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14:35 Tipperary (IRE)

Packie Downey Memorial Chase

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,000 added
  • Winner: €8,280
  • 2nd: €1,920
  • 3rd: €840
  • 4th: €480
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 25.20s
  • Off Time: 14:35:22
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap

Kotkidy (FR)

100 D
4/1
  • Form 2/53152-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

attempted to make all, slight mistake 5 out, headed into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace

4
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots
  • Form 57113-5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 144

waited with, closer order to track leaders 4 out, 2nd but struggling to get to winner from before 2 out, every chance and kept on same pace run-in

5
Silk - DARK GREEN, white striped sleeves, white cap, dark green spots
  • Form 44128-0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 123

chased leaders, mistake 5 out, struggling when bad mistake 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off

6
Silk - WHITE, royal blue spots
7/1
  • Form 15306-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

jumped slowly, dropped behind from 6th, tailed off

7
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap
  • Form 50-9512
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leader, a bit slow in jumping early, led into straight, soon strongly pressed, stayed on best run-in

2
NR
  • Form 814F22-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 138

3
NR
  • Form 3F2596
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 127

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ruby Walsh has just two booked rides today and one of them, FALSE ECONOMY, can get him off to a winning start. Michael Hourigan's charge made a winning start over fences when beating Four Commanders at Limerick and finished third in a Grade 1 at Fairyhouse in April. A recent run on the Flat will have put him straight and he looks a nice chasing prospect. Out Now is a cracking chaser who has won twice over fences but has put in two exceptional performances on his last two starts. Runner-up to Seabass in a Grade A handicap at Leopardstown in January, he then occupied the same spot in the Irish National at Fairyhouse. He'd be a good bet over a longer trip here and is warming up for a crack at the Galway Plate. Great Oak is progressing well and made Raptor pull out the stops at Wexford and the former Killarney winner Kotkidy returns after a spell in France where he scored on very heavy ground.

Formwatch

Kotkidy (FR) (10-12) 2nd of 10 Mister No (10-12) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 2m 3f hdl sft in Apr.

False Economy (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, improved to be close up from before 3 out, 4th next, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 18, 3l behind Satu (9-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in May.

Nakajima Nate (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 10th halfway, headway into 5th 2 out, ridden in 8th entering straight, no extra, 13th of 21, 19l behind He's Our Man (11-0) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl gd in May.

Jack Cool (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6 out, 3rd approaching straight, soon no extra, 8th of 16, 17l behind Eightybarackstreet (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs.

Great Oak (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, well off pace, slight mistake 5 out, mistake 3 out, soon closer in 3rd, challenged in 2nd approaching last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Raptor (11-12) at Wexford 2m 1f chs sft.

Out Now (IRE) 14-1 (10-1) Rear of mid-division, headway into 8th 6 out, 4th travelling well entering straight, challenged 2 out and slight mistake, soon ridden and disputed, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 29, 4 1/2l behind Lion Na Bearnai (10-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f Ext hcp ch gs in Apr.

Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, improved to be close up from 3 out, no extra from next, 9th of 16, 20l behind Victrix Gale (9-13) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs.