Tipperary

  • 16:05 Packie Downey Memorial Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.90s
  • Off time: 16:05:20
16:05 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laganbank (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42-2841 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 16
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 P Nolan D N Russell 137 Evs2.00
2 0P9-321 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
9 11-12 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 133 11/43.75
3 05U4-70 Emerald green, white braces, yellow sleeves, maroon cap Fair Dilemma (IRE) 24
8 11-10 pt J J Mangan P F Mangan 120 12/113.00
4 5/21F23- ROYAL BLUE & WHITE STRIPES, white sleeves, striped cap Laganbank (IRE) 259
Distance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 127 5/23.50

Verdict

FAR AWAY SO CLOSE is well at home in these conditions as he showed when beating Norther Bay at Wexford and has a few pounds in hand of these rivals on official figures. Imperial Shabra is another at home on fast ground as he showed when scoring over timber at Bellewstown though he prefers a longer trip these days. Laganbank was beaten almost 5l by the latter at Galway in September but does have a bit more scope and may be able to reverse the form while Fair Dilemma has plenty to find.