18:25 Galway (IRE)

Ballybrit Novice Chase (Grade 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 54y
  • Going: Yielding to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €32,500 added
  • Winner: €19,988
  • 2nd: €6,174
  • 3rd: €2,925
  • 4th: €1,300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 34.60s
  • Off Time: 18:25:46
  • 8 Ran
Silk - Dark blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlet, black & white check cap
  • Form 2-11142
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 133

settled behind leaders, moderate 4th halfway, lost further ground before 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, moderate 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd close home

Silk - Emerald green,orange star,emGreen sleeves,orange stars,green cap,orange stars
  • Form 715551
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 132

held up early, soon settled behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, lost further ground before 6 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace from last, edged 3rd close home

Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star

Tiger Roll (IRE)

19 bt BF
  • Form P114U2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 138

led and clear, reduced advantage before 4th, headed 5th, moderate 2nd before 6th, closed slightly on leader before 2 out, ridden after last, soon no impression and kept on one pace

Silk - Light Blue, Red cap, Light Blue star
  • Form 5429R9-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 114

always towards rear, no impression from 6 out

Silk - BLACK, orange & black quartered cap
  • Form B4-513U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 127

settled behind leaders, moderate 3rd halfway, lost further ground before 6 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace

Silk - Purple & emerald green check, halved sleeves, check cap
  • Form 7-46331
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1

chased leaders early, soon towards rear, no impression from 6 out

Silk - Light blue, black diamond, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamond on cap


17 p D
  • Form 7347-4F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1

settled behind leaders, slow 2nd and towards rear, not fluent, no impression from 6 out, refused 4 out

Silk - Maroon, white star, white armlets, white cap
  • Form 413331
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12

chased leader in moderate 2nd, closed before 4th and led from 5th, clear before 6th where slight mistake, slight mistake 7th and mistake 5 out, slightly reduced advantage before 2 out where slight mistake, ridden to assert after last, eased close home

Previous results

In depth


Jessica Harrington won last year's renewal but her Neverushacon was in trouble when unseating his rider at Killarney last month in a race won by the progressive BAILY CLOUD in which Tiger Roll, who was giving 4lb to the winner, finished second. As well as the runner-up, Gordon Elliott runs another two in this and, being a four-year-old filly, easy Tramore winner Tocororo gets all the allowances. Tiger Roll probably has more class than her and stable companion Taglietelle, however, though the latter ran well on his chasing bow in July. Hurricane Ben finished ahead of Neverushacon and the selection at Galway in July so can't be ignored while Odit won at Downpatrick last month.


Hurricane Ben (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, progress and slight mistake 2 out, travelling smoothly and improved to lead after last, ridden and headed under 1f out, soon no extra and one pace, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Xsquared (11-9) at Galway 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Jul.

Baily Cloud (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress in 2nd before 3 out and ridden to lead after 2 out, driven out and kept on well run-in, won at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug beating Tiger Roll (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.

Tiger Roll (IRE) 2-1jfav (11-12) Tracked leader, hampered on bend after 2nd and dropped to rear, 5th halfway, reminders after 4 out, ridden and no impression in 4th approaching last, kept on well run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Baily Cloud (11-8) at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug.

Ballyroe Rambler (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 9th of 18, 23 3/4l behind All The Chimneys (10-7) at Navan 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Apr.

Neverushacon (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out, no impression when mistake and unseated rider next, at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug.

Odit (GER) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders and 4th before 6 out, went 2nd after 4 out and led after next, pushed along and pressed before 2 out, headed last and soon ridden, kept on well to regain lead close home, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f gd in Aug beating Wes Hardin (11-12) by 1l, 11 ran.

Taglietelle 10-3 (11-12) Chased leaders, fell at 1st, at Killarney 2m 5f sft in Aug.

Tocororo (IRE) 8-13fav (10-9) Settled 4th, 3rd after 2nd, improved to lead halfway, went 10 lengths clear before 10th, increased advantage before 12th, kept on well, very easily, won at Tramore 2m 6f gd in Aug beating Lottolove (11-7) by dist, 10 ran.