Florida Pearl Novice Chase (Grade 2) 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 1.10s
  • Off time: 13:40:26
Full result
Result 13:40 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Back In Focus 2/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 2118/21
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Back In Focus (IRE) 59
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 2118/21
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/5f
3 1242-61
ROYAL BLUE & RED DIABOLO, red sleeves, quartered cap Farrells Fancy (IRE) 24
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: 1242-61
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 T O'Brien T J Doyle 16/1
4 3413/0-1
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sweeney Tunes 24
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 3413/0-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 P Nolan D N Russell 12/1
6 22133-1
EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 20
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 22133-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 D T Hughes B J Cooper 5/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 271111
Pride Of the Artic (IRE) 42
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 271111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
7 116 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 144 NR
5 2321-12
Tofino Bay (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Course Winner
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 2321-12
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
9 113 D T Hughes D N Russell 134 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Last Instalment (IRE)
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:D N Russell
6 11-3 P Fenton D N Russell 8/11
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In depth

Verdict

BACK IN FOCUS, a Grade 2 winner over timber, was one of the most impressive winners of the season so far at Listowel, jumping superbly and sauntering home with his head in his chest. He's taking on much better rivals here but looks the type to follow until beaten. Pride Of The Artic has done superbly to win his last four over fences though a penalty for his narrow Grade 3 victory last time gives him something to do. Tofino Bay made a winning start over fences and it was no disgrace to be narrowly defeated by the prolific Baily Green at Cork and the winner could give the form a boost in the previous race. Lyreen Legend made an impressive start to his chasing career at Galway and there's much more to come from the progressive five-year-old so he's no forlorn hope in a fascinating contest.

Formwatch

Pride Of the Artic (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Made all, ridden and challenged 2 out, disputed briefly before last, kept on well under pressure to assert run-in, won at Tipperary 2m 4f nov chs (1) hvy in Oct beating Jacksonslady (10-9) by 1l, 9 ran.

Tofino Bay (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Raced last of the 3 and under pressure from early, went in pursuit of winner from before 4 out, kept on same pace straight without matching the winner, 2nd of 3, 1 1/2l behind Baily Green (11-8) at Cork 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1).

Back In Focus (IRE) 4-5fav (11-12) Made all, clear before 3 out, not extended, won at Listowel 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Sep beating White Star Line (11-12) by 33l, 12 ran.

Lyreen Legend (IRE) 7-4fav (11-10) Close up and led 5th, got in a little close to 2 out and headed, 2nd before straight, soon led again and stayed on well from over 1f out, won at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct beating Ipsos Du Berlais (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.

Sweeney Tunes 8-1 (11-12) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, headway to dispute 4 out and left in lead 2 out, in control when left well clear after last, easily, won at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct beating The Westener Boy (11-10) by 13l, 16 ran.

Farrells Fancy (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Made all, extended advantage after 3 out and kept on well in straight, won at Thurles 2m 6f beg chs in Oct beating Jetson (11-12) by 7l, 16 ran.