Clonmel

  • 15:10 Club Stand Restaurant Handicap Chase 2m 4f 103y

  • Winner €7,392 2nd €2,292 3rd €1,092 4th €493
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 5.40s
  • Off time: 15:10:31
15:10 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Black Scorpion (IRE) 5/2
2nd Just Get Cracking (IRE) 3/1
3rd Island Master (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 430-103 BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, diabolo on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Just Get Cracking (IRE) 18
7 11-10 James Dullea P T Enright 116 3/14.00
2 3889P8 Light blue & maroon hoops, light blue sleeves, striped cap Mister First (FR) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-6 R Hennessy A E Lynch 112 20/121.00
3 1-62553 PURPLE, white seams, white sleeves, purple armlet, purple cap Black Scorpion (IRE) 8
6 11-2 J F Gleeson Mr R W Barron (7) 108 5/23.50
4 33881F Yellow, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, check cap Bitview Colin (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
6 11-0 bt J P Ryan D E Mullins 106 7/18.00
5 964809 DARK GREEN & BEIGE CHEVRONS, dark green sleeves, beige cap, dark green star Star Counsel (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
9 10-5 b Edmond Kent C D Meehan (5) 97 12/113.00
6 3-P4UP7 Yellow & dark blue check, yellow cap Island Master (IRE) 38
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-3 p W J Burke J J Slevin (3) 95 7/18.00
7 078330 Emerald green & yellow stripes, yellow & emerald green striped sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Who's Cross (IRE) 27
9 10-0 bt J P Ryan Rachael Blackmore 92 14/115.00
8 80P56-7 Purple, red star & sleeves, red star on cap Rightback Atya (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
9 9-10 p P J Rothwell Andrew Ring (3) 88 20/121.00
9 000609 Mauve, black & mauve hooped sleeves, black cap Bard Of Armagh 34
4 9-10 A J Martin John J Fitzpatrick (7) 96 6/17.00

Verdict

Mister First and Island Master are course and distance winners though recent form offers little cause for optimism. JUST GET CRACKING (NAP) won over hurdles at Tramore in October and reverted to fences with a good run in a better race than this at Cork last month. His overall form entitles him to the vote at this level despite a big weight. Black Scorpion won two points and a maiden hunter chase in the spring and has produced a couple of decent runs in handicaps despite looking a few pounds high. Bitview Colin was sent to Hexham to land a handicap over this trip but was well beaten when falling on a return visit over 3m while Who's Cross hasn't won since 2013.