Ballycahill Beginners Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, 13 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 47.80s
- Off time: 15:26:48
|2nd||6 Leading The Life||10||50/1|
|3rd||10 Bee Fallon||hd||20/1|
A Hill To Climb (IRE) 59
|7||166 11-12||Kevin O'Sullivan||M J Ferris||50/1|
Barnanely Beau (IRE) 14
|8||166 11-12||R Tyner||P T Enright||50/1|
Dont Back Down (IRE) 47
|6||166 11-12||G Elliott||D N Russell||116||8/1|
He's A Delight (IRE) 9
|9||166 11-12||N Meade||P Carberry||2/1f|
Jupitor (IRE) 42
|7||166 11-12 t||P Nolan||M N Doran (5)||8/1|
Leading The Life (IRE) 14
|10||166 11-12||Ms Eleanor Broderick||Mr B M Linehan (7)||50/1|
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 137
|7||166 11-12||D E Fitzgerald||P D Kennedy (5)||33/1|
The Bosses Cousin (IRE) 349
|8||166 11-12||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||9/4|
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 7
|7||166 11-12||F Flood||B T O'Connell||40/1|
Bee Fallon (IRE) 14
|8||159 11-5||Patrick Day||D J Bates (3)||20/1|
Caheronaun (IRE) 59
|7||159 11-5||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||4/1|
Kizzy O (IRE) 59
|10||159 11-5||P T Flavin||E J O'connell||33/1|
Key Account (IRE) 21
|5||155 11-1||L Byrne||S G McDermott||33/1|
Paddy The Oscar (IRE)
||9||11-12||D Ahern||S W Flanagan||8/1|
It's difficult to know what to make of The Bosses Cousin, who won a bumper and a maiden hurdle before well beaten in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham on his final start. He'll be tuned up for this reappearance and has to be a threat but HE'S A DELIGHT is given the nod. Noel Meade's charge wasn't beaten far behind two useful performers in Terminal and Tofino Bay in a Grade 2 at Navan last week and will take some beating on that form. Caheronaun was very disappointing at Tramore after a bright start over fences over this track and trip and is capable of better but the remainder will need to find some improvement to get involved.
Caheronaun (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Soon mid-division, niggled along 8th, chasing leaders and no impression from 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 21l behind Unoccupied (11-12) at Tramore 2m 5f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Leading The Life (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway into moderate 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression when fell 2 out, in a race won by Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy, 16 ran.
Bee Fallon (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, dropped towards rear 4 out, ridden in 5th and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace in 4th from 2 out, 4th of 8, 24l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-4) at Thurles 3m mrs nov chs (5yo+) hvy.
Dont Back Down (IRE) 12-1 (12-2) Always towards rear, trailing 4 out, completely tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Panther Claw (11-11) at Punchestown 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-123) (5yo+) hvy in Jan.
Jupitor (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 11th of 16, 28l behind Sherika (9-5) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Jan.
Key Account (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) In rear, fell 5th, in a race won by Savello (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase hvy, 13 ran.
Kizzy O (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 6th before 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Ballyquin Queen (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Barnanely Beau (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Mid-division, weakened 5 out, rear and refused 4 out, in a race won by Carry Each Other (11-12) at Thurles 2m 5f beg chase hvy, 16 ran.
Too Late To Sell (IRE) 18-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Tipped Up Harry (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chase.
A Hill To Climb (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Waited with, 9th before 4 out, no impression from after next, 9th of 10, well behind Ballyquin Queen (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
He's A Delight (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Raced wide, close up and disputed lead, headed 3 out, soon 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Terminal (11-3) at Navan 3m nov chs G2 (1) hvy.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Roadtoabbeyfeale (11-12) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct, 17 ran.
The Bosses Cousin (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) In rear, pecked 8th, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Brindisi Breeze (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar, 20 ran.