Today's racecards

Killarney

  • 18:40 Irish Examiner Beginners Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.50s
  • Off time: 18:40:16
18:40 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Mayday Frontier (IRE)
-1 Powertakeoff (IRE)
-1 Sizing Solution (IRE)

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 415/69F- MAUVE, white hoop & armlet, mauve cap, white star Analyse That (IRE) 387
Nag me
7 11-12 S Aherne P F Mangan 109 661/1067.10
2 24170-8 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Days (IRE) 59
Nag me
6 11-12 J Queally Andrew J McNamara 50/151.00
3 05-0057 YELLOW, emerald green chevron, quartered cap Flight Control (IRE) 12
Nag me
8 11-12 Peter Croke S W Flanagan 661/1067.10
4 606-7P2 WHITE, emerald green star & stars on sleeves, white cap, red star Maggie's Boy (IRE) 45
Nag me
8 11-12 Mrs M Twohig Mr C McSweeney (7) 50/151.00
6 26/042-3 Yellow, red epaulettes, black sleeves, red cap, yellow spots Nearest The Pin (IRE) 26
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 t A J Martin R Walsh 126 4/15.00
7 102876/ WHITE, light green star, orange cap Pozyc (FR) 511
Nag me
7 11-12 P Nolan D E Mullins 25/126.00
8 4743FP- Emerald green & white halved, white & emerald green hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Sir Harry Cash 153
Nag me
7 11-12 E McNamara R J Jones (3) 50/151.00
9 7/1204-2 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Italy (IRE) 72
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 13/27.50
10 11105/2 EMERALD GREEN, black sash & sleeves, green cap Steps To Freedom (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 t Mrs J Harrington R M Power 8/52.60
11 U642P-2 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 11-12 t1 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 135 5/23.50
12 44P/04-8 DARK BLUE, light blue Cross of Lorraine, white cap The Shepherd King (IRE) 26
Nag me
9 11-12 t1 T Cooper D J Casey 28/129.00
13 52580-F ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, white cap Total Excitement (IRE) 33
Nag me
11 11-12 p T Cooper P T Enright 116 33/134.00
14 8F3-96U Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Western Man (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-12 R O'Leary B R Dalton (5) 50/151.00
15 31107-6 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Cause Of Causes (USA) 37
Nag me
5 11-8 G Elliott M P Walsh 12/113.00
Non runners
5295P-00Mayday Frontier (IRE)1011-12M M LynchM J Bolger104
1600-7085Powertakeoff (IRE)511-8Karl ThorntonReserve 1
173155-23Sizing Solution (IRE)511-8J T R DreaperReserve 2
18455-444Pals Leg (IRE)711-12E M O'SullivanReserve 3

Verdict

An extremely strong beginners event for the money. The Real Article hasn't proved himself anywhere near as good over fences as hurdles and though runner-up to the very useful Beachdale Lad at Roscommon last time he was beaten a long way. Nearest The Pin has also been slightly disappointing so far over fences but hasn't been beaten far in his last two starts and is beginning to get the hang of the job. Sizing Italy has had very little experience and has plenty more to offer. His recent second to Johannisberger was a fine effort and he has to be on the short-list. STEPS TO FREEDOM, a winner eight times in a fine career to date, made a very promising debut over fences behind the useful Arnaud at Roscommon and with further progress likely and conditions to suit he's handed the vote.