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  • 17:25 Like A Butterfly Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • (Grade 3) €27,500 added 4yo+ 7 ran
  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 52.30s
  • Off time: 17:25:39

Full result

17:25 Tipperary Result 6th October 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 11-8 B J Geraghty M Winters 8 2/5f
Sweated up, tracked leaders, jumped well, on terms from 3 out, led before straight, clear from 2 out, stayed on well run-in, easily opened 2/5 touched 2/5
2nd Owega Star (IRE) 11-2 A D Leigh Peter Fahey 6 4/1
Waited with towards rear, closer in 5th at 7th, 4th 4 out, mistake next, soon struggling, 3rd 2 out, soon chased winner in 2nd but no impression, kept on run-in opened 9/2 touched 9/2
3rd Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 11-2 A P Heskin V T O'Brien 6 20/1
Chased leaders, 6th after 3 out, no impression in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace without threatening into 3rd closing stages opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th 1 Boxer Beat (IRE) 11-2 R M Power P W Flynn 6 33/1
Led and disputed, a bit slow 2nd, headed before straight, no impression from 2 out, dropped to 4th closing stages opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th Run With The Wind (IRE) 11-2 R Walsh M Hourigan 7 10/1
Waited with, 5th after 3 out, 4th 2 out, soon no impression under pressure opened 10/1 touched 11/1
6th 28 Caoimhe's Delight (IRE) 10-9 D J Condon S O O'Brien 7 33/1
Towards rear, struggling in last from 6 out, behind and no danger from 3 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
PU Toostrong (FR) 11-2 D N Russell W P Mullins 6 16/1
Soon disputed lead, headed and dropped to 3rd before straight, no extra when pecked 2 out, soon pulled up opened 14/1 touched 16/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.80 Tote Place: £1.40,2.40
Straight Forecast: £2.72 Exacta: £3.20

Verdict

Michael Winters: "Barry was delighted with him and he said he won easy enough. He said he switched off today. He's one of the top horses over fences. There's great opportunities and great prize money so we'll tip away. He'll go to Cheltenham on Friday week for a two-and-a-half-mile novice chase. Last year we threw him out for three months in the winter, we won't do that this year but he won't be running on the bad ground."

Barry Geraghty: "Some horses are just natural to chasing and he is one of them and time will tell how far he climbs, but he's as good a novice as you would get."