16:55 Clonmel

Thursday 14 February 2019

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Sporting Press Handicap Chase (0-102)

2m 4f 49y  |   Good to Yielding  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:55  |   Winning time: 5m 34.0s

1st
4
7/4f
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Soon prominent, a little keen, led approaching straight, stayed on well to assert run-in op 6/4 tchd 7/4
2nd
6
7
10/1
T: J J ManganJ: P Townend
Soon raced in 6th, slight mistake 9th where 5th, closed from 3 out, 2nd before straight, kept on same pace from last
3rd
6 ½
5
12/1
T: Miss D O'SheaJ: Rachael Blackmore
Waited with, soon towards rear, improved to track leaders before straight, one pace in 3rd 2 out op 11/1
4th
4 ¼
10
5/1
T: A J McNamaraJ: Miss S Ahern (7)
Waited with, soon towards rear, closed up from 3 out, soon close up, no impression and one pace from before 2 out op 9/1
5th
9
11
16/1
T: Thomas CoyleJ: D E Mullins
Waited with, slight mistake 5th, last from next, pushed along after 8th, soon no impression, jumped left 3 out, went 7th approaching straight, soon chased leaders, one pace from before 2 out op 16/1
6th
3 ¼
6
8/1
T: T FoleyJ: C A Landers (5)
Waited with, some slight mistakes, progress 4 out, 6th approaching straight, one pace from before 2 out
7th
12
3
14/1
T: L YoungJ: D P Holden (7)
Soon raced in 5th, 6th at 9th, pushed along after 10th, no impression before straight op 14/1
8th
24
1
20/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (3)
Prominent, some slight mistakes, reminders after 6th, left in lead 3 out, soon under pressure, headed approaching straight, soon weakened op 9/1 tchd 8/1

Also Ran

PU
2
12/1
T: M WintersJ: B Hayes
Soon raced in 4th, pushed along after 10th, no extra from before straight, soon pulled up op 12/1
N/A
8
9/2
N/A
9
20/1
UR
12
109-10
33/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J M Moore
Led, soon went on, reduced lead when mistake and unseated rider 3 out op 50/1
Betting

Forecast

Pack Your Bags (7/4), Smoking Dixie (9/2), Kilderry Prince (5/1), Golanbrook (8/1), Ballybrowney Walk (10/1), Oisin James (12/1), Lettermacaward (12/1), Loch Luatha (14/1), Glacial Shadow (16/1), Bridies Boy (20/1), Enduring Love (20/1), Taboo (33/1)

Verdict
The J P McManus-owned PACK YOUR BAGS was a decisive winner of a Down Royal handicap chase over a similar trip last month winning by 8½L. The manner of the win from the Black Sam Bellamy gelding suggests the 10lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop the nine-year-old in this contest. Smoking Dixie on debut for Gordon Elliott, Kilderry Prince and Ballybrowney Walk look capable of hitting the frame.
  1. Pack Your Bags
  2. Smoking Dixie
  3. Kilderry Prince
Prize Money
1st:
€6,775.00
2nd:
€2,101.00
3rd:
€1,001.00
4th:
€451.00
5th:
€176.00

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