• 16:35 Kilbegnet E.B.F. Novice Chase 2m

  • Winner €22,750 2nd €6,649 3rd €3,150 4th €1,050
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.60s
  • Off time: 16:35:09
16:35 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darwins Fox (FR) 9/4
2nd Cootamundra (IRE) 8/1
3rd Ballyfinboy (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 9-64213 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Ballyfinboy (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
7 11-1 J R Finn Mr E J O'connell 121 20/121.00
3 321522 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star Boxer Beat (IRE) 19
6 11-1 p P W Flynn K M Donoghue 120 11/112.00
4 553308- BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Cootamundra (IRE) 157
10 11-1 J A Berry R M Moran 134 8/19.00
5 262-351 YELLOW & PURPLE QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, purple armlet, quartered cap Darwins Fox (FR) 57
Distance Winner
7 11-1 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 9/43.25
6 1P-26F4 RED, white cross of lorraine, red cap, white star He's Our Man (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-1 t Ross O'Sullivan D J Condon 129 8/19.00
7 1-785P2 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Toostrong (FR) 15
6 11-1 t W P Mullins R Walsh 126 10/34.33
8 42-791F Light green, black cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Shadow Eile (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 10-8 Mrs D A Love Andrew J McNamara 9/43.25
9 3P1-P56 White & black hoops, black chevrons on sleeves, check cap The Folkes Choice 24
Distance Winner
7 10-8 H de Bromhead P T Enright 112 33/134.00
Non runners
1P-25131The Real Article (IRE)811-5E J O'GradyB J Geraghty141


On to the chase course and a cracking Grade 3 novices' event which should provide plenty of pointers for the future. Cootamundra had some very strong form at a higher level last season but will do better when getting some rain. Darwins Fox was having his sixth start over fences when beating Nearest The Pin comfortably at Galway and there's plenty more to come from him as there is the mare SHADOW EILE, an easy winner on her chasing bow and challenging when falling at the last in the race won by Rebel Fitz at Galway last time. She would probably have finished runner-up if keeping her feet and can gain consolation as she receives 11lb from the likely favourite The Real Article, who was impressive when beating Toostrong at Listowel and should have no problems confirming the form with the runner-up.