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14:35 Cork (IRE)

Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 160y
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €85,000 added
  • Winner: €51,000
  • 2nd: €17,000
  • 3rd: €8,500
  • 4th: €4,250
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 19.30s
  • Off Time: 14:35:41
  • 3 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
2/1
  • Form 15-1561
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 169

led, 5-length advantage halfway, pressed 4 out, ridden and headed 3 out, under pressure in 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace

2
Silk - Purple, yellow chevron, yellow cap
  • Form 5142/1-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7

chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, closer after 5 out, challenged and slight mistake 4 out, led 3 out, pushed out briefly to assert after next, clear before last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap, white star
4/1
  • Form 111/FF-4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 160

held up in 3rd, mistake 6th, 4 lengths off leading pair when mistake and unseated rider 4 out

4
NR
16/1
  • Form 22-U378
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 150

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Us And Them was engaged to run in a handicap at Navan yesterday. Ballyoisin has won eight times over fences including two Grade 2's. He was beaten when falling 2 out in this two years ago but has improved since then and won't go down without a fight. However, he has to concede weight to CILAOS EMERY and that may prove beyond him. Willie Mullins' charge, a Grade 1 winner over hurdles, has looked an outstanding prospect in his two runs over fences, beating the smart Ornua easily in a Naas Grade 3 last time and it will be a surprise if he's beaten. Great Field looked a tremendous prospect when winning his first five starts over fences but his jumping went to pieces later and he's on the redemption trail.

Formwatch

Ballyoisin (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Made all and jumped well, took keen hold early, pushed along 2 out, pressed before last, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Nov beating A Plus Tard (11-1) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.

Cilaos Emery (FR) 4-9fav (11-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, pecked 2nd, improved to dispute before 2 out, led 2 out, asserted before last, pushed out run-in, comfortably, won at Naas 2m (1) Soft - Heavy in Nov beating Ornua (11-12) by 9 1/2l, 4 ran.

Great Field (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Soon raced in 4th, 3rd before 5th, not go with front pair approaching 4 out, no impression and mistake next, slight mistake 2 out, soon 4th again and one pace, 4th of 6, dist behind Un De Sceaux (11-12) at Punchestown 2m (1) Yielding in Apr.

Us And Them (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, behind from 11th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 17, 31 1/4l behind Happy Diva (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (1) sft in Nov.