19:35 Kilbeggan

Friday 9 July 2021

All16:3017:0517:3518:0518:3519:0519:3520:05

    AXA Smart Farm Insurance Midlands National Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   3m 1f  |   Good  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:40  |   Winning time: 6m 17.3s
1st
Horse silk
8
20/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J S McGarvey
Rear of mid-division, moderate 6th after 4th, took closer order after 9th, closed after 2 out, travelled well to lead narrowly before last, driven out run-in
2nd
Horse silk
¾
9
710-10
13/2
T: J P RyanJ: D E Mullins
Chased leaders, moderate 8th after 4th, took closer order after 9th, 5th before 3 out, headway to close at last, ridden and kept on in 2nd run-in, held
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
13
4/1f
T: H De BromheadJ: M P O'Connor (7)
Led, asserted before 5th, reduced advantage at 9th, headed and ridden before last, dropped to 3rd run-in, kept on same pace
4th
Horse silk
¾
10
7/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leaders, moderate 5th after 4th, 4th after 9th, pushed along in 5th before last, ridden and kept on same pace to 4th close home
5th
Horse silk
¾
7
13/2
T: D A McLoughlinJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Chased leaders, moderate 4th after 4th, 5th after 9th, progress 3 out, soon closed, 3rd after 2 out, 4th before last where slight mistake, no extra close home and dropped to 5th
6th
Horse silk
4 ¼
1
7/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: R Deegan (5)
Chased leaders, moderate 3rd after 4th, took closer order at 7th, under pressure in 4th after 2 out, dropped to 6th before last, no extra
7th
Horse silk
¾
16
9/1
T: T GibneyJ: P T Enright
Towards rear, moderate 9th after 4th, 7th after 9th, no impression before last, kept on same pace
8th
Horse silk
4 ¾
12
14/1
T: Ciaran MurphyJ: C J Orr
Rear, moderate 11th after 4th, took closer order after 9th, effort after 10th, no impression before last, no extra run-in
9th
Horse silk
38
6
12/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Ran loose before start, tracked leader, clear 2nd at 4th, 2nd to clear leader at 5th, closed at 9th where not fluent, lost place and weakened quickly after 3 out, tailed off
10th
Horse silk
4 ¾
5
25/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: B J Cooper
Towards rear, not fluent at 2nd, slow jump at 3rd, moderate 12th after 4th, slight mistake at 7th, 10th after 9th, under pressure 3 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
911-6
50/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: P J Cawley (7)
Mid-division, moderate 7th after 4th, headway after 8th, bad mistake 4 out and dropped to rear, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
UR
Horse silk
4
11/1
T: P RocheJ: S D Torrens (3)
Rear, mistake and unseated rider at 1st
PU
Horse silk
14
7/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J C Gainford (5)
Mid-division, moderate 10th after 4th, dropped to rear after 9th, hampered after 4 out, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

17
Horse silk
Dounikos45
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 10
T: Mrs D Foster  J: Reserve 3
NR
15
Horse silk
Dream Conti69
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 8
T: N Meade  J: Reserve 1
NR
11
Horse silk
Jerandme31
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 7
T: N Meade  J: S W Flanagan
NR
3
Horse silk
Shady Operator45
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 8
T: E Bolger  J: D J O'Keeffe
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€21.90Pl:€7.20, €2.90, €2.40EX:€234.90Trifecta:€0.00Tricast:€648.54SF:€153.97

Forecasts

Nick Lost (4/1), Jerandme (4/1), Waitnsee (13/2), The Echo Boy (13/2), Face The Odds (7/1), Freewheelin Dylan (7/1), Kruzhlinin (7/1), Shady Operator (8/1), Agent Boru (9/1), Dounikos (10/1), Uisce Beatha (11/1), Rapid Response (12/1), Jack Hackett (14/1), Dream Conti (14/1), The Big Lense (20/1), Roaring Bull (25/1), Mortal (50/1)

Verdict

KRUZHLININ is the veteran of the party, but proved that he retains plenty of ability when scoring at Navan in March and again when chasing home Shady Operator at Killarney last time. Denise Foster's charge enjoys a sizeable pull at the weights with that rival here and gets the nod. Shock Irish National winner Freewheelin Dylan landed this race last year and is feared most ahead of Shady Operator.

  1. KRUZHLININ (GER)
  2. FREEWHEELIN DYLAN (IRE)
  3. SHADY OPERATOR (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Freewheelin Dylan
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
11/1

Prize Money

1st: €45,000.002nd: €15,000.003rd: €7,500.004th: €3,750.005th: €2,250.006th: €1,500.00

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