14:30 Thurles

Monday 15 February 2021

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    Racing Again February 25th Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 89y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 4m 38.01s
1st
Horse silk
9
10/1
T: Louise G LyonsJ: R P Treacy
Soon chased leaders, 5th approaching halfway, closed in 3rd 4 out, 2nd from 3 out, travelling smoothly and on terms before straight, soon led, pushed along approaching last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, just held on tchd 9/1 and tchd 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
sh
2
8/1
T: W J AustinJ: T Ryan (5)
Slightly impeded start, soon mid-division, disputed 7th approaching halfway, slight mistake 6th, under pressure after 4 out, went 3rd approaching straight, soon effort in 2nd, kept on well without quite matching winner run-in, just failed op 6/1 tchd 17/2
3rd
Horse silk
15
4
17/2
T: A McNamaraJ: S D Torrens (5)
Soon mid-division, pecked slightly 3rd, towards rear and pushed along briefly from 4th, 11th approaching halfway, soon pushed along again and reminders, headway to chase clear leaders but no impression approaching straight, one pace op 16/1 tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
13
18/1
T: E LinehanJ: Miss M O'Sullivan (5)
Prominent, on terms from 3rd, soon headed and close up, on terms again from 6th, led 4 out, joined before straight, soon headed and no extra op 28/1
5th
Horse silk
11
3
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: P J Cawley (7)
Prominent, slightly slow 3rd, soon on terms, headed from next and close up, on terms again from 6th, headed 4 out, no extra from 2 out op 9/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
8
20/1
T: D HowardJ: Miss C Daffy (7)
Slightly bumped start, waited with towards rear, pushed along from 4 out, kept on same pace without threatening after op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
30
6
16/1
T: A LeahyJ: T Joseph Kelly (7)
Soon tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, closed up and on terms approaching 4th, soon led, mistake 6th and joined, soon headed, lost position from next and soon weakened, tailed off op 25/1
8th
Horse silk
6
10
22/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: D Meyler
Waited with, slight mistake 1st, towards rear, slightly impeded approaching 5th where slight mistake, soon no danger, tailed off op 14/1

Also Ran

SU
Horse silk
1
4/1
T: J DulleaJ: B Hayes
Tracked leaders early, mistake 1st, slightly slow 2nd, not fluent 4th, 9th approaching halfway, soon slipped up on inner tchd 7/2 and tchd 9/2
PU
Horse silk
5
10/3f
T: J T R DreaperJ: K M Donoghue
Waited with, 10th approaching halfway, not fluent 6th, soon no danger, eased straight and soon pulled up op 11/4
UR
Horse silk
7
125/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Soon mid-division, disputed 7th approaching halfway, not fluent 4 out, soon no impression, no danger in 6th when bad mistake and unseated rider last op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
11
9/2
T: E M O'SullivanJ: P T Enright
Led, joined from 3rd, soon headed and tracked leaders, no impression approaching straight, soon eased and pulled up op 5/1 tchd 4/1
PU
Horse silk
12
50/1
T: Richard Anthony FoleyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Soon chased leaders, 6th approaching halfway, not fluent 6th, soon weakened, pulled up straight tchd 40/1

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Backintheboom51
Weight: 9-12|  Age: 8
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€12.90Pl:€3.70, €2.80, €2.80EX:€115.90Trifecta:€726.60Tricast:€725.00SF:€87.59

Forecasts

Shopping Around (10/3), Chalky White (4/1), Carnet De Stage (9/2), The Chapel Field (8/1), Flamingo's Court (17/2), Espion Du Chenet (10/1), Hell On Earth (12/1), Nearly Nama'd (16/1), Grey Atlantic Way (18/1), Likable Chancer (20/1), Mullaghmurphy Blue (22/1), Backintheboom (25/1), Knockraha Boss (50/1), Brex Drago (125/1)

Verdict

SHOPPING AROUND was much improved when runner-up on handicap chase debut at Naas 2 months ago, probably deserving credit for coming through from the back in a messy race, and should have more to offer being unexposed in this sphere. Chalky White has improved of late and is next best ahead of Carnet de Stage.

  1. SHOPPING AROUND (IRE)
  2. CHALKY WHITE (IRE)
  3. CARNET DE STAGE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Flamingo's Court
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 7
6/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €550.005th: €330.006th: €219.00

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