At The Races Bobbyjo Chase (Grade 2) 3m 1f

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 5.60s
  • Off time: 14:35:11
Full result
Result 14:35 Fairyhouse
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Roi Du Mee 5/1
2nd 2 Prince De Beauchene 2 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 351/51-1
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Prince De Beauchene (FR) 58
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 351/51-1
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 W P Mullins P Townend 155 8/11f
3 511112
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Roi Du Mee (FR) 37
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 511112
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t1
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t1 G Elliott D N Russell 156 5/1
4 11113-2
MAROON, white braces & sleeves, maroon cap Seabass (IRE) 18
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 11113-2
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 154 11/4
5 511376
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 16
  • T:T Mullins
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 511376
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3ht
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 ht T Mullins M P Walsh 149 33/1
6 632/4-4U
Brown, orange seams, orange sleeves, orange & brown quartered cap Oscar Time (IRE) 37
  • T:M M Lynch
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
  • Form: 632/4-4U
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
12 157 11-3 M M Lynch Mr S Waley-Cohen 142 20/1
7 053B8-6
ROYAL BLUE, red seams, royal blue sleeves & cap Rare Bob (IRE) 37
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 053B8-6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
11 157 11-3 D T Hughes B J Cooper 142 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 13-3361
Quito De La Roque (FR) 37
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 13-3361
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
9 1110 p C A Murphy R M Power 161 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Prince De Beauchene (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
9 11-3 W P Mullins P Townend 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

Although this is a tremendous race in its own right, it's very much a Grand National trial with all seven entries engaged at Aintree. PRINCE DE BEAUCHENE won this a year ago and is currently joint-favourite for the big one. He didn't reappear until December when scoring over timber at Limerick and is taken to get the better of Seabass, last year's Aintree third, who also had an outing over hurdles last time when producing a fine run behind Rock Critic on this track. Quito De La Roque looked to be back to his very best when beating Roi Du Mee at Thurles last month and has a penalty to carry for that Grade 2 success. He's currently a 50/1 chance for the Gold Cup but watch those odds shrink dramatically if he can give weight away all round here. Galway Plate winner Bob Lingo is suited by the race conditions and should prove best of the rest in a fascinating contest.

Formwatch

Quito De La Roque (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, led from 8th, asserted after 2 out and kept on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan beating Roi Du Mee (11-8) by 7l, 8 ran.

Roi Du Mee (FR) 15-8fav (11-8) Led, headed 8th, ridden along early straight and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Quito De La Roque (11-10) at Thurles 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Prince De Beauchene (FR) 3-1 (11-11) A bit slow 1st, always prominent and keen hold, a little bit left at 5th, in front after 3 out, going best straight, extended away to assert run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f hdl hvy in Dec beating Venture Capital (11-11) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Seabass (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, went moderate 3rd and pushed along 3 out, went 2nd at last, kept on steadily without threatening easy winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rock Critic (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl hvy.

Rare Bob (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no threat early straight, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 6th of 16, 11l behind Sherika (9-5) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Jan.

Bob Lingo (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Prominent, led from 7th, headed and weakened quickly 4 out, soon behind, last of 6, 35l behind Call The Police (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs hvy.

Oscar Time (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Settled towards rear when blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Quito De La Roque (11-10) at Thurles 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.