19:20 Ballinrobe

Tuesday 24 July 2018

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    Investec Rated Novice Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f 10y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:20  |   Winning time: 5m 12.4s
1st
Horse silk
8
2/1f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led, joined and disputed from 3rd, led before 3 out, 4-length advantage after 3 out, slightly reduced advantage last, pushed out and kept on well run-in, comfortably op 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
6
5/2
T: H RogersJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up towards rear, closer in 5th after 4 out, improved into 2nd after 2 out, ridden before last, closed on leader last, no impression run-in, kept on same pace op 11/8
3rd
Horse silk
25
1
12/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, no impression on leaders before last, soon no extra op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
12
4
11/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall (3)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 1st, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, ridden before next, no extra in 4th before last op 10/1 tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
12
7
4/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Chased leader, disputed from 3rd where slight mistake, headed before 3 out, ridden in 5th after 3 out, soon no extra op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
40
5
9/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: R Loughran
Slight mistake and hampered 1st, held up, closer in 4th from 5th, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, weakened and tailed off op 10/1 tchd 8/1
7th
Horse silk
55
9
100/1
T: I MaddenJ: A W Short (5)
Chased leaders early, slight mistake 4th and lost place, soon towards rear, pushed along briefly next, behind after 6th, weakened from 4 out, completely tailed off

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Hugo 'n Taz9
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: D Hogan  J: D G Hogan
NR
2
Horse silk
Steelambition29
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 6
T: P W Flynn  J: B Browne
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.70Pl:€1.50, €1.70EX:€7.90Trifecta:€43.90SF:€7.74

Forecasts

Pleasure Dome (2/1), Lord Erskine (5/2), Cheap And Cheerful (4/1), Border Control (11/2), Hugo 'n Taz (8/1), Court Tycoon (9/1), Freewheelin Dylan (12/1), Steelambition (20/1), Olive D'Haguenet (100/1)

Verdict

If LORD ERSKINE is still in the frame of mind that saw him take two handicap hurdles at Sligo and Tipperary when last seen in May, the hat-trick seeking gelding could take all the catching here in this competitive contest. Any chinks in the armour of the selection could be taken advantage of by the improving Cheap And Cheerful, the Willie Mullins-trained Pleasure Dome and Freewheelin Dylan who will be doing all his best work at the business end of the race.
  1. Lord Erskine
  2. Cheap And Cheerful
  3. Freewheelin Dylan

Previous Winners

2017
Westland Row
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 5
5/2

Prize Money

1st: €7,700.002nd: €2,388.003rd: €1,138.004th: €513.005th: €200.00

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