• 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


  • 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


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


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.