Today's racecards

Ballinrobe

  • 19:00 Water Towers Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.00s
  • Off time: 19:00:50
19:00 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Osana (FR) 11/8
2nd Sports Line (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P-243P9 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Regal D'estruval (FR) 22
Nag me
7 11-7 J H Culloty T J Doyle 130 7/24.50
2 03U700 Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Any Bets (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 t O McKiernan S J Crimin (7) 121 7/18.00
3 752163 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 P O Brady M W Bowes (5) 117 5/16.00
4 U6-6828 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Osana (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 E J O'Grady M P Walsh 135 11/82.38
5 02-4409 DARK BLUE, yellow seams, red cap Schelm (GER) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-2 R O'Leary D J Casey 130 11/112.00
6 P597-06 ROYAL BLUE, white stars, royal blue & yellow striped cap Sports Line (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 t P W Flynn M Darcy 124 8/19.00
7 1-37588 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Fantastic Gold 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-0 pt M Cullinane E J O'connell 20/121.00

Verdict

OSANA hasn't won since December 2009 but has invariably competed at a much higher level, usually over much further. There's no doubt he's the classiest in the line-up and hopefully the trip won't prove a problem. Regal D'Estruval is penalised for scoring over fences last May when he looked a very promising young chaser. He hasn't done anywhere near as well as expected subsequently and has run poorly recently. Imperial Shabra alternates between hurdles and fences but seems better over the smaller obstacles so Schelm looks more of a threat despite his poor recent form as he's a regular winner with a career total of 11 victories to his credit.