Today's racecards

Ballinrobe

  • 17:40 Audi Ballina Handicap 1m 6f

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 24.62s
  • Off time: 17:40:07
17:40 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Air Chief 9/2
2nd Boxer Beat (IRE) 4/1
3rd Crouching Harry (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 20530/1 WHITE & RED HALVED, slvs reversed, red & orange hooped cap Air Chief 14
Nag me
8 9-13 t E McNamara E J McNamara 64 9/25.50
2 (11) 723217 White & red hoops, white sleeves, red cap, white spots Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 19
Nag me
5 9-13 p Miss S A Finn W J Lee 64 20/121.00
3 (6) 23601-2 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES Positive Vibes 24
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4 9-12 A L T Moore S Foley 63 4/15.00
4 (9) 445283- ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, white & royal blue check sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Crouching Harry (IRE) 175
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4 9-2 p E Doyle J P O'Brien 53 7/18.00
5 (3) 450- Royal blue, light blue star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Una Veintena (IRE) 25
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4 9-0 W P Mullins P J Smullen 51 11/112.00
6 (2) 7/054-73 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star Boxer Beat (IRE) 7
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6 8-13 p1 P W Flynn R P Whelan (3) 50 4/15.00
7 (4) 8934-46 DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Montagnard (IRE) 24
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9 8-13 Jane M Foley M C Hussey 50 16/117.00
8 (7) 530-274 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Ocean Bright (USA) 24
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7 8-12 D A McLoughlin I J Brennan (3) 49 10/111.00
9 (13) 3595/06- Dark blue, white cross sashes, red cap, dark blue diamond Arondo (GER) 294
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10 8-10 v1 Miss Simpson A P Thornton (3)(ex2) 47 28/129.00
10 (14) 4018/00- Yellow, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green sleeves, red armlet, maroon & white quartered cap Foildearg (IRE) 25
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7 8-10 pt J P Ryan C D Hayes 47 20/121.00
11 (1) 90-0 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Sister Rita (IRE) 14
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5 8-10 M Flannery C P Hoban (3) 47 50/151.00
12 (10) S043-03 ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Skiing In Tune (IRE) 24
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7 8-10 p P J Flynn D M Grant 47 9/110.00
13 (5) 0060 Maroon, light blue chevron & sleeves, light blue & maroon quartered cap Stimulus Package (IRE) 10
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5 8-10 V T O'Brien L F Roche (3) 47 40/141.00
14 (8) 502425/ Purple, pink chevron, hooped sleeves, striped cap Whitehead Lad (IRE) 305
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6 8-10 p W J Fitzpatrick C R King (7) 47 20/121.00
Non runners
15034/099Tawaagg99-11J NashReserve 162
1673/7939Teajaybe (USA)59-9Michael MulvanyReserve 260
1700890-Whynotgiveup (IRE)78-10P G FaheyReserve 347

Verdict

Air Chief is extremely versatile and reappeared on the Flat at Roscommon in June, seven months after running over hurdles at Cheltenham. He won with a bit in hand from Hurricane Season and a 4lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run. Positive Vibes hasn't taken to hurdling and was well beaten on all four starts before reverting to the Flat to finish runner-up behind Bobskier at Tramore though he was beaten a long way. CROUCHING HARRY has never won on the level but he's produced some fair runs and though not seen since New Year's Day he looks well handicapped and Joseph O'Brien's presence is a very positive sign. He gets the vote as though Boxer Beat ran well over a trip too short last time he's still a maiden after 39 career starts. Una Veintena hasn't shown much to date but there's plenty of time for her to make progress.