Est: 1856  

Alpha Des Obeaux

Winner Clonmel Oil Chase 2017

The Clonmel Oil Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Clonmel over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November. The 2017 Clonmel Oil Chase took place on the 16th of November, results can be viewed here.

 Highlights from recent Clonmel Oil Chases

 


Alpha Des Obeaux - 2017 Winner 

Alpha Des Obeaux led home a one-two-three for Gigginstown in the 2017 Clonmel Oil Chase.

Mouse Morris' gelding bounced back to winning ways in the Grade 2 contest, recording his first success since landing a novice contest at Cork a year earlier.

Sean Flanagan was taking the reins for the first time on the seven-year-old and tucked in behind the leaders in the early stages of the two-and-a-half mile €50,000 feature event.

The pair moved up to challenge four from home and led at the next fence. A Toi Phil was ridden to challenge going to the second last but Alpha Des Obeaux had a bit up his sleeve.

He stuck on well for Flanagan from the last fence to record a five-and-a-half length success at odds of 7/1.

It was a third win in the race for Morris, who also scored with Belvederian in 1994 and War Of Attrition in 2005.

Galway Plate winner Balko Des Flos was strongly supported on course, going off the 11/10 favourite. He ran keenly and after a mistake at the last with a circuit to go his jumping lacked fluency. He still travelled well turning for home but couldn't pick up before the second last and plugged on to finish third.

Past Winners Clonmel Oil Steeplechase

1992 FISSURE SEAL
1993 KING OF THE GALES
1994 BELVEDERIAN
1995 IMPERIAL CALL
1996 ROYAL MOUNTBROWNE
1997 DORANS PRIDE
1998 DORANS PRIDE
1999 DORANS PRIDE
2000 DORANS PRIDE
2001 MOSCOW EXPRESS
2002 BEEF OR SALMON
2003 EDREDON BLEU
2004 RATHGAR BEAU
2005 WAR OF ATTRITION
2006 SIR OJ
2007 MOSSBANK
2008 GLENFINN CAPTAIN
2009 WATSON LAKE
2010 TRANQUIL SEA
2011 TRANQUIL SEA
2012 SIZING EUROPE
2013 ARVIKA LIGEONNIERE
2014 CHAMPAGNE FEVER
2015 ROAD TO RICHES
2016 ALELCHI INOIS
2017 ALPHA DES OBEAUX