2m. 160yds. 6 Declared.
Bar One Racing Hilly Way S'chase (Grade 2) of €100,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €60,000.00 2nd - €20,000.00 3rd - €10,000.00 4th - €5,000.00 5th - €3,000.00 6th - €2,000.00
FormscanBy Gary Carson - EL FABIOLO is already a short price for the Champion Chase in March and it would be a major shock if he couldn't make a winning return here. The Spanish Moon gelding swept all before him in a faultless novice campaign last season, with the most impressive performance coming at Cheltenham where he ran out a convincing winner over Jonbon. With stablemate Energumene out for the season this division looks at his mercy. Even giving weight away to his rivals he still has a fair bit in hand. Vanillier is next best on official ratings but needs a good bit further than this to be seen at his best. Fil Dor may be the one to chase him home. He has already posted a decent effort this season, when second to Dinoblue in Naas.
A steeplechase for five years old and upwardsWeights - 11st 4lbs Mares allowed 7lbsPenalties - Penalties (handicaps excluded) - to count from 1st June, 2022 Winner of three steeplechases or a Grade 3 steeplechase 3lb extra Of two Grade 3 steeplechases or a Grade 2 steeplechase 6lb extra Of a Grade 1 steeplechase 10lb extra