Boylesports.com - Bet On Your Mobile Novice Chase (Grade 2) 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 54.40s
  • Off time: 14:15:29
Full result
Result 14:15 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Texas Jack 6/1
2nd 2 Lord Windermere ½ 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 06-F25
BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 29
  • T:J A Berry
  • J:R M Moran
  • Form: 06-F25
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 J A Berry R M Moran 132 14/1
2 18-221
PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 28
  • T:J H Culloty
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: 18-221
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 J H Culloty T J Doyle 138 3/1
3 52-11
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Marito (GER) 20
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 52-11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 W P Mullins P Townend 145 7/4f
4 3F1P2
YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 20
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 3F1P2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 G Elliott D N Russell 144 5/2
5 6-2133
ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Texas Jack (IRE) 29
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 6-2133
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 N Meade P Carberry 140 6/1
6 239363
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 7
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 239363
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 p P O Brady A P Heskin 20/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Sir Des Champs (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
6 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 1/1
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In depth

Verdict

MARITO and Mount Benbulben fought out a tremendous finish in a novice chase at Naas three weeks ago with the former just prevailing by a head. A better round of jumping was the key as the latter made a couple of minor errors at crucial stages and there's unlikely to be much in it again. The form can be confirmed over this longer trip though this is by no means a two-runner affair as Lord Windermere is looking a very smart recruit to chasing and beat what looked a very strong line-up in a beginners' event over slightly shorter here last month. Texas Jack has by no means been disgraced in two Grade 1's after making a winning debut over fences at Naas and looks best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Texas Jack (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Settled in rear of mid-division on inner, headway after halfway and 2nd 4 out, disputed briefly after 2 out, ridden in 3rd approaching last and no extra run-in, 3rd of 12, 18l behind Back In Focus (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.

Lord Windermere (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along in 4th 2 out, challenged and not clear run entering straight, led before last, kept on well, won at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs sft in Dec beating Marasonnien (11-12) by 2l, 12 ran.

Marito (GER) 4-6fav (11-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 6th, slight mistake next, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, stayed on well run-in, all out near line, won at Naas 2m nov chs beating Mount Benbulben (11-8) by hd, 7 ran.

Mount Benbulben (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 4th early, 3rd from 4th, went 2nd 4 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well run-in, strongly pressed winner to line, 2nd of 7, hd behind Marito (11-8) at Naas 2m nov chs.

Cootamundra (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Settled towards rear, 7th 4 out, headway into 5th 2 out, no extra approaching last, weakened, 5th of 12, 33l behind Back In Focus (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m nov chs Grade 1 (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.

One Cool Shabra (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Raced in 5th, went 3rd approaching straight, ridden after 2 out and no extra run-in, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Tofino Bay (11-5) at Naas 3m nov chs G2 (1) hvy.