Bachasson at final fence - Winner 2020
The Clonmel Oil Steeplechase 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 2020 Clonmel Oil Steeplechase took place on the 12th of November.
CLONMEL OIL CHASE DAY 2020 -RESULTS
12.15: The Connollys RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle IT COULD BE YOU
12.45: The I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle Div 1 CONQUREDALOFEUROPE
1.15: The I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle Div 2 POWER OF PAUSE
1.50: The Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle SASSY YET CLASSY
2.25: The TA Morris Memorial Irish EBF Mares Steeplechase (Listed) SHATTERED LOVE
3.00: The Clonmel Oil Steeplechase (Grade 2) of €50,000 BACHASSON
3.35: The Prior Park Service Station Clonmel Handicap Steeplechase SPANCIL HILL
4.05: The Clonmel Oil Slan Abhaile Flat Race JUNGLE BOOGIE
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BACHASSON - 2020 Winner
The 9/4 second favourite Bachasson made all to win the featured Clonmel Oil Steeplechase (Grade 2) by five and a half lengths from his better-fancied stablemate Cilaos Emery (8/11 fav).
The latter made a couple of errors on the way around and the David Mullins-partnered winner was a bit more assured over his fences.
It was a winning reappearance for the grey by Voix Du Nord who had won over course and distance when last seen back in March.
Including a couple of bumper wins in his native France, this was a twelfth career success for Bachasson (given a quote of 33/1 by Paddy Power for the Ryanair Chase) who has now won his last five completed starts over fences.
It was a sixth win in eight years in the corresponding race for Willie Mullins, who said: “He was very brave and David (Mullins) had lots of confidence in him - I thought he had gone too far out but I think he had more confidence in the horse than I had.
Past Winners Clonmel Oil Steeplechase
1993 KING OF THE GALES
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
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