15:10 Downpatrick

Sunday 22 March 2020

All13:4014:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:40

Randox Ulster National Handicap Chase

3m 4f 120y  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:10  |   Winning time: 7m 40.4s

1st
11
25/1
T: G O'LoughlinJ: Mr B W Harvey (7)
Mid-division, headway into 4th at 7th, close 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd 2 out, 2nd at last, led after last, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong op 33/1
2nd
2
6
20/1
T: R K WatsonJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Rear of mid-division, headway from 5 out, 3rd 3 out, ridden in 2nd 2 out, led before last, headed after last, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong op 25/1
3rd
14
10
11/2
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Led, headed 4 out, soon ridden, dropped to 4th before 2 out, moderate 3rd after last, kept on one pace op 5/1 tchd 6/1
4th
1 ¾
3
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: G Brouder (7)
Rear of mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, ridden in moderate 5th 3 out, moderate 5th at last, no impression
5th
9
2
611-10
9/2j
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Towards rear, slow jump at 2nd, some progress int 7th 4 out, ridden in moderate 6th next, no impression
6th
1 ¾
4
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to lead 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, 3rd at last, weakened run-in

Also Ran

PU
1
9/1
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden in moderate 8th 4 out, no impression, pulled up before 2 out tchd 10/1
PU
5
28/1
T: James DulleaJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, bad mistake 8th, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before 3 out op 25/1 tchd 33/1
PU
7
9/2j
T: G ElliottJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders, pushed along at 11th, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
8
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Mid-division on inner, closer in 5th 4 out, soon ridden, weakened from next, behind and pulled up before 2 out
PU
9
1111-5
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: Mr J J Codd
Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 11/1 tchd 10/1
PU
12
100/1
T: P J RothwellJ: H Morgan (7)
Always towards rear, under pressure 11th, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 80/1
PU
13
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 33/1
PU
14
28/1
T: L YoungJ: R P Treacy (3)
Always behind, not fluent at 1st, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 16/1
PU
15
11/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders early, mid-division from halfway, behind when pulled up before 3 out op 9/1 tchd 8/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

18
Ah Littleluck14
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 10
T: T Gibney  J: Reserve 3
17
Victoria Bay24
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: C Bowe  J: Reserve 2
16
Biddy The Boss70
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 1
Betting

Forecast

Jimmil (9/2), Cheb De Kerviniou (9/2), Ifyoucatchmenow (11/2), The Red Menace (9/1), Coastal Tiep (11/1), General Principle (12/1), Out Sam (12/1), Its All Guesswork (12/1), Poormans Hill (14/1), Gun Digger (16/1), Biddy The Boss (16/1), Amaulino (20/1), Ah Littleluck (20/1), Space Cadet (25/1), Victoria Bay (25/1), Rocky's Silver (28/1), Cappacurry Zak (28/1), Call The Taxie (100/1)

Verdict
Ifyoucatchmenow ran down her rivals late in the day in a very similar slog at Punchestown last time and it would not be a surprise to see her follow up. Cheb De Kerviniou, who was in close proximity that day, is a 10yo but has had just four starts for Gordon Elliott since arriving from France and there may be more improvement to come from him. Plenty of the others have not proved their stamina and an interesting option among that group is ITS ALL GUESSWORK, also trained by Elliott, who showed significant promise on occasions last season before suffering an injury in the Kim Muir. Poormans Hill (3-3 at Downpatrick) won this race in 2018 and Amaulino did so last year.
  1. Its All Guesswork
  2. Ifyoucatchmenow
  3. Cheb De Kerviniou

Previous Winners

2019
Amaulino
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-10  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: A Ring
  |  
T: R K Watson
8/1
Prize Money
1st:
€30,000.00
2nd:
€10,000.00
3rd:
€5,000.00
4th:
€2,500.00
5th:
€1,500.00
6th:
€999.00

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