Cork

  • 15:25 Paddy Power Cork Grand National Handicap Chase 3m 4f

  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,501 3rd €4,501 4th €1,501
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 34.50s
  • Off time: 15:25:52
15:25 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sword Fish (IRE) 8/1
2nd Unoccupied 4/1
3rd Another Palm (IRE) 14/1
4th Rockyaboya (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 44-0350 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 21
11 11-8 T Mullins D J Casey 135 33/134.00
2 4P/2P4-1 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ipsos Du Berlais (FR) 16
7 11-5 p1 N Meade D N Russell 132 8/19.00
3 20-3139 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Tom Horn (IRE) 21
7 11-3 N Meade M P Walsh 130 14/115.00
4 43-1276 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Wise Oscar (IRE) 21
9 11-3 D T Hughes B J Cooper 130 7/18.00
5 114208- Royal blue & white quartered, black & white striped sleeves & cap Tarquinius (FR) 211
Distance Winner
10 11-2 bt G Elliott K M Donoghue 129 11/112.00
6 1122/P-4 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Themoonandsixpence (IRE) 40
Course Winner
10 11-1 pt W P Mullins P Townend 128 14/115.00
7 1/0P-424 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 51
10 10-13 bt N Meade B J Geraghty 126 10/111.00
8 15/55P-F LIGHT BLUE & RED QUARTERED, blue sleeves, check cap Carrigeen Lechuga (IRE) 10
8 10-12 R H Lalor Miss E A Lalor (5) 125 33/134.00
9 26P07-F YELLOW, large black spots, striped sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Caduceus (IRE) 6
9 10-10 P Hughes A P Heskin 123 33/134.00
10 114-U20 Dark green, dark green & white hooped sleeves, white spots on cap Rockyaboya (IRE) 43
9 10-9 W P Mullins R Walsh 122 5/16.00
11 8UP-1P5 DARK GREEN, royal blue seams, white & royal blue quartered cap Another Palm (IRE) 29
8 10-8 b N Meade R M Power 121 14/115.00
12 41FFRP- Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Carry Each Other (IRE) 191
7 10-3 b M F Morris K C Sexton (7) 116 12/113.00
13 P29P0/P- RED, white star, hooped sleeves, striped cap Tinakellylad (IRE) 393
9 10-3 p M F Morris N P Madden 116 25/126.00
14 PP37-3P YELLOW, royal blue sleeves, pink cap, light green spots Zardsky (IRE) 153
7 10-2 T J Nagle-Jr Mr E J O'connell 115 14/115.00
15 6169PP- RED, yellow cross of lorraine, black cap Oscars Business (IRE) 191
9 9-13 R Tyner P F Mangan 112 20/121.00
16 18130-3 Dark blue, red sleeves, check cap Unoccupied 6
7 9-13 E O'Grady P T Enright 112 4/15.00
18 51P-545 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, yellow cap Sword Fish (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
7 9-10 bt C Roche B R Dalton (3) 109 8/19.00
Non runners
172P2363Prosperity Square (IRE)89-12C O'DwyerB R Dalton111

Verdict

This will take some getting but the trip shouldn't be a problem for Ipsos Du Berlais, who makes his handicap debut over fences on a 6lb lower mark than over timber. Ruby Walsh has chosen Rockyaboya over Themoonandsixpence but, though his mount is progressive, he's only had two starts over fences. Wise Oscar won't mind the ground nor marathon trip but he's now on his highest-ever mark while the veteran Bob Lingo hasn't been running well, though he's 4lb lower than when landing last year's Galway Plate. TARQUINIUS hasn't run since the Grand National but he was in excellent form at this time a year ago and, in the hope he's fit enough, he's handed the vote in a very tough contest.