2m. 4f. 127yds. (Class 1) 5-y-o plus21 Ran
Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (GBB Race) of £82,500.00 5-y-o plus
1st - £46,423.00, 2nd - £17,490.00, 3rd - £8,753.00, 4th - £4,372.00, 5th - £2,194.00, 6th - £1,097.00 , 7th - £544.00, 8th - £280.00 21 Ran
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Emmet said to jump off smart and if they weren’t going hard enough to be positive but we shouldn’t have that problem. He thought the step up in trip would suit. He tends to do his own little thing so going to the last I let him pop then he battled hard from the last. I spoke to Davy Russell through the week and he filled me with confidence and I must thank Barry O’Neill (champion amateur jockey) and Colin Bowe (leading point-to-point trainer). I didn’t know I’d got the ride until declaration time so I owe my agent Gary Cribbin a lot. I’m 20 and ride for Colin three days a week and at Cullentra House three times a week. It is probably no great reflection on me, but at the time I thought he had to go for a beginners’ chase at Punchestown in September. To go from there, via the Greatwood and Kelso, it’s been an unbelievable journey. We booked Jordan because he’s catching everyone’s attention, the owner was fairly insistent on claiming 7lb and at that Jordan was the only option. He showed why today. We went to Kelso as I thought it would be easier on the horse than the County Hurdle here, and Kelso was a huge pot in its own right. We got that one right and it’s just fallen into place since. You wouldn’t know how far he could go, what we see on the track is as wise as I can be, he doesn’t set the world alight at home but we don’t ask him to do much, the less the better. I wouldn’t know what&r Emmet Mullins, trainer
Fils d'Oudairies (FR) wore ear plugs.
Having reviewed recordings of the false start, the Starters were satisfied that no riders should be reported for contravening the starting procedures.
Turning into the home straight, Farclas (FR), placed second, momentarily became tight for room, clipped the heels of PADDY’S POEM, unplaced, and stumbled, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved.
Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that Mister Whitaker (IRE), unplaced, had bled from the nose.
Time 5m. 18.28 secs, which is 4.33 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £15.80
Tote Trifecta- £640.30
Non runners Laskalin (FR) ( Going (Changed since declaration) ), Smarty Wild (GB) ( Going (Changed since declaration) )
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