Downpatrick

  • 15:55 Toals Bookmakers Ulster Grand National E.B.F. Handicap Chase 3m 4f

  • Winner €16,250 2nd €4,750 3rd €2,250 4th €750
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:59:03
15:55 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hidden Horizons (IRE) 7/1
2nd Unoccupied 7/1
3rd Butney Boy (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0F-2939 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Quiscover Fontaine (FR) 11
10 11-12 p E Bolger Mr B M Linehan (7) 130 20/121.00
2 110282 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Kylecrue (IRE) 21
Course Winner
7 11-7 b J P Ryan G N Fox (7) 125 7/18.00
3 1-24P08 GREY, black inverted triangle, halved sleeves, quartered cap Caheronaun (IRE) 21
8 11-2 v D T Hughes M A Enright 120 16/117.00
4 PP-9427 White, royal blue panel, striped sleeves, royal blue star on cap Seriatim (IRE) 29
9 11-1 pt W G Rankin A P Thornton 119 10/111.00
5 336671 Red, royal blue stars Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 16
8 10-13 bt G Elliott D J Condon 117 5/16.00
6 649936 YELLOW, red stars, yellow sleeves, white cap Hidden Crack 6
10 10-8 v S Fahey A D Leigh 112 14/115.00
7 04F81P Pink, large purple spots, purple spots on cap Slew Charm (FR) 21
Course Winner
12 10-7 Mrs S Dawson Mr N McParlan (5) 111 25/126.00
8 060PP7 PURPLE, mauve disc, striped sleeves, black & orange hooped cap Miss Pepperpot (IRE) 71
10 10-6 F Flood D E Mullins 110 20/121.00
9 0-32677 Dark blue, red sleeves, check cap Unoccupied 14
8 10-6 p E O'Grady P T Enright 110 7/18.00
10 P46421 BLACK & AMBER CHECK, black cap Mister Philson (IRE) 15
9 10-5 p S R B Crawford Craig Nichol (5) 109 7/18.00
11 P333U3 Yellow, yellow & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Hidden Horizons (IRE) 17
8 10-3 p S R B Crawford P Carberry 107 7/18.00
12 4045P1 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 22
10 9-10 p I Madden A E Lynch 100 16/117.00
13 290444 White, emerald green disc, grey sleeves, emerald green & grey check cap Butney Boy (IRE) 22
8 9-10 C A McBratney S W Flanagan (ex1) 97 6/17.00
14 6P5694 White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue cap Ravensdale Lady (IRE) 29
8 9-10 b M M McNiff M P Butler (3) 97 25/126.00
15 PPF730 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Montana Slim (IRE) 6
12 9-10 M O'Hare R C Colgan 95 20/121.00
Non runners
1668-4PB7Classic Cut109-10Peter MaherReserve 195
173-60P03City of Doral129-10J J LambeReserve 291

Verdict

MISTER PHILSON is the only one of these to have scored over the trip and arrives in excellent form after his victory at Ayr. He looks the one to be on with his stamina guaranteed, though Cherryantor's shock victory from 16lb out of the handicap at Navan was no fluke and he's very well handicapped if able to repeat. Jimmy The Hat appeared to enjoy stepping down to 2m4f at Ayr where he won easily while the veteran Slew Charm scored over a much shorter trip here in December. Kylecrue has never tackled a trip this far so his stamina has to be taken on trust but he likes this track and ground and it will be a surprise if he's not involved in the action for most of the way.