19:25 Downpatrick

Friday 5 May 2017

All17:1517:4518:1518:5019:2519:5520:30

Rekorderlig Strawberry Lime Premium Cider Handicap Chase (0-95)

2m 6f 30y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places, Watering)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 19:25  |   Winning time: 5m 33.0s
Weighed In
1st
15
4/1
T: A J McNamaraJ: C Brassil (5)
Prominent, led after 1st, headed after 2nd and tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead before 3 out and led before last, ridden run-in and drifted slightly right, all out to hold on op 6/1
2nd
nk
10
8/1
T: J P RyanJ: T N Brett (7)
Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to close on leaders after 3 out, improved to dispute lead after next, pushed along and headed before last, ridden run-in and kept on well, just failed
3rd
17
7
11/1
T: Caroline MccaldinJ: D R Fox
Raced in rear, good progress into mid-division from 5 out, went 6th after next and moderate 4th before 2 out, soon left 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace from before last
4th
6
8
20/1
T: R K WatsonJ: L P Dempsey
Chased leaders in 4th, not fluent at times, ridden from 4 out, no impression and dropped to 5th before 2 out, kept on same pace run-in op 16/1
5th
¾
14
20/1
T: C O'ConnellJ: R C Colgan
Mid-division and 6th after 6 out, ridden in 5th after 4 out, dropped to 6th after next, no impression and kept on same pace from before 2 out op 14/1
6th
2 ¾
5
8/1
T: C O'DwyerJ: Mr J J Codd
Towards rear, 12th after 6 out, ridden after 4 out and went moderate 6th after next, kept on same pace from before 2 out op 7/1
7th
2 ¼
6
12/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J B Kane (5)
Prominent early, not fluent 1st and settled in mid-division, dropped towards rear from 4th and 13th after 6 out, reminders after next, ridden and no impression from 4 out, kept on past beaten horses op 20/1
8th
8
3
811-12
3/1f
T: Mrs G CallaghanJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division, dropped to 11th after 6 out, reminders after next, ridden from 4 out and soon no impression op 4/1
9th
4
2
12/1
T: P StaffordJ: A W Short (7)
Mid-division and 5th after 6 out, lost place before 4 out and ridden, soon no extra
10th
4
13
1110-8
7/1
T: Peter L KavanaghJ: A Ring (3)
Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, 8th after 6 out, ridden from 4 out and soon no impression
11th
6
1
12/1
T: P A FahyJ: Mr R Deegan (7)
Led early, mistake 1st and headed, not fluent 2nd and soon dropped to mid-division, not fluent at times, 9th after 6 out, soon weakened and no danger from 4 out op 16/1
12th
13
9
10/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Towards rear, not fluent at times, some progress into 7th after 6 out, ridden and weakened from 4 out op 14/1
13th
27
11
25/1
T: S M DuffyJ: B R Dalton
Mid-division, slight mistake 2nd, not fluent 6 out and soon dropped to 10th, ridden from 4 out and soon no impression op 22/1

Also Ran

F
12
16/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: S A Shortall (3)
Chased leaders early, improved to lead after 2nd, joined before 3 out, ridden and dropped to 3rd before next where fell op 12/1

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Non-Runners

4
Dorkas25
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 8
T: J R Finn  J: B T O'Connell

Betting

Forecast

Redclue (3/1), Kilderry Prince (4/1), Town Pond (7/1), Willow Grange (8/1), Prosperity Square (8/1), Court Adjourned (10/1), Theatre One (11/1), Scripturient (12/1), Mollies Gent (12/1), Ancient Highway (12/1), Dorkas (14/1), Mason Dixon (16/1), Celtic Thunder (20/1), Killeen Elegance (20/1), Coral Pearl (25/1)

Verdict

Quantity rather than quality here, but a winner is a winner. Last year's winner REDCLUE gets the vote as he's on a winning mark, has ideal conditions again and should be fitter for a recent spin over hurdles. Mollies Gent holds solid claims on the best of his form and may well bounce back. Theatre One is one of a few to consider for the places.
  1. Redclue
  2. Mollies Gent
  3. Theatre One

Prize Money

1st: €6,160.002nd: €1,909.003rd: €910.004th: €410.005th: €160.00

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