Connaughton Auctioneers Beginners Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 12 runners)
- Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 18.70s
- Off time: 20:33:03
|1st||2 Clar Na Mionn||16/1|
|2nd||1 Abou Ben||½||12/1|
|3rd||7 Owega Star||s.h||9/4f|
Abou Ben (IRE) 23
|11||166 11-12||A Oliver||P Townend||12/1|
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 20
|6||166 11-12||V T O'Brien||A P Heskin||16/1|
Crowded Room (IRE) 9
|7||166 11-12 p||M Cunningham||R M Power||33/1|
|6||166 11-12||E P Harty||N P Madden||9/2|
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 23
|7||166 11-12 p||N Meade||D J Condon||3/1|
Owega Star (IRE) 68
|6||166 11-12||Peter Fahey||A D Leigh||9/4f|
Silver Friend 28
|10||166 11-12||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||8/1|
The Quiet Enforcer (IRE) 16
|8||166 11-12 t||S J Mahon||R C Colgan||50/1|
Urhavinalaugh (IRE) 9
|6||166 11-12||N Madden||M P Walsh||33/1|
One Cool Shabra (IRE) 106
|5||160 11-6 p||P O Brady||R P Treacy (7)||7/1|
Killtilane Rose (IRE) 190
|8||159 11-5||W Harney||R M Moran||33/1|
Lady Boulea (IRE) 31
|8||159 11-5||W Harney||M A Enright (3)||20/1|
||9||1112||T Gibney||A P Crowe||WD|
II FENOMENO, who ran at Cheltenham and won a handicap hurdle at the Punchestown Festival, made his one and only appearance fences so far in a Grade 3 at Galway last year and has to be of interest here. He's preferred to One Cool Shabra who generally competes at an elevated level and will appreciate this easier task while Silver Friend won over timber at Cork last month, though may lack the scope of a few of these. Fahamore will need further than this but should pay his way over fences in the future and is worth noting. Clar Na Mionn, Owega Star and Lady Boulea look the pick of the remainder.
Crocon Si (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Mid div, rdn 3out, sn no impress, 6th of 17, 17l behind More Than Hopeful (12-0) at The Pigeons 3m ire ptp gd in Mar '10.
Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Settled behind leaders in 4th, headway into 2nd approaching 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, soon no impression leaders, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Rocky Wednesday (11-6) at Ballinrobe 2m hdl sft in Apr.
Abou Ben (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 12th of 22, 14l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Owega Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 4 out, in touch and effort 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression approaching last, 8th of 28, 11l behind Medinas (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Il Fenomeno (ITY) 10-1 (11-7) Towards rear, niggled along 5th, no impression and kept on from 2 out, 7th of 22, 9l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
One Cool Shabra (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, improved to lead and dispute 5 out, headed 3 out, ridden and no extra before next, weakened, 15th of 22, well behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Silver Friend 8-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, challenged and not fluent 3 out, on terms from before last, stayed on best closing stages, won at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Apr beating Way Up In The Air (11-10) by 2l, 15 ran.
Crowded Room (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Led and disputed, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra before next, 10th of 22, 35l behind Cool Oscar (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Fahamore 6-1 (11-1) Waited with, progress 5 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 13th of 22, 22l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Urhavinalaugh (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear and behind, weakened from 5 out, 11th of 15, well behind Felix Yonger (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs.
The Quiet Enforcer (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Burn And Turn (11-5) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Killtilane Rose (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, no threat in straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 24l behind Far Away So Close (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Lady Boulea (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Made all, pushed along entering straight, kept on well from last, won at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft in Apr beating El Soro (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.