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17:40 Downpatrick (IRE)

Portman Dentalcare Handicap Chase (0-95)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 110y
  • Going: Yielding (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,160
  • 2nd: €1,909
  • 3rd: €910
  • 4th: €410
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 13.50s
  • Off Time: 17:40:57
  • 12 Ran
1

Ardmillan (IRE)

195 p D
12/1
  • Form: P6UF4P-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: Mr A J Fox

towards rear and 9th before 4 out, some progress on outer before next where jumped left, soon ridden and no impression after next

2
  • Form: 21-2S43
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: J T R Dreaper
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

towards rear and 10th before 4 out, took closer order before 2 out and soon went 4th, stumbled on landing at last and soon ridden, no impression and went 3rd closing stages

3
  • Form: P05P-57
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 91
  • Trainer: P W Flynn
  • Jockey: K M Donoghue

led and disputed, headed after 6th, dropped to 5th and weakening when mistake 2 out, soon no extra

4
  • Form: 94P12-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: J P Dempsey
  • Jockey: L P Dempsey

led and disputed, not fluent 3rd, headed after 6th, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, slightly impeded last, kept on best run-in to lead close home

5
  • Form: 8-00997
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: C O'Brien
  • Jockey: D J McInerney

mid-division and 6th before 4 out, improved to take closer order before 2 out and soon pushed along in 3rd, ridden and no extra run-in, dropped to 4th close home

6
6/1
  • Form: 026926
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: A L T Moore
  • Jockey: D N Russell

chased leaders and 5th before 4 out, pushed along in 6th after 2 out, no impression in 5th from last and kept on same pace run-in

8
16/1
  • Form: 6422-75
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 84
  • Trainer: P Stafford
  • Jockey: A W Short

chased leaders, not fluent 4th, 4th before 4 out and took closer order after next, ridden after 2 out, soon lost place and weakened

9
20/1
  • Form: P8-06P5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: V T O'Brien
  • Jockey: D Meyler

chased leaders in 3rd, improved to lead after 6th, jumped slightly left 3 out, ridden before last and kept on well run-in, headed close home

10
10/1
  • Form: 60-4516
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 75
  • Trainer: R Donohoe
  • Jockey: B Hayes

mid-division and 7th before 4 out, jumped left 3 out and soon pushed along, ridden in 7th after 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last

11
  • Form: 96605P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 75
  • Trainer: A J McNamara
  • Jockey: B Browne

towards rear and 11th before 4 out, soon pushed along, jumped left 3 out and ridden, some progress into 8th before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in

12
14/1
  • Form: 66-2B89
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: Ms H P Markham
  • Jockey: M A Enright

mid-division and 8th before 4 out, ridden and no impression from next

13
8/1
  • Form: UP84U4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: P J Rothwell
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

towards rear and pushed along in rear from 4 out, no impression from 3 out and kept on past beaten horses from before last

7
NR
  • Form: 578-006
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 86
  • Trainer: M McCullagh
  • Jockey: P D Kennedy

In depth

Verdict

Dinnie's Vinnie was well beaten into third behind the well handicapped Poormans Hill here last time but has been running well enough to get competitive in this moderate event. Gibbstown looked to have a chance at Sligo last time but didn't run very well and is best watched until regaining some form. Ard Cregg is now on his lowest ever mark which isn't surprising considering he's 1-34 so a tentative vote goes to the former hunter MULLAGHMURPHY BLUE, who has only had four runs over regulation fences and showed a bit more at Tramore last time. Tb Broke Her ran poorly at Clonmel but would have a good chance on her previous second at Wexford.

Formwatch

Ardmillan (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, soon 4th until weakened and pulled up before 3 out, at Navan 2m 4f hcp hvy in Apr.

Mullaghmurphy Blue (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Prominent, 2nd at 5th, not fluent at 7th, dropped to 3rd before 2 out, ridden and no impression on leaders, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 9 3/4l behind Line View (11-11) at Tramore 2m hcp Yielding in Aug.

Black Jewel (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Held up, slight mistake 4th, 11th at 5th, closed to chase leaders approaching straight, one pace from before last, 7th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Fenlon's Hill (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Oct.

Dinnie's Vinnie (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Prominent early and led after 1st, not fluent 3rd, headed and dropped to 2nd, 4th before 2 out and soon ridden, no impression in 5th before last, kept on again to go moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 17 1/2l behind Poormans Hill (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Hurricane Sky (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Towards rear, not fluent 5th, 8th before 5 out, ridden from 3 out, not fluent next and soon no impression, 7th of 10, dist behind Poormans Hill (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Tb Broke Her (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden after 3 out, under pressure in 7th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 11 3/4l behind Billy De Kid (11-10) at Clonmel 2m 2f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Gibbstown (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Prominent, led from 2nd, inclined to jump left, joined approaching last, soon headed and no impression, no extra straight, 5th of 6, 22l behind Routes Choice (11-12) at Sligo 3m hcp hvy in Sep.

Ard Cregg (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden in 4th 5 out, no impression from next, 5th of 7, 16 1/2l behind Off The Charts (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Tomcoole Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, improved to lead 3rd, mistake 4 out, pressed and joined 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd and no extra before last, 6th of 10, 25 3/4l behind Poormans Hill (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Wilde 'n Wide (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Prominent early before settling behind leaders, 3rd when bad mistake 6 out and lost place, ridden in 7th after 3 out, no impression when bad mistake next and pulled up before last, at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Admiral Bob (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Prominent, 2nd from early, lost place and pushed along from 4 out, no impression and slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra, 9th of 10, dist behind Prosperity Square (10-1) at Wexford 3m 2f hcp Yielding in Jul.

Shanklys Dawn (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Towards rear and 9th before 5 out, took closer order before 3 out and ridden in 5th before next, went 3rd before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 10, 19 1/4l behind Poormans Hill (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Diggin Deep (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, well off pace from halfway, never a factor, completely tailed off, 6th of 11, dist behind Call The Taxie (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f Yielding in Sep.