Today's racecards

Clonmel

  • 15:55 Powerstown Chase2m

  • Winner €7,935 2nd €1,840 3rd €804 4th €460
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.40s
  • Off time: 15:55:26
15:55 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Canaly (IRE) 2/1
2nd Belle Brook (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2P3110 WHITE, emerald green chevron, yellow sleeves & cap Canaly (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-12 D T Hughes B J Cooper 134 2/13.00
2 4/1118-1 LIGHT BLUE & BLACK STRIPES, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap Immediate Response (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 5/42.25
3 161431 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Miradane 152
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 t M F Morris A E Lynch 11/26.50
4 1FP/900 Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Rinroe (IRE) 54
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 t P J Gilligan D J Condon 113 33/134.00
5 2F5-24P PURPLE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow diamond on cap Belle Brook (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 p M Cullen D N Russell 126 5/16.00

Verdict

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE is currently a 25/1 chance for the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham but those odds are likely to shrink if he is as impressive as he was on his chasing debut at Limerick. His path was cleared when his main rival fell at the last though he would have won easily enough anyway and looks a really nice staying prospect. Miradane jumped well until making a mess of the last at Listowel in September but still managed to beat the useful Benefficient. He's a progressive chaser with more to offer and looks a big threat on his return from a break. Canaly beat the useful Terminal in a strong beginners' event at Fairyhouse in December before scoring over hurdles. He was well beaten in a tough Leopardstown handicap last time but this will play more to his strengths. Belle Brook isn't consistent but has some very strong form to her credit and is by no means out of this with her allowance.