Rosslare Hunters Chase 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, 15 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 44.80s
- Off time: 15:05:44
|1st||3 Merchant Royal||5/4f|
|2nd||14 Twin Joy||2||11/4|
Annacarton (IRE) 28
|7||163 11-9 t||J J Mangan||Mr R A Latta (7)||104||12/1|
Emergency Cover (IRE) 174
|8||163 11-9||T Townend||Mr J B Joyce (7)||102||25/1|
Merchant Royal (IRE) 192
|7||163 11-9||D K Weld||R P McNamara||5/4f|
Amber Knight (IRE) 14
|8||158 11-4||D Deacon||Mr M J Roche (7)||33/1|
Caddy Man (IRE) 14
|6||158 11-4||A Slattery||Mr J G Ivors (7)||11/1|
Cadilac Jack (IRE) 7
|7||158 11-4||P Meany||P N O'Brien (7)||33/1|
Easy Vic (IRE) 239
|7||158 11-4 p1||C O'Connell||Mr C Motherway (5)||25/1|
Giveabobback (IRE) 14
|6||158 11-4||E M O'Sullivan||Miss M O'Sullivan (7)||33/1|
Lord Multifix (IRE) 29
|6||158 11-4||L Lennon||Mr M J O'Hare (7)||93||7/1|
Mr Goodenough (IRE) 21
|7||158 11-4||J F Robinson||Mr J J Slevin (7)||25/1|
Not Before Eight (IRE) 15
|7||158 11-4 p||D M Christie||Mr J P McKeown (3)||106||12/1|
Ross An Ri (IRE) 8
|11||158 11-4 t1||D M Christie||MR A J Doyle (7)||33/1|
The Mull (IRE) 21
|7||158 11-4||W J McLernon||Mr K E Power||14/1|
Twin Joy 14
|8||158 11-4||L Kenny||M P Fogarty (3)||116||11/4|
Edmundo (IRE) 21
|5||157 11-3||R P Rath||Mr B O Walsh (7)||25/1|
||7||114||William P Murphy||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||114||R T J Wilson||Reserve 2||NR|
||9||114||S R B Crawford||Reserve 3||116||NR|
Almost all of these have been seen between the flags in recent weeks and several of them have been successful. Not Before Eight is still a youngster at this game and followed an easy maiden point success with a hard-fought victory in a better race. Twin Joy had no problems gaining his fourth point-to-point success in an open at Ballydarragh and he'll get competitive and Wild Salmon won by no less than 20l at Maralin a couple of weeks ago. Annacarton has won seven times between the flags and can usually be relied on to do his best but MERCHANT ROYAL is likely to do well in this kind of race this season and though returning after an absence since landing a novice hunter's race at Tipperary in May that's rarely a problem for one of Dermot Weld's charges.
Wild Salmon (IRE) Evens (12-0) Mid div, 2nd 5out, ld 2out, sn clr, row, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft beating Carmels Boy (11-4) by 20l, 8 ran.
Gris Lord (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl up in 3rd 2out, no ex late from last, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Casson (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft.
Bear Witness (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, fell 8th, in a race won by Lion Na Bearnai (10-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-123) (4yo+) in May, 20 ran.
Merchant Royal (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, moderate 2nd from before 7 out, closed approaching straight, challenged on inner from 2 out, led last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Tipperary 2m 7f nov hunt ch gf in May beating Chrisdonlady (10-11) by 6l, 11 ran.
Twin Joy 5-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, prog to ld 4out, quickend clear app str, comfortably, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs beating Jamadiel (12-0) by 24l, 10 ran.
Edmundo (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Pr, 2nd 1/2way, ld last, kow under press run-in, won at Milltown 3m ire ptp gs beating Millers Reef (12-0) by 1l, 15 ran.
The Mull (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw tr ldrs, cl up 4out, disp 3out, 2nd entering str, no ex on run-in, 2nd of 21, 2 1/2l behind Breedsbreeze (12-0) at Milltown 3m ire ptp gs.
Mr Goodenough (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, rdn on terms bef 3out, no ex from 2out, 5th of 21, 13l behind Breedsbreeze (12-0) at Milltown 3m ire ptp gs.
Not Before Eight (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, cl up 2out, usp to ld late, ld run in, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft beating Easy Vic (12-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Emergency Cover (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Well off pace towards rear, poor 10th 6 out, soon no impression, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Chrisdonlady (10-9) at Listowel 3m hts chs gd in Jun.
Giveabobback (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Mid div, 7th 5out, prog into 4th aftr 4out, went 3rd 3out, so 2out but no ex from last, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Rotorua (10-13) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs.
Annacarton (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Rcd 4th, 3rd bef 4out, 10l 3rd bef 3out, rddn & closed in 2nd bef 2out, sow flat but no ex nr fin, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Perce Rock (12-0) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp sft in Oct.
Cadilac Jack (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rcd 3rd, wknd 10th, wknd rapidly 3out, 5th of 13, 42l behind Barnlands Boy (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft.
Amber Knight (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Alw twrds rr, 9th 6out, bhnd from 3out until pu bef 2out, in a race won by Cheers Jon (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs, 11 ran.
Easy Vic (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 10th 3 out, ridden and no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 19, 28l behind Abbey Glen (11-11) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in Apr.
Ross An Ri (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 3out, in a race won by Backstage (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp gs, 11 ran.
Lord Multifix (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Alw pr til rdn & wknd 3out, sn no ex, 4th of 15, well behind Backstage (12-0) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Oct.
Caddy Man (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Mid div best, fair 5th aftr 5out, still fair 5th 2out, ko onepcd, 5th of 10, 7l behind Rotorua (10-13) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs.