Cork

  • 15:40 Christmas Party Raceday December 8th Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:44
15:40 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Protaras (USA) 11/2
2nd Perfect Smile (IRE) 16/1
3rd The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 755253 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 10
Distance Winner
11 11-10 T Mullins R M Power 137 8/19.00
2 F27411 WHITE, light green star, orange cap Dick Dundee 22
8 11-9 b P Nolan M P Fogarty 136 5/16.00
3 005331 PURPLE & YELLOW QUARTERED, purple sleeves, yellow armlet, quartered cap The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-1 W F Codd B R Dalton (3) 128 8/19.00
4 643P/75- LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 497
Distance Winner
8 10-12 N Meade R C Colgan 125 16/117.00
5 13213-5 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow seams on sleeves, quartered cap Barneys Honour (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
9 10-11 t G Elliott D E Mullins 124 9/25.50
6 05215-8 RED, black star, red cap, black stars Forty Foot Tom 22
Distance Winner
8 10-11 D Miley A P Heskin 124 12/113.00
7 14P-062 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 16
Distance Winner
6 10-9 t N Meade P Townend 122 11/26.50
8 291F-74 Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap A Fine Young Man (IRE) 3
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-5 p1 M Hourigan Mr J J Burke (7) 118 7/24.50
9 0PF611 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Decade Player (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 10-1 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 114 7/18.00

Verdict

Decade Player narrowly had the call over Protaras at Down Royal and there's unlikely to be much between the pair again with the winner just fancied to confirm the form. A Fine Young Man wasn't beaten far at Clonmel on Thursday but was earlier a long way behind DICK DUNDEE at Wexford and Paul Nolan's charge is running so well that a drop to the minimum trip may not prevent a hat-trick. The Amarillo Kid won a nice prize here last time and has to be a major threat despite a subsequent 7lb rise.