Irish Racing Yearbook Handicap Chase (0-116) 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, 10 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 59.90s
- Off time: 15:47:49
|2nd||1 Character Actor||4½||12/1|
Character Actor (IRE) 22
|8||166 11-12||A Kennedy||M J Ferris||114||12/1|
Limerick Lane (IRE) 14
|5||163 11-9||C Roche||A P Crowe||111||10/1|
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 14
|9||159 11-5||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||107||14/1|
Jim Bowie (IRE) 328
|7||149 10-9||N Meade||P Carberry||97||7/2|
Sensational Sema (IRE) 24
|8||149 10-9||A J Martin||B J Cooper||97||4/1|
Baby Whizz (IRE) 14
|6||148 10-8||T Mullins||M P Walsh||96||14/1|
Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 9
|6||140 10-0||M McCabe||J R Barry||88||16/1|
Reality Dose (IRE) 16
|8||138 9-12||Miss E Doyle||D J Bates (5)||86||12/1|
|12||136 9-10 bt||M McElhone||A P Heskin||84||10/1|
Clashnabrook (IRE) 26
|7||136 9-10||E O'Grady||P T Enright||82||7/4f|
||8||10-11||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||10/1|
SENSATIONAL SEMA made a fair comeback after an absence when a close third at Punchestown so with that under his belt he'll be difficult to beat. Reality Dose was returning from a two-year break when a fine third at Thurles a couple of weeks ago and has to be on the short-list but Character Actor may just be a few pounds high and his best form has been over the minimum trip. Jim Bowie pulled up lame when last seen in January and could need the run and Limerick Lane is making his handicap debut over fences.
Clashnabrook (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure from after 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 16l behind Coole Avenue (11-2) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
Character Actor (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway to challenge 3 out, soon led, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, lost 3rd closing stages, 4th of 11, 9l behind Pires (11-7) at Down Royal 2m hcp chs gd.
Rakamasi 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 2nd and mistake 5th, rider briefly lost irons and led, ridden after last, headed early straight, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 10l behind Yeoman (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Oct.
Reality Dose (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th before 4 out, left a couple of places better and kept on without threatening from next, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.
Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, no impression early straight and 7th when mistake last, kept on run-in to go 4th close home, 4th of 9, 11l behind Worldor (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
Sensational Sema (IRE) 10-3fav (10-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden entering straight, 5th on outer 2 out, kept on in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mr Goodenough (11-9) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 sft in Oct.
Limerick Lane (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden early straight and no impression on winner from 2 out, no extra before last and dropped to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 34l behind A Decent Excuse (11-7) at Naas 3m mdn hdl.
Arkmore Vallee (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra before straight, 6th of 9, 17l behind Chu Chu Thomas (11-9) at Clonmel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Jim Bowie (IRE) 4-1fav (10-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra in 10th approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, lame post-race, in a race won by In Great Form (10-12) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-123 sft in Jan, 14 ran.
Baby Whizz (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.