Carlow I.T. Students Day At Gowran Park December 13th Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 6 runners)
- Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
Long Run - Oscar Whisky - Finians Rainbow - Everton - Stoke - Wigan - Man Utd - Arsenal (All To Win) 80-1
- Winning time: 5m 20.50s
- Off time: 14:35:50
|1st||1 Hidden Cyclone||11/10f|
|2nd||2 Call The Police||4¼||6/4|
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 26
|7||164 11-10||J J Hanlon||Andrew J McNamara||145||11/10f|
Call The Police (IRE) 200
|9||160 11-6||W P Mullins||P Townend||148||6/4|
Colbert Station (IRE) 265
|8||160 11-6 t||T M Walsh||M P Walsh||132||20/1|
Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 200
|9||160 11-6||T J Taaffe||A E Lynch||135||7/1|
Tillahow (IRE) 16
|5||154 11-0||M F Morris||D N Russell||14/1|
Great Oak (IRE) 9
|6||152 10-12||J W Nicholson||M A Enright (5)||20/1|
Some promising types here but all eyes will be on CALL THE POLICE. Willie Mullins' charge, who won the beginners chase on this card last year, was beaten narrowly in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown before finishing third in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham. He was cantering along in front when coming to grief at the last in a Grade A handicap at Punchestown in May and should make a winning return. Hidden Cyclone is a worthy opponent though has to concede weight by virtue of his Grade 3 victory at Naas last month. A high-class novice hurdler, he's taken really well to fences and his close second to Sir Des Champs at Leopardstown suggests he won't go down without a fight. Ninetieth Minute was a very good staying hurdler who has been doing well over fences though like the remaining trio he'll need to improve to see off the two principals.
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 2-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to lead before 2 out, ridden and drifted left under pressure run-in, kept on best, won at Naas 2m chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Oct beating Foildubh (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Call The Police (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, good headway approaching straight, led travelling best before last where fell, in a race won by Like Your Style (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May, 12 ran.
Great Oak (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, ridden and no impression winner before straight, kept on one pace, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 11l behind Tarla (10-7) at Clonmel 2m 4f mares chs Grd 3 (1) sft.
Tillahow (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closed up in 2nd before 4 out, challenged from before 2 out and soon gained narrow lead, pressed and stayed on well run-in, won at Thurles 2m beg chs beating Lord Lir (11-12) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Colbert Station (IRE) 5-4fav (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to go 2nd before last, no impression under pressure run-in and dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Leanne (10-1) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs gd in Mar.
Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Settled on inner towards rear, ridden and some headway entering straight, no impression in 5th before last where left 3rd, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Like Your Style (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May.