P.J. Foley Memorial Flat Race 2m

  • (4-7yo, 2m, 5 runners)
  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 13.90s
  • Off time: 16:25:13
Full result
Result 16:25 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Sizing Tennessee 2/5f
2nd 4 Kandinski 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4F31
BLACK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, black cap, red diamond Pumbaa (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss Sharon Dunphy
  • J:Mr R J Kiely
  • Form: 4F31
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Miss Sharon Dunphy Mr R J Kiely (5) 8/1
2 4-1
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Tennessee (IRE) 46
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 4-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 2/5f
3 841-72
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, black cap Boondooma (IRE) 21
  • T:Michael C Griffin
  • J:Mr J Griffin
  • Form: 841-72
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Michael C Griffin Mr J Griffin (7) 20/1
4 312/2-4
EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamond, white sleeves, check cap Kandinski (IRE) 23
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:Mr C McSweeney
  • Form: 312/2-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 R Tyner Mr C McSweeney (7) 7/2
5 314-80U
Dark green & yellow check, dark green cap, yellow star Carrig Rua Lady (IRE) 57
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:Mr M Fahey
  • Form: 314-80U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Peter Fahey Mr M Fahey (3) 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Moscow Mannon (IRE)
  • T:B R Hamilton
  • J:Mr D G Lavery
6 12-3 B R Hamilton Mr D G Lavery 7/4
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In depth

Verdict

Pumbaa was ideally suited by very testing conditions at Limerick over Christmas and stayed on gallantly to beat the odds-on Quickpick Vic. He'll have similar ground here but meets a potentially very useful rival in SIZING TENNESSEE. Willie Mullins' charge looked a smart prospect when slamming Redundant Man at Punchestown with the remainder in another parish and should have few problems completing the double. Boondooma and Kandinski can both win races this season, especially the latter, who will have needed the run at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day after a very long absence.

Formwatch

Sizing Tennessee (IRE) 4-6fav (11-9) Close up, led from halfway, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, stayed on well under pressure to draw clear from over 1f out, won at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Dec beating Redundant Man (11-2) by 8l, 8 ran.

Kandinski (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Mid-division, progress into 4th 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 16, 9l behind King Of Firth (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.

Pumbaa (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, closed up in 2nd 3f out, challenged from 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, stayed on well and clear inside final furlong, won at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec beating Quickpick Vic (12-0) by 4l, 7 ran.

Boondooma (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway to go 2nd entering straight, ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Briar Hill (11-12) at Thurles 2m N H flat.

Carrig Rua Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Towards rear when badly hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Living Next Door (11-4) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Nov, 9 ran.