• 16:40 Irish Raceday Here On 9th March Handicap Chase3m 5f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 7m 41.26s
  • Off time: 16:40:17
16:40 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Loughalder (IRE) 13/2
2nd Bally Sands (IRE) 5/2
3rd Union Jack D'ycy (FR) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/249-44 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Counting House (IRE) 76
11 11-12 J A B Old M D Grant 123 14/115.00
2 161-P1U Red, White spots, White and Red halved sleeves, White cap Union Jack D'ycy (FR) 11
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 123 7/24.50
3 731/394- Mauve, Dark Blue diamond, Mauve and Maroon striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Mauve quartered cap Trigger The Light 348
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 11-12 A King R Thornton 123 10/111.00
4 14-7445 Orange, Purple diamond and sleeves, Black and Orange striped cap Alderluck (IRE) 38
11 11-8 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 119 5/16.00
5 93-5670 Beige, Black braces, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Fredo (IRE) 5
10 11-7 p Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 118 8/19.00
6 5767/P-0 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Estates Recovery (IRE) 21
9 11-3 L A Dace L P Aspell 114 33/134.00
7 5P-8125 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 36
10 11-2 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 113 16/117.00
8 7U6532 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bally Sands (IRE) 29
Course and Distance Winner
10 10-2 v R Mathew R T Dunne (3)(ex1) 99 5/23.50
9 121-326 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE sash and sleeves, WHITE cap Loughalder (IRE) 75
8 10-2 pt M Sheppard C Poste 99 13/27.50


Fredo hasn't fired this season and, like Loughalder, was well beaten over this course and distance in December. Bally Sands is weighted to reverse course running with Union Jack D'Ycy and goes well here while Trigger The Light is an interesting contender. It's almost a year since the veteran last appeared but he's won twice over course and distance in the past. ALDERLUCK has plenty of stamina and won off a higher mark at Bangor a year ago. Mikey Ennis knows how to get the best out of the 11-year-old and his 7lb claim could be invaluable here. Counting House doesn't win very often and is jumping fences late in life but it would be no surprise to see him run well.