Glen Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, 7 runners)
- Winner €7,936 2nd €1,840 3rd €805 4th €461
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 4.70s
- Off time: 13:05:32
|1st||2 Apt Approach||11/10f|
|2nd||3 Baily View||2||14/1|
Dromin Hill Echo (IRE) 529
|10||164 11-10||T P O'Connor||K Whelan||99||66/1|
Apt Approach (IRE) 193
|8||160 11-6 t||W P Mullins||R Walsh||140||11/10f|
Baily View (IRE) 14
|8||160 11-6||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (7)||112||14/1|
Clan Tara (IRE) 21
|9||160 11-6 t||P Nolan||D N Russell||135||13/2|
Copsiano (IRE) 563
|8||160 11-6||M F Morris||D J Casey||121||14/1|
Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 11
|6||142 10-2||D M O'Brien||J R Barry||9/4|
Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 29
|6||142 10-2||R H Lalor||Miss E A Lalor (7)||10/1|
||6||11-1||M F Morris||M J Ferris||11/2|
Mouse Morris has a fine record in this but Copsiano will surely need the run after such a long absence. Baily View will enjoy the conditions but has only won once over fences while prolific point-to-point winner Carrigeen Lechuga might just need more experience over fences under Rules after falling on her debut at Punchestown. Grade 2 hurdles winner Clan Tara looked a useful chasing prospect when scoring at Fairyhouse in December 2009 but hasn't built on that and fell on his next two starts. Ballinahow Lady progressed nicely over hurdles before having her attention turned to fences and she has run well in decent company on her last two starts. APT APPROACH finished runner-up to Elysian Rock in this a year ago then failed to complete the course in two starts in May. His earlier second to Roberto Goldback in a Grade 2 on heavy ground at Leopardstown is the stand-out form and will take all the beating if in that kind of mood.
Apt Approach (IRE) 11-10fav (11-2) Chased leaders, closer order but dropped to rear after 5 out, plenty to do when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Psycho (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f chs gs in May, 6 ran.
Baily View (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, driven along in 4th after 3 out, dropped to 8th next, no impression and kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 18l behind Irish Soul (9-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl sft.
Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader early, dropped to 6th before halfway, ridden in moderate 5th 3 out, 4th and no impression entering straight, fell last, in a race won by Cross Appeal (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Oct, 9 ran.
Clan Tara (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) In touch in last, close up 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, trailing in last before straight, last of 4, well behind Joncol (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1) sft.
Dromin Hill Echo (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, reminders 2nd, trailing from 4 out, 11th of 15, well behind Alfa Beat (10-6) at Roscommon 3m hcp chs 0-109 gf in Jun '10.
Copsiano (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, closer in 4th 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from 3 out, 7th of 15, 32l behind Powerstation (10-9) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs gd in May '10.
Ballinahow Lady (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Led, headed briefly 6th, headed 6 out, slight mistake next, ridden and no impression in 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Golden Sunbird (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft.