Tipperary

  • 16:45 Like A Butterfly Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €19,987 2nd €6,175 3rd €2,924 4th €1,300
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.90s
  • Off time: 16:45:22
16:45 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Le Richebourg (FR) 11/8
2nd Robin Des Foret (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121331 BEIGE, dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Robin Des Foret (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 W P Mullins P Townend 145 15/82.88
2 53-3141 Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap The Last Marju (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
6 11-5 h D Cullen D F O'Regan 20/121.00
4 6280-51 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Le Richebourg (FR) 26
5 11-2 J P O'Brien B J Geraghty 11/82.38
5 5/7F4-11 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Camelia De Cotte (FR) 28
Distance Winner
6 10-12 h W P Mullins D J Mullins 7/24.50
6 41U9-01 Royal blue, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue stars Moonlight Escape (IRE) 10
5 10-9 G Elliott M A Enright 25/126.00
7 080131 Dark blue & pink quartered, dark blue sleeves, pink cap, dark blue star Theatre Dreams (IRE) 45
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-9 H De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 116 20/121.00
Non runners
34273-13Cap D'Aubois (FR)611-2Andrew McNamaraR M Power

Verdict

Willie Mullins has won the last two of these and his representatives should play their part. Robin Des Foret has been a model of consistency winning nine of his 17 career starts, including three over fences. He has a penalty to carry and his stable companion CAMELIA DE COTTE could be the one to take advantage. She did reasonably well over hurdles but was always more likely to make a decent chaser and could hardly have been more impressive in her two runs over the bigger obstacles. Le Richebourg had some very strong form over timber and beat a decent type in a Listowel beginners' chase last month so he looks another with a bright future over fences. Cap D'Aubois was well behind Robin Des Foret at Listowel but that wasn't his form and he's changed stables.