Cork

  • 13:45 Hilly Way Chase 2m

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.80s
  • Off time: 13:45:44
13:45 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Days Hotel (IRE) 4/1
2nd Realt Dubh (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 252-044 Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
8 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 159 10/34.33
2 7414/11- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white diamonds Days Hotel (IRE) 385
Distance Winner
7 11-10 H de Bromhead P T Enright 148 4/15.00
3 433222 RED, pink epaulettes, pink cap, red stars Echo Bob (IRE) 21
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-4 H de Bromhead B J Cooper 135 10/111.00
4 21-U123 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 J P Ryan D J Condon 147 9/25.50
5 2/3P-P53 YELLOW, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue spots Let Yourself Go (IRE) 24
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-4 Martin Hassett S J Hassett 135 28/129.00
6 231F-3F DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
9 11-4 T J Taaffe B T O'Connell 135 25/126.00
7 1P-0311 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blazing Tempo (IRE) 77
Distance Winner
8 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 11/82.38

Verdict

REALT DUBH held an entry in the John Durkan at Punchestown but Noel Meade has decided to sidestep that race and take on what appears to be an easier assignment. There's little doubt that the eight-year-old is a quality horse on his day, but his tendency to make errors has proved his undoing in the past, and he'll need a clear round to win. Blazing Tempo will give him something to think about on official ratings. A Grade 2 winner at Fairyhouse in January, she turns up for this engagement having dotted up in two mares' hurdles. Foildubh found Flemenstar too hot in the Fortria Chase though he still looks to be improving. Days Hotel looked useful before injury brought a premature closure to last season's campaign, and any support for Henry De Bromhead's lightly-raced sort would make him of interest.