Today's racecards

Cork

  • 14:20 Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase 2m

  • Winner €29,249 2nd €8,550 3rd €4,050 4th €1,351
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.00s
  • Off time: 14:21:08
14:20 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Twinlight (FR) 9/10
2nd Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14123-2 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHEVRONS, royal blue cap, white diamonds Days Hotel (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 H De Bromhead P T Enright 153 11/43.75
2 8-64241 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 J P Ryan M P Fogarty 151 11/112.00
3 11241-1 Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Twinlight (FR) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 157 9/101.90
4 42-23U2 RED, black spots, halved sleeves, white cap Dylan Ross (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 N Meade R M Power 138 14/115.00
5 04422-2 Royal blue, white cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Realt Dubh (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 11-4 t N Meade R C Colgan 153 7/18.00
6 54511-3 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Savello (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 h A J Martin B T O'Connell 144 12/113.00
7 2335-57 RED, dark green hoop, white cap Lead Kindly Light (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-0 pt S Byrne A D Leigh 125 66/167.00

Verdict

Willie Mullins had several entries at the early stage so the fact that he relies on TWINLIGHT speaks volumes. The six-year-old has already won five times over fences, including an impressive victory at this level at Naas last time, and should carry on the good work. Realt Dubh hasn't won since gaining a third Grade 1 success at Fairyhouse in April 2011. He receives no penalty for those victories but was behind Days Hotel in this a year ago when Foildubh was fourth. The winner was subsequently beaten by Foildubh at Fairyhouse but returned with a fine run behind Flemenstar at Navan and looks the main threat. None of the remainder can be dismissed but will need to raise their game.