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18:50 Clonmel (IRE)

South Tipp Today/Nationalist Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,500 added
  • Winner: €7,245
  • 2nd: €1,680
  • 3rd: €735
  • 4th: €420
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 5.70s
  • Off Time: 18:50:25
  • 11 Ran
1st
Silk -
7/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap
    8/1
    • Form 398-638
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 108

    mid-division, closer in 3rd travelling well entering straight, ridden and slight mistake 2 out, close 3rd at last, no extra run-in

    2
    Silk - Emerald green, dark blue sleeves, red stars, black cap

    Binocular

    9 b CD
    7/1
    • Form 0/23440-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 107

    always prominent, close 4th entering straight, soon ridden, disputed lead 2 out, narrowly led last, kept on well run-in

    3
    Silk - LIGHT GREEN, dark blue sleeves, orange cap, white stars

    Skylancer

    25 D
    11/1
    • Form 6P086-0
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 107

    held up in rear, closer in 5th on wide outside entering straight, ridden in close 2nd at last, no extra run-in

    4
    Silk - RED, yellow panel & sleeves, yellow & red quartered cap
    14/1
    • Form 3152-08
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-9
    • Official Rating 105

    prominent, ridden and no extra after 3 out

    5
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red star, yellow cap
    7/1
    • Form F3740-2
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 103

    tracked leaders, close 6th entering straight, soon ridden, close 4th at last, 2nd early run-in and stayed on well

    6
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue stars

    Charger

    3 t D
    7/2
    • Form 7015-32
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 99

    took keen hold and soon led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened

    7
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star

    Hevelius

    13 CD
    7/2
    • Form P80-81
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 98

    mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2 out

    8
    Silk - WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, red star on cap
    20/1
    • Form 770-006
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 97

    in touch in rear, hampered 2nd and mistake next, ridden along on outer entering straight, 5th at last, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong

    9
    Silk - RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star
    • Form 70815-P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 97

    prominent, disputed lead entering straight, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened

    10
    Silk - White, royal blue inverted triangle, hooped cap
    • Form 009F-15
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 91

    held up, fell 2nd

    11
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap
    • Form 686-5
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 97

    held up, ridden entering straight, no extra from 2 out

    In depth

    Verdict

    CHARGER was most unfortunate to be caught right on the line by Mind The Steps at Kilbeggan on Sunday and, racing from the same mark here, compensation awaits. Hevelius beat Mind The Steps narrowly over this C&D a couple of weeks ago but the selection has much the better of the weights here. Spa Wells isn't the most consistent of performers as a career strike-rate of 2-38 suggests but he would have a chance second to none if able to repeat last month's excellent second to Kitty's Lord in a huge field at Punchestown. Benefitthewest is progressing nicely and followed her victory at Sligo with another very good display from a 6lb higher mark at Ballinrobe.

    Formwatch

    Time Machine (UAE) 7-2 (11-12) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace approaching 2 out, 8th of 13, 36l behind Tin Town Boy (10-7) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 sft in May.

    Binocular 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 18th of 19, 47l behind Peak Raider (9-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 hvy in Feb.

    Skylancer 15-2 (11-5) Mid-division best, 12th before 5 out, soon no impression, 13th of 15, 49l behind Lord Ben (11-1) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in May.

    Bachelor Affair 14-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra from next, 8th of 14, 17l behind One For Joules (10-9) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in May.

    Spa Wells (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always prominent, 2nd before 2 out, led straight, headed and kept on without matching winner run-in, 2nd of 25, 1 3/4l behind Kitty's Lord (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in May.

    Charger 8-1 (10-11) Led, challenged 3 out, ridden and disputed from 2 out, kept on, just headed on line, 2nd of 10, shd behind Mind The Steps (10-2) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd.

    Hevelius 6-1fav (11-1) Mid-division, closed to chase leaders 4 out, 3rd before straight, 2nd before 2 out, led before last where slightly left, strongly pressed and stayed on best run-in, won at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May beating Mind The Steps (11-5) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

    Run Along Boy 16-1 (11-5) Towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure from after 3 out, 6th of 15, 13l behind Vinnes Friend (11-6) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 gf in May.

    Three Monkeys (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led and clear of remainder with 2nd, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tin Town Boy (10-7) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 8Evens09 sft in May, 13 ran.

    Benefitthewest (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, closer in 5th 3 out, led approaching straight, soon headed, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Uncle Taffy (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in May.

    Invincible Vibes (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 2 out, still travelling before last, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 13l behind Nivek's Dream (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in May.