16:20 Navan

Sunday 19 March 2017

All14:1014:4015:1015:4516:2016:5517:25

    Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Novice Handicap Chase Final (Grade B)

  • 5YO plus  |   3m  |   Heavy  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:20  |   Winning time: 7m 3.7s
1st
Horse silk
5
3/1
T: E O'GradyJ: D E Splaine
Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd after 5 out, challenged 4 out, led narrowly 3 out, ridden to assert before last, kept on well run-in op 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
6 ½
3
10/1
T: J P RyanJ: D Meyler (3)
Led, disputed after 7th, led 6 out, slight mistake 5 out, pressed 4 out, headed narrowly 3 out, ridden before next, kept on under pressure, no extra before last, kept on same pace
3rd
Horse silk
6
1
5/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression last, kept on one pace run-in, just held 3rd at line op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
nse
6
25/1
T: R H LalorJ: Miss E A Lalor (5)
Chased leader, disputed after 7th, headed 6 out, lost place next, rear and slight mistake 4 out, ridden 3 out, kept on into 7th last, stayed on run-in, just held for 3rd at line
5th
Horse silk
½
4
5/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Held up towards rear, closer in 5th after 5 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression, kept on same pace run-in, just held for places op 11/4
6th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
6/1
T: T MullinsJ: L P Dempsey
Held up, mistake 11th, progress after 3 out, ridden into 4th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace tchd 7/1
7th
Horse silk
1
8
8/1
T: A L T MooreJ: Ms L O'Neill (5)
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd after 5 out, ridden in 4th after 3 out, no extra 2 out, kept on one pace
8th
Horse silk
20
7
25/1
T: J P RyanJ: A E Lynch
Held up towards rear, progress in 6th on inner and slight mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, no impression before last, weakened run-in tchd 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
9
33/1
T: L CaseyJ: P T Enright
Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, no extra before 2 out, weakened and pulled up before last

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.70Pl:€1.02, €3.10, €1.60EX:€28.30Trifecta:€157.70Tricast:€145.61SF:€31.02

Forecasts

Retour En France (5/2), Mick The Jiver (3/1), Jetstream Jack (5/1), Oscar Knight (6/1), Skellig Rocks (8/1), Kilcarry Bridge (10/1), Carrigeen Acebo (25/1), Presenting Mahler (25/1), Carole Rose (33/1)

Verdict

OSCAR KNIGHT ran a fine race at Leopardstown over Christmas to finish 5L third behind Noble Endeavour. He's 6lb higher for this contest but that form looks promising given the winner's excellent effort at Cheltenham this week off an 11lb higher mark. With winning form at this track already this season, he's fancied to carry on what has already been an excellent week for owner JP McManus. Retour En France got off the mark at the third time of asking recently and the mare should be capable of better but, having twice been beaten at short prices already, she is overlooked here. Kilcarry Bridge is respected too after last week's Gowran Park success while Jetstream Jack should go well for the Elliott team. Mick The Jiver has plenty on his plate but should give his running while Skellig Rocks would be preferred to last time out winner Carrigeen Acebo for place money.
  1. Oscar Knight
  2. Retour En France
  3. Kilcarry Bridge

Prize Money

1st: €38,350.002nd: €12,351.003rd: €5,850.004th: €2,600.005th: €1,300.006th: €651.00

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