Molony Cup Handicap Chase (0-102) 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, 17 runners)
- Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 17.10s
- Off time: 13:06:25
|4th||16 De Danu||13||16/1|
Jolily (IRE) 28
|9||166 11-12||T Doyle||M P Burke (7)||101||7/1|
Bundle Of Fun (IRE) 38
|8||165 11-11||W P Mullins||R Walsh||100||5/4f|
Glenmorgan House (IRE) 28
|8||163 11-9||T Cleary||J L Cullen||98||20/1|
Flemensford (IRE) 47
|8||161 11-7 t||E McNamara||M P Walsh||96||16/1|
Molly's Boy 19
|10||160 11-6 t||E Cawley||B J Geraghty||95||7/1|
Lusiad (IRE) 5
|9||157 11-3 p||Patrick Rooney||C D Maxwell (5)||92||6/1|
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 11
|8||156 11-2||I Madden||A P Heskin (5)||91||9/1|
Dromin Hill Echo (IRE) 28
|10||155 11-1||T P O'Connor||M J Ferris||90||40/1|
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 29
|7||153 10-13 p1||A Slattery||M Darcy||88||16/1|
Torremuelle (IRE) 400
|9||153 10-13 p||D E Finn||P F Mangan (3)||88||20/1|
Clare Gent (IRE) 38
|10||152 10-12||Michael Barry||R J Jones (5)||87||20/1|
|6||150 10-10||M Kidd||T C Carroll (5)||85||50/1|
Kilbeg Opera (IRE) 40
|7||150 10-10||R Tyner||P T Enright||85||33/1|
Wedontknow (IRE) 60
|10||146 10-6 t1||P Meany||B R Dalton (7)||81||33/1|
Cochise (IRE) 28
|10||145 10-5 bt||J P Broderick||D G Hogan||80||25/1|
De Danu (IRE) 13
|8||144 10-4||J Fox||K Whelan||79||16/1|
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 28
|9||138 9-12||M McDonagh||D J Bates (5)||73||20/1|
Dromin Hill Echo, who beat today's rival Cochise in this way back in 2008, has hardly picked his feet up in his most recent starts while the latter has won just once in 17 starts over fences and finished a long way behind Jolily when the latter ran very well to get within half-a-length of Supreme Builder over the C&D last month. Glenmorgan House fell while in contention that day and Lusiad was a long way back in fifth so Jolily looks certain to go well despite a big weight. BUNDLE OF FUN is admirably consistent and did extremely well to finish runner-up to Hidden Present at Limerick as he stumbled at one stage and made a couple of mistakes. With a better round he can take this and Clare Gent, who wasn't far behind in fifth, is another who can get involved.
Jolily (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Waited with, left chasing winner from 5 out, closed quickly and on terms from next, kept on well run-in, not quite match winner and headed closing stages, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Supreme Builder (11-4) at Thurles 3m cond hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
Cochise (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Soon towards rear, mistake 7 out, went poor 4th before straight, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 39l behind Supreme Builder (11-4) at Thurles 3m cond hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
Lusiad (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Always prominent, led before straight, headed before last where on terms again, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind In Great Form (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 hvy.
De Danu (IRE) 200-1 (10-0) Led to 7th, tracked leader, outpaced 2 out, in touch when took wrong course before last, recovered and eventually completed, 5th of 10, well behind Garde Champetre (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gf.
Kilbeg Opera (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, trailing approaching straight, completely tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Miss Pepperpot (11-2) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Robertstown Rover (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Prominent, led before 6th, a bit slow next, joined approaching 6 out, bad mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Supreme Builder (11-4) at Thurles 3m cond hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 13 ran.
Bundle Of Fun (IRE) 5-6fav (11-5) Rear of mid-division, not fluent 8th and 9th, pushed along and some headway into 5th entering straight, progress under pressure between horses to go 2nd early run-in, kept on same pace but no impression on winner, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Hidden Present (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Nov.
Glenmorgan House (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Led and disputed, pecked 5th, still close up when hampered and fell 5 out, in a race won by Supreme Builder (11-4) at Thurles 3m cond hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 13 ran.
Flemensford (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 7th of 15, 49l behind Leggy Lad (11-3) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Nov.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 3rd, 2nd 4 out, no extra in 3rd after 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Seabass (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs.
Torremuelle (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Prominent, led 5 out, headed and weakened from 3 out, 8th of 16, well behind Theresathingwrong (11-9) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Nov '10.
Clare Gent (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, headway into 6th after 3 out, no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 8l behind Hidden Present (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Nov.
Ishlana 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, completely tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Allee Garde (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs hvy.
Dromin Hill Echo (IRE) 66-1 (11-10) Towards rear, no extra approaching 6 out, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Apt Approach (11-6) at Thurles 3m chs hvy in Nov, 7 ran.
Son Of Moyne (IRE) 66-1 (11-12) Led, joined before halfway, narrowly headed from 9th, no extra after 4 out, weakened, 8th of 12, 37l behind Twelfth Of Never (11-0) at Cork 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Wedontknow (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, some prog to 8l 7th bef 3out, sn wknd to rr, 7th of 9, 29l behind Send For Paddy (12-0) at Glenbane 3m ire ptp gs in Oct.
Molly's Boy 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, 8th of 9, 49l behind Sir Des Champs (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f beg chs sft.