17:25 Downpatrick

Friday 12 October 2018

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Tony Patterson Sports Grounds Handicap Chase (0-95)

2m 7f 110y  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:25:25  |   Winning time: 6m 12.9s

1st
4
9/1
T: J R FinnJ: D J Mullins
Mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, took closer order to track leaders from 5 out and 4th before next where mistake, good progress to lead after 3 out and stretched clear from last, comfortably
2nd
7
2
6/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: R Loughran
Led early, joined from 2nd, not fluent 3rd and soon dropped to 3rd, improved to dispute again before 6 out, mistake and lost place next, ridden in 5th from 3 out, kept on into 2nd run-in, not threatening winner op 11/2 tchd 7/1
3rd
2 ¾
1
7/2f
T: C A McBratneyJ: Mr N McParlan (3)
Chased leader early, improved to dispute lead from 2nd, jumped slightly left 5th, headed from 4 out and ridden in 3rd from next, no impression in 2nd from last and dropped to 3rd close home op 5/1
4th
4 ½
5
14/1
T: L LennonJ: A W Short (3)
Chased leaders, still close-up in 6th before 4 out and soon pushed along, ridden in 4th from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from last
5th
5
7
12/1
T: J J LambeJ: L A McKenna (7)
Slow into stride and raced detached in rear, not fluent 7th and 8th, closed on field from 5 out and hampered next, not fluent 3 out and soon ridden in 6th, no impression from next and kept on into moderate 5th run-in op 10/1
6th
1 ¼
3
5/1
T: Michael E HallinanJ: Mr S Connor (7)
Towards rear, hampered 1st, took closer order from 6 out, improved to dispute lead before 4 out and soon led, headed after next and ridden, no extra in 3rd from last and dropped to 6th run-in op 11/2 tchd 9/2
7th
10
9
8/1
T: J MorrisonJ: M A Enright
Chased leader early, improved to dispute lead from 2nd, headed from 4 out and pushed along before next, soon no extra in 7th op 12/1
8th
3 ¾
8
610-12
14/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: C D Maxwell
Mid-division, jumped left at times and also not fluent at times, pushed along and dropped to rear from 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from next op 10/1

Also Ran

PU
6
6/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, bumped 1st, pulled up before 3rd op 11/2
F
10
6/1
T: A J McNamaraJ: C J Orr (7)
Mid-division when hampered and fell 1st op 11/2 tchd 5/1

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Betting

Forecast

Quiet Account (7/2), Doolough Lad (5/1), Open To The World (6/1), Kilderry Prince (6/1), Forrardon Xmoor (6/1), Invincible Don (8/1), Ballyfinboy (9/1), Ardview Boy (12/1), Maureen's Star (14/1), Airdrigh (14/1)

Verdict
DOOLOUGH LAD wasn't foot perfect but scored over C&D a fortnight ago and is worth chancing again in the finale, with the 7lb claimed from his back ensuring he remains competitively weighted on the strength of that run. Forrardon Xmoor doesn't make much appeal on form but, now under Gordon Elliott's wing, could soon improve. The consistent Ballyfinboy should have place claims if over his Sligo mishap, while similar sentiments apply to Invincible Don if able to produce his best stuff.
  1. Doolough Lad
  2. Invincible Don
  3. Ballyfinboy

Previous Winners

2017
Dinnie's Vinnie
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: L P Dempsey
  |  
T: J P Dempsey
9/4
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,910.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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