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20:00 Ballinrobe (IRE)

McHale Fusion 3 Plus Beginners Chase

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €7,590
  • 2nd: €1,760
  • 3rd: €770
  • 4th: €440
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 19.40s
  • Off Time: 20:01:34
  • 15 Ran
1
  • Form: 24/FP68-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 132
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

chased leader, clear with leader from 3rd, ridden 3 out, stayed on to challenge briefly 2 out, no extra in 2nd before last

2
  • Form: 101/F11-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: M Brassil
  • Jockey: M P Walsh

held up, slightly hampered 3rd, soon moderate 6th, ridden and no impression in 4th when mistake 3 out, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace

3
  • Form: 70108-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: Aengus King
  • Jockey: Andrew Ring

always towards rear, never a factor

4
8/1
  • Form: 4522F-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: D Cullen
  • Jockey: Paul Carberry

mid-division, hampered and unseated rider 3rd

5

Fort Smith (IRE)

13 bt BFCD
14/1
  • Form: 82363-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: B J Cooper

mid-division, slightly hampered 3rd, soon moderate 3rd, 4th halfway, 5th and no impression 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on one pace

6
  • Form: 50/1F09-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: N McKnight
  • Jockey: K M Donoghue

mid-division, slightly hampered 3rd, soon moderate 4th, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, no impression and kept on one pace

7
33/1
  • Form: 1463PU-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: A P Crowe

mid-division, slightly hampered 3rd, soon moderate 5th, weakened 4 out

8
100/1
  • Form: 0P/00P-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: John G Carr
  • Jockey: C D Maxwell

always towards rear, never a factor

9
12/1
  • Form: 21/F52-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: C Byrnes
  • Jockey: P Townend

chased leaders, badly hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 3rd

10
  • Form: 74219-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: J Nash
  • Jockey: D J Casey

always towards rear, slightly hampered 3rd, never a factor

11
  • Form: 13120-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: R M Power

made all, clear with nearest pursuer from 3rd, briefly pressed 2 out, assert before last, not extended

12
100/1
  • Form: 1P029-6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: C P Donoghue
  • Jockey: I J McCarthy

always towards rear, never a factor

13
  • Form: 10/120-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: J J Burke

chased leader, mistake and unseated rider 2nd

14
33/1
  • Form: 11007-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Trainer: M S Sandra Hughes
  • Jockey: B T O'Connell

chased leaders, hampered and fell 3rd

15
66/1
  • Form: 305/RP6-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: V T O'Brien
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

chased leaders, hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 3rd

17
NR
33/1
  • Form: F5353P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: Peter Fahey
  • Jockey: Reserve 2

18
NR
  • Form: 4454-17
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: M Cullinane
  • Jockey: Reserve 3

16
NR
50/1
  • Form: 907300-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: J J Hanlon
  • Jockey: Reserve 1

In depth

Verdict

ABBEY LANE hasn't done as well as expected over fences but he's faced much tougher opposition and his close sixth in the Paddy Power handicap at Leopardstown in December should be good enough for this. Celestial Prospect, four times a winner over timber, looks a good prospect for chasing though might just need this on his comeback. Dysios ran poorly over hurdles last time but his previous runs over fences put him right in the picture, especially his second behind Sizing Granite at Leopardstown. It will be a surprise if Lord Adare doesn't win soon while Rock The World and A Sizing Network are others to consider in a better than average beginners' event.

Formwatch

Abbey Lane (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Rear of mid-division on inner, not fluent 3rd and dropped to last, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 47l behind Mallowney (11-4) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcap ch in Jan.

Celestial Prospect (AUS) 11-8fav (11-0) Held up, soon raced in 5th, tended to race towards outer, closed up 4 out, soon 4th, 3rd 3 out, challenged in 2nd 2 out, on terms last, gained narrow lead run-in and stayed on well, won at Cork 2m 4f hdl gd in Jul beating Sweet My Lord (11-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Change The Rules (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, reminder from 4th, soon pushed along and lost place, dropped to last 6th, detached next, tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Don Franco (11-2) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102.

Dysios (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 5th, no impression from 2 out, soon no extra, 21st of 25, 30l behind Some Article (10-5) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Apr.

Fort Smith (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, jumped left at times, headway before 2 out, every chance last, held by front pair flat, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Wind Of Hope (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.

Imperial Breeze (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Towards rear, 10th after 2nd, not fluent 4th, still 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 26l behind Broadway Twist (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.

King Leon (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up, towards rear when mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Toon River (11-6) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs in Feb, 13 ran.

King Norman (IRE) 66-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, 6th early, some slight mistakes, 8th from 9th, impeded 11th, went 4th 3 out, pushed along to close approaching straight, soon no extra, 5th of 11, 36l behind Flaming Dawn (11-12) at Limerick 3m beg chase.

Lord Adare (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, close 2nd from 6th, disputed 6 out, led 3 out, ridden and challenged next, headed before last and no extra, slight mistake last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 17l behind Bishopslough (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft.

Point Of Rescue (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, trailing halfway, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Bishopslough (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft.

Rock The World (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, led and disputed after 2nd, ridden 3 out, headed before next where 3rd, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 14, 6l behind Waxies Dargle (10-8) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl.

The Two Jays (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, slight mistake 1st, never a factor, completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind The Game Changer (11-12) at Punchestown 2m beg chs gd.

A Sizing Network (FR) 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway improved to lead 3 out, ridden after next, strongly pressed at last, kept on under pressure run-in, headed close home, 2nd of 25, hd behind Bog War (10-4) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 88-123 in Apr.

Indian Icon (FR) 33-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, closed towards outer to be prominent when not fluent 2 out, no impression straight, one pace, 17th of 25, 20l behind Some Article (10-5) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Apr.

Carrow Queen (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Pushed along early, slow jump 1st, reminders next, improved into 5th from 7th, moderate 6th approaching straight, no extra, 6th of 14, 49l behind Morney Wing (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase in Apr.

Gatesoffrance (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Chased leaders and mistake 1st, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Hard Bought (11-12) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan, 12 ran.

Old Present (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th at 7th, not fluent 8th, slightly impeded 4 out, no impression from next, 7th of 10, 46l behind Minella Foru (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chase gd.

Gary (FR) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, no extra and towards rear after 3 out, weakened, 13th of 16, 45l behind Disputed (11-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.