3m. 120yds. 6 Declared.
Way To Paris Hugh McMahon Novice S'chase (Grade 3) of €28,500.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €17,100.00 2nd - €5,700.00 3rd - €2,850.00 4th - €1,425.00 5th - €855.00 6th - €570.00
FormscanBy Gary Carson - THEDEVILSCOACHMAN has to give weight to his rivals but looks the one to beat. Noel Meade's charge was promoted after finishing second at Naas in another Grade 3 contest having been short of room at the last. He would have been an unlucky loser that day and sets a good standard now. At the weights Grandero Bello is a big danger and he comes here in winning form as well. The Great Pretender gelding was a cosy winner at Gowran last time having given Bronn a scare at Fairyhouse previously. Going up in trip now may suit the former point-to-pointer. Life In The Park was beaten at a short price when last seen in Cheltenham in October. Good ground was put forward as a reason for his poor showing then but he is also unproven on going this testing.
A novice steeplechase for five years old and upwardsWeights - 5-y-o 10st 10lbs 6-y-o and up 11st Mares allowed 7lbsPenalties - Penalties (handicaps excluded) - Winner of two steeplechases 3lb extra Of three steeplechases or a Grade 3 steeplechase 6lb extra Of two Grade 3 steeplechases or a Grade 2 steeplechase 8lb extra Of a Grade 1 steeplechase 12lb extra