16:55 Clonmel Thu 14 February 2019

  • Sporting Press Handicap Chase (0-102)
  • 2m 4f 49y, Good to Yielding
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner€6,775.002nd€2,101.003rd€1,001.004th€451.005th€176.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 34.0sOff time:16:55:23
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1
1111-12OR: 99CD
10/1

One from 11 over the larger obstacles and has finished third of 11 here over timber in the past. Winner of a Cork beginners contest last month and should not be taken lightly.

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2
1311-9OR: 96C
14/1

Course winner that has also won over this trip. Lightly raced since July 2016 and is difficult to make a case for on his fourth start since missing most of 2018.

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3
911-9OR: 96
16/1

Off the mark for connections under rules at the sixth time of asking over the larger obstacles. Beaten since off his new mark and may find one or two better suited to today's conditions.

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4
911-9OR: 96D
13/8

Won a Down Royal handicap chase last month beating 14 rivals 8½L off a 10lb lower mark winning over fences at the sixth attempt. Should go well once again with a clear round.

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5
911-8OR: 95C
14/1

Course winner that has also won over this trip. Not seen since pulling up in a 2m7f handicap chase in March and likely to find it tough going here on return to action.

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6
1311-6OR: 93CD
6/1

Winner here in the past and is one from three over this trip. Missed three and a half years between 2014 and 2017 with the gelding currently running off a 34lb lower mark than his last success. Likely to find better handicapped sorts lurking.

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7
611-4OR: 91
6/1

Nothing of note in a number of dismal efforts over larger obstacles since August before signs of promise when finishing third of 15 beaten 13½L at Down Royal last month. Open to more improvement.

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10
1110-4OR: 77
7/1

Sprung a 20/1 shock when landing a Tramore handicap chase over 2m5½f on New year's day off a 6lb lower mark. Capable of another bold show if in the mood.

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11
109-11OR: 70
14/1

Not disgraced in a number of starts over the larger obstacles including finishing 9L adrift of Gotaway at Fairyhouse last month. Pulled up on sole start since and needs to produce a vast improvement here.

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12
Taboob144
109-10OR: 69
33/1

Without success in 14 handicap starts and has failed to finish in three runs since returning to action in December. First time blinkers unlikely to bring about the required amount of improvement needed to play a role here.

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Non-Runners

8
Smoking Dixie19
811-0OR: 87
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
9
Enduring Love50
710-12OR: 85
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Pack Your Bags (13/8), Smoking Dixie (9/2), Ballybrowney Walk (6/1), Golanbrook (6/1), Kilderry Prince (7/1), Bridies Boy (10/1), Oisin James (14/1), Glacial Shadow (14/1), Lettermacaward (14/1), Loch Luatha (16/1), Enduring Love (20/1), Taboo (33/1)

Verdict

The J P McManus-owned PACK YOUR BAGS was a decisive winner of a Down Royal handicap chase over a similar trip last month winning by 8½L. The manner of the win from the Black Sam Bellamy gelding suggests the 10lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop the nine-year-old in this contest. Smoking Dixie on debut for Gordon Elliott, Kilderry Prince and Ballybrowney Walk look capable of hitting the frame.
  1. Pack Your Bags
  2. Smoking Dixie
  3. Kilderry Prince

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