Roscommon

  • 19:20 Class Grass Handicap Chase 2m 5f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.30s
  • Off time: 19:20:37
19:20 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mount Sion (IRE) 13/2
2nd Carmels Boy (IRE) 16/1
3rd Close Review (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2778-P4 BLACK, red spots, yellow sleeves & cap Quiet Thought (IRE) 48
7 11-12 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 109 10/111.00
2 052-441 Yellow, royal blue chevron, yellow cap Tales Of Milan (IRE) 12
6 11-10 v D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 107 3/14.00
3 2541-77 YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Best Of Bocelli (IRE) 32
10 11-7 Peter Croke Mr M N Doran (5) 104 16/117.00
4 742V3-1 Yellow, light blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Carmels Boy (IRE) 92
9 11-5 N McKnight R C Colgan 102 16/117.00
5 2/15781- Royal blue, white chevron, white & royal blue hooped sleeves & cap Island Peak (IRE) 310
9 11-5 bt Michael O'connor B F Cawley (7) 102 14/115.00
6 3435-49 DARK GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, white sleeves, dark green & yellow check cap Thelobstercatcher 73
9 11-5 P A Fahy D N Russell 102 8/19.00
7 67P5-31 MAROON, white stars, striped cap Westhaven (IRE) 18
5 11-5 t N Meade D J Condon 102 13/27.50
8 8970-13 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Mount Sion (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-1 p E Bolger N P Madden 98 13/27.50
9 295P-00 Royal blue, white spots, red & white striped sleeves, red cap, white diamonds Mayday Frontier (IRE) 42
10 11-0 M M Lynch M J Bolger (3) 97 25/126.00
10 3430R-0 Dark blue, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Mollys Captain (IRE) 28
7 10-12 bt J P Dempsey P Townend 95 16/117.00
11 4/843-P4 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap One Fine Morning 20
Distance Winner
7 10-12 R O'Leary M P Walsh 95 8/19.00
12 42/029-3 Yellow, emerald green cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Close Review (IRE) 11
10 10-11 t R P Rath B R Dalton (5) 94 12/113.00
13 P38-703 LIGHT BLUE, red sleeves, light blue cap, emerald green spots Finea (IRE) 53
6 10-10 pt F Flood D E Mullins 93 8/19.00
14 999-P89 YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Cherryantor (IRE) 12
Course Winner
9 10-7 p I Madden A P Heskin 90 33/134.00
16 80P1-8P Light green & purple check, purple armlet, quartered cap Ard Agus Fada (IRE) 20
10 10-6 p1 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 89 16/117.00
Non runners
1551/1F5-PKilmurry Kid (IRE)1010-7John HayesA E Lynch90
179766-25Back To Drumdeel (IRE)810-5R TynerReserve 188
1817/990-0Shantalla (IRE)910-4D HassettReserve 287
1986PP-62Valours Minion (IRE)109-10V T O'BrienReserve 372

Verdict

TALES OF MILAN last ran over fences in March when runner-up to Down Under. He's made real progress over timber subsequently and looks well enough handicapped to complete a double following his facile success at Limerick. Island Peak hasn't been seen since scoring at Clonmel in September but he's only 2lb higher so must be a threat if fit enough. Westhaven hasn't shown much over fences but is progressing nicely over hurdles so there's every reason to believe there's more to come. The former hunter Mount Sion has definitely improved of late and looks on a decent enough mark to get competitive.