18:15 Down Royal

Friday 22 June 2018

All17:4518:1518:5019:2019:5520:3021:00

    Belfast Live Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 100y  |   Good  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:16  |   Winning time: 3m 55.6s
1st
Horse silk
4
11/8f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Raced in 5th, slightly impeded 3 out and under pressure, challenged and not fluent 2 out, gained narrow lead before last, wandered run-in, stayed on best closing stages tchd 6/4
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
13
5/2
T: T J TaaffeJ: A E Lynch
Raced in 4th, closed travelling smoothly from 3 out, challenged and carried wide next, kept on without matching winner run-in op 9/4
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
8/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Raced in 3rd, challenging when carried right after last, one pace closing stages
4th
Horse silk
sh
1
9/2
T: A FlemingJ: D F O'Regan
Tracked leader, challenged when jumped right 3 out, on terms when jumped left 2 out, not match leaders from before last until kept on without threatening run-in op 6/1 tchd 7/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
3
10/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
A little keen, led, pressed from before 3 out, soon joined, headed but still prominent when slightly impeded last, no extra and one pace run-in op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
7 ½
2
20/1
T: M TorrensJ: S D Torrens (7)
Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, some headway and one pace from before 2 out op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
½
7
66/1
T: A J MartinJ: E O'Connell (7)
Mid-division best, slightly impeded 2nd, no impression from before 2 out, slight mistake last op 50/1
8th
Horse silk
¾
10
50/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: J W Kennedy
Held up, jumped slightly right 2nd, pushed along after 6th, no impression from before 2 out
9th
Horse silk
34
9
66/1
T: S FaheyJ: R P Treacy (5)
Towards rear, slightly slow 3rd and reminder, not fluent 3 out, no extra when not fluent 2 out, tailed off

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
12
510-11
66/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: J J Slevin
Held up, jumped slightly left 2nd, not fluent 3 out, no impression when fell 2 out op 50/1

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Non-Runners

11
Horse silk
Miss Lilly B575
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 7
T: D Hogan  J: S A Mulcahy
NR
8
Horse silk
Lisnagreggan27
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 9
T: W J Bryson  J: J B Kane
WD
5
Horse silk
Colwinston46
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 8
T: Miss S Barkley  J: B J Geraghty
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.90Pl:€1.10, €1.20, €1.70EX:€3.70Trifecta:€14.30SF:€5.16

Forecasts

Boot Camp (11/8), State Of Nirvana (5/2), Borderline Chatho (9/2), Court Tycoon (8/1), Colwinston (8/1), Bensachuine (10/1), Back To Bataan (20/1), Lisnagreggan (25/1), Miss Lilly B (33/1), Dunloe Lady (50/1), Kelter's Dawn (66/1), Wild At Sea (66/1), Pollykan (66/1)

Verdict

STATE OF NIRVANA can get the change of luck she so richly deserves here following four similar efforts over hurdles so far having been in the mix on every start including a second of 18 beaten a short head here last month. Bensachuine showed plenty of improvement at Ballinrobe last month and can continue his progress here along with the Gordon Elliott-trained Boot Camp on hurdling debut.
  1. State Of Nirvana
  2. Bensachuine
  3. Boot Camp

Previous Winners

2017
Knockmaole Boy
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
9/2

Prize Money

1st: €6,775.002nd: €2,101.003rd: €1,001.004th: €451.005th: €176.00

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