Paddy Power 'I'm Never Going Back To The Office' Handicap Chase (0-150) (Grade B) 2m 1f 43y
- (5yo+, 2m 1f 43y, 9 runners)
- Winner €60,000 2nd €20,000 3rd €10,000 4th €5,000 5th €3,000 6th €2,000
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.20s
- Off time: 15:50:29
|1st||2 A Wave Of The Sea||9/2|
|2nd||4 Grange Walk||1½||15/2|
Exit Poll (IRE) 41
|8||166 11-12||Mrs J Harrington||J B Foley (5)||144|
A Wave Of The Sea (IRE) 40
|6||164 11-10 b||J P O'Brien||S Fitzgerald (5)||142|
Capuccimix (FR) 27
|9||159 11-5 t||H De Bromhead||D J O'Keeffe||137|
Grange Walk (IRE) 27
|7||159 11-5||J P Ryan||L Quinlan (5)||137|
Mt Leinster (IRE) 40
|8||157 11-3 h||W P Mullins||P Townend||135|
Batcio (FR) 27
|10||151 10-11||T M Walsh||S O'Callaghan (7)||129|
Scheu Time (IRE) 28
|9||145 10-5 pt||J Nash||G Brouder (7)||123|
R'evelyn Pleasure (IRE) 28
|10||143 10-3 p||S O O'Brien||M M McDonagh (7)||121|
Stansfield (IRE) 11
|8||141 10-1||Paul Traynor||Sam Ewing||119|
A Wave Of The Sea (IRE)
||5||10-3||J P O'Brien||S D Torrens||12/1|
Grade 1-winning hurdler A Wave Of The Sea went up 9lb for winning this a year ago and he's subsequently been racing over much further so it would be no shock to see him complete the race double. Exit Poll has taken well to fences, winning here in March and completing a double when landing a Roscommon Grade 3 in September. He was unable to give Grange Walk 13lb over the track and trip last time but is 8lb better off with the winner, who made mistakes before falling at Fairyhouse next time when Batcio eventually finished fourth. CAPUCCIMIX (NAP) could be the one to take out of that race. An easy winner at Killarney in July, he was having his first subsequent start when falling three out when just getting into contention. Mt Leinster was an odds-on chance for his first two starts over fences and though not beaten far attempted to make all on his next start here but was soon beaten when headed.
A Wave Of The Sea (IRE)18-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, no impression when fell 4 out, at Leopardstown 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Dec.
Grange Walk (IRE)17-2 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, bad mistake 6th, slow next and ridden, under pressure in 8th 3 out, no impression, fell at last, at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp sft in Jan.
Batcio (FR)25-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 5th 3 out, 5th next, no extra, 4th of 12, 17l behind Dunvegan (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp sft in Jan.
Mt Leinster (IRE)9-2 (12-0) Led, 6 lengths clear before 2nd, slight mistake 5th and reduced advantage before 7th, pushed along and headed entering straight, 3rd and no impression at last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 7, 19 1/2l behind Haut En Couleurs (11-8) at Leopardstown 2m 1f Good - Yielding in Dec.
R'evelyn Pleasure (IRE)6-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 5th halfway, mistake 3 out, pushed along and no impression in 6th next, ridden and kept on one pace run-in, 5th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Street Value (10-13) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan.
Exit Poll (IRE)10-1 (11-12) Disputed lead until headed 1st, 2nd halfway, on terms entering straight and soon led, ridden and headed at last where mistake, no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 3 3/4l behind Grange Walk (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 1f hcp sft in Dec.
Stansfield (IRE)66-1 (11-1) Held up, closer in 6th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression in 5th before next, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 18 3/4l behind Rodaniche (11-9) at Down Royal 2m 1f Yielding in Jan.
Capuccimix (FR)16-1 (10-5) Towards rear, mistakes 1st and 5th, headway into 6th but with plenty to do when fell 3 out, at Fairyhouse 2m 1f hcp sft in Jan.
Scheu Time (IRE)4-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, 7th halfway, closer 5 out and 5th approaching straight, pushed along and no impression before 2 out, no extra, 5th of 10, 22 1/4l behind Rebel Early (10-9) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hvy in Jan.