16:35 Wexford

Saturday 8 September 2018

All13:1013:4014:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:10

    Irish Stallion Farms EBF Opportunity Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   2m  |   Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:35  |   Winning time: 4m 1.8s
1st
Horse silk
4
7/2
T: D HowardJ: A W Short (2)
In touch, left 2nd after 1st, closed after 6th, 3rd after 4 out, travelled well into 2nd after 3 out, led approaching straight, ridden and strongly pressed after 2 out, wandered before last where joined, soon led, ran on strongly tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
5 ½
7
20/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (4)
Rear of mid-division, 4th at 5th, good headway to 2nd before 2 out, ridden and strongly challenged leader after 2 out, on terms at last, soon headed, no impression on winner
3rd
Horse silk
3
3
9/1
T: Donncha DugganJ: A McCurtin (2)
Mid-division, slightly hampered after 1st, 3rd at 5th, headway to 2nd after 4 out, 3rd after 3 out, ridden and no impression on leaders before last, kept on same pace
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
5
7/1
T: J R FinnJ: D J McInerney
In rear, 7th at 5th, under pressure in 6th after 3 out, progress to 4th 2 out, soon ridden, no impression, kept on same pace op 13/2
5th
Horse silk
2 ½
8
8/1
T: J MorrisonJ: R J Condon (4)
Rear, slightly hampered after 1st, 6th at 5th, progress to 5th after 4 out, ridden after 3 out, no impression 2 out, one paced run-in op 9/1
6th
Horse silk
22
2
3/1f
T: M FaheyJ: R A Doyle (2)
Led, not fluent at 2nd, mistake at 6th, under pressure and headed approaching straight, soon weakened, mistake at last op 7/2
7th
Horse silk
2 ¼
6
6/1
T: Paul PowerJ: H Morgan (4)
Towards rear, slightly hampered after 1st, reminder after 3rd, 5th at 5th, slow jump in 6th 3 out and dropped to rear, weakened before 2 out where not fluent

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
1
5/1
T: J DulleaJ: D J O'Keeffe (4)
Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake and fell at 1st

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.80Pl:€1.40, €5.40, €3.10EX:€68.60Trifecta:€323.40Tricast:€586.37SF:€60.98

Forecasts

Das Mooser (3/1), Just A Normal Day (7/2), Dark Outsider (5/1), Bakers Street (6/1), Ballyfinboy (7/1), Invincible Don (8/1), Athloman Cottage (9/1), Burning Issues (20/1)

Verdict

If JUST A NORMAL DAY takes to the track he could take some stopping here with many conditions in his favour in this contest. The eight-year-old's last three efforts have been much improved including last month when finishing a little over 4L behind the 109-rated Theatre Dreams at Killarney. Das Mooser and Ballyfinboy can battle for the minor honours while it would be no surprise to see either of Dark Outsider and Bakers Street find their form back on this track.
  1. Just A Normal Day
  2. Ballyfinboy
  3. Dark Outsider

Prize Money

1st: €9,240.002nd: €2,865.003rd: €1,365.004th: €615.005th: €240.00

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