15:40 Gowran Park

Saturday 9 March 2019

All13:2513:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

    Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 2f  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:43  |   Winning time: 4m 32.9s
1st
Horse silk
4
9/4f
T: Miss Ellmarie HoldenJ: Mr D O'Connor
Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead 3 out, pushed along and led approaching next, soon ridden, stayed on well run-in op 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
12/1
T: S SpillaneJ: D J McInerney (3)
Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along in 4th 3 out, ridden in 4th next, went 2nd at last, kept on run-in op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
14
7
6/1
T: S O O'BrienJ: D Meyler
Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead 3 out, soon ridden, headed approaching next, dropped to 3rd and slight mistake at last, no extra run-in tchd 11/2
4th
Horse silk
1
10
10/1
T: J P RyanJ: D E Mullins
Led, ridden and headed 3 out, dropped to 3rd next, no impression in 4th at last tchd 9/1
5th
Horse silk
11
11
10/1
T: P A FahyJ: N P Madden
Towards rear, some progress into moderate 5th entering straight, pushed along in moderate 5th before 2 out, kept on one pace op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
½
5
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division, slight mistake 7th, moderate 8th 3 out, no impression, never a factor tchd 11/1
7th
Horse silk
10
9
910-0
12/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Towards rear, moderate 8th 4 out, no impression straight, never a factor op 11/1
8th
Horse silk
6 ½
6
33/1
T: A LeahyJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division, jumped left at times, no impression from 4 out, never a factor op 25/1
9th
Horse silk
6
8
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, soon no impression, never a factor op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
25
3
14/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Always towards rear, slight mistake 2nd, closer in mid-division briefly at halfway, no impression from 4 out, never a factor op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Held up off pace in last, trailing at 5th, pulled up before 7th op 5/1 tchd 11/2

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.90Pl:€1.40, €3.70, €1.90EX:€35.80Trifecta:€167.20Tricast:€152.54SF:€31.45

Forecasts

Ex Patriot (9/4), Doctor Phoenix (4/1), R'evelyn Pleasure (6/1), Reach Up (10/1), Call A Cab (10/1), Dolciano Dici (10/1), Goulane Chosen (12/1), Gurteen (12/1), Avenir D'Une Vie (14/1), Sunsetstorise (16/1), Nearly Nama'd (33/1)

Verdict

Doctor Phoenix looks the one to beat following a gallant effort last time when conditions were quicker than ideal. He has more experience over fences than his principal rivals and presumably comes here instead of a trip to Cheltenham. However, the concession of weight to EX PATRIOT could be his undoing as the top-class hurdler has earned a chase mark which is 9lb lower than that allotted to him for hurdling. His jumping does need to improve but that is possible on this slower ground and he holds Dolciano Dici on his last run. R'evelyn Plesure and Reach Up are progressive sorts who look in better shape than the rest.
  1. Ex Patriot
  2. Doctor Phoenix
  3. R'evelyn Pleasure

Previous Winners

2018
Goulane Chosen
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 9
9/1

Prize Money

1st: €29,500.002nd: €9,500.003rd: €4,500.004th: €2,000.005th: €1,000.006th: €500.00

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