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Fairyhouse

  • 13:10 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase 2m 4f

  • (Grade 1) €75,000 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 53.10s
  • Off time: 13:11:47

Full result

13:10 Fairyhouse Result 1st December 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Don Cossack (GER) 11-10 D N Russell G Elliott 6 13/8f
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, switched right after 2 out and ridden to challenge last, led run-in and kept on under pressure opened 9/4 touched 9/4
2nd Carlingford Lough (IRE) 11-10 A P McCoy J E Kiely 7 4/1
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden approaching 3 out, progress to lead after 2 out, challenged last and soon headed, kept on one pace under pressure opened 10/3 touched 4/1
3rd Road To Riches (IRE) 11-10 P Carberry N Meade 6 8/1
Led, headed 3rd and led again from 6th, jumped left 2 out and soon headed, no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace run-in opened 7/1 touched 8/1
4th Sizing Rio (IRE) 11-10 A E Lynch H De Bromhead 5 3/1
Tracked leader and led 3rd, headed 6th and remained prominent, dropped to 5th 3 out and ridden entering straight, no impression in 4th after next opened 3/1 touched 6/1
5th Art Of Logistics (IRE) 11-10 B J Cooper D T Hughes 5 9/2
Chased leaders in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden approaching 4 out and no impression from 2 out opened 9/2 touched 5/1
6th Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 11-10 A P Heskin V T O'Brien 6 50/1
Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out and no extra from 2 out opened 40/1 touched 50/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £2.60 Tote Place: £1.60,1.90
Straight Forecast: £9.05 Exacta: £9.00

Placepot: €302.40, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

It's to be hoped that DON COSSACK enjoys more luck than recent winners of this race Pandorama, Jessies Dream and Bog Warrior as he's beginning to live up to the hype that has accompanied him throughout his career. In truth, he looked in trouble at the turn into the straight with connections revealing that they didn't feel he was at the level that saw him make Morning Assembly pull out all the stops on his previous start. Accordingly, they suggested that he would be set for a break until the end of January and then prepared for the spring festivals. Quite where and which race he ends up in remains to be seen with his owners having no shortage of options available to them. Gordon Elliott expressed the opinion that he didn't feel that he was an out and out three miler and that's understandable as he has always raced with plenty of exuberance; the best may not be seen of him for until next season. A step back up in trip looks inevitable for Carlingford Lough with Tony McCoy hard at work from a long way out. The Galway Plate winner kept to the task gamely, is clearly progressing and could be dangerous to underestimate now that he has got his act together after a slow start to his chasing career while his extra experience should stand him in good stead. Half-brothers The Tother One and Thisthatandtother both enjoyed a sound surface and it would be no surprise if connections opted to miss the worst of the winter ground and freshen him up for the spring. Road To Riches was facing a big step up in class having beaten a promising rival in his beginners' chase and he looked for a long way as though he had his rivals in trouble. He just ran out of steam on the run to the last but posted a very encouraging performance and connections will be hoping that he holds his form better than he did over hurdles. The well regarded Sizing Rio was firmly put in his place in this stronger race but has time on his side with similar remarks applying to Art Of Logistics who never looked happy.