Today's racecards

Clonmel

  • 14:25 Clonmel Oil Chase 2m 4f

  • Winner €29,250 2nd €8,550 3rd €4,050 4th €1,350
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 1.80s
  • Off time: 14:25:05
14:25 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sizing Europe (IRE) 1/7
2nd Magnanimity (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 21121-1 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Europe (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 171 1/71.14
2 23415-2 DARK BLUE, emerald green seams, white cap Tranquil Sea (IRE) 185
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 156 7/18.00
3 46PP-52 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Magnanimity (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-10 t D T Hughes D N Russell 140 12/113.00
4 1112-43 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rathlin 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 t M F Morris B J Cooper 147 9/110.00
5 02/3P-P5 YELLOW, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue spots Let Yourself Go (IRE) 25
Nag me
10 11-5 Martin Hassett S J Hassett 137 40/141.00

Verdict

SIZING EUROPE missed his scheduled comeback in the jnwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal which may not be a bad thing as he'd been beaten twice in that 3m event which taxes his stamina to the limit. Henry De Bromhead's brilliant two-miler may have lost his Champion Chase crown at Cheltenham but looked as good as ever when returning over this trip at Gowran last month and is impossible to oppose despite the fact that Tranquil Sea has won this for the past two years. Edward O'Grady's charge has now won a dozen of his 32 starts and is always tough to beat though he doesn't quite have the quality of the selection and second place looks the best he can hope for. Magnanimity has shown his best form at around this trip and he's been racing over further in all recent starts so could challenge for second spot but the classy novice Rathlin has been disappointing in his two runs so far this season. Let Yourself Go has some decent form to his credit but looks out of his depth.