Clonmel

  • 15:25 Prior Park Service Station Clonmel Handicap Chase2m 2f 200y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 52.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:07
15:25 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Code Of The West (IRE) 9/1
2nd Hans Crescent (FR) 12/1
3rd Rubert (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9/P-2F12 DARK GREEN, white sleeves, red cap, white star Days Ahead (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 11-8 p E Doyle J R Barry 121 4/15.00
2 0R633-5 LIGHT BLUE & DARK BLUE STRIPES, black & red striped cap Kakagh (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-8 W Harney B J Cooper 121 5/16.00
3 5032-24 Royal blue, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green seams on sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Carlowsantana (IRE) 84
Nag me
9 11-6 S T Nolan I J McCarthy (3) 119 16/117.00
4 3235-92 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Code Of The West (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 11-6 p C Roche J S McGarvey (7) 119 9/110.00
5 1040-05 YELLOW, dark blue seams, white cap, dark blue star Hans Crescent (FR) 4
Nag me
7 11-5 b M Hourigan Andrew J McNamara 118 12/113.00
6 00-1378 DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 4
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-4 b Michael Barry D J Condon 117 12/113.00
8 35189-1 BLACK & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Fourth Class (IRE) 121
Nag me
8 11-2 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 115 4/15.00
9 97915F- BLACK, red spots, yellow sleeves & cap Quiet Thought (IRE) 347
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 115 10/111.00
10 2P347-6 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, hooped cap Rubert (IRE) 9
Nag me
9 11-2 t D Cullen E J O'connell 115 11/112.00
11 1-4031P EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, emerald green cap, white star Coolharbour Breeze (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-13 b Miss B A K Murphy D N Russell 112 8/19.00
12 6P3-771 Black, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green sleeves, black diamonds, emerald green cap, black stars Yeoman (FR) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
11 9-10 t D J Ryan A P Heskin 95 15/28.50
Non runners
7700549Any Bets (IRE)811-3O McKiernanS J Crimin116

Verdict

Yeoman was gaining his first chasing success on his 17th start at Galway last month but a 5lb rise takes him onto a career-high mark. Rubert is steadily slipping down the weights and will be better for his run at Punchestown last week but a 10lb rise for his victory at Killarney in July may prevent Fourth Class following up after a break. COOLHARBOUR BREEZE won nicely at Wexford in July and started favourite there on his return last month but appeared to run away with his rider and weakened quickly. With more restraint here, he's expected to get back to winning ways. Days Ahead scored over the minimum trip at Tramore last month and was only narrowly beaten when tackling 2m6f at Down Royal last time. He's progressing well and arrives in good form so should get into the mix. There are plenty of others with chances in a wide-open contest.