14:30 Gowran Park

Saturday 18 February 2017

All13:2013:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:50

At The Races Careys Cottage Cup Handicap Chase

2m 4f  |   Heavy  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:32  |   Winning time: 5m 27.9s
Weighed In
1st
9
13/2
T: A MurrayJ: S W Flanagan
Prominent, on terms from 2nd, led 3rd, not always fluent jumping, attempted to assert from 3 out, pecked badly next and reduced lead, stayed on well run-in op 6/1
2nd
2
6
9/2j
T: M HouriganJ: M P Walsh
Held up, slight mistake 2nd, 9th at 6th, improved to be prominent approaching 3 out, switched right before last where close up and bad mistake, kept on without matching winner run-in tchd 5/1
3rd
7 ½
4
7/1
T: J J ManganJ: D N Russell
Prominent, on terms briefly from 2nd, 4th at 6th, pushed along before 3 out, 2nd 2 out, slight mistake last, soon no extra and one pace op 8/1
4th
17
1
1011-8
7/1
T: J J WalshJ: B T O'Connell
Not much room before 1st and slight mistake, held up, not always fluent jumping, 8th at 6th, pushed along after 4 out, headway approaching straight on outer, chased leaders but no impression from before 2 out, soon no extra op 11/2
5th
5 ½
8
1010-10
20/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, 6th at 6th, progress 9th, slight mistake 5 out, no impression and jumped badly right 3 out, jumped right last 2
6th
¾
5
8/1
T: M F MorrisJ: B J Foley (7)
Held up, slight mistake 1st, 7th at 6th, pushed along 4 out, soon under pressure and no impression, not fluent 3 out and at last op 10/1 tchd 7/1
7th
12
11
9/2j
T: S K RyderJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Disputed lead early, not fluent 2nd, 2nd at 6th, lost place and pushed along before straight, no extra and hit 3 out, slightly impeded last
8th
30
7
25/1
T: Miss M L HallahanJ: M P Fogarty
Disputed lead early, 3rd at 6th, jumped slightly right 8th, pushed along from 4 out, no impression approaching straight, no extra and eased from 3 out, tailed off op 20/1

Also Ran

UR
3
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr L J McGuinness (7)
Chased leaders, reminders before 5th where slight mistake, 5th at 6th, mistake and unseated rider 8th
PU
12
12/1
T: E P HartyJ: M A Enright
Held up, inclined to jump right, last and not fluent 3rd, soon under pressure, trailing after 6th, pulled up before 5 out op 14/1
F
13
7/1
T: R TynerJ: J J Burke
Held up, 10th at 6th, pushed along from 4 out, soon headway to be prominent, no impression approaching 3 out, no extra and fell heavily last op 8/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

2
Definite Ruby93
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: G Elliott  J: J W Kennedy
10
Lisclogher Lad21
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 10
T: S G Walsh  J: S J Gray

Betting

Forecast

The Gatechecker (9/2), Garrai Phaidin (9/2), Definite Ruby (9/2), Killaro Boy (13/2), Winter Magic (7/1), Sonny B (7/1), A Hardy Nailer (7/1), Just Cause (8/1), State Of Origin (12/1), Killer Crow (14/1), Lisclogher Lad (14/1), Some Drama (20/1), Owennacurra Milan (25/1)

Verdict

This looks wide open and cases of some sort can be built for plenty, State Of Origin was going along nicely at Naas when last seen before coming down and would have a chance on that basis. Some Drama drops in trip and if able to recapture the form of his Limerick success in April would be a major contender, though he's been well below that of late. A Punchestown Festival winner over fences, DEFINITE RUBY might be the one for this. She scored over hurdles last month off a layoff and therefore looks primed to run well for a trainer in good form now. Garrai Phaidin is admirably consistent but struggles to win while last month's Naas scorer The Gatechecker is also respected in his follow up attempt. 1. Definite Ruby 2. State Of Origin 3. The Gatechecker

Prize Money

1st: €11,396.002nd: €3,533.003rd: €1,684.004th: €758.005th: €296.00

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