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16:35 Tipperary (IRE)

Like A Butterfly Novice Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Good to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €45,001 added
  • Winner: €27,000
  • 2nd: €9,000
  • 3rd: €4,500
  • 4th: €2,250
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 3.70s
  • Off Time: 16:37:41
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap
15/8
  • Form 196/121
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5

led, jumped right, headed after 7th, mistake 9th, mistake and almost unseated rider next, mistake 4 out and dropped to rear, no extra and eased, tailed off

3
Silk - White & red diabolo, red & white hooped sleeves, red cap
13/2
  • Form 02613/1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

held up towards rear, slight mistakes 1st and 4th, pecked 7th, 4th and pushed along after 3 out, no impression when jumped left next, no extra

4
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap
  • Form 2741-41
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 153

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 10th and closer 3 out, challenged next, soon pushed along and 3rd when slightly short of room at last, no impression run-in

5
Silk - Orange & black quartered, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap
  • Form 3-31111
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 133

tracked leader, jumped well, led after 7th, strongly pressed 2 out and headed last, disputed again briefly run-in and kept on, no impression on winner close home

6
Silk - Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star
5/1
  • Form 1F-11P2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

towards rear, mistake 3rd, 5th halfway and slight mistake 8th, went 3rd before 4 out, progress after 2 out to lead last, joined again run-in, under pressure and kept on well closing stages

7
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE CHEVRONS, orange sleeves, white cap
  • Form 2-PP12U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 119

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 5th after 3 out, slightly hampered next, no extra, kept on one pace

2
NR
  • Form 1311/32-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 146

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

A nice little race in prospect though Willie Mullins complicates matters with three entries and Henry De Bromhead has two. Brahma Bull is the choice of the champion trainer's trio and he just has the edge over stable companion Robin De Carlow on their running at Killarney. Dandy Mag made an impressive chasing bow when making all at Galway and looks a very smart recruit while Put The Kettle On has been a revelation for the De Bromhead camp, winning his last four. But Rachael Blackmore, who has been on board for three of those victories, has stuck with MOON OVER GERMANY. He was a Grade 3 winner at Aintree in April and impressive on his reappearance at Ballinrobe so looks the one to beat.

Formwatch

Brahma Bull (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Led, clear before 2nd, not fluent at 6th, reduced advantage at 8th, pressed 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, asserted closing stages, won at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug beating Robin De Carlow (11-5) by 3l, 5 ran.

Dandy Mag (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Made all, ran freely, extended lead to 4 lengths at 9th, reduced advantage 2 out and strongly pressed after last, ridden over 1f out and kept on well to assert closing stages, won at Galway 2m 7f gd in Aug beating Early Doors (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.

Moon Over Germany (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, disputed 2nd from 6th, jumped up to lead 5 out, asserted after 3 out, slight mistake and pressed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on strongly run-in, won at Ballinrobe 2m 1f sft in Aug beating Ordinary World (11-2) by 4 3/4l, 5 ran.

Put The Kettle On (IRE) Evensfav (11-3) Made all, took keen hold early, 3l lead when slight mistake 2 out, pushed along to maintain advantage after last, kept on well, won at Wexford 2m 4f gd in Sep beating Victoria Bay (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.

Robin De Carlow 4-7fav (11-5) Settled 3rd, 2nd to clear leader after 2nd, took closer order at 8th, not fluent 4 out, closed 3 out, challenged 2 out, switched right before last, ridden and switched left run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Brahma Bull (11-8) at Killarney 2m 5f gd in Aug.

Grey Waters (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Slight mistake 1st, soon raced in 4th, lost position briefly from 6th, pushed along approaching straight, 3rd 3 out, not match front pair from 2 out, not fluent and unseated rider last, at Roscommon 2m (1) hvy in Sep.

Champagne Classic (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden approaching 2 out and went 2nd before last, under pressure and kept on run-in, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Chris's Dream (11-3) at Navan 3m (1) Yielding in Feb.