15:10 Wexford

Monday 28 October 2019

All12:5013:2514:0014:3515:1015:4516:20

M.W. Hickey Memorial Chase (Listed)

Class 1  |   2m 7f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   4 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:10  |   Winning time: 6m 1.2s

1st
3
6/4
T: G ElliottJ: R M Power
Tracked clear leader in 2nd, not fluent at 3rd, took closer order at 10th, closed 4 out, travelled well to lead approaching straight, clear before last, eased close home, comfortably op 11/8
2nd
3 ¾
1
5/4f
T: P NolanJ: D N Russell
Settled 3rd behind clear leader, detached at 4th, took closer order at 7th, 4th at 9th, progress after 10th, under pressure in 2nd before 2 out, no impression before last, kept on, not trouble winner op 7/4
3rd
25
2
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Rear, not fluent at 1st and 3rd, detached in 4th at 4th, took closer order at 7th, 3rd at 9th, 4th after 10th, mistake 3 out, under pressure in 3rd before 2 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out op 20/1
4th
20
4
7/2
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Led and clear, mistake at 8th, not fluent at 9th, reduced advantage at 10th, not fluent 3 out, headed approaching straight, weakened quickly, soon eased op 10/3 tchd 4/1

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Betting

Forecast

Discorama (5/4), Champagne Classic (6/4), Kupatana (7/2), Roaring Bull (25/1)

Verdict
Given his fitness edge this fascinating four-runner affair may go the way of CHAMPAGNE CLASSIC. There was plenty to like about the way he won recently Fairyhouse and while he has yet to show winning form on a testing surface, he could have a slender advantage over these rivals. Chief of which looks to be Discorama who has won on his seasonal reappearance in the past and showed good form all last season. Roaring Bull found the trip too much in the Irish Grand National last season and this trip will be more too his liking. It is also hard to rule out the progressive Kupatana, a likeable mare, who should run her race.
  1. Champagne Classic
  2. Discorama
  3. Roaring Bull

Previous Winners

2018
Peregrine Run
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: R Loughran
  |  
T: Peter Fahey
5/4
Prize Money
1st:
€24,000.00
2nd:
€8,000.00
3rd:
€4,000.00
4th:
€2,000.00
5th:
€1,200.00
6th:
€800.00

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