Tipperary

  • 19:45 Glenview And Rathbarry Stud Novice Hunters Chase2m 7f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.10s
  • Off time: 19:49:01
19:45 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Anseanachai Cliste (IRE) 7/1
2nd Firmount Gent (IRE) 8/1
3rd Smash Mor (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 114423- Dark blue, light blue epaulettes, light blue cap, dark blue star James (IRE) 39
Beaten Favourite
7 12-0 I R Ferguson Mr W Thompson (7) 9/101.90
2 2/21311- YELLOW, emerald green sash, yellow cap Anseanachai Cliste (IRE) 67
6 11-9 P C O'Connor Mr J W Hannon (7) 7/18.00
3 P4/P1- Purple, red star, purple cap, red star Ardmillan (IRE) 82
6 11-9 S R B Crawford Mr S Clements (5) 14/115.00
4 58/P21U- Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap By The Banks (IRE) 31
7 11-9 D Cullen Mr J T Carroll (3) 20/121.00
5 P4PPF- BLACK & RED CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves & cap Dawn's Catcher (IRE) 33
6 11-9 D E Finn Miss M O'Sullivan (7) 50/151.00
6 P/001P2- YELLOW, royal blue sash, quartered cap Firmount Gent (IRE) 31
8 11-9 Miss H McLoughlin Mr Derek O'Connor 8/19.00
7 429/12-1 YELLOW, black star & sleeves, black cap, yellow star Gentle Cloud 5
9 11-9 P Higgins Mr J C Barry (7) 11/112.00
8 28164-P EMERALD GREEN, yellow seams, yellow star on cap Need To Know (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
6 11-9 t J P Brennan Mr B O'Neill (3) 10/111.00
9 8/5104- Royal blue, yellow sash, maroon & yellow striped cap Shane Billy (IRE) 25
7 11-9 Daniel Howard Mr S G Carey (5) 33/134.00
10 P4/28- DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Slighamach (IRE) 31
6 11-9 b1 R Sweeney Mr J J Burke (7) 10/111.00
11 PP3-8 Pink, brown epaulettes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Smash Mor (IRE) 13
9 11-9 p M J Gilhooly Mr D J O'Leary (7) 40/141.00
12 333/44-2 EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, emerald green cap, black star Tellmeda (IRE) 11
8 11-9 t1 Lorna Casey Mr D L Queally (5) 50/151.00
13 6544F-3 Black & yellow check, white sleeves & cap On The Grid (IRE) 12
6 11-2 P M Pierce Mr H D Dunne (7) 40/141.00
14 PP62-1 RED, white braces, grey cap Sycamore Drive 11
9 11-2 G Ahern Mr T Feeney (7) 33/134.00
15 0P1-5 MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Chriss Bomb (IRE) 11
5 10-9 P J Rothwell C Gethings (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

JAMES has to concede weight all round but his overall form over regulation fences is stronger than that of any of these rivals, especially when a close fourth to Tammys Hill at Leopardstown, and he'll take some beating. Derek O'Connor's presence on board Firmount Gent suggests he's up for the challenge and he produced easily his best run so far behind Ace And Kings in a similar race at Tramore last time. Need To Know ran well in a maiden hunter chase at Cork last month then found the ground much too fast when favourite at Down Royal while the lightly-raced Ardmillan came good at just the fourth time of asking at Farmaclaffley and has plenty of improvement in him.