Killarney

  • 18:20 Kelly Foley & Co. In Association With Lloyd Fitzpatrick Accountants Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.40s
  • Off time: 18:21:13
18:20 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saint Gervais (IRE) 7/1
2nd Steps To Freedom (IRE) 8/11
3rd Run With The Wind (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00019/P Black, pink seams, black cap Between Me And You (IRE) 40
9 11-12 T Gibney A E Lynch 33/134.00
2 6/61-40P LIGHT GREEN, mauve diamond, mauve sleeves, light green stars, mauve cap, light green star Blue Vic (IRE) 47
8 11-12 P J Gilligan B F Cawley (7) 33/134.00
5 24312-P YELLOW, black stars, black sleeves, black star on cap Passage Vendome (FR) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 W P Mullins E Mullins 4/15.00
6 5F-060U Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 9
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-12 M Hourigan P T Enright 12/113.00
7 6U4-035 Dark blue, yellow star, yellow & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow stars Saint Gervais (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 J E Kiely Andrew J McNamara 7/18.00
8 0-99607 Royal blue, black disc, black sleeves, royal blue armlet, white & black quartered cap Sonic Beat (IRE) 13
8 11-12 J P Fahey A D Leigh 50/151.00
9 105/222 EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, green cap Steps To Freedom (IRE) 12
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 pt Mrs J Harrington R M Power 8/111.73
10 15P463 BROWN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap Ted Dolly (IRE) 15
9 11-12 E U Hales J L Cullen 20/121.00
11 00-PP PURPLE, beige chevron & sleeves, dark green cap Choisir Fin (IRE) 36
5 11-9 D Leahy D E Splaine (3) 66/167.00
12 140947- PURPLE & ORANGE HALVED, sleeves reversed, striped cap Love Rory (IRE) 125
5 11-9 E Bolger M J Ferris 20/121.00
13 154P-04 White, black seams, check cap Musawama (IRE) 15
5 11-9 t Daniel Howard B M Cash 20/121.00
14 36-2366 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Old Pride (IRE) 15
5 11-9 T J Taaffe N P Madden 20/121.00
15 40-4473 Light blue, dark blue braces, dark blue armlet, striped cap Thegondolier (IRE) 12
5 11-9 b C Bowe M P Walsh 112 20/121.00
Non runners
31144/4U-Greenbelt Star711-12Mrs J HarringtonD J Condon
4042-332Nearest The Pin (IRE)811-12A J MartinR Walsh128
164437-P0Rockshandy (IRE)711-12P NevilleReserve 1106

Verdict

Winning bumper and hurdler Passage Vendome was expected to make a winning debut over fences at Tramore a couple of weeks ago despite an absence since October but he weakened quickly and pulled up after looking to have every chance. There could have been something amiss so it would be no surprise to see him bounce back. He had Nearest The Pin behind over hurdles at Bellewstown in August but, though the latter has been running well against stiff opposition over fences, he's difficult to win with. STEPS TO FREEDOM was in front of him when they finished behind Sizing Italy here last month and Jessica Harrington's charge has since run very well on the Flat and over hurdles. His overall form gives him the edge and he will love the fast conditions. Saint Gervais won two bumpers and the same number over timber though he may need further than this over the bigger obstacles.