• 19:40 Christy McSweeney Memorial Novice Chase2m 6f

  • Winner €10,695 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.40s
  • Off time: 19:40:55
19:40 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 9/10
2nd Churchfield Champ (IRE) 25/1
3rd Saint Gervais (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 356-311 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Beachdale Lad (IRE) 22
6 11-10 Mrs J Harrington M J Bolger (3) 8/52.60
2 2P00-15 Royal blue & white quartered, white sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & royal blue hooped cap Churchfield Champ (IRE) 22
7 11-5 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 116 25/126.00
3 080415- Brown & orange chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, brown diamond Novarov (GER) 81
7 11-5 J F O'Shea S G McDermott 131 11/112.00
4 1225-21 DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 49
8 11-5 M Winters B J Geraghty 9/101.90
5 56351-1 Orange, white epaulettes & sleeves, white stars on cap Theroadtocroker (IRE) 68
Distance Winner
9 11-5 t D P Murphy Mr P Gahan (7) 109 33/134.00
6 021-2F4 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 22
6 11-5 pt G Elliott D N Russell 128 12/113.00
7 310/907- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Force Of Habit 32
7 11-0 D K Weld N P Madden 33/134.00
8 766U4-0 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 48
8 11-0 J E Kiely Andrew J McNamara 16/117.00


Beachdale Lad could hardly have taken to fences any better, winning his two races to date by a combined 29l. He didn't jump particularly well at Kilbeggan last time but still scored impressively and will take some beating despite a double penalty. However, the concession of 5lb to REBEL FITZ may prove beyond him. Michael Winters' classy hurdler, winner of last year's Galway Hurdle, was surprisingly beaten on his chasing bow but looked potentially very useful when scoring at Ballinrobe where he was eased right down after going clear. Novarov is already showing signs of becoming a useful staying chaser having made a winning debut over 2m4f at Gowran before a fine effort in a 3m6f handicap at Punchestown. Toner D'Oudairies was a long way behind Beachdale Lad at Kilbeggan but that didn't appear to be his true form and he should do better.