16:30 Navan

Saturday 4 March 2017

All14:1014:4515:2015:5516:3017:0517:35
  • Meridian Security Handicap Chase
  • 2m 1f  |   Heavy  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:30  |   Winning time: 4m 55.9s
1st
6
9/2
T: A L T MooreJ: D Meyler (3)
Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 3rd, closed up 5th, on terms after 5 out, gained narrow lead after 3 out, pressed next, wandered slightly before last, kept on best run-in op 11/2
2nd
¾
7
6/4f
T: W J AustinJ: J W Kennedy
Soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 3rd, travelling smoothly straight, slight mistake 3 out, pecked slightly 2 out, kept on without matching winner run-in op 15/8
3rd
4 ½
2
6/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
A little keen, 5th from 3rd, lost place 6th, 5th again when slightly slow 4 out, 4th 2 out and no impression, one pace from before last op 9/2
4th
2 ¾
8
1010-0
13/2
T: I R FergusonJ: D E Mullins
Slight mistake 1st, 6th from 3rd, closed 6th, 4th 4 out, challenged 2 out and slight mistake, soon no impression and one pace op 8/1
5th
25
9
33/1
T: P J RothwellJ: A Ring (3)
Slight mistake 1st, 7th from 3rd, jumped right 4th, 6th 4 out, slight mistake 3 out and no extra
6th
30
4
20/1
T: P FaheyJ: R M Power
Slight mistake 1st, in rear, 8th before 5th, last again 5 out, soon no impression, op 16/1

Also Ran

PU
1
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr L J McGuinness (7)
Prominent, some slight mistakes, on terms 3rd, headed before 5th, not fluent 6th and 7th, under pressure from 5 out, weakened from 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 8/1
PU
3
10/1
T: M McCabeJ: M P Fogarty
Led, slight mistake 1st, joined 3rd, jumped right 4th, joined after 5 out, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last op 12/1
PU
5
7/1
T: T J TaaffeJ: M P Walsh
8th from 3rd, last before 5th, reminders next, 8th 5 out, 7th 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 13/2
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Betting

Forecast

All The Chimneys (6/4), Ontopoftheworld (9/2), Show And Go (6/1), James (13/2), I Knew Well (7/1), Asitsohappens (10/1), Killer Crow (11/1), Presenting Beara (20/1), Rightback Atya (33/1)

Verdict

Show And Go produced a career-best to win at Punchestown last time and has been given a nice break since. He's got more on his plate, and some in-form rivals to contend with, but should get involved. I Knew Well is likely to fare better back at this sort of trip, over which he won on his penultimate start in December. The front-running Asitsohappens would be dangerous if taking to fences but the two to focus on might be ALL THE CHIMNEYS and Ontopoftheworld. They were first and second over C&D in January and, while they are closer in the ratings now, the former may uphold that form. He went close since at Clonmel in a race that has produced a subsequent winner in behind and travelled strongly enough here last time to suggest he may hold his old foe despite the pull at the weights enjoyed by the runner-up from that occasion. James, second at Down Royal when last seen, is another for the shortlist.
  1. All The Chimneys
  2. Ontopoftheworld
  3. Show And Go

Prize Money

1st: €10,164.002nd: €3,152.003rd: €1,501.004th: €676.005th: €264.00

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