Clonmel

  • 16:45 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Captain Christy Novice Chase3m

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 48.80s
  • Off time: 16:45:45
16:45 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heaney (IRE) 2/1
2nd Lord Ben (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 70-8812 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Days (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 J Queally Andrew J McNamara 9/43.25
2 3-534U1 Emerald green, red hoop, hooped sleeves, red star on cap Heaney (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 T J Taaffe P Townend 116 2/13.00
3 U1-2413 Light blue & red hoops, halved sleeves, red cap Lord Ben (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-5 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 4/15.00
4 2F3158 Emerald green & red quartered, diabolo on sleeves, dark blue cap Playtime Ben (IRE) 54
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-5 D E Fitzgerald D N Russell 122 6/17.00
5 9000-17 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Blue Cannon (IRE) 20
Nag me
5 11-2 p N Meade D J Condon 127 10/111.00
6 702742 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Ultra Light (FR) 6
Nag me
5 10-4 R Hennessy B J Cooper 10/111.00

Verdict

This has been run five times and the last four favourites have won but it looks very tight this time around. ULTRA LIGHT made a very encouraging debut over fences behind the potentially useful Rattan at Downpatrick on Friday and with that experience behind her and plenty of allowances she's taken to go one better. Ancient Days has done very well on his last two starts and lost little in defeat behind Toner D'Oudairies at Listowel while Heaney definitely improved to score at Ballinrobe and should get much closer to Playtime Ben, who had beaten him comfortably at Wexford. Lord Ben looks a big threat on his first start over this trip as he's been coming up against class opposition but Blue Cannon has run poorly since beating Plan A at Down Royal.