Ken Whelan Hangs Up His Boots Handicap Chase (0-109) 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, 21 runners)
- Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
- Surface: Turf
Jolily (IRE) 14
|10||165 11-11||T Doyle||M P Burke (7)||107|
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 12
|9||164 11-10 t||M M McNiff||D R Fox (7)||106|
Annacarton (IRE) 14
|8||163 11-9 t||J J Mangan||Miss J M Mangan (7)||105|
High Way Hunter (IRE) 16
|6||160 11-6 t||C Bowe||Andrew J McNamara||102|
Spot The Boss (IRE) 22
|8||160 11-6 p||O McKiernan||M Darcy||102|
Sensational Sema (IRE) 22
|8||155 11-1||A J Martin||R Walsh||97|
Borolee (IRE) 202
|9||154 11-0 pt||Miss E Doyle||D J Bates (5)||96|
Shellys Creek (IRE) 227
|6||154 11-0||F Flood||P D Kennedy (5)||96|
Amber Knight (IRE) 249
|9||153 10-13||D Deacon||K T Coleman||95|
Mattara (IRE) 16
|6||153 10-13||C Bowe||B J Cooper||95|
Offside Rule (IRE) 14
|6||153 10-13 t||M Cullen||N P Madden||95|
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 12
|6||153 10-13||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||95|
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 12
|11||153 10-13||V T O'Brien||B J Geraghty||95|
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 24
|9||151 10-11||T O'Brien||D J Condon||93|
Ponmeword (IRE) 28
|8||150 10-10 t||E McNamara||R M Power||92|
Flying Windsor (IRE) 375
|8||147 10-7||W J Lanigan||M J Ferris||89|
Under The Spell (IRE) 59
|7||147 10-7||M McDonagh||A E Lynch||89|
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 22
|5||146 10-6||C F Swan||D J Casey||89|
Big Jemmy (IRE) 42
|10||146 10-6 p||J J Walsh||Reserve 1||88|
|6||143 10-3||P J Rothwell||Reserve 2||85|
Code Dancer (IRE) 21
|7||143 10-3||P Carey||Reserve 3||85|
Miss Pepperpot (IRE)
||7||11-6||F Flood||B T O'Connell||7/2|
Big Jemmy would have to be considered if getting a run from his reserve spot after a fine comeback at Tramore last month. SAOIRSE DUN had shown virtually nothing before landing a novices' handicap at Naas earlier this month and though a massive 11lb higher he's the type to go on improving and looks capable of winning off higher marks. Sensational Sema was fancied to land a 2m4f handicap at Punchestown last time but probably found the trip just too short and this should be more to his liking. Jolily won a handicap over 3m here last December and his 7lb rise in the weights is wiped out by Martin Burke's claim so he has to be on the short-list along with the very useful hunter Annacarton, who has run well here on his two latest starts.
Jolily (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th before 4 out, hampered next, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 15, 45l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Annacarton (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th before 4 out, left in pursuit of winner and no impression from after next, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
High Way Hunter (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Banjaxed Girl (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Spot The Boss (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Led, joined at 4th when bumped badly and lost considerable ground, soon mid-division, ridden in 6th 4 out, weakened, 8th of 10, 44l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Sensational Sema (IRE) 10-3fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden entering straight, 5th on outer 2 out, kept on in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Borolee (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 7th 5 out, no extra from next, 10th of 14, well behind Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.
Shellys Creek (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, bad mistake 9th, soon weakened pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr, 20 ran.
Amber Knight (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway into 8th 4 out, no impression in moderate 6th when fell last, in a race won by Molly's Boy (10-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-109 sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Mattara (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace 6 out, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, left poor 2nd from 2 out, mistake last and soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 7, 40l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Offside Rule (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 8th of 16, 20l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.
Saoirse Dun (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Settled in rear, some headway after halfway and 8th entering straight, good progress into 3rd at last and soon led run-in, stayed on well, won at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 beating Lascalahall (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway into 4th entering straight and led 2 out, soon strongly pressed and headed before last where nodded on landing, soon no extra and weakened run-in, 4th of 15, 24l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.
Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching 2 out, 8th of 13, 44l behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.
Ponmeword (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, some headway into 6th approaching 4 out where left 4th, went 2nd entering straight but no impression on winner from 2 out, no extra run-in and lost 2 places closing stages, 4th of 18, 7l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.
Flying Windsor (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, fell 5 out, in a race won by Golden Sunbird (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Nov '11, 13 ran.
Under The Spell (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bruff (10-6) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-109) sft in Sep, 15 ran.
The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Rear of mid-division, 7th 4 out, moderate 6th next, soon ridden, some progress into 4th when fell at last, in a race won by Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct, 10 ran.
Big Jemmy (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 6th after 3 out, ridden to chase winner and kept on well without getting there run-in, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Kilmurry Kid (10-12) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Oct.
Popaflora 12-1 (10-3) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 33l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
Code Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division best, weakened 4 out, 14th of 17, well behind Carries Darling (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl.