Allaho – Winner 2023
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 2023 Clonmel Oil Steeplechase took place on Thursday, November 9th.
CLONMEL OIL CHASE DAY 2023 - RESULTS
12.30pm: The INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle FARREN GLORY
1.05pm: The Connollys Red Mills Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle ANY ROAD
1.40pm: The Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle STUZZIKINI
2.15pm: The TA Morris Memorial Irish EBF Mares Steeplechase ALLEGORIE DE VASSY
2.50pm: The Clonmel Oil Steeplechase of €60,000 (Grade 2) ALLAHO
3.25pm: The Prior Park Service Station Clonmel Handicap Steeplechase EVIES VLADAMIR
4.00pm: The Watch Racing TV Free For 31 Days Flat Race RAINBOW TRAIL
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ALLAHO - 2023 WINNER - RACE REPORT
ALLAHO showed his undoubted star quality as he easily accounted for two rivals in the season feature at Powerstown Park, the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase.
Out of action through injury since winning the Punchestown Gold Cup in April of last year, the Willie Mullins trained nine-year-old was widely expected to make a winning return this afternoon, going off the clear favourite at 1/4. Sent straight to the front by Paul Townend, the bay made all and jumped well throughout. While his advantage was reduced approaching two out, he never looked in danger and came home nine-lengths to the good in the colours of Cheveley Park Stud. Returned at 3/1, Janadil made it a 1,2 for Willie Mullins with Grange Walk back in third."He was a bit rusty early on and uncompetitive for the first couple of fences but I wasn't going revving him up," Townend reflected.
“He certainly didn't feel any smaller and is a big horse to try and organise so you just let him do his thing.
"He is massive and I was chatting to Rachael (Blackmore) not that long ago - as she won the Ryanair (Chase, in 2021) on him, and he just covers so much ground. You think you are just lobbing along but he puts other horses under so much pressure.
"He took plenty blows today and it is hard work with everything finishing tired. He was entitled to get tired having been off the track for so long but it is job done and there is plenty to work on. "It is brilliant to get him back and his engine looks to be there. It is job done and Willie can make a plan after this."
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
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