17:00 Fairyhouse

Monday 17 April 2017

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    Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase (Grade A)

  • 5YO plus  |   3m 5f  |   Good to Yielding  |   28 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:01  |   Winning time: 7m 47.2s
1st
Horse silk
4
9/2f
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Prominent on outer, led approaching 4 out, went on approaching straight, pushed along to assert from 2 out, stayed on well run-in, comfortably op 11/2 tchd 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
14
30
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division early, improved into moderate 4th approaching 6 out, moderate 3rd approaching straight, soon chased winner, kept on same pace from 2 out
3rd
Horse silk
¾
14
14/1
T: Miss Ellmarie HoldenJ: Rachael Blackmore (3)
Mid-division early, headway into moderate 5th approaching 6 out, closed to chase winner approaching straight, no impression when mistake last, one pace
4th
Horse silk
¾
13
25/1
T: M F MorrisJ: J J Slevin (5)
Soon mid-division, not always fluent jumping, ridden in moderate 7th approaching straight and no impression, kept on well without threatening run-in
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
26
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Soon mid-division, moderate 6th approaching 6 out, disputed moderate 4th approaching straight, one pace after
6th
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1 ½
2
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leaders, dropped to moderate 9th approaching straight and no impression, one pace
7th
Horse silk
9 ½
21
7/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Held up, hampered 8th, improved to dispute moderate 4th approaching straight, slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra tchd 6/1
8th
Horse silk
4
10
16/1
T: M F MorrisJ: D J Mullins
Held up, badly hampered 8th, went moderate 11th approaching straight, kept on same pace
9th
Horse silk
hd
18
33/1
T: N MeadeJ: D Robinson (5)
Soon mid-division, mistake 4 out, moderate 10th approaching straight, kept on same pace
10th
Horse silk
11
3
711-4
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: Katie O'Farrell (7)
Prominent early, no impression approaching 6 out, dropped to moderate 15th approaching straight and no danger
11th
Horse silk
12
28
50/1
T: M F MorrisJ: A Ring (3)
Held up, no impression from 5 out, moderate 13th approaching straight and no danger
12th
Horse silk
13
17
28/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: M P Walsh
Soon mid-division, jumped left at times, dropped to moderate 14th approaching straight and no danger
13th
Horse silk
1
1
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: Ms L O'Neill (5)
Chased leaders early, dropped to moderate 12th approaching straight and no extra

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: D Meyler (3)
Held up, not always fluent jumping and reminders 10th, soon no danger and pulled up
PU
Horse silk
6
911-1
14/1
T: T M WalshJ: D F O'Regan
Soon mid-division, mistake 8th and not fluent 15th, no extra from 5 out, pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
7
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: B T O'Connell
Hampered 8th, reminders 11th, pulled up before 17th
PU
Horse silk
8
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: M P Fogarty
Not always fluent jumping, pulled up before 6 out
PU
Horse silk
11
50/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Chased leaders, not fluent 16th, no extra 5 out, pulled up before 4 out
F
Horse silk
12
14/1
T: E P HartyJ: B J Geraghty
Fell 8th op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
16
10/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Tracked leaders, on terms 14th, not fluent 5 out and headed, moderate 8th approaching straight, pulled up before last op 12/1
PU
Horse silk
19
25/1
T: G P CromwellJ: G N Fox
Rider without irons before 3rd and lost place, soon pulled up
PU
Horse silk
22
40/1
T: H De BromheadJ: A E Lynch
Led and disputed, headed 6th, on terms again 14th and slight mistake, headed approaching 4 out, dropped to moderate 6th approaching straight, pulled up before last
PU
Horse silk
23
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: B J Foley (7)
Prominent, soon disputed lead, led 6th, headed 14th, pulled up before 5 out
BD
Horse silk
24
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up, brought down 8th op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
25
1110-5
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: C Brassil (5)
Under pressure 13th in last, pulled up before 14th
PU
Horse silk
27
20/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
No extra 5 out, pulled up before 4 out
PU
Horse silk
29
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Not fluent 14th on outer, no impression from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out
UR
Horse silk
31
12/1
T: T MullinsJ: M A Enright
Held up, mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 18th op 12/1

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Non-Runners

32
Horse silk
Mystical Knight51
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 8
T: Miss R Curtis  J: Reserve 2
NR
15
Horse silk
Baie Des Iles51
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 6
T: R O'Sullivan  J: Ms K Walsh
NR
33
Horse silk
Another Hero32
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 8
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Reserve 3
NR
9
Horse silk
Tell Us More31
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 8
T: G Elliott  J: C D Meehan
NR
20
Horse silk
Double Seven29
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 11
T: M Brassil  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.20Pl:€2.20, €2.30, €3.90, €5.70EX:€95.40Trifecta:€2,450.50Tricast:€764.70SF:€57.51

Forecasts

Our Duke (9/2), Haymount (7/1), Fletchers Flyer (10/1), Bless The Wings (12/1), Oscar Knight (12/1), Abolitionist (14/1), Noble Endeavor (14/1), Arbre De Vie (14/1), Foxrock (14/1), Minella Foru (14/1), General Principle (16/1), Alpha Des Obeaux (16/1), Tiger Roll (16/1), Bonny Kate (20/1), Thunder And Roses (25/1), Mystical Knight (25/1), Baie Des Iles (25/1), Another Hero (25/1), Double Seven (25/1), Raz De Maree (25/1), Shutthefrontdoor (28/1), Measureofmydreams (33/1), Lord Scoundrel (33/1), Rogue Angel (33/1), Sambremont (33/1), Stellar Notion (40/1), First Lieutenant (50/1), Tell Us More (50/1), Wounded Warrior (50/1), Roi Des Francs (50/1), Clarcam (66/1), The Game Changer (66/1), Dedigout (66/1)

Verdict

Our Duke appears to be a progressive chaser and his trainer and jockey could scarcely be in more confident mood since last month's Cheltenham heroics. His second behind Disko last time out was a solid run and the seven-year-old isn't dismissed easily but, at the prices, it might be worth looking elsewhere in the pursuit of value. Gordon Elliott has yet to win this contest but with the chance to cement his grip on a first trainers' title, he accounts for one third of the field, while Gigginstown will be the commentators nightmare with 14 runners. Ordering their contenders is quite a task in itself. Noble Endeavor landed a big handicap at Christmas and his Cheltenham effort last month bodes well for this, with Davy Russell a most useful accompaniment in the saddle. Last year's runner-up Bless The Wings is respected from the foot of the weights but will have to defy a 39-year age trend to win. Fletchers Flyer is much-respected for the raiding team from Britain while a big run from former winner Thunder And Roses is expected but the vote goes to the Elliott-trained TIGER ROLL after his fine Cheltenham success last month. A former Triumph Hurdle winner, he had the statisticians clamouring with that win and can do so now again to put his trainer on the brink of a landmark title success. Haymount, the mount of Ruby Walsh, looks the pick of the Closutton contenders as the champion trainer bids to retain some grip on his crown by winning this for the first time.
  1. Tiger Roll
  2. Thunder And Roses
  3. Our Duke

Prize Money

1st: €270,000.002nd: €95,000.003rd: €45,001.004th: €20,000.005th: €10,000.006th: €5,001.007th: €2,500.00

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