by regulation fences. Vasco Du Mee has been well beaten in all three starts over fences but in better company than this and is young enough to make progress.
Never Complain (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Led, headed 3 out, regained lead briefly 2 out, ridden in 2nd entering straight, no extra before last, kept on same pace, all out for 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Let's Celebrate (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Mr Cosmopolitan (IRE) 7-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 9th and mistake 4 out, 8th and jumped left 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 16, 7l behind Refused A Name (10-12) at Navan 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116.
Vasco Du Mee (FR) 9-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division, moderate 5th 6 out, 4th when slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one paced, 3rd of 10, 24l behind Si C'etait Vrai (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chase in Feb.
Bearly Legal (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th before straight, closed from before last, stayed on well run-in to lead near finish, won at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul '12 beating Uponthe Hoof (11-12) by 1l, 18 ran.
Willow Grange (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, 6th before 3 out, soon no impression, 4th of 12, 50l behind Flaming Dawn (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Derrychrin (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 18, 30l behind Cry For The Moon (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in May '12.
Haughtons Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leader from 3rd, challenged 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 37l behind Final Assault (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Icy Cool (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, a little slow at 5th and slight mistake next, not fluent 8th, soon no danger, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Suntiep (11-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f beg chase hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Pencilhimin (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, disputed briefly after 3rd, 3rd halfway, no impression in 4th 4 out, ridden and weakened, dropped to 5th last, 5th of 8, 38l behind Cadspeed (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase hvy in Feb.