19:30 Ballinrobe (IRE)

Donal Downes Handicap Chase (0-102)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €9,500 added
  • Winner: €6,554
  • 2nd: €1,520
  • 3rd: €666
  • 4th: €381
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 15.30s
  • Off Time: 19:30:19
  • 12 Ran
  • Form: P784-F9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: Miss A Mooney
  • Jockey: D N Russell

towards rear, mistake 2nd, pulled up before 7th

  • Form: 3443-47
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: David Kelly
  • Jockey: S W Flanagan

held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 4 out, no impression before 2 out, left moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on run-in, just held for 2nd close home

  • Form: 72P-090
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: S J Mahon
  • Jockey: G N Fox

chased leaders early, soon mid-division, towards rear and slight mistake 7th, ridden and no impression 5 out, weakened and completely tailed off

  • Form: 5P3-P91
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: C Bowe
  • Jockey: M P Fogarty

chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden before 3 out, stayed on into 2nd and pecked 3 out, soon challenged, disputed before 2 out, asserted last, kept on well run-in

  • Form: 0P-574F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: John G Carr
  • Jockey: L P Dempsey

held up towards rear, closer in 7th and mistake 9th, mistake and unseated rider next


Survival (IRE)

21 pt CD
  • Form: 63397U
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: Norman Lee
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

soon mid-division, closer in 5th at 8th, ridden in 6th before 3 out, no extra before 2 out, weakened


Abarta (IRE)

4 t CD
  • Form: 415183
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 89
  • Trainer: V T O'Brien
  • Jockey: Paul Carberry

held up towards rear, mistake 5th, moderate 7th 5 out, progress into 4th 3 out, challenged after 3 out, ridden to dispute before 2 out, 2nd last, no extra run-in, kept on one pace, just held 2nd close home

  • Form: 0U4P-4P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 86
  • Trainer: R Tyner
  • Jockey: D E Mullins

chased leaders, slight mistake 7th, bad mistake and unseated rider next

  • Form: 6FUU94
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 83
  • Trainer: P W Flynn
  • Jockey: B T O'Connell

led, disputed 6th, slight mistake and headed next, ridden in 2nd before 3 out, under pressure and hampered by loose horse approaching 3 out, soon under pressure in 4th, 6th and hampered 2 out, left moderate 4th, weakened

  • Form: 4494P0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Official Rating: 79
  • Trainer: E J O'Grady
  • Jockey: S J Gray

chased leaders early, mid-division in 8th halfway, ridden and no impression 5 out, weakened next, pulled up before 3 out

  • Form: 697P-0P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-1
  • Official Rating: 77
  • Trainer: V T O'Brien
  • Jockey: Adrian Heskin

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead after 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed after 3 out, headed before 2 out where 3rd and fell

  • Form: 7P3-3P6
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 76
  • Trainer: L Byrne
  • Jockey: B R Dalton

chased leaders, 2nd before 5th, disputed 6th, led next, headed after 4 out, ridden in 3rd before 3 out, no extra in 4th when badly hampered and unseated rider 2 out


Red Or White

45 p D
  • Form: 14P4-00
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: James Dullea
  • Jockey: A P Crowe

  • Form: 4332P-0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: A Murray
  • Jockey: S A Shortall


Bendala Bleu

130 b BF
  • Form: 22P/P32-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: D Hassett
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

  • Form: 662784
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: A A Howard
  • Jockey: B M Cash

In depth


Winning point-to-pointer Katie Do gained a surprise victory at Roscommon but there was no fluke about it and she'll make a bold bid to follow up despite a 7lb rise. Bendala Bleu is another winner between the flags and though he's never scored under Rules he's getting closer and has probably found the trip too short in his last two starts. ABARTA has been busy this summer and has scored twice over this trip at Downpatrick. He makes a quick reappearance after a fine run over slightly further at Kilbeggan on Friday and can get back to winning ways. Galboystown Lady ran her best race for a long time in that latter event where she was in the lead at this trip so she's definitely one to keep on the right side.


Milan Breeze (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 9th of 10, dist behind Westren Warrior (11-4) at Sligo 3m mdn hvy in Aug.

Springbelle (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up, not fluent 1st and not fluent jumping for much, no impression from before straight, soon no extra, 7th of 14, 18l behind Na Trachtalai Abu (11-4) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Manor Court (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Reminder after 1st, prominent, 2nd from 9th, losing place when hampered 3 out, no extra, tailed off,, 10th of 15, dist behind Valours Minion (10-9) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp gd in Jul.

Katie Do (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, on terms from soon after 3rd, mistake 3 out, just led last, stayed on best run-in, won at Roscommon 3m hcp gd in Aug beating Bills Official (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.

King Norman (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear, not fluent 1st and pushed along, not fluent 2nd, soon mid-division, not fluent 3rd, 8th at 6th, improved and under pressure in 3rd approaching straight, no impression and fell 2 out,, at Wexford 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Jul.

Survival (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, mistake 2nd, close up 4 out, 3rd approaching straight, bad mistake 3 out and unseated rider, at Roscommon 3m hcp gd in Aug.

Abarta (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Led, joined after 4 out and headed before next, soon ridden and dropped to 5th, no impression after 2 out, 8th of 12, 24 1/4l behind Mr Mulliner (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Aug.

Strange Ways (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, not fluent 6th, close up from 10th, slight mistake 4 out and soon under pressure, dropped to 8th into straight, no extra, pulled up last, at Roscommon 3m hcp gd in Aug.

Replacement Plan (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Towards rear, reminders after 3rd, pushed along in 8th after 7th, ridden in 7th after 8th, some headway to moderate 5th after 2 out, kept on to moderate 4th run-in, no impression leaders, 4th of 8, 28l behind Old Castletown (10-11) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.

Banana Flambe (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th halfway, no extra after 3 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 21 1/2l behind Old Supporter (11-11) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp gd in Aug.

Fureys Cross (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Mid-division early, dropped towards rear before 5th, behind halfway, no impression from 6 out, pulled up before 3 out, at Killarney 2m 5f hcp gd in Aug.

Tomcoole Lad (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 2 out, ridden and no impression in 4th 2 out, no extra, 6th of 16, 11 3/4l behind Old Supporter (11-11) at Tramore 2m 6f hcp gd in Aug.

Red Or White 25-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 5th, 6th from 8th, mistake 3 out, soon under pressure and no impression, no extra and eased from before straight, tailed off,, 17th of 20, dist behind Our Sox (11-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp gd in Jul.

Winnie Cooper (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, jumped left 5th, 6th with a circuit to race, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, last of 13, dist behind Bills Official (9-10) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp gd in Jun.

Bendala Bleu 7-2fav (9-10) Soon raced in moderate 4th, slightly impeded 8th, moderate 2nd 4 out, closed to challenge and got on terms run-in, soon headed and no chance with winner, one pace,, 2nd of 8, 4 3/4l behind Never Complain (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp gd in Apr.

Galboystown Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Mid-division, closer in 7th after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 8th of 23, 28 1/2l behind Late Night Deed (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Aug.