16:00 Gowran Park

Saturday 7 March 2020

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:40
  • Holden Plant Rentals Shamrock Handicap Chase (Grade B)
  • 2m 2f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:00  |   Winning time: 4m 54.2s
1st
Horse silk
7
5/2f
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Slightly impeded start and waited with, 6th from 4th, headway approaching straight and challenged 2 out, slight mistake last, led run-in and stayed on best op 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
9/2
T: G ElliottJ: G Brouder (7)
Pushed along briefly early, tracked leaders, not always fluent jumping, 5th from 4th, progress to lead into straight, pressed 2 out, headed run-in and kept on without matching winner op 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
5
2
7/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Waited with, 9th from 4th, headway 4 out, chased leaders and slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from last tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
8
810-11
11/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: T Ryan (5)
Slightly impeded start and waited with, 8th from 4th, headway and slightly impeded before 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from last op 8/1
5th
Horse silk
12
4
7/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Soon prominent, 2nd from 4th, not match leaders and bad mistake 3 out, no impression after op 13/2
6th
Horse silk
15
5
7/1
T: William P MurphyJ: S D Torrens (7)
Led, some slight mistakes, headed into straight, soon no extra op 10/1 tchd 11/1
7th
Horse silk
26
3
20/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Mid-division early, dropped to last from 4th, pushed along from next, no impression from 5 out tchd 16/1
8th
Horse silk
4 ½
10
33/1
T: J P RyanJ: D J O'Keeffe
Prominent, slightly slow at 1st, 3rd from 4th, bumped with rival 7th, jumped left 5 out, lost place approaching 4 out, weakened

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
8/1
T: J DulleaJ: P T Enright
Keen, tracked leaders, 4th from 4th, bumped with rival 7th, not match leaders and bad mistake 3 out, soon pulled up op 7/1
PU
Horse silk
9
12/1
T: E McNamaraJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Waited with, 7th from 4th, headway and effort approaching straight, pulled up quickly before 3 out op 16/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.60Pl:€1.20, €2.10, €2.40EX:€9.40Trifecta:€54.60Tricast:€71.09SF:€15.20

Forecasts

The Long Mile (5/2), Diamond Turf (9/2), Debuchet (7/1), Triplicate (7/1), Velocity Boy (7/1), Tikkanen Express (8/1), Allardyce (11/1), Alfie's Choice (12/1), Spider Web (20/1), Presenting Mahler (33/1)

Verdict

DIAMOND TURF was unlucky to be run out of it close home last time out at Down Royal and a repeat of that effort could see him being one of the leading players in this contest. He has been raied a few pounds for that performance but still looks on the upgrade. The Long Mile has been a revelation this year but arguably the handicapper has finally caught up with him and he must race here 20lb higher than when winning at Naas in December. Alfie's Choice finished behind him last time out and is closely matched at the weights. Should he be able to show an improved performance he can turn things around.
  1. Diamond Turf
  2. Alfie's Choice
  3. The Long Mile

Previous Winners

2019
Ex Patriot
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 6
9/4

Prize Money

1st: €30,000.002nd: €10,000.003rd: €5,000.004th: €2,500.005th: €1,500.006th: €999.00

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