Fairyhouse

  • 15:10 At The Races Bobbyjo Chase 3m 1f

  • Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 54.00s
  • Off time: 15:10:00
15:10 Fairyhouse Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st On His Own (IRE) 11/8
2nd Mount Benbulben (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4141-U4 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Mount Benbulben (IRE) 58
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-10 G Elliott D E Mullins 160 13/82.62
2 F21P27 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Roi Du Mee (FR) 13
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-10 t G Elliott B J Cooper 155 8/19.00
3 65-0510 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 28
8 11-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 145 20/121.00
4 1/PP-571 RED & BLACK HALVED, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) 21
Course WinnerDistance Winner
12 11-8 p T Gibney D N Russell 140 16/117.00
5 45-F475 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Quito De La Roque (FR) 20
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-8 p C A Murphy B T O'Connell 150 14/115.00
6 1-22137 MAROON, WHITE star and armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Make A Track (IRE) 28
8 11-3 C F Swan D J Casey 147 14/115.00
7 5-17661 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap On His Own (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
10 11-3 W P Mullins R Walsh 153 11/82.38

Verdict

This is usually won by a useful staying type as it was a year ago when Roi Du Mee was successful. He's been a bit in and out subsequently and was tailed off in the Hennessy at Leopardstown last time so is overlooked. His stablemate Mount Benbulben has a penalty to carry for his victory in a Grade 1 novices' event last April and doesn't quite have the experience of some of these. However, he's very useful on his day and looks the main threat to ON HIS OWN, who is handed the vote. He'll no doubt be heading back to Aintree for the Grand National but showed that a victory at this level was achievable when battling to success in the lucrative Thyestes Chase at Gowran. Quito De La Roque beat Roi Du Mee comfortably in a Grade 2 at Thurles a year ago but has never recaptured that form.