Daily Mirror Hunters Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 8 runners)
- Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 4.40s
- Off time: 16:15:14
|1st||6 Mtada Supreme||14/1|
|3rd||4 Davy From Milan||9||5/2|
James (IRE) 23
|7||168 12-0||I R Ferguson||Mr W Thompson (7)||9/10f|
Send For Paddy (IRE) 23
|13||168 12-0||C A McBratney||Mr J P McKeown||86||7/1|
Crude (IRE) 22
|9||161 11-7||Derek Pugh||Mr J C Barry (7)||99||20/1|
Davy From Milan (IRE) 9
|7||161 11-7||E Doyle||Mr B O'Neill (3)||5/2|
Hix Fix (IRE) 23
|7||161 11-7||G Stewart||Mr M J Lynch (7)||20/1|
Mtada Supreme (IRE) 29
|9||161 11-7||Peter Maher||Mr N McParlan (5)||14/1|
The Mull (IRE) 57
|10||161 11-7||W J McLernon||Mr D G Lavery (5)||92||12/1|
She Saval (IRE) 297
|8||154 11-0 t1||Mrs McGahan||Rachael Blackmore (7)||33/1|
||6||117||R Sweeney||Mr C J Sweeney||NR|
Russian Regent (IRE)
||9||11-7||C Ross||Mr B O'Neill||5/1|
JAMES completed a hat-trick between the flags late last year before turning to regulation fences in very strong hunter chases at Leopardstown and Fairyhouse. He finished close behind Cheltenham winner Tammy's Hill in both and will take all the beating. Davy From Milan unseated his rider when favourite in a point at Maralin won by the selection in November but completed a hat-trick subsequently. His close second to Loch Dara at Gowran earlier this month was a fine effort and he looks the main threat. The remainder look as though they are playing for places with Mtada Supreme, a winner over Punchestown's point-to-point course a month ago, probably the best of them.
Slighamach (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld, 8l adv aftr a mile, hdd bef 2out, wknd, 4th of 18, 14l behind Kilbree Chief (12-0) at Tallow 3m ire ptp sft in Feb '13.
Mtada Supreme (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, jnd ldr 6th, wo sn after, 3l adv 1/2way, 2l ld 2out, jnd appr last, qcknd best run-in, won at Punchestown 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Hasty Times (11-6) by 3l, 9 ran.
James (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Rear of mid-division, headway from 3 out, ridden in 6th next, kept on same pace from last, 4th of 11, 10l behind Warne (11-6) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs in Feb.
Davy From Milan (IRE) 10-3 (11-1) Soon tracked leaders, jumped left 7th and 8th, not fluent 10th, on terms 12th, led after 5 out, joined into straight, hit 2 out, soon headed, rallied run-in, not match winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Loch Dara (11-3) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs sft.
The Mull (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Cl up & fell 2nd, in a race won by Quel Esprit (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 5 ran.
Hix Fix (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Alw pr, cl up 3out, disp brfly 2out & mstk, rdn & ko, 4th of 8, 9l behind Bally Beaufort (12-2) at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb.
Crude (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 1l 2nd 1/2way, drpd to 3rd bef 2out, ko onepace, 5th of 7, 7l behind Always Improving (11-6) at Killaloe 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb.
Send For Paddy (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Ww in rr, steady prog 3out, eff to chall aftr 2out, no ch with wnr, ko, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Carsonstown Boy (12-2) at Farmaclaffley 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb.
She Saval (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tr ldrs, prog to jn ldr 5th where ld/disp, cl 2nd 4out, rdn & up after 3out, 3l 3rd appr last, kow to line, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Connemara Kate (11-7) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp gf in May.