15:20 Cork Sun 3 November 2019

  • Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (0-150) (Grade B)
  • 3m 4f, Soft to Heavy
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner€30,000.002nd€10,000.003rd€4,999.004th€2,500.005th€1,500.006th€1,000.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:7m 32.4sOff time:15:20:17
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1
811-10OR: 140
18/1

Mixed messages in a number of starts last term with the gelding beaten a long way in some of his starts over the larger obstacles. That said, he has won on each of his last three seasonal reappearances.

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2
711-7OR: 137BF
20/1

Sole win over fences came in a Leopardstown beginners contest in December. Well held at Graded level since and has failed to complete two of his last four starts.

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3
Out Samt,v134
1011-6OR: 136CD
16/1

Has won three of his 23 starts over fences. Winner of this contest 12 months ago off a 4lb lower beating Rogue Angel 1¾L. Had a break since June and liable to go well again.

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4
511-6OR: 136
7/1

Winner of two of his three starts over the larger obstacles since August. Latest victory came in a seven runner Galway chase over 2m6½f on soft to heavy ground last month. Holds leading claims.

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5
1211-5OR: 135
50/1

Gallant veteran. Second of 16 in this contest three years ago but could only muster a weak effort last year finishing 13th of 20. Not won over fences since December 2016. Recent form doesn't warrant support here.

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6
611-4OR: 134BF
5/1

Useful 123-rated hurdler who won on chase debut at Wexford over 3m1f in May. Beaten on a couple of occasions since in small field contests over fences. Merits plenty of respect from leading yard.

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7
1011-1OR: 131
8/1

Winner of two of his 22 starts over fences. The Oscar gelding has been struggling in a number of starts since August and needs a few to falter in this contest.

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8
911-0OR: 130C
40/1

Mixed messages from the French bred gelding who has hit the frame on a couple of occasions in ultimately a very inconsistent run this year. Goes well at this track but others more reliable.

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9
1110-13OR: 129
8/1

Resurgent over hurdles and fences since returning to the track after five months in the point-to-point field. Winner over 3m7f at Punchestown in May, the Cloudings gelding was well beaten over hurdles recently at Galway over 2m. One to note.

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10
710-13OR: 129
12/1

Off the mark for connections over fences when landing a Gowran Park handicap chase over 3m1f on yielding ground last month off a 7lb lower mark. The manner of the win puts the beneficial gelding in contention.

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11
810-11OR: 127
11/1

Beaten over 60L in Newcastle's Eider Chase in February on his penultimate start for trainer Nicky Richards. One pace and never a factor on stable debut at Limerick last month over 3m beaten 46L. More needed.

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12
910-8OR: 124
18/1

Ran well in defeat in this contest 12 months ago finishing third of the 20 runners and may have got closer but for a number of mistakes. Out of form since February but one to note racing 5lb lower than in last years contest.

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13
710-6OR: 122BF
6/1

Winner on just his second start over fences when landing a Punchestown beginners contest in January on good ground over 2m6½f. Still in contention when hampered before falling two out in the Grade B Pat Taaffe handicap chase when last seen in May.

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14
710-0OR: 116C
8/1

Yet to win in six starts over the larger obstacles. Flattered by the finishing positions in a couple of starts since August and looks up against it here.

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15
99-13OR: 115
6/1

Off the mark at the seventh time of asking over the larger obstacles when landing a Roscommon 2m5f handicap on heavy ground in September. Beaten over hurdles a week ago in a run that may have him spot on for this.

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16
79-10OR: 109
16/1

Improving sort. Finished second of 12 beaten 17L in a Tipperary 2m4f handicap chase early last month on yielding ground. Could be a lively outsider.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Out Sam910-1313/2
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell

Betting

Forecast

Pont Aven (5/1), Russian Bill (6/1), Young Paddymc (6/1), The Red Menace (7/1), Aherlow (8/1), Cloudy Morning (8/1), Oscar Knight (8/1), Progress Drive (11/1), Wonderoftheworld (12/1), Glorious Galway (16/1), Out Sam (16/1), The Gatechecker (18/1), Woods Well (18/1), Gun Digger (20/1), Icantsay (40/1), Forever Gold (50/1)

Verdict

Winner of this contest 12 months ago OUT SAM can be successful once again as the 10-year-old bids for back-to-back Cork Nationals. The gelding, carrying 4lb more than last year, has conditions in his favour and can out-point his nearest rivals in the shape of Wonderoftheworld, winner at Gowran Park last month and Cloudy Morning who could be spot on for this contest following a run over 2m½f at Galway last month. Russian Bill for trainer Noel Meade should not be underestimated, while the J P McManus pair Oscar Knight and The Gatechecker who ran well in defeat in this contest finishing third of the 20 runners off a 5lb higher mark, are not dismissed.
  1. Out Sam
  2. Cloudy Morning
  3. The Gatechecker

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