14:20 Fairyhouse

Saturday 4 February 2017

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Boylesports Irish Grand National April 17th Handicap Chase (0-109)

2m 5f 100y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 6m 3.7s
Weighed In
1st
7
4/1
T: K ThorntonJ: D Meyler (3)
7th from 4th, slightly slow 6th, moderate 5th before 4 out, chased leader in 2nd approaching straight op 6/1
2nd
nk
6
1011-4
3/1
T: P NevilleJ: R P Treacy (5)
Mistake 1st, soon close up and disputed lead, led before 5 out, went on before 3 out, soon reduced lead tchd 10/3
3rd
17
12
119-11
14/1
T: Peter L KavanaghJ: A Ring (3)
Towards rear, moderate 9th before 4 out where impeded, improved into 3rd into straight, closed when mistake 2 out tchd 12/1
4th
39
4
20/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: G N Fox
Soon led and disputed, headed before 5 out, dropped to 4th into straight, no extra from 2 out op 16/1
5th
44
10
20/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: M A Enright
Slight mistakes 1st and 2nd, 5th from 4th, moderate 3rd before 4 out where pecked, moderate 6th approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off op 25/1
6th
49
9
20/1
T: R TynerJ: R C Colgan
Prominent and not fluent 1st, towards rear from 4th, never a factor, completely tailed off tchd 16/1

Also Ran

T: G ElliottJ: Mr L J McGuinness (7)
4th from 4th, slightly slow 6th, moderate 4th before 4 out where fell op 2/1
BD
2
25/1
T: G P CromwellJ: K M Donoghue
Towards rear, moderate 8th before 4 out where brought down
PU
3
10/1
T: M S Sandra HughesJ: M P Walsh
Not fluent 1st, 6th from 4th, moderate 7th before 4 out where impeded, moderate 5th approaching straight, soon no extra, pulled up before last op 8/1
PU
5
25/1
T: Norman LeeJ: J J Burke
Soon prominent and disputed lead at times, slight mistake 3rd, not fluent 7th, lost place and slightly slow 8th, under pressure 5 out, moderate 6th before 4 out where impeded, no extra before next, pulled up 2 out
PU
8
1410-13
16/1
T: A MulhollandJ: C D Maxwell
Prominent, slightly impeded 1st, 9th from 4th and soon towards rear, not fluent 7th, progress approaching 5 out, soon pushed along, moderate 10th before 4 out where impeded, pulled up before 2 out op 20/1
PU
11
16/1
T: P M ClokeJ: S W Flanagan
Towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, soon reminders, pulled up before 10th

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Betting

Forecast

Holeinthewall Bar (9/4), Tulpar (3/1), Paper Lantern (4/1), Off The Charts (10/1), Town Pond (14/1), Telenor (16/1), Flynsini (16/1), Sunsetstorise (20/1), Court Adjourned (20/1), Fiddlers Way (20/1), St Maxime (25/1), Festive Day (25/1)

Verdict
Last year's winner Sunsetstorise looks very much up against it to follow up for his new trainer on recent evidence but the same certainly cannot be said of HOLEINTHEWALL BAR. He was an effortless winner at Down Royal earlier this week and will scarcely know he had a race. The extra yardage isn't a worry and he will take plenty stopping. St Maxime would be a threat on previous form but has to defy a long layoff which rather tempers any enthusiasm at this stage. The chief threat ought to come from Tulpar, who returned to action with a game Punchestown success last month. The front two were well clear in that and he stands a big chance if not suffering any ill-effects. Town Pond may run well for a long way but the formbook suggests he'll find it harder the close they get to home. 1. Holeinthewall Bar 2. Tulpar 3. Town Pond
Prize Money
1st: €7,392.002nd: €2,292.003rd: €1,092.004th: €493.005th: €192.00

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