P & D Lydon Plant Hire Handicap Chase (0-123) 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, 8 runners)
  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 51.90s
  • Off time: 17:55:55
Full result
Result 17:55 Ballinrobe
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Uncle Tom Cobley 7/2
2nd 7 Vinnes Friend 6 10/1
3rd 2 Sports Line 6 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 673428-
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 5
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:D G Lavery
  • Form: 673428-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 t C O'Dwyer D G Lavery (5) 123 7/2
2 062583-
Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Sports Line (IRE) 23
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 062583-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 P W Flynn B J Cooper 119 7/1
3 744143-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Moiqen (IRE) 26
  • T:P Byrne
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 744143-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 t P Byrne Andrew J McNamara 114 6/1
4 685P05-
MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Glenstar (IRE) 117
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 685P05-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t J P Ryan P Carberry 111 10/1
5 175046-
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Knocklong (IRE) 14
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 175046-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C Roche A P Crowe 116 4/1
6 4P3227-
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sea Master (IRE) 14
  • T:I Madden
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 4P3227-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 I Madden D J Condon 101 3/1f
7 U35345-
BLACK & WHITE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap Vinnes Friend (IRE) 33
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: U35345-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
9 137 9-11 t P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 94 10/1
8 0P/P65P-
Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Abarta (IRE) 128
  • T:V T O'Brien
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 0P/P65P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 V T O'Brien A P Thornton 93 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Paddy O Dee
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:D J Bates
7 10-2 P J Rothwell D J Bates 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Winning bumper and hurdler Knocklong has had the requisite three starts over fences to get a mark and could be nicely treated for his handicap debut. Uncle Tom Cobley has generally raced in better company but his record of 1-27 over fences hardly inspires confidence, though he did finish 13 lengths in front of Moiqen at Thurles earlier this month. The once-useful Sports Line was in poor form in the autumn and has been beaten in a point-to-point recently so the vote goes to SEA MASTER. He's been racing over much longer trips, usually showing good pace until fading. This looks a bit on the short side but the testing ground will help and he's well enough handicapped to finally get off the mark over fences.

Formwatch

Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, 4th before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened straight, 8th of 15, well behind Twinlight (11-10) at Punchestown 2m hcp chs hvy.

Vinnes Friend (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, no danger in moderate 5th and kept on same pace from 2 out (normal 3 out), 5th of 6, 26l behind Castle Genie (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mrs beg chs in Mar.

Sports Line (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Chased clear pair, lost place 6th, behind from 9th, last of 8, well behind Tiptoeaway (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Sea Master (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Mid-division, progress from 3 out, ridden in 5th next, no extra from last, 7th of 20, 6l behind Lord Alfie (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp chs 0-102 sft.

Glenstar (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leaders and never a factor, moderate 5th after halfway, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Call The Police (11-3) at Thurles 2m 2f chs Grade 3 (1) in Jan.

Knocklong (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, moderate 5th before halfway, moderate 6th 2 out, no impression, 6th of 12, 18l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.

Abarta (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next, in a race won by Whiskey And Red (11-8) at Thurles 3m hcp chs 0-102 hvy in Dec, 11 ran.

Moiqen (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake and dropped to 4th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, left moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 21l behind Darenjan (10-13) at Thurles 2m hcp chs gd.