Adam & Ann Armstrong Memorial Handicap Chase (0-95) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 11 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 17.20s
  • Off time: 13:25:58
Full result
Result 13:25 Down Royal
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Take A Shot 6/1
2nd 11 Popaflora 12/1
3rd 9 Dunroe Boy nse 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0089B5
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Take A Shot (IRE) 39
  • T:F Flood
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 0089B5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 F Flood J S McGarvey (7) 95 6/1
2 7FP7-00
BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, halved sleeves, yellow cap, black star Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 21
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 7FP7-00
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11t1
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 t1 G Elliott D J Condon 94 8/1
3 604553
WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 3
  • T:Miss F Slevin
  • J:Mr N T Slevin
  • Form: 604553
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 t Miss F Slevin Mr N T Slevin (7) 94 10/1
4 133311
RED, black spots, black armlet, striped cap Whiskey And Red (IRE) 3
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
  • Form: 133311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 t C Bowe Mr B O'Neill (5) 94 Evsf
5 7080-06
MAROON & WHITE DIAMONDS, white cap Nivek's Dream (IRE) 48
  • T:P Martin
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 7080-06
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 P Martin M A Enright (5) 93 9/1
6 6646P5
BLACK, emerald green sash & cap Micks Benefit (IRE) 17
  • T:L Lennon
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: 6646P5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 L Lennon M Darcy 91 16/1
7 U0686-6
LIGHT GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, check cap Wild Salmon (IRE) 91
  • T:William P Murphy
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form: U0686-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 William P Murphy B M Cash 91 12/1
8 558-986
Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Ce Mhead (IRE) 21
  • T:S Neville
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 558-986
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 S Neville A P Thornton 88 20/1
9 032499
WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Dunroe Boy (IRE) 27
  • T:John G Carr
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: 032499
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 t John G Carr T C Carroll (5) 88 12/1
10 5-81P95
ROYAL BLUE, red stars, royal blue sleeves, red star on cap Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 20
  • T:D J Barry
  • J:T P Treacy
  • Form: 5-81P95
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 D J Barry T P Treacy 86 14/1
11 B00009
PURPLE, yellow spots, pink sleeves, purple & yellow striped cap Popaflora 11
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:B R Dalton
  • Form: B00009
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8p1
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 p1 P J Rothwell B R Dalton (5) 77 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Hidden Present (IRE)
  • T:Bernard Jones
  • J:Mr M J O'Hare
9 11-10 Bernard Jones Mr M J O'Hare 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

WHISKEY AND RED, an easy winner when well supported at Thurles last month, completed a double on the same track on Sunday and looks to have been found a simple opportunity for the hat-trick, especially with his rider's claim a major plus. Most of his rivals are out of form though Nivek's Dream ran his best race for some time at Thurles last month and has dropped to a very lowly mark. Take A Shot has struggled at the weights since completing a hat-trick last year though he's been dropped 3lb since his latest run and can reach the frame with Dunroe Boy, whose best runs over fences would put him in the picture, likely to prove the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Take A Shot (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along in 7th before 3 out, 6th after 3 out, no impression, 5th of 9, 29l behind Tarquinius (9-12) at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 hvy in Nov.

Popaflora 25-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 9th of 16, well behind Robertstown Rover (9-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft.

Dunroe Boy (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Rear of mid-division, no threat from 5 out, 9th of 16, well behind Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.

Wild Salmon (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) In rear, 6th halfway, moderate 4th after 3 out (usually 4 out), no extra before next, 6th of 8, 47l behind Barnevelder (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Sep.

Spiker The Biker (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Waited with towards rear, a bit impeded and slow jump 6 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 4 out, 5th of 7, 28l behind Saoirse Dun (11-9) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102.

Hu Ha Jo (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leader racing keely and led 5th, mistake next, strongly pressed and headed approaching 2 out, soon no extra and dropped to 5th before last, 5th of 8, 20l behind Playing (11-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95.

Ce Mhead (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Prominent, in front 4th, headed next, no extra from before 4 out, 6th of 7, well behind Saoirse Dun (11-9) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-102.

Whiskey And Red (IRE) 7-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders on inner, 7th halfway, headway into 3rd approaching 4 out and 2nd entering straight, challenged approaching last where led and kept on well to assert run-in, won at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov beating Another Flutter (11-7) by 5l, 17 ran.

Micks Benefit (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 6th 1/2way, ko sme pce str, 5th of 19, 17l behind Nedzer's Return (11-4) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy.

Knocklayde Euro (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, lost place 6th, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 47l behind Speed Dial (10-1) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-109.

Nivek's Dream (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Hampered 1st, soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders 4 out, hampered and no extra from next, 6th of 13, 10l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.