Ward Union Hunt Gathering Handicap Chase (0-116) 2m 5f 100y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 100y, 15 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 44.90s
- Off time: 15:23:18
|1st||12 Hold Em Cowboy||11/5f|
|2nd||5 In Great Form||4¾||20/1|
|3rd||14 Witness Of Fashion||1¾||7/1|
Kashline (IRE) 21
|8||166 11-12||C Bowe||K Sexton (5)||116||14/1|
Art Lord (IRE) 19
|8||164 11-10||D Harvey||K M Donoghue||114||14/1|
Solstice Knight (IRE) 19
|11||164 11-10||E J O'Grady||P F Mangan||114||20/1|
Hidden Crack 8
|10||163 11-9 b||S Fahey||S E Butler (5)||113||16/1|
In Great Form (IRE) 18
|9||162 11-8 p1||F Flood||M P Walsh||112||20/1|
Classic Event (IRE) 38
|6||159 11-5 t||E P Harty||A P McCoy||109||13/2|
Dactik (IRE) 36
|8||159 11-5 t||N Brett||D G Hogan||109||25/1|
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 35
|9||159 11-5||A J Martin||R Walsh||109||8/1|
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 8
|8||155 11-1||John G Carr||J L Cullen||105||25/1|
Lisrose (IRE) 35
|9||152 10-12||Ms Curran||A J McNamara||102||8/1|
Molly's Boy 22
|13||145 10-5 t||E Cawley||P T Enright||95||11/1|
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 8
|10||144 10-4 bt||G Elliott||P Carberry||94||11/5f|
Cross To Boston (IRE) 59
|8||138 9-12 bt||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||88||14/1|
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 18
|8||137 9-11 p||Patrick Rooney||C D Maxwell (3)||87||7/1|
Cherryantor (IRE) 21
|10||136 9-10||I Madden||A E Lynch||85||16/1|
Classic Event appears to have ideas of his own but has plenty of ability when deciding to use it and A P McCoy will make his mind up. HOLD EM COWBOY doesn't have the greatest strike-rate but is running really well at present and probably would have followed up his Navan hurdles success with a chasing victory at Downpatrick but for falling. He's a massive 15lb lower in the weights over fences and Paul Carberry can steer him home. Lisrose couldn't manage a victory over fences last season but a recent success between the flags will have her in peak conditions and she looks reasonably treated. A handicap mark of 116 is looking a bit high for Kashline, who has been beaten a long way on all four starts over the bigger obstacles.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 7-4fav (10-5) Mid-division, 5th halfway, 6th 2 out, ridden into 4th before last, 3rd last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109).
In Great Form (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, reminders 11th, no extra from 4 out, moderate 11th entering straight, pulled up before last,, in a race won by Thelobstercatcher (11-2) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123, 14 ran.
Witness Of Fashion (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5 out, ridden early straight and no impression in 4th after 2 out, no extra run-in,, 4th of 14, 14l behind Thelobstercatcher (11-2) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, no danger from 4 out, remote 6th when fell last,, in a race won by A Decent Excuse (10-9) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Nov, 18 ran.
Cherryantor (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2 out, 5th and no impression last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 10l behind Wrong Turn (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-116 in Dec.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, never a factor, 9th of 10, well behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.
Molly's Boy 8-1 (9-12) Towards rear, still 9th approaching straight, soon moderate 7th and no impression, kept on same pace without threatening,, 4th of 12, 17l behind Playing (10-8) at Limerick 2m 6f hvy in Dec.
Kashline (IRE) 7-4fav (11-9) Soon chased leaders, improved 5 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon dropped to 3rd, no extra from before 2 out,, 3rd of 8, 27l behind Jupitor (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Hidden Crack 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division early, towards rear halfway, no impression 5 out, weakened, 9th of 19, well behind Too Late To Sell (10-1) at Punchestown 3m 1f.
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, ridden in 7th after 4 out, no impression from next, weakened, 6th of 10, 39l behind Refused A Name (10-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109).
Dactik (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, no extra approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m beg chs in Dec.
Art Lord (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Led, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly after next, no impression in moderate 6th before last, 6th of 10, 17l behind Luke's Benefit (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Dec.
Classic Event (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) In rear, progress into 3rd 3 out, 4th next, ridden to go 2nd last, kept on same pace run-in but no impression on winner,, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Pals Leg (11-5) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs in Dec.
Fernhurst Lad (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Towards rear, no extra from before straight, 9th of 15, well behind Oscars Business (10-7) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 in Dec.
Lisrose (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Trkd ldr in 2nd/3rd, ld bef 3out, 1l adv gng best when jumped right last, so flat, game, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Dec beating King Troy (12-2) by 2l, 19 ran.