• 18:40 Donal Downes Water Towers Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.40s
  • Off time: 18:41:03
18:40 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fosters Cross (IRE) 3/1
2nd Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6P33P-P MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
8 11-12 pt G Elliott D J Condon 132 16/117.00
2 222-014 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Usa (IRE) 26
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-12 S J Mahon D F O'Regan 15/28.50
3 42-5991 Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Enjoy Responsibly (IRE) 33
5 11-4 t H de Bromhead J J Burke (5) 8/19.00
4 67280-1 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
12 11-2 T Mullins D N Russell 137 3/14.00
6 U3463-5 Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Special Tiara 22
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-2 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 153 4/51.80
Non runners
544U11/8Lucky William (IRE)1011-2T CooperR M Power148


Official figures suggest SPECIAL TIARA is nailed on here which is hardly surprising as he's a Grade 1 winner, beating Overturn in the Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree in April of last year. He wasn't beaten far in the Celebration Chase at Sandown behind Sire De Grugy and has been brought along steadily since with runs on the Flat and over timber. He should have few problems taking this before going on to much bigger things. Fosters Cross returned to his best when beating Pires, who won this a year ago, in a tough handicap at Galway but Shrapnel has run very poorly in his three most recent starts and like Usa is heavily penalised.