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    BoyleSports Novice Handicap Chase (Grade B)

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 150y  |   Good to Yielding  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:26  |   Winning time: 4m 10.3s
1st
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: J G SheehanJ: D N Russell
Made all, ridden before last, kept on strongly run-in to go clear
2nd
Horse silk
8
1
6/4f
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: B J Geraghty
Held up behind leaders, slight mistake 5th, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd 6 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no impression on winner from last, kept on same pace, just held 2nd close home op 7/4 tchd 15/8
3rd
Horse silk
hd
6
11/2
T: G P CromwellJ: P Townend
Held up early, mid-division from 3rd, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, under pressure before 2 out, kept on in 3rd from last, just held for 2nd close home op 6/1 tchd 5/1
4th
Horse silk
6
4
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M J Bolger
Soon held up, mistakes 6 out and 5 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, under pressure in 5th before 2 out, 4th and no impression when slight mistake last, kept on one pace tchd 20/1
5th
Horse silk
3
2
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D J Mullins
Chased leader in 2nd and close up at times, slight mistake 7th and 6 out, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 3rd before 2 out, no extra before last
6th
Horse silk
4 ¾
9
10/1
T: A J MartinJ: D F O'Regan
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th entering straight, no extra from 3 out op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
710-10
7/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: A E Lynch
Mistake 1st and towards rear, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, trailing before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 5/1
T: M F MorrisJ: D Meyler (3)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, lost place 7th and soon pushed along briefly, towards rear and slight mistake 5 out, weakened from next, pulled up before 2 out op 14/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Third Opinion26
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 9
T: G Elliott  J: B J Cooper
NR
10
Horse silk
Cassells Rock111
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 7
T: A J Martin  J: S W Flanagan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€9.10Pl:€1.90, €1.02, €1.80EX:€23.90Trifecta:€109.80Tricast:€74.07SF:€21.89

Forecasts

Don't Touch It (6/4), Third Opinion (9/2), Elusive Ivy (11/2), Prickly (7/1), Hurricane Ben (8/1), Three Stars (8/1), Catalaunian Fields (8/1), Lip Service (10/1), Neverushacon (16/1), Cassells Rock (25/1)

Verdict

DON'T TOUCH IT shoulders top weight for this handicap debut but it may be merited. He won nicely at Thurles in February over fences and his second-place finish behind Great Field since is not viewed as a negative given that rival has scored again since and looks plenty talented. A Grade One winner over timber, the selection should hold these on talent and can take the prize. Three Stars is also interesting having been severely tested at the top level in his two most recent starts while Prickly is likely to maintain his record of hitting the frame in each of his chase runs to date. Third Opinion defied a long absence when winning at Clonmel recently and Gordon Elliott's charge is in the mix here.
  1. Don't Touch It
  2. Three Stars
  3. Prickly

Prize Money

1st: €29,500.002nd: €9,500.003rd: €4,500.004th: €2,000.005th: €1,000.006th: €500.00

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