Crystal Cup Trial Risk Of Thunder Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, 14 runners)
- Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 19.50s
- Off time: 14:47:10
|1st||3 Arabella Boy||3/1j|
|2nd||4 Bostons Angel||¾||3/1j|
Bundle Of Fun (IRE) 13
|9||168 12-0||W P Mullins||E Mullins||118||5/1|
Shakervilz (FR) 57
|9||163 11-9||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||135||7/2|
Arabella Boy (IRE) 16
|7||158 11-4||E Bolger||Miss N Carberry||132||3/1j|
Bostons Angel (IRE) 9
|8||158 11-4||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||145||3/1j|
Exit Legs It (IRE) 34
|6||158 11-4 p1||Peter Maher||B M Cash||50/1|
Its Only A Mist (IRE) 216
|9||158 11-4||Shane Joyce||P T Enright||40/1|
Jacks Island (IRE) 2
|9||158 11-4||J P Kenny||Mr J J Walsh (7)||101||8/1|
Long Strand (IRE) 6
|8||158 11-4 t||D P Nagle||J L Cullen||109||20/1|
Lord Nellerie (FR) 613
|13||158 11-4||D P Nagle||Miss E McCutcheon (7)||104||20/1|
Lydon House 166
|13||158 11-4||Shane Joyce||Mr J J Slevin (7)||109||14/1|
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 11
|8||158 11-4 bt||Miss F Slevin||Mr N T Slevin (7)||97||33/1|
A Stray Shot (IRE) 19
|5||156 11-2||G M O'Neill||Mr B S Carey (7)||33/1|
Clear Hills (IRE) 30
|5||156 11-2||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||20/1|
Im Cool Too (IRE) 41
|5||156 11-2||Mrs D A Love||Mr C M Murphy (7)||33/1|
||10||11-9||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||9/10|
Last year's RSA Chase winner BOSTONS ANGEL is in a completely different class to these and in the hope that the unique cross country track galvanises him back to form he earns the vote despite the fact that it's some time since he showed any real dash. Willie Mullins runs the in-form pair Bundle Of Fun, a fine runner-up to Raz De Maree on his hat-trick attempt at Cork, and Shakervilz, a Grade 2 winning novice over regulation fences who will have no problems staying the trip. They are also making their debuts on the track but Arabella Boy finished runner-up to Outlaw Pete in a similar event here in April and his trainer has an outstanding record in these races. Lydon House was beaten a short-head by Uncle Junior in the La Touche here in April but that was over 4m1f and this could prove too short.
Arabella Boy (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 10l behind Deal Done (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs.
Bostons Angel (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, niggled along 5 out, in touch but a bit to do to get to winner when fell 3 out, in a race won by Roi Du Mee (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1), 5 ran.
Shakervilz (FR) 7-4fav (11-2) Made most, raced wide and headed after 7th, led again from before 10th, edged clear 4 out, reduced advantage and ridden 2 out, hard ridden from last, all out, won at Listowel 2m 4f chs hvy in Sep beating Wellforth (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Jacks Island (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, ridden along in 6th halfway, no impression in 7th 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-9) at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Spiker The Biker (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Soon prominent, led 3 out, headed before straight, 4th and no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Vic Chic (11-10) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.
Bundle Of Fun (IRE) 4-1fav (10-2) Soon chased leaders, pushed along after five out, bad mistake 2 out, left a place better and kept on without threatening winner from last, 2nd of 17, 9l behind Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150.
A Stray Shot (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid div, gng v well in mod 6th 2out, easily closed bef last, row, won at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gd in Oct beating Brians Well (12-0) by 6l, 13 ran.
Clear Hills (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and soon no chance with easy winner, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 16l behind Rule The World (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Long Strand (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid div, 6th 6out & sl prog in 4th bef 3out, wknd, 6th of 9, 12l behind Boxing Along (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs.
Im Cool Too (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Ww, prog to jn ldrs 4out, imp to next, hdd app last, kow run-in, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Rapid Warrior (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct.
Lord Nellerie (FR) 25-1 (9-11) Led to 23rd, with winner, led again 26th, headed 6 out, outpaced 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 44l behind Sizing Australia (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar '11.
Exit Legs It (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, mstk 2nd, sn drpd twrds rr, det when pu 5out, in a race won by Miranour (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Oct, 9 ran.
Its Only A Mist (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid-div, 5th 1/2way, no extra from 4out, pu 2out, in a race won by Kilganey Jack (12-0) at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Lydon House 8-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, slow jump 8th, soon lost place and no danger, 12th of 17, 41l behind Warne (11-0) at Listowel 3m hts chs in Jun.