Clonmel

  • 18:20 Tipperary Perpetual Cup Handicap 2m 110y

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.90s
  • Off time: 18:20:36
18:20 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captainofthefleet (IRE) 20/1
2nd Fleur De Nuit (IRE) 9/2
3rd Sir Ector (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 200/310- Pink, dark blue & pink striped cap Sir Ector (USA) 52
Distance Winner
6 10-0 b J J Lambe J P O'Brien 90 8/19.00
2 13120/5- ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, check cap Dimona (IRE) 182
Distance Winner
5 9-11 R O'Neill S B Kelly (5) 87 25/126.00
4 4225-6 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-5 J E Kiely P J Smullen 81 4/15.00
5 365374/ DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Time To Work (IRE) 394
Distance Winner
5 9-4 G Elliott L P Dempsey (7) 80 20/121.00
6 457111- YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Face Value 166
Distance Winner
5 9-2 p A McGuinness I J Brennan (3) 78 9/110.00
7 637/083 Dark blue & light blue check, light blue sleeves, red cap Fleur De Nuit (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
8 9-1 J Bleahen D P McDonogh 77 9/25.50
8 57309-6 LIGHT GREEN, yellow sash & armlet, check cap Prince Chaparral (IRE) 28
7 9-0 P J Flynn F M Berry 76 14/115.00
9 1/950- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, striped cap Giant's Quest (AUS) 5
Distance Winner
7 8-11 H Rogers C D Hayes 73 13/27.50
10 21/950-6 Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 8
6 8-9 E O'Connell F Lynch 71 20/121.00
11 6214/23- BLACK, yellow seams, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 56
Distance Winner
7 8-7 t D T Hughes N G McCullagh 69 8/19.00
12 59491- Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Aughnacurraveel (IRE) 193
Distance Winner
9 8-6 T Cummins C R King (7) 68 9/110.00
13 425340- Black & white check, green & white qtd cap Lady Imola (IRE) 197
5 8-6 K J Condon S Foley 68 11/112.00
14 3197-83 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Dynastic 69
4 8-5 T Carmody B A Curtis 71 20/121.00
15 247109- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Teofolina (IRE) 133
4 8-4 J S Bolger R P Cleary 69 16/117.00
Non runners
322058/2-Defence Of Duress (IRE)59-5T J TaaffeJ A Heffernan81

Verdict

FACE VALUE returns after a break but was in such good heart when last seen in November that he can carry on where he left off. He completed his hat-trick on the Flat in Leopardstown's November Handicap and ended the year with a very good third behind two smart hurdlers at Haydock. Saint Gervais ran well over hurdles at the Punchestown Festival and should make a bold bid to lose his maiden tag under Flat rules but Defence Of Duress may need the run after a long break and is better over an even longer trip. Action Master, a winner over 3m at Cheltenham in October, is another who might find this on the short side though he's well treated and will be staying on when others have had enough. Fleur De Nuit ran her best race for a long time at Leopardstown last month and is another to enter the equation.