• 14:10 BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Novice Chase2m

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Surface: Turf


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 5-021F1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Mikael D'haguenet (FR) 24
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 147 1001
2 111-15 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Buckers Bridge (IRE) 70
Distance Winner
7 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 1001
3 161431 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Miradane 141
Distance Winner
6 11-7 t M F Morris M J Ferris 1001
4 P-S1445 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Tillahow (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
6 11-7 M F Morris D N Russell 128 1001
5 F68620 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whodoyouthink (IRE) 15
Course and Distance Winner
8 11-7 O McKiernan M Darcy 140 1001
6 06-F255 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 15
10 11-2 J A Berry R M Moran 135 1001


It's difficult to believe MIKAEL D'HAGUENET has struggled to make his mark over fences after such a brilliant hurdling career but he doesn't jump with the same fluency, though he did better at Thurles last time. He remains an enigma but a couple of Cheltenham entries suggest connections may believe he's coming back to his best and he can concede weight all round. Whodoyouthink is much better known for his exploits over timber but he has some fair form over the bigger obstacles and slammed Askanna at Punchestown last May. Buckers Bridge, a winning point-to-pointer and twice a bumper winner, made a winning start over fences at Punchestown but couldn't handle the step into Grade 1 company at Fairyhouse and finished tailed off behind Arvika Ligeonniere. This is more like his grade and he looks a threat while recent Listowel winner Miradene can prove best of Mouse Morris' pair.