Listowel

  • 16:15 John F. McGuire Novice Chase2m 4f

  • Winner €14,625 2nd €4,275 3rd €2,025 4th €675
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places; NH: Soft to Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.10s
  • Off time: 16:16:02
16:15 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Slieveardagh (IRE) 9/4
2nd Action Master 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 771011 EMERALD GREEN, yellow panel, emerald green cap Eagle's Pass (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 T J O'Mara P Townend 131 6/17.00
2 36F311 YELLOW, red stars, yellow cap, red star Gala Dancer (IRE) 22
Nag me
6 11-7 b P Nolan M N Doran (7) 3/14.00
3 0-30142 ROYAL BLUE & PINK DIAMONDS, pink cap Slieveardagh (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-7 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 9/43.25
5 0-31363 Emerald green, white chevron, orange cap St Devote (FR) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-7 E Griffin R M Power 7/18.00
6 R31052 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue diabolo, yellow cap, dark blue star Trendelenburg (IRE) 10
Nag me
6 11-7 G Elliott D J Condon 11/112.00
7 6-20101 BLACK, yellow seams, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, black diamonds Action Master 3
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 4/15.00
Non runners
44-P1814Somatic (IRE)711-7A J MartinAndrew J McNamara

Verdict

This looks a competitive novice chase for the time of year with Eagle's Pass attempting to confirm Killarney running with Slieveardagh, St Devote and Trendelenburg under an additional penalty. He is probably still improving but may struggle with the extra weight and preference is for GALA DANCER. Paul Nolan's six-year-old was always travelling well within himself when making all on his fencing bow at Ballinrobe and should have plenty more to offer. Somatic has a bit to find on the book but Action Master is interesting despite only scrambling home by a short head on his first start over the larger obstacles at Kilbeggan.