Today's racecards

Cork

  • 15:30 Christmas Party Raceday December 9th Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Soft (Chase; Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.00s
  • Off time: 15:32:45
15:30 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Instant Impacked (IRE) 4/1
2nd Echo Bob (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-43322 RED, pink epaulettes, pink cap, red stars Echo Bob (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 131 11/43.75
2 3-13043 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Satu (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-9 t E Doyle M P Butler (5) 119 4/15.00
4 569146 WHITE, black spots, white sleeves, white cap, black spots Dark Prospect 16
Nag me
7 10-4 p N Meade N P Madden 114 7/18.00
6 U/1244-8 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves & cap Whats On The Menu (IRE) 20
Nag me
8 10-3 J A Berry A F O'Neill (7) 113 10/111.00
7 P03852 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 10-2 bt Denis Hogan D G Hogan 112 7/18.00
8 171621 YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, striped cap Instant Impacked (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-1 R Tyner P T Enright 111 4/15.00
9 2431F7 Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Claragh Native (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 9-10 t A L T Moore P F Mangan 106 7/18.00
Non runners
3716777Paddy O Dee710-6P J RothwellM A Enright116
514B215Bangonform (IRE)810-3D E FitzgeraldD J Bates113

Verdict

Echo Bob has only won once over fences but is now on a very high mark after a fine run behind Pires here a month ago. He'll still be a threat if repeating the form and comfortably holds Satu on that run. Kylebeg Krystle ran her best race for some time behind Mr Goodenough at Punchestown but that was over 2m4f and she may find this on the short side, a remark that also applies to Dark Prospect, who won over 2m3f at Downpatrick in September. INSTANT IMPACKED was always travelling well when scoring at Tramore last month though the winning margin would have been less had his main rival not fallen at the last. A 9lb rise looks a bit harsh but there should be more to come and he's taken to complete a quick double.