Downpatrick

  • 14:15 Seasons Greetings Beginners Chase2m 2f 110y

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.70s
  • Off time: 14:17:32
14:15 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kylecrue (IRE) 4/1
2nd Silver Chief (IRE) 5/1
3rd Hidden Horizons (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-21757 MADONNA BLUE, brown cross belts, check cap B L Swagger (IRE) 29
5 11-12 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 9/25.50
2 555545- WHITE, emerald green disc & spots on sleeves, emerald green cap King Of Ardcarne (IRE) 254
Distance Winner
10 11-12 M Butler M P Butler (3) 101 12/113.00
3 545PP1 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Kylecrue (IRE) 8
6 11-12 b J P Ryan R P Treacy (7) 4/15.00
4 60-6404 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mia's Vic (IRE) 70
8 11-12 t N C Kelly D R Fox (5) 100 12/113.00
5 210-9P0 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, royal blue cap Mic Milano (IRE) 13
6 11-12 t J P Ryan D E Splaine (3) 12/113.00
6 9F8F00 White, red cross of lorraine, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Native Palm (IRE) 70
7 11-12 M O'Hare A E Lynch 102 11/112.00
7 093464 PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Rory's Brother (IRE) 23
6 11-12 hb Denis Hogan D G Hogan 98 10/111.00
8 460-507 RED & WHITE STRIPES, check cap Bourbon Ellie (IRE) 27
10 11-5 J Barcoe B Hayes (5) 96 20/121.00
9 268385 EMERALD GREEN, white star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Cheap As Chips (IRE) 8
5 11-5 p P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 12/113.00
10 1001-3P Yellow, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Hidden Horizons (IRE) 20
7 11-5 p S R B Crawford M P Fogarty 8/19.00
11 0-50983 RED, black sash, quartered cap Silver Chief (IRE) 8
7 11-5 ht M Winters Andrew J McNamara 5/16.00

Verdict

B L Swagger won a bumper in the summer and though he showed little over hurdles he's always been regarded as a chasing type. Kylecrue twice pulled up over hurdles last month so it was a surprise that he landed a Clonmel handicap last time despite jumping left throughout. Rory's Brother has shown glimpses of ability and, though never in the first two in 18 career starts, this isn't the toughest of races. Silver Chief has had 25 career starts and won just once in a Sligo maiden hurdle, though she did run much better at Clonmel last time. CHEAP AS CHIPS would probably win this if able to repeat his performance over the course and distance in October when beaten narrowly into third behind More Madness so is handed a tentative vote.