John McCarthy Memorial Hunters Chase 2m 5f 100y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 100y, 11 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 56.50s
- Off time: 15:45:38
|2nd||1 Tammys Hill||5½||4/6f|
Tammys Hill (IRE) 14
|8||168 12-0||L Lennon||Mr M J O'Hare (5)||4/6f|
Good Egg (IRE) 14
|10||165 11-11 p1||Lady J Fowler||Mr C M Murphy (7)||109||20/1|
Warne (IRE) 14
|9||162 11-8||B R Hamilton||M P Fogarty (3)||9/1|
Adams Wood (IRE) 27
|6||158 11-4||M Hourigan||Mr T M O'Brien (7)||50/1|
Battlefront (IRE) 125
|11||158 11-4 t||T M Walsh||Ms K Walsh||112||9/2|
Castlecooke Andy (IRE) 16
|9||158 11-4 t1||R Tyner||Mr D Skehan (7)||50/1|
Debt To Society (IRE) 90
|6||158 11-4||M Hourigan||Mr D J O'Leary (7)||50/1|
Montana Slim (IRE) 14
|11||158 11-4||M O'Hare||Ms L O'Neill (7)||8/1|
Northern Alliance (IRE) 21
|12||158 11-4||A J Martin||Mr S Crawford (3)||127||14/1|
Robert An Ri (IRE) 21
|9||158 11-4||M J Gilhooly||A J Clifford (7)||25/1|
Solstice Knight (IRE) 14
|10||158 11-4||E J O'Grady||Ms N Carberry||14/1|
||6||11-4||T J Nagle-Jr||Mr K E Power||5/1|
Having twice beaten the top-class hunter Salsify in December, TAMMYS HILL was only caught close home by that rival at Leopardstown a fortnight ago so should get back on the winning trail. Battlefront is the obvious main threat as he's won no less than ten times between the flags including his last nine and is virtually unbeatable in that sphere. In receipt of weight he'll ensure the selection doesn't have everything his own way in what should prove a cracking dual between the pair. Warne was a long way behind Salsify at Leopardstown but had easily landed two point-to-points previously and there's a line of form suggesting there's little between he and Battlefront. Solstice Knight and Montana Slim were also well beaten in that latter event but the latter didn't appear to show his best and can do better.
Warne (IRE) 11-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-division on inner, headway 2 out and 4th briefly entering straight, soon no extra and weakened run-in, 9th of 17, 33l behind Salsify (11-11) at Leopardstown 3m hts chs sft.
Tammys Hill (IRE) 3-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, travelled well to lead approaching straight, ridden before last and kept on under pressure run-in, no extra and headed closing stages, 2nd of 17, nk behind Salsify (11-11) at Leopardstown 3m hts chs sft.
Battlefront (IRE) 1-2 (11-7) Mostly 2nd, chall
Northern Alliance (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, well behind Pires (10-0) at Cork 2m hcp chs sft in Oct.
Solstice Knight (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra from 2 out, weakened, 12th of 17, well behind Salsify (11-11) at Leopardstown 3m hts chs sft.
Good Egg (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 7th 2 out and no extra in straight, 7th of 17, 25l behind Salsify (11-11) at Leopardstown 3m hts chs sft.
Montana Slim (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Mid-division, 12th 4 out, 9th entering straight and kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 26l behind Salsify (11-11) at Leopardstown 3m hts chs sft.
Robert An Ri (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Ww in rr, some prog bhnd 4out, steady prog aftr 3out, eff last, not get to wnr, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Top Four (12-0) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp hvy.
Castlecooke Andy (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 14, well behind Ibetellingyoualie (11-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f hts chs hvy.
Debt To Society (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chsd ldrs, 4th 6out, wknd 4out, mod 6th aftr 3out, 5th of 10, well behind Rare Legend (12-0) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.
Adams Wood (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Pr, ld 6th hdd app last, one pce run-in, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Soweheard (12-0) at Nenagh 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.