• 17:25 Blue & Gold Beginners Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,445 3rd €680 4th €425
  • Going: Yielding, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.10s
  • Off time: 17:25:02
17:25 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Island Wood (IRE) 5/2
2nd John The Soldier (IRE) 25/1
3rd Lismakeery (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11/065-5 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Big Secret 5
7 11-12 C Byrnes B J Geraghty 11/43.75
2 PP2F-55 BLACK, white stars Dromore Express (IRE) 13
9 11-12 Michael E Hallinan M Darcy 10/111.00
3 8P2/9 RED, black stars, quartered cap Flaming Sambuca (IRE) 17
7 11-12 T G O'Leary B T O'Connell 50/151.00
4 6F753F- Green, white cross sashes & cap Havagoodsip (IRE) 183
8 11-12 A L T Moore P W Flood 108 9/110.00
5 0F3352- RED & BLACK HOOPS, red sleeves, black cap, red spots Island Wood (IRE) 184
8 11-12 p J J Walsh Kevin Thomas Coleman 108 5/23.50
6 P3PF/00 BLACK, mauve sash & cap Just Regard (IRE) 46
8 11-12 t1 J P O'Malley R Loughran 50/151.00
7 P5060/0 MAROON, black chevron, halved sleeves, maroon cap Koshere King (IRE) 15
6 11-12 p Miss M M Gannon I J McCarthy (3) 33/134.00
8 33/0R7-9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Lismakeery (IRE) 5
7 11-12 C O'Dwyer M P Walsh 12/113.00
9 5937-00 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK CHECK, emerald green sleeves, check cap Long Strand (IRE) 21
6 11-12 C F Swan D J Casey 9/110.00
10 0705-55 DARK BLUE, red panel, red seams on sleeves, red cap Melchizedek (IRE) 75
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 8/19.00
11 12543P- Emerald green, black slvs, white cap Puddencullinan (IRE) 205
8 11-12 J Brassil Mr Derek O'Connor 113 11/26.50
12 78-035F DARK BLUE, light blue diamond, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, yellow cap Rosiel (IRE) 13
6 11-12 b A Slattery J L Cullen 100 20/121.00
13 04080-0 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, check cap The Gripper (IRE) 46
6 11-12 P Hughes A P Crowe 33/134.00
14 070/0-U0 Yellow & emerald green chevrons, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds on cap The Real Rupee (IRE) 10
7 11-12 C O'Dwyer N J O'Shea (3) 33/134.00
15 2254PP ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, yellow stars on sleeves, yellow star on cap John The Soldier (IRE) 17
5 11-10 T G O'Leary P T Enright 25/126.00
16 57-5680 RED, emerald green sleeves, black cap, red diamonds Mary Maguire (IRE) 10
8 11-7 p1 M A Daly S W Jackson 33/134.00
Non runners
17244529King Rocco (IRE)611-12J J ManganReserve 1
1824438/9-Killeenmore (IRE)711-12N MeadeReserve 2
198640/08-Point Taken (IRE)511-10J J MurphyReserve 3


Havagoodsip has shown a little promise but two falls from six starts over fences suggest he may be best watched on his reappearance. Dual winning point-to-pointer King Rocco has done well enough over hurdles and should be better suited to the bigger obstacles. He has plenty of scope and can go well here though ISLAND WOOD is taken to lose his maiden tag over fences at the 11th time of asking. John Walsh's charge has been a little unfortunate not to have scored by now and though he hasn't been seen since April won't get many better chances. Puddencullinan improved at the end of his point-to-point career and showed enough ability over fences earlier this year to get competitive here while Melchizedek jumped well enough on his chasing bow at Limerick though he looked as though a longer trip than this would suit him better.