Ballinrobe

  • 19:05 Water Towers Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €10,695 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.30s
  • Off time: 19:06:15
19:05 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pires 2/1
2nd Tribes And Banner (IRE) 7/2
3rd Fantastic Gold 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-28413 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-12 h P Nolan D N Russell 135 11/112.00
2 1F23-18 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, striped cap Laganbank (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 3/14.00
3 4-11351 ROYAL BLUE, yellow panel, striped sleeves & cap Tribes And Banner (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
9 11-12 C F Swan J L Cullen 145 7/24.50
5 113/52F- LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots False Economy (IRE) 6
Course Winner
8 11-2 M Hourigan D J Condon 139 5/16.00
6 1-0822D Red, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow cap Norther Bay (FR) 17
10 11-2 h E Griffin Mr E J O'connell 130 13/27.50
7 1330-25 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 23
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-2 A J Martin P Townend 136 2/13.00
8 141230 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Usa (IRE) 29
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 S J Mahon R T Dunne (3) 33/134.00
9 88F0-45 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Fantastic Gold 15
Distance Winner
7 10-9 pt M Cullinane C D Maxwell (3) 111 40/141.00
Non runners
4P1641-5Beau Michael911-2A McGuinnessD E Splaine130

Verdict

An excellent turnout for the money. After beating tonight's rival Norther Bay at Wexford, Far Away So Close couldn't cope with Laganbank at Tipperary and looks held by Willie Mullins' charge, who didn't run badly in the Galway Plate subsequently. Tribes And Banner also beat Far Away So Close at Punchestown in May and scored over hurdles at Killarney last month so he should go close. It's almost two years since Beau Michael ran over fences but he's been winning on the Flat and over timber so shouldn't be dismissed though it's about time PIRES was winning again. Tony Martin's charge is extremely versatile and has won three times over fences - his best effort came when third in a very tough handicap at Punchestown in February. The promising False Economy ran well behind Ted Veale on the Flat last week and that should have put him straight.