2m. 6f. 9 Declared.
Brandon Hotel Beginners S'chase of €14,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €8,400.00 2nd - €2,800.00 3rd - €1,400.00 4th - €700.00 5th - €420.00 6th - €280.00
FormscanBy Michael Graham - Henry de Bromhead has won two of the last four renewals of this race and has bright prospects with GOLD BULLION. This lightly-raced sort won a heavy-ground bumper for Paul Nicholls and was placed on his Irish debut over hurdles at Fairyhouse in April before delivering in Cork the following month. He is sure to be well schooled for this first assignment over the bigger obstacles. Power Of Pause is a former point-to-point winner who has won twice over hurdles. He kept good company in that sphere and could be a leading light on his first crack at racecourse fences. The Friday Man has been placed in all four beginners' chases he has contested, albeit a beaten favourite in three of them. He reached a good level over hurdles, and his experience and race fitness are two advantages he holds. The Short Go is another de Bromhead representative making his chasing debut and isn't without a chance while Genois hasn't been seen since January, but has two placed runs over fences in the book.
A steeplechase for four years old and upwards that have not won a steeplechaseWeights - 4-y-o 11st 1lbs 5-y-o and up 11st 12lbs Mares allowed 7lbs