• 19:10 Hook Head Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €7,935 2nd €1,840 3rd €804 4th €460
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.80s
  • Off time: 19:11:01
19:10 Wexford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Far Away So Close (IRE) 13/8
2nd Norther Bay (FR) 5/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0F60-90 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Elysian Rock 29
9 11-12 pt M F Morris B R Dalton (5) 116 20/121.00
2 341-082 Red, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, yellow armlet, yellow cap Norther Bay (FR) 14
10 11-12 h E Griffin Mr E J O'connell 130 5/42.25
4 P42-284 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Far Away So Close (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-8 P Nolan D N Russell 138 13/82.62
6 323464/ WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Spill The Beans (IRE) 446
8 11-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 119 13/27.50
7 6P3P-00 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Tillahow (IRE) 25
6 11-8 pt M F Morris J S McGarvey (7) 123 8/19.00
Non runners
305U4-70Fair Dilemma (IRE)811-8J J ManganP F Mangan120
51142F2-Sin Palo (IRE)911-8W P MullinsR M Power132


Far Away So Close is just about the pick of the weights but has done most of his best work on much softer ground. It might be worth opposing Paul Nolan's charge with SIN PALO. Willie Mullins hasn't over-raced his nine-year-old and there may be a little more to come. A recent absence is unlikely to be a problem. Norther Bay wasn't beaten far over a longer trip at Down Royal last month and looks the pick of the remainder with the others all having a bit to find on recent form.