McGuinness Lambert Auctioneers Novice Handicap Chase (0-123) 2m 1f
- (5yo+, 2m 1f, 7 runners)
- Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
- Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 15.60s
- Off time: 17:05:38
|1st||7 An Dearthair Og||4/1j|
|2nd||3 Decade Player||5½||7/1|
Boxer Beat (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12||P W Flynn||S E Butler (5)||123||5/1|
Sitcom (IRE) 85
|6||159 11-5 h||C Roche||J S McGarvey (5)||116||9/2|
Decade Player (IRE) 71
|6||156 11-2||P J Rothwell||Mr E J O'connell||113||7/1|
All Day Long (IRE) 75
|6||152 10-12 t||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||109||4/1j|
Budwiser (IRE) 46
|9||145 10-5||P W Flynn||A P Crowe||102||5/1|
The Admiral Benbow (IRE) 86
|9||145 10-5||G M Doyle||A F O'Neill (7)||102||7/1|
An Dearthair Og (IRE) 15
|8||141 10-1||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||98||4/1j|
Mark Me Up
||8||9-10||P J Rothwell||N P Madden||4/1|
Sitcom followed her victory in a beginners event at Thurles with a moderate run on her handicap debut over fences on the same track. BOXER BEAT has a terrible strike-rate having won just once if fifty career starts. However, he's better over fences and has competed at a much higher level so is handed the vote to double his tally. All Day Long makes his handicap debut and his form over fences has been poor while Budwser is still a maiden and has been at huge odds for all three runs over fences. An Dearthair Og showed promise in bumpers but fell on his chasing debut which looks to have affected his confidence.
An Dearthair Og (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 16, well behind Easy Vic (10-2) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 sft.
Decade Player (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Held up in rear and took keen hold early, raced wide at 3rd, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 13, well behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-10) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Jan.
Sitcom (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Chased leader, closer in 6th halfway, 5th 4 out and went 3rd after 2 out, under pressure and soon no impression on winner, no extra run-in,, 5th of 13, 12l behind Foritsa (9-12) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Dec.
The Admiral Benbow (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, 7th next, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Art Lord (11-11) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, prominent, led 6th, headed after 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Eastlake (11-8) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.
Budwiser (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Held up in rear and ran freely, hampered 1st, not fluent 5 out, 11th entering straight and kept on one pace from 2 out, 10th of 16, 16l behind Blazing Sonnet (11-5) at Thurles 2m beg chase sft in Jan.
All Day Long (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, reminders 5th, hampered 7th, 4th 4 out, no extra from next, 3rd of 7, well behind Miller Of Glanmire (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chase hvy in Jan.