Today's racecards

Cork

  • 15:45 Cork Racecourse Kinsale Handicap Chase 2m

  • Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.80s
  • Off time: 15:45:57
15:45 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pires 5/2
2nd Echo Bob (IRE) 8/1
3rd Fosters Cross (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-F821F WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-10 T Mullins R Walsh 138 3/14.00
2 P02/3P-P YELLOW, large royal blue spots, royal blue spots on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue spots Let Yourself Go (IRE) 106
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 Martin Hassett S J Hassett (3) 138 25/126.00
3 23/54F-P Emerald green & red stripes, red sleeves, red star on cap Northern Alliance (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-1 A J Martin B T O'Connell 129 25/126.00
4 13-4332 RED, pink epaulettes, pink cap, red stars Echo Bob (IRE) 64
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 H De Bromhead D N Russell 128 8/19.00
5 132U8P Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow cap, emerald green star Supreme Doc (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 10-11 D Dorgan H D Dunne (7) 125 20/121.00
6 265P-04 DARK BLUE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, halved sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Oak (FR) 153
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-9 L P Cusack P Carberry 123 14/115.00
7 5421-25 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Galloping Gander (IRE) 97
Nag me
6 10-7 t J F O'Shea S G McDermott 121 16/117.00
8 561040- YELLOW, dark blue seams, white cap, dark blue star Hans Crescent (FR) 176
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-5 b M Hourigan B J Geraghty 119 10/111.00
9 1P00-13 DARK GREEN, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, dark green star Colls Corner (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 b Michael Barry P T Enright 118 10/111.00
10 913-130 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Satu (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-4 t E Doyle M P Butler (5) 118 8/19.00
11 F1213-F EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Senior Again (IRE) 166
Nag me
6 10-1 F Flood D J Casey 115 8/19.00
12 80201-2 DARK GREEN, red hollow box, red sleeves, dark green cap Pires 9
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 A J Martin P Townend 114 5/23.50

Verdict

Tony Martin won this in 2010 with a short-priced favourite and the versatile PIRES is sure to attract support from the foot of the handicap. He's been operating on the Flat since scoring over the C&D in April and, as that was only his third start over fences, he looks well enough handicapped to take this. Colls Corner easily won a chase on heavy ground at Listowel before a good effort over hurdles but Galloping Gander may just find the ground a bit too soft. Echo Bob is a useful performer on his day but any further rain may scupper his chances so the main threat may emerge from Senior Again, who has been making steady progress and was in touch when falling in a strong race at Punchestown in May.