Roscommon

  • 19:25 Connolly's Red Mills Horse Care Cubes Handicap 1m 4f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 49.89s
  • Off time: 19:26:14
19:25 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cliff House (IRE) 9/2
2nd Chance To Dance (IRE) 8/1
3rd All About Alfie (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 321 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Chance To Dance (IRE) 11
4 10-0 J S Bolger K J Manning 85 8/19.00
2 (15) 9610-70 Orange, purple seams, hooped cap Placere (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-11 p R Brabazon J A Heffernan 82 25/126.00
3 (7) 0/6129-5 Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 11
7 9-9 p1 E O'Connell F Lynch 80 9/110.00
4 (10) 6/70831- ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, striped cap Fisher Bridge (IRE) 162
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-4 b N Meade C T Keane (3) 75 20/121.00
6 (5) 79-61 WHITE, red braces, striped cap Cliff House (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
4 9-3 J J Walsh N G McCullagh 74 9/25.50
7 (13) 21-5102 ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star All About Alfie (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 9-1 Thomas Foley Gary Paul Halpin (7) 72 8/19.00
9 (6) 34458/ Dark blue, emerald green braces, halved sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Authinger (IRE) 14
6 9-0 A J Martin F M Berry 71 9/110.00
10 (14) 000-395 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 15
4 8-13 p J T Gorman C D Hayes 70 33/134.00
11 (11) 46120-3 BLACK AND AMBER STRIPED, white collar and cuffs, purple cap Cin Cin (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
4 8-13 A Heffernan E J McNamara 70 12/113.00
13 (9) 76210-4 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Banker Burke (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
4 8-11 Mrs J Harrington C P Hoban (3) 68 12/113.00
14 (3) 786-3 White, red disc, hooped sleeves, white cap Benkei (IRE) 37
4 8-10 T Kodama P J Smullen 67 5/16.00
15 (2) 700-511 Emerald green & red diamonds, emerald green sleeves, red cap Truly Delightful (IRE) 6
4 8-10 T Cleary R P Cleary 67 9/110.00
16 (16) 63-5 EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, yellow sleeves & cap Castle Of Argh (USA) 44
4 8-7 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 64 11/112.00
17 8-04908 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Whatuthink (IRE) 9
12 8-5 t O McKiernan S Corby (7) 62 40/141.00
Non runners
5 (12)608397Strandfield Lady (IRE)99-4H RogersC R King75
8 (8)48730-2Chill (IRE)69-1D T HughesT P Madden72
12 (1)72/556-5Shadagann (IRE)48-12M HalfordS Foley69

Verdict

This is a tricky handicap and Truly Delightful, who completed a double at Killarney last week, will need to improve again. Chance To Dance looked a smart prospect when beating Ebadani in a Clonmel maiden but the runner-up is rated 72 so a mark of 85 looks high. Cliff House has been raised a massive 13lb for a surprise victory at Tipperary, when All About Alfie was well beaten, and Chill may have more of a chance after a good run behind Hazariban at Navan though he's been well beaten over timber subsequently. BENKEI was just behind in that Navan race on his handicap debut. The assessor has taken note and raised him 5lb but there's much more to come from Pat Smullen's mount and he can gain his first success.