Sean Hughes Memorial Mullingar Park Hotel Handicap Chase (0-109) 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, 8 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 24.50s
- Off time: 19:30:16
|1st||3 Aces And Kings||11/4f|
|3rd||7 Schindlers Rock||12||9/2|
Zardsky (IRE) 14
|8||166 11-12||T J Nagle-Jr||M J Bolger||109||10/1|
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 68
|10||161 11-7 p||G Elliott||D N Russell||104||4/1|
Aces And Kings (IRE) 11
|10||159 11-5||W Newman||A E Lynch||102||11/4f|
Ardglen (IRE) 22
|10||156 11-2||D T Hughes||M Darcy||99||9/2|
De Glebe Star (IRE) 40
|7||151 10-11 t||Miss F Slevin||R Loughran||94||8/1|
Bourbon Ellie (IRE) 12
|11||145 10-5||J Barcoe||B Hayes (5)||88||16/1|
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 11
|10||140 10-0||Richard Pugh||R C Colgan||83||9/2|
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 34
|11||138 9-12 p||I Madden||A Ring (7)||81||12/1|
Prince Of Forwards
||9||10-11||P Hughes||T C Carroll||16/1|
Aces And Kings landed a hunter chase at Tramore recently and will find this tougher while Zardsky has a shout on his third at Punchestown in December but has reverted to his previous poor form since. HOLD EM COWBOY makes more appeal, despite a 10lb rise for scoring at Fairyhouse in January, as this looks slightly easier - he gets a tentative vote. De Glebe Star has the previous form to figure and was in the lead when falling at Limerick last time. He'll figure with a clear round, while Ardglen should go well if reproducing an earlier third at Market Rasen.
Aces And Kings (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led 7 out, ridden and challenged before 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Tramore 2m 6f hts chs beating Firmount Gent (11-4) by 5l, 15 ran.
Zardsky (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 6th 4 out, ridden from next, soon no impression, moderate 5th when left moderate 4th at last, 4th of 9, 39l behind Lord Alfie (10-6) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 sft.
Schindlers Rock (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, closer in 6th 6 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 16, 9l behind Preswell Lad (11-4) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp chs 0-95.
Ardglen (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, slow next, 10th of 16, 44l behind Tooreen (11-8) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Dark Vagabond (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, no impression in 5th entering straight, no extra from 2 out, 6th of 9, 25l behind Carry Each Other (11-3) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Mar.
De Glebe Star (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Soon disputed lead, not fluent 4th, in front when blundered and unseated rider 7 out, in a race won by Sherika (10-6) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar, 15 ran.
Bourbon Ellie (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Always behind, pushed along briefly 3rd, weakened from 6 out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 18l behind Notimetoserve (9-13) at Tramore 2m 6f.
Hold Em Cowboy (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression in 6th approaching last where slight mistake, kept on one pace run-in, 6th of 9, 14l behind Inis Meain (11-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy in Feb.