Red Mills Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 50.50s
  • Off time: 13:35:38
Full result
Result 13:35 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Chicago Grey 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2154-32
LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 54
  • T:R Hennessy
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 2154-32
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 R Hennessy A E Lynch 161 4/6f
2 13-1186
Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 24
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 13-1186
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 152 5/2
3 2B-0U63
MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Chicago Grey (IRE) 26
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 2B-0U63
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3pt
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 pt G Elliott D J Condon 143 25/1
4 2342P2
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 16
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 2342P2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 J P Ryan B J Geraghty 150 5/1

In depth

Verdict

RUBI LIGHT has won this for the past two years when run at Gowran but has never run over fences on this track. He had a lung infection when last of three in the John Durkan but bounced back with a cracking effort behind the brilliant Sizing Europe in the Dial-A-Bet at Leopardstown and a return to this longer trip should see him complete a three-timer in the event. Foildubh was also behind Sizing Europe last time and is another suited by further. He's closely matched with Hidden Cyclone on their run at Naas in October though the overall form of both doesn't quite match that of the selection. Chicago Grey finished runner-up a year ago but was beaten a long way and his most recent form leaves plenty to be desired.

Formwatch

Chicago Grey (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Raced in 4th, ridden in 3rd before 3 out and soon no chance with first 2, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 39l behind Bog Warrior (11-6) at Gowran Park 3m hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Foildubh (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3 out, ridden entering straight, no impression before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Sizing Europe (11-12) at Punchestown 2m chs Grd 2 (1) hvy.

Rubi Light (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, pushed along 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, kept on under pressure, not reach winner run-in, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Sizing Europe (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f Grade 1 chs (1) sft in Dec.

Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 5-1fav (11-10) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 11l behind Farrells Fancy (9-6) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs hvy in Jan.