17:00 Fairyhouse

Monday 2 April 2018

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BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase (Extended Handicap Chase) (Grade A)

3m 5f  |   Heavy  |   30 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:00  |   Winning time: 9m 2.2s

1st
18
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: J J Slevin
Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 12th, effort straight, stayed on well run-in to lead at line op 25/1
2nd
hd
13
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Soon led, headed before 7th, close 7th from 12th, 3rd approaching straight, challenged and led from last, stayed on well, headed at line
3rd
½
30
20/1
T: E CawleyJ: A W Short (5)
Mid-division early, 14th from 12th, improved to chase leaders 6 out, effort straight, kept on well run-in without matching 1st 2
4th
¾
11
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: R M Power
Mid-division early, impeded 7th, 11th from 12th, improved to chase leaders 6 out, headway and hampered at last, stayed on well run-in, finished 5th, promoted to 4th tchd 10/1 and 12/1
5th
hd
2
12/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Soon prominent, led before 7th, headed briefly from 12th, still travelling smoothly straight, pressed when veered left and not fluent last, soon headed and kept on well without matching 1st 3, finished 4th, demoted to 5th tchd 14/1
6th
10
19
25/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division early, 9th from 12th, closed to be prominent 6 out, every chance when hampered at last, no extra run-in
7th
2 ½
17
33/1
T: Ross O'SullivanJ: A E Lynch
Soon chased leaders, 8th from 12th, 4th 6 out, jumped left 3 out and 2 out, no extra from before last
8th
41
3
8/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Soon chased leaders, 5th 6 out, no extra from 3 out op 10/1

Also Ran

PU
1
1011-10
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr R James (7)
Mid-division early, 12th from 12th, improved to track leaders 6 out, no extra from before straight and pulled up before last
PU
4
710-12
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Tracked leaders, slightly impeded 7th, 5th from 12th, no extra and pulled up before 16th op 16/1
PU
5
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division early, 15th from 12th, no extra and pulled up before 16th
UR
6
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division early, 13th from 12th, hampered and unseated rider 13th op 18/1
F
7
13/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Prominent, fell 5th op 8/1
F
8
610-6
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Cooper
Waited with, fell 1st
UR
9
25/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Held up, mistake and unseated rider 7th
PU
10
8/1
T: P G KellyJ: M P Walsh
Mid-division early, soon chased leaders, 6th 6 out, no extra and pulled up before 4 out tchd 7/1
PU
12
66/1
T: G ElliottJ: J S McGarvey
Waited with, hampered and pulled up after 7th
PU
14
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: D F O'Regan
Soon tracked leaders, led briefly 12th, weakened quickly and pulled up before 6 out
F
15
50/1
T: G ElliottJ: B Hayes
Soon chased leaders, 6th from 12th, fell 13th
F
16
25/1
T: M F MorrisJ: Ms L O'Neill (3)
Tracked leaders, fell 7th
PU
20
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: B S Hughes
Soon chased leaders, 10th from 12th, no extra and pulled up before 18th
PU
21
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: D Meyler
Held up, not fluent 7th, 17th from 12th, closer order 6 out, no extra and pulled up before 4 out
PU
22
33/1
T: E O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Mid-division early, 16th from 12th, no extra and pulled up before 6 out
F
23
50/1
T: J P RyanJ: D Robinson (5)
Close up, fell 1st tchd 66/1
BD
24
16/1
T: T MullinsJ: L P Dempsey
Soon chased leaders, brought down 5th
BD
25
10/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Held up, brought down 5th op 12/1
PU
26
66/1
T: S J MahonJ: C D Meehan (5)
Mid-division early, chased leaders when hit 5 out, soon no extra and pulled up before 3 out
BD
27
33/1
T: A MurrayJ: R C Colgan
Mid-division early, brought down 5th
PU
28
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: A Ring (3)
Mid-division early, no impression from 5 out, no extra and pulled up before last op 50/1
BD
29
33/1
T: P NolanJ: C A Landers (7)
Held up, brought down 5th op 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

Pairofbrowneyes (13/2), Monbeg Notorious (8/1), Mall Dini (8/1), Squouateur (10/1), Folsom Blue (11/1), Bellshill (12/1), Kemboy (14/1), Isleofhopendreams (16/1), Oscar Knight (16/1), Snow Falcon (16/1), General Principle (20/1), Forever Gold (20/1), Dounikos (20/1), Arkwrisht (25/1), Thunder And Roses (25/1), Moulin A Vent (25/1), Bless The Wings (25/1), Call It Magic (33/1), Killaro Boy (33/1), Fine Theatre (33/1), Westerner Point (33/1), Lord Scoundrel (33/1), Sutton Manor (33/1), Outlander (33/1), Woods Well (33/1), Jetstream Jack (33/1), The Paparrazi Kid (50/1), Kilcarry Bridge (50/1), Tell Us More (66/1), Champagne Harmony (66/1)

Verdict
Pairofbrowneyes was much improved on his first start for Willie Mullins and remains unexposed in this sphere. He'll be popular. Thyestes winner Monbeg Notorious, perennial contender Squouateur and Woods Well may head the Elliott charge for a win in this race and a big boost in the trainers' race but his rival could strike with BELLSHILL. He's a Grade 1 performer over hurdles and has some smart form chasing, including when winning the Bobbyjo here. There could be plenty more in him, and he's the class act potentially. At bigger prices, C&D winner Forever Gold and Oscar Knight are notables.
  1. Bellshill
  2. Squouateur
  3. Forever Gold

Previous Winners

2017
Our Duke
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: R M Power
  |  
T: Mrs J Harrington
9/2
Prize Money
1st:
€270,000.00
2nd:
€95,000.00
3rd:
€45,000.00
4th:
€20,000.00
5th:
€10,000.00
6th:
€5,000.00
7th:
€2,500.00

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