Cork

  • 15:30 McCarthy Insurance Group Handicap Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 50.80s
  • Off time: 15:30:33
15:30 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bothair Clei (IRE) 5/2
2nd Sizing Coal (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42422-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Coal (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
7 11-10 J T R Dreaper J J Burke (3) 128 11/43.75
2 3711-24 Dark blue, red sash, red cap, dark blue star She's Got Grit (IRE) 236
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-7 T O'Brien Adrian Heskin 125 11/26.50
3 P149P/5 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap Jadanli (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
13 11-6 b P J Gilligan B M Cash 124 14/115.00
4 1-62131 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap If Not For You (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
7 11-5 E P Harty M P Walsh 123 2/13.00
5 341-071 Maroon, yellow sash, black cap, yellow diamond Bothair Clei (IRE) 21
Course Winner
10 10-6 Daniel G Murphy P T Enright 110 5/23.50

Verdict

SIZING COAL cost connections a fortune after his point-to-point success and didn't start repaying the outlay until making a winning start over fences in a beginners' event at Navan. Time may tell he's better than a 128-rated chaser and though he has to concede weight to some in-form rivals he's given the verdict. She's Got Grit was in excellent form around this time a year ago and won't mind the conditions so she can go well while the veteran Jadanli will be better for Sunday's run at Limerick and he's on the same mark as when last successful. If Not For You landed an incident-packed beginners' event at Clonmel where he jumped and stayed like an old hand. He'll be a threat with further progress likely and he had Bothair Clei a long way behind though the latter was racing over a trip much too short as he showed with a battling success over 2m6f at Tramore later.