• 17:15 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.70s
  • Off time: 17:15:12
17:15 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arnaud (IRE) 8/1
2nd Rebel Fitz (FR) 4/7
3rd Darwins Fox (FR) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3P774P- Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) 19
6 11-12 E M O'Sullivan P D Kennedy (5) 25/126.00
3 30/2262- YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 22
7 11-12 t H de Bromhead A E Lynch 5/23.50
4 74-F MAROON, light blue chevron & armlet, maroon cap, light blue diamond Drumloose (IRE) 10
7 11-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 33/134.00
5 063/051- LIGHT BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Handsome Dan (IRE) 226
7 11-12 D Leahy A P Heskin 33/134.00
6 10808F- LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star Hard Bought (IRE) 22
6 11-12 J J Walsh F A McCurtin (7) 40/141.00
7 707762- White, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue stars on sleeves, white cap Not For Changing (IRE) 44
7 11-12 G Elliott D J Condon 16/117.00
8 111225- DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-12 M Winters B J Geraghty 4/71.57
10 1U8808- ROYAL BLUE, white triple diamond & sleeves, royal blue cap Ted Dolly (IRE) 22
9 11-12 E U Hales J L Cullen 33/134.00
11 5/3880- Emerald green & yellow stripes, yellow armlet, pink cap Theshowisover (IRE) 22
7 11-12 H de Bromhead P F Mangan 33/134.00
12 44B10/P- Emerald green & orange chevrons, royal blue & white striped sleeves, royal blue & white quartered cap Where's The Dosh (IRE) 107
Course Winner
8 11-12 t1 Garry Ducey Mr R J Jones (3) 33/134.00
13 325003- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Arnaud (IRE) 22
5 11-6 C Byrnes N P Madden 8/19.00
Non runners
2048F0-FBirzali (FR)611-12J J HanlonS G McDermott
9011105/Steps To Freedom (IRE)711-12Mrs J HarringtonR M Power


This could hardly have produced a more interesting line-up. Although the useful hurdler Darwins Fox has already proved himself over fences with his second to Turban at Cork being a fine effort, the chasing debut of REBEL FITZ has been long awaited. Mick Winters' charge, last year's Galway Hurdle winner, has always looked a chaser in the making and this should provide him with a stiff enough test before hopefully going on to better things. Steps To Freedom is another very intriguing chasing debutant though he's been confined to racing on the Flat over the past year. The winner of a Cheltenham Grade 2 over hurdles, he's a very talented individual and though his pedigree wouldn't suggest he'd make a chaser he jumped very well over timber. Arnaud was behind Darwins Fox at Cork but that was his debut over fences and the youngster has much more to offer.