Arctic Tack Stud Veterans Handicap Chase 2m 3f
- (0yo+, 2m 3f, 14 runners)
- Winner €15,275 2nd €4,465 3rd €2,114 4th €706
- Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 38.80s
- Off time: 16:35:22
|2nd||13 Solstice Knight||1½||11/1|
|3rd||5 Beneficial Spirit||1¾||16/1|
Popcorn (FR) 16
|11||161 11-7||W P Mullins||M P Fogarty||126||14/1|
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 64
|10||159 11-5 pt||J O Clifford||B R Dalton (3)||124||16/1|
Glenquest (IRE) 16
|11||157 11-3||T O'Brien||Mr E J O'connell (3)||122||8/1|
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 57
|11||156 11-2||P J Rothwell||K C Sexton (5)||121||16/1|
Rubert (IRE) 30
|11||153 10-13 p||D Cullen||J S McGarvey (5)||118||16/1|
Caduceus (IRE) 53
|10||151 10-11||P Hughes||M A Enright||116||25/1|
On The Way Out (IRE) 79
|11||151 10-11||J E Kiely||A E Lynch||116||10/1|
Tullintain (IRE) 16
|11||149 10-9 bt||R Tyner||P T Enright||114||10/1|
Headford Flyer (IRE) 16
|10||148 10-8||E O'Grady||G N Fox (7)||113||9/1|
Duers (IRE) 16
|12||147 10-7||A A Howard||D J Condon||112||7/1|
Hidden Crack 11
|10||147 10-7 v||S Fahey||A D Leigh||112||7/1|
Solstice Knight (IRE) 30
|11||146 10-6||E J O'Grady||S J Hassett (3)||111||11/1|
Bangonform (IRE) 81
|10||141 10-1||D E Fitzgerald||D E Mullins||106||20/1|
Foritsa (IRE) 85
|10||137 9-11||G M Doyle||A F O'Neill (7)||102||5/2f|
||11||116 t||J Nash||D J Casey||125||NR|
Blazing Beacon (IRE)
||11||10-3||F McGuinness||B J Cooper||3/1|
Duers is the oldest of these veterans but has returned to regulation fences in good heart after scoring between the flags. Popcorn was a really bright prospect in 2011 but has been injured and shown nothing in three runs this year. Your Busy is better handicapped over hurdles and On The Way out disappointed when favourite at Limerick in December. FORITSA defied an 8lb rise for scoring here in November when gaining an easy victory at Thurles the following month. He's been given a break and looks the one to be on despite another 10lb extra. Rubert is only 2lb higher than his victory at Clonmel in November and Hidden Crack is on a lower mark than his last victory. Glenquest may do best of the remainder.
Your Busy (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Led, joined briefly 4th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 12, 14l behind Pass The Hat (9-10) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Handicap Chase (Grade B) (5yo+) sft.
Foritsa (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Chased leader in 2nd, closer halfway, slight mistake 3 out, progress to lead before next and soon asserted, kept on well run-in to draw clear, comfortably,, won at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec beating Moiqen (11-7) by 9l, 13 ran.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 6 out, ridden and no extra before straight, 8th of 10, well behind Zekarya (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs hvy in Feb.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In rear, mistake 2nd and slight mistake next, no impression from 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Turban (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f sft in Jan, 13 ran.
On The Way Out (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Soon towards rear, took keen hold, mistake and slightly hampered 6th, mistake next, soon pushed along, 8th approaching straight, soon moderate 6th and no impression, kept on same pace,, 6th of 12, 26l behind Playing (10-8) at Limerick 2m 6f hvy in Dec.
Glenquest (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, progess into 3rd before 8 out, ridden in 4th 4 out, under pressure in 3rd 2 out, 4th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Cherryantor (9-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+).
Hidden Crack 8-1 (10-12) Led and clear, reduced lead 7th, joined approaching 3 out, soon headed, on terms again into straight, headed and 3rd before 2 out, no extra at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind More Madness (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f.
Tullintain (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden in 7th 4 out, 6th and jumped right 3 out, 4th and right 2 out, no extra in 5th when slow last, soon eased and virtually pulled up close home, 6th of 11, 32l behind Cherryantor (9-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+).
Duers (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, progress into 6th 7 out, ridden 4 out, under pressure in 5th 2 out, 3rd last, kept on to 2nd run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Cherryantor (9-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+).
Headford Flyer (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, progess into 5th 7 out, pecked slightly 5 out, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 6th when hampered 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 11l behind Cherryantor (9-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+).
Rubert (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, no extra before next, 7th of 10, well behind Zekarya (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs hvy in Feb.
Popcorn (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 6th and mistake 8 out, hampered next, rear 5 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Cherryantor (9-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+), 11 ran.
Sumkindasuprstar (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Soon chased leaders, closer order approaching 4 out, dropped to moderate 6th 3 out, soon no extra, 6th of 10, 49l behind She's Got Grit (9-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 sft in Jan.
Caduceus (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 7 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by On His Own (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs in Jan, 18 ran.
Bangonform (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Soon towards rear, not fluent 7 out, no extra 6 out, hampered 5 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Rory's Brother (10-7) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec, 9 ran.