15:00 Cork

Sunday 31 October 2021

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3016:05

    Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase (0-150) (Grade B)

  • 4YO plus  |   3m 4f  |   Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 8m 0.2s
1st
Horse silk
5
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
In touch, 5th after 11th, 4th after 15th, closed 3 out, travelled well to lead narrowly 2 out, ridden and asserted before last, kept on well, comfortably op 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
3
7
11/1
T: W DurkanJ: C J Orr
Led, headed at 2nd, 4th after 11th, closed in 3rd after 15th, 2nd before 4 out, led after 4 out, headed 2 out, no impression on leader before last, ridden and kept on same pace run-in op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
19
3
11/2
T: P A FahyJ: D E Mullins
Rear, slight mistake at 2nd, 11th after 11th, 9th after 15th, progress before 3 out, no impression in 4th after 2 out, kept on one pace in moderate 3rd run-in op 5/1 tchd 6/1
4th
Horse silk
4
2
711-8
5/1j
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
In touch, 6th after 11th, 7th after 15th, headway before 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, no impression on leaders, dropped to moderate 4th run-in, no extra op 13/2
5th
Horse silk
25
1
11/2
T: E MullinsJ: B Hayes
Rear of mid-division, 8th after 11th, effort before 3 out, mistake in moderate 5th 2 out, weakened op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
11
8
1010-13
16/1
T: T GibneyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Rear, progress to 7th after 11th, headway before 15th, 5th after 15th, lost place before 3 out, weakened before 2 out op 14/1
7th
Horse silk
22
4
25/1
T: J P RyanJ: B J Cooper
Chased leader on outer, not fluent at 3rd, headway at 5th, led before 8th, headed at 9th, 2nd after 11th, dropped to 6th after 15th, weakened before 2 out op 28/1 tchd 33/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
11/1
T: H De BromheadJ: S Fitzgerald (5)
Mid-division, progress before 11th, 3rd after 11th, closed in 2nd at 14th, led before 4 out where not fluent, soon headed, mistake and lost place 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
9
10/1
T: J P RyanJ: S F O'Keeffe
Towards rear, 9th after 11th dropped to rear after 12th, weakened and detached after next, pulled up before 4 out op 11/1
PU
Horse silk
10
5/1j
T: G P CromwellJ: M P Walsh
Rear, 10th after 11th, under pressure in 11th after 15th, soon weakened and detached, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out op 6/1
PU
Horse silk
12
610-7
16/1
T: G P CromwellJ: S D Torrens
Rear, 12th after 11th, under pressure in 10th after 15th, soon weakened and detached, never a factor, pulled up before 3 out op 20/1
F
Horse silk
13
10/1
T: D McNamaraJ: J C Gainford (3)
Tracked leader, led at 2nd, headed before 8th, led at 9th, headed before 4 out where dropped to 3rd and fell op 17/2

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Non-Runners

11
Horse silk
Whatsyourstatus39
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 8
T: A Lynch  J: R A Doyle
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€14.00Pl:€3.40, €3.60, €1.50EX:€36.70Trifecta:€114.80Tricast:€1,106.79SF:€181.48

Forecasts

Eurobot (5/1), Spades Are Trumps (5/1), Mister Fogpatches (11/2), Russian Diamond (11/2), Glorious Galway (10/1), Dromore Lad (10/1), Screaming Colours (11/1), Eleazar Des Neiges (11/1), Braeside (16/1), Agent Boru (16/1), Arverne (16/1), Whatsyourstatus (20/1), Waitnsee (25/1)

Verdict

RUSSIAN DIAMOND benefited from a return to front-running tactics and was well on top at the finish when scoring in a novice at Fairyhouse last time. If he can reproduce that sort of performance, he should prove hard to pass, although Braeside and Mister Fogpatches could both give him plenty to think about.

  1. RUSSIAN DIAMOND (IRE)
  2. BRAESIDE (IRE)
  3. MISTER FOGPATCHES (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Dromore Lad
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 8
40/1

Prize Money

1st: €24,000.002nd: €8,000.003rd: €4,000.004th: €2,000.005th: €1,200.006th: €800.00

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