Today's racecards

Clonmel

  • 15:40 Derrygrath Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.80s
  • Off time: 15:40:13
15:40 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Call The Police (IRE) 5/6
2nd Magnanimity (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 051137 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bob Lingo (IRE) 96
Nag me
11 11-12 ht T Mullins M P Walsh 150 10/111.00
2 234-F21 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Call The Police (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 150 5/61.83
3 5-25325 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 150 12/113.00
4 64-2P15 RED & WHITE STRIPES, hooped sleeves, striped cap Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) 42
Nag me
11 11-9 v1 T Cooper B J Cooper 149 6/17.00
5 1F-3F60 Dark blue, emerald green seams, yellow cap Ninetieth Minute (IRE) 42
Nag meCourse Winner
10 11-9 p1 T J Taaffe Andrew J McNamara 133 12/113.00
6 PP-5220 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Magnanimity (IRE) 68
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 D T Hughes D N Russell 140 7/24.50

Verdict

Although Tranquil Sea has won plenty of races, including at Grade level, he isn't the force of old and ran poorly at Thurles last time. CALL THE POLICE, an excellent third to Bobs Worth in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, has taken some time to warm up this season and wasn't all that impressive for a long odds-on chance when landing a Grade 3 at Thurles last month. However, he's undoubtedly being targeted at the Festival again and is also in the Grand National so this looks an ideal stepping stone. Forpadydeplasterer looked to have the world at his feet when landing the Arkle in 2009 but has only won one minor race subsequently though he's invariably performed at the highest level. He shouldn't be dismissed but Magnanimity ran a shocker in the Hennessey at Newbury and hasn't won for two years. The Galway Plate winner Bob Lingo has a bit more to do though it wouldn't be a shock if he were to get into the mix.