Greenmount Park Novice Chase (Grade 2) 2m 3f 120y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 120y, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 44.60s
  • Off time: 13:40:38
Full result
Result 13:40 Limerick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Argocat 9/4
2nd 3 Snooze 8 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F22-412
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 25
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: F22-412
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 h P Nolan D N Russell 134 5/1
2 2P5-021
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 17
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:E Mullins
  • Form: 2P5-021
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 W P Mullins E Mullins 147 8/11f
3 067612
YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Snooze (FR) 27
  • T:Mrs S A Bramall
  • J:I J McCarthy
  • Form: 067612
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 Mrs S A Bramall I J McCarthy 130 14/1
4 09P-S14
Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Tillahow (IRE) 32
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 09P-S14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 M F Morris M J Ferris 128 16/1
5 319-712
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 59
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 319-712
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 T J Taaffe Andrew J McNamara 143 9/4

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Sir Des Champs (FR)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:E Mullins
5 11-6 W P Mullins E Mullins 4/7
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In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins won this a year ago with Sir Des Champs and can follow suit with MIKAEL D'HAGUENET. Nine times a winner over timber including three at Grade 1 level, he's been very frustrating over fences but had a nice confidence-booster at Punchestown and hopefully has finally got his act together. Far Away So Close, another decent hurdler though not in the same class as the selection, is progressing over fences and followed a victory over the C&D with a good run in a very competitive Fairyhouse handicap where he was attempting to concede the winner 9lb. The four-year-old Argocat was only just touched off by the promising Twinlight in a Grade 3 novice chase at Galway and neither Tillahow nor Snooze are out of this though both would need to improve.

Formwatch

Argocat (IRE) 5-2 (10-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, headway in 2nd 2 out, led last, ridden and headed entering straight, kept on, not match winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Twinlight (11-0) at Galway 2m 1f nov chs (1) in Oct.

Snooze (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led after 6 out, strongly pressed approaching last where headed, no impression on winner run-in, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Forpadydeplasterer (11-10) at Thurles 3m chs hvy in Nov.

Far Away So Close (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Led and disputed, led 3 out, mistake and headed 2 out, ridden and no extra from before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Lead Kindly Light (10-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp chs sft.

Tillahow (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression from 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 12l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs hvy in Nov.

Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 8-13fav (11-12) Made all, jumped well until slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden to assert, eased clear from last, not fully extended, won at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy beating Lord Windermere (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.