• 14:45 McCarthy Insurance Group Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €499
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.90s
  • Off time: 14:45:50
14:45 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Castle Wings (IRE) 7/2
2nd West Council (IRE) 66/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 426-022 Yellow, black hollow box, hooped sleeves, striped cap Castle Wings (IRE) 8
9 11-12 J J Mangan P F Mangan 119 7/24.50
2 P-7B YELLOW & WHITE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Leap Dearg (IRE) 7
6 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 50/151.00
3 9/09509 WHITE, red triple diamond, halved sleeves, quartered cap Merry In Moscow (IRE) 9
10 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 33/134.00
4 9040/2-3 Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Our Ollie (IRE) 13
8 11-12 t1 P J Gilligan B M Cash 96 20/121.00
5 FF33/0- ORANGE, black hoop, orange cap Trixiebarry (IRE) 590
9 11-12 T O'Callaghan B T O'Connell 66/167.00
6 5P-P980 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots West Council (IRE) 68
9 11-12 I Madden Mr E D Linehan (5) 66/167.00
7 11462-1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blood Cotil (FR) 230
5 11-1 W P Mullins P Townend 1/41.25


Castle Wings has now had twelve starts over fences without scoring but keeps bumping into useful winners and should be scoring soon. However, he's now up against a potentially smart novice in BLOOD COTIL and has to concede him 11lb, which looks beyond him. Willie Mullins' youngster, a Grade 2 winner over hurdles as a three-year-old, produced an outstanding performance to beat stablemate Diakali and some highly-rated French hopes in a Grade 3 at Auteuil in May where the very testing ground played to his strengths. He makes his chasing debut here and could go all the way to the top. The remainder will need mishaps to the main contenders to get involved with Our Ollie possibly the best of them.