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20:20 Roscommon (IRE)

Frank Hannon Memorial Handicap Chase (0-123)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,500 added
  • Winner: €11,385
  • 2nd: €2,640
  • 3rd: €1,155
  • 4th: €660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 15.50s
  • Off Time: 20:20:33
  • 16 Ran
1
Silk - Red & emerald green diabolo, emerald green sleeves, red spots, red & emerald green striped cap
20/1
  • Form 4/401P0-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 121

well off pace in chasing pack, closed 4 out, no extra approaching straight, fell 3 out

2
Silk - RED, dark blue disc, dark blue spots on sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form P1F465-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 116

well off pace towards rear, some headway in mid-division from 8th, kept on without threatening under pressure straight, just held for 2nd

3
Silk - Orange, white spots, white sleeves, white spots on cap
8/1
  • Form PP007-3
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 116

chased leaders, well off pace, mistake 3rd, closed 4 out, soon moderate 5th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2 out

4
Silk - ORANGE, black hoop, orange cap
  • Form 631233-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 112

well off pace in mid-division, closed from 4 out, moderate 6th approaching straight, left closer from 3 out, challenged and almost on terms last, no extra run-in, just held on for 2nd

5
Silk - WINE, light blue stripes, wine cap
  • Form 47730P-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 112

always towards rear

6
Silk - RED, black star, black sleeves, red stars, white cap
25/1
  • Form 28P507-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 110

always towards rear

7
Silk - WHITE, black stars, white sleeves & cap
  • Form 2U4/78-7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 110

well off pace in mid-division for most, ridden approaching 5 out, soon no extra

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HALVED, royal blue sleeves & cap
  • Form P/39PPP-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 110

soon disputed lead, clear of remainder, reduced advantage but went on solo after 4 out, still not asked for an effort when fell 3 out

9
Silk - Light blue, dark blue hooped slvs, light blue cap
  • Form F09595-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 107

prominent in chasing group, no extra under pressure straight

10
Silk - Yellow, emerald green hoop, yellow sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 335/140-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 106

prominent in chasing group, no extra from after 4 out

11
Silk - RED & BLACK HALVED, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 4F/6732-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 105

prominent in chasing group, closed from 4 out, badly hampered next, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace

12
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 4165P-P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 100

soon disputed lead, clear of remainder, mistake 6th, headed and no extra from after 4 out

13
Silk - RED, white seams, white cap, red star
20/1
  • Form F364UP-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 99

well off pace towards rear, headway from 4 out, kept on without threatening under pressure straight

14
Silk - RED & YELLOW STRIPES, white & red striped sleeves, yellow & red striped cap
  • Form 52P36-1
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 99

well off pace in mid-division best, no impression from after 4 out

15
Silk - Green, tartan slvs & cap
16/1
  • Form 4P16P-8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 98

well off pace in mid-division, closed 4 out, moderate 3rd into straight, left in lead 3 out, jumped right 2 out, stayed on well run-in to soon draw clear

16
Silk - Maroon, black epaulettes, black stars on sleeves, maroon cap
  • Form 53004-2
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 97

prominent in chasing group, closed 4 out, weakened approaching straight

18
NR
  • Form 56/595-F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 95

19
NR
  • Form 34F00-B
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 95

17
NR
  • Form P8/9868-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 96

In depth

Verdict

Noble Commander had dropped to a fair mark when scoring at Limerick and though 7lb higher must go on the short-list as he won with something in hand. Rickardstown has yet to win over fences but ran his best race to date behind Killultagh Queen at Ballinrobe and is at the right end of the weights. Doc O'Donnell won a point-to-point in February and has done well since turning to regulation fences. He looks certain to get competitive but may meet his match in LION NA BEARNAI. Tom Gibney's charge ran a cracking race behind Beautiful Sound over this trip at Punchestown in November and will be fresher than most having had just one subsequent run in January.

Formwatch

Undergraduate (IRE) 13-2fav (11-2) Always behind, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 18, 37l behind Ballinahow Lady (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.

Another Ambition (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Towards rear, some headway in poor 9th approaching 3 out, moderate 5th and kept on same pace from next, 5th of 15, 14l behind Steele's Rock (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Apr.

Jawad (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Settled 4th, ridden 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Politeo (9-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf.

Doc O'donnell (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd approaching 4 out, on terms next, narrow leader 2 out, joined again last, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind China Goes Green (10-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Apr.

O'Muircheartaigh (IRE) 22-1 (11-10) Soon disputed lead, 3rd at 8th, 4th before 7 out, weakened 5 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Indifference Curve (11-7) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 in Nov, 14 ran.

Bernabeu (USA) 14-1 (9-13) Always towards rear, 7th of 10, 29l behind Macville (10-1) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl in Oct.

More Chimney's (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, ridden into 4th and mistake 2 out, moderate 7th when bad mistake last, 7th of 16, 33l behind Another Palm (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gd in Apr.

Sigma Lifestyle (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Prominent, 3rd 4 out, lost place approaching 2 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by The Hard Hat (11-4) at Wexford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 in Apr, 15 ran.

The Bosses Nephew (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mistake 1st, chased leaders, moderate 5th and no impression under pressure straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 19l behind Old Si (11-1) at Limerick 2m 3f Conditional Handicap Chase (5yo+) gd in Apr.

Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 50l behind Hairy Molly (10-11) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug.

Lion Na Bearnai (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Always prominent, 5th on inner halfway, mistake 7 out, 3rd 4 out, ridden to dispute lead 2 out, headed and no impression in 3rd approaching last, left 2nd, kept on one pace run-in, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Droim Toll (10-4) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 in Jan.

Darling Harbour (FR) 11-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led briefly 5 out, ridden in 5th approaching straight, eased and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Another Palm (11-1) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-123 gd in Apr, 16 ran.

Golden Alou (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ard Agus Fada (9-13) at Navan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 in Mar, 16 ran.

Noble Commander (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Towards rear, closed up 4 out, soon 4th, 2nd before 2 out, challenged and led last, stayed on well to go clear run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 gd beating Francis Du Mesnil (11-7) by 6l, 10 ran.

Information (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 4 out, ridden entering straight and no extra from 2 out, 8th of 18, 19l behind Arklow Ger (11-0) at Fairyhouse 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 gd in Apr.

Rickardstown (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Close up, 2nd before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Killultagh Queen (11-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 6f beg chase gd in Apr.

Tommy Turkle (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Brought down 1st, in a race won by Artiste Bay (11-1) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Apr, 14 ran.

Ballygill Gale (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear, brought down 9th, in a race won by Artiste Bay (11-1) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-109 gf in Apr, 14 ran.

Antipode (GER) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway into 7th 5 out, 4th next, ridden in 5th approaching 3 out, left 4th, no extra and weakened after 2 out, 8th of 19, 42l behind Hidden Crack (11-7) at Down Royal 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-109) in Feb.