Ken Whelan Hangs Up His Boots Handicap Chase (0-109) (Div 1) 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, 16 runners)
  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 10.00s
  • Off time: 14:45:12
Full result
Result 14:45 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Saoirse Dun 4/1f
2nd 17 Optime 12/1
3rd 13 Steady Ed 5/1
4th 12 Ponmeword 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 219P-U5
White, Dark Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Pink cap Jolily (IRE) 21
  • T:T Doyle
  • J:M P Burke
  • Form: 219P-U5
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 T Doyle M P Burke (7) 107 8/1
2 PP/482-8
Black, red chevron, white sleeves & cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 19
  • T:M M McNiff
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: PP/482-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 t M M McNiff D R Fox (7) 106 20/1
3 2-69824
PURPLE & YELLOW HOOPS, white cap Annacarton (IRE) 21
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: 2-69824
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t J J Mangan Miss J M Mangan (7) 105 7/1
4 5-10576
YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves & cap High Way Hunter (IRE) 23
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 5-10576
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5pt
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 pt C Bowe H D Dunne (7) 102 20/1
5 96U88-0
Dark blue, white stars, dark blue sleeves, pink cap Borolee (IRE) 209
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:D J Bates
  • Form: 96U88-0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13pt
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 pt Miss E Doyle D J Bates (5) 96 25/1
6 58871P-
Red & emerald green chevrons, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap, white star Shellys Creek (IRE) 234
  • T:F Flood
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 58871P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 p F Flood P D Kennedy (5) 96 16/1
7 0-39753
Pink, Grey sleeves, Quartered cap Mattara (IRE) 23
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 0-39753
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 95 12/1
9 0-23508
BLACK & ORANGE HOOPS, black cap, orange star Offside Rule (IRE) 21
  • T:M Cullen
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 0-23508
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t M Cullen N P Madden 95 25/1
10 3/36-401
DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark blue stars Saoirse Dun (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 3/36-401
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P J Rothwell P Townend 95 4/1f
11 1316/0-8
RED, green sash, red cap, green spots Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 31
  • T:T O'Brien
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 1316/0-8
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 T O'Brien P F Mangan 93 20/1
12 44-P454
MAROON & WHITE HALVED, sleeves reversed, royal blue cap Ponmeword (IRE) 35
  • T:E McNamara
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 44-P454
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 149 10-9 t E McNamara R M Power 92 9/1
13 U43-651
LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Steady Ed (IRE) 18
  • T:J J Walsh
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: U43-651
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 91 5/1
14 003249
WHITE, royal blue stars, check sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Dunroe Boy (IRE) 8
  • T:John G Carr
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 003249
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7bt
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 bt John G Carr P Carberry 90 8/1
15 50-P3P5
Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap Lion Valley (IRE) 1
  • T:S Braddish
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 50-P3P5
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 t S Braddish P T Enright 83 20/1
16 P8/6PP-5
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue & white striped cap What's In Front (IRE) 23
  • T:Mrs G Callaghan
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: P8/6PP-5
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
11 140 10-0 Mrs G Callaghan D J Condon 83 12/1
17 460503
Brown, white panel, white seams on sleeves, brown cap Optime (IRE) 19
  • T:Mrs P Gavin
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 460503
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 137 9-11 Mrs P Gavin A P Heskin 80 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
8 80-0007
Micks (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 80-0007
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 1012 C Roche A P Crowe 95 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Miss Pepperpot (IRE)
  • T:F Flood
  • J:B T O'Connell
7 11-6 F Flood B T O'Connell 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Jolily, runner-up in this over slightly shorter a year ago, went one better on his next start but is now 10lb higher. He was just behind prolific point-to-point winner Annacarton here last time though both were racing over a trip well short of their best. Steady Ed, a winner between the flags, showed only moderate form over fences last season but improved massively to land a maiden hurdle at Limerick earlier this month. He reverts to chasing on a very lowly mark so has to be a threat to all. SAOIRSE DUN has had very little experience but looked a promising staying chaser when coming from a long way back to land a novice handicap at Naas three weeks ago. He'll appreciate stepping up in trip and though 11lb higher is expected to complete the double. Ponmeword is still a maiden over fences after a dozen starts but is handicapped accordingly and is likely to be thereabouts.

Formwatch

Micks (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Prominent and disputed lead, headed before 7th, 3rd entering straight but dropped to 7th 2 out and no extra, 7th of 15, 43l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.

Saoirse Dun (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Settled in rear, some headway after halfway and 8th entering straight, good progress into 3rd at last and soon led run-in, stayed on well, won at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 beating Lascalahall (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.

Optime (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Prominent and disputed early, 3rd halfway, 2nd briefly entering straight, ridden and dropped to 4th 2 out, no extra, moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 14l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.

Steady Ed (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd before 3 out and ridden to challenge entering straight, led approaching 2 out and asserted before last, driven out and kept on well, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy beating The Crafty Butcher (11-12) by 6l, 7 ran.

Ponmeword (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, some headway into 6th approaching 4 out where left 4th, went 2nd entering straight but no impression on winner from 2 out, no extra run-in and lost 2 places closing stages, 4th of 18, 7l behind Son Of Moyne (10-2) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-109 in Oct.

Lion Valley (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, no threat from 5 out and weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Highdownhill (11-12) at Punchestown 3m 1f am hcp ch 0-102 hvy in Oct, 21 ran.

What's In Front (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Waited with, closer in 8th after 4 out, ridden into moderate 5th approaching last, kept on, 5th of 10, 20l behind Vic Chic (11-10) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy.

Annacarton (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th before 4 out, left in pursuit of winner and no impression from after next, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.

Saigheada Beaga (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching 2 out, 8th of 13, 44l behind Lyreen Legend (11-10) at Galway 2m 6f beg chs hvy in Oct.

Dunroe Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, soon well off the pace, lost place 4 out, soon no impression, 9th of 11, 31l behind For A Finish (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.

Shellys Creek (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, bad mistake 9th, soon weakened pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Caduceus (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gs in Apr, 20 ran.

High Way Hunter (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Waited with, 6th approaching 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Banjaxed Girl (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.

Offside Rule (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 8th of 16, 20l behind Tillahow (11-12) at Thurles 2m beg chs.

Mattara (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, off the pace 6 out, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, left poor 2nd from 2 out, mistake last and soon dropped to 3rd, 3rd of 7, 40l behind Dedigout (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f beg chs hvy.

Borolee (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Soon mid-division, 7th 5 out, no extra from next, 10th of 14, well behind Liberty Counsel (11-4) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gd in May.

Jolily (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th before 4 out, hampered next, soon no impression, kept on, 5th of 13, 7l behind Best Of Bocelli (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f hcp chs 0-109.

King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 15, 45l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109.