17:40 Down Royal

Friday 31 August 2018

All16:3517:1017:4018:1018:4019:1019:40

    Hovis Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:41  |   Winning time: 3m 43.2s
1st
Horse silk
15
10/1
T: Eoin BarryJ: Ms K Ferris (7)
Held up towards rear, progress on outer approaching 3 out, disputed before 2 out, ridden to lead after 2 out, kept on well from last op 12/1
2nd
Horse silk
3
6
25/1
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer before 3 out, challenged and mistake 2 out, soon disputed, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, under pressure last, stayed on into 2nd close home
3rd
Horse silk
½
9
9/2f
T: J J LambeJ: L A McKenna (7)
Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer before 3 out, disputed after 3 out, ridden in 2nd after 2 out, slight mistake last, no extra run-in and dropped to 3rd close home op 4/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
4
16/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: S O'Briain (7)
Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, closer before 3 out, challenged briefly after 3 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace
5th
Horse silk
2 ¾
8
711-5
8/1
T: H SmythJ: A E Lynch
Settled behind leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression in 7th before 2 out, kept on one pace op 7/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ¼
2
11/2
T: Peter MaherJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up early, soon mid-division, not fluent early, slight mistake 4 out, progress into 6th before 2 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace op 5/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ¾
13
8/1
T: S HanlonJ: D J Mullins
Chased leaders, moderate 3rd from 3rd, closer before 3 out, ridden in 5th before 2 out, no extra before last
8th
Horse silk
13
11
11/2
T: N C KellyJ: D E Mullins
Led and slight mistake 1st, soon clear, pursued by 2nd from 4th, pressed and joined briefly before 4 out, disputed and reduced advantage on field before 3 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon no extra op 9/1
9th
Horse silk
6 ½
7
25/1
T: S McParlanJ: Mr N McParlan (3)
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, no extra next op 28/1 tchd 33/1
10th
Horse silk
6 ½
12
28/1
T: N C KellyJ: R Loughran
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra op 25/1
11th
Horse silk
hd
10
511-2
7/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall (3)
Chased leader, moderate 2nd from 3rd, closed up on leader next and clear of field, disputed briefly before 4 out, disputed before 3 out and reduced advantage, headed 3 out and soon weakened tchd 13/2 and 15/2
12th
Horse silk
38
16
16/1
T: L P CusackJ: D F O'Regan
Jumped big 1st, soon mid-division, towards rear and reminders 5th, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened and tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
9/1
T: P A FahyJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next op 10/1 tchd 8/1

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Sillogue Pio116
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 9
T: G A Kingston  J: J S McGarvey
NR
3
Horse silk
Boytonrath56
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 8
T: G Elliott  J: D N Russell
NR
1
Horse silk
I'm Serious1
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 5
T: D Hogan  J: D G Hogan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€14.40Pl:€4.30, €5.10, €1.90EX:€240.40Trifecta:€0.00Tricast:€1,300.94SF:€240.00

Forecasts

Blue Skimmer (9/2), Joy's Gift (11/2), Canadian Steel (11/2), Camile (7/1), Zagnzig (8/1), Vocal Heir (8/1), Boytonrath (8/1), Moanbaun Maestro (9/1), Lusis Naturea (10/1), I'm Serious (14/1), Specific Gravity (16/1), Tobar Geal (16/1), Kilkeaskin Molly (25/1), Mike McCann (25/1), Sillogue Pio (25/1), Romantic (28/1)

Verdict

The Gordon Elliott-trained BOYTONRATH was showing plenty of enthusiasm 12-months ago finishing runner-up in a couple of handicap hurdle spins around this mark. The Beneficial mare can land the spoils here getting off the mark for connections at the 11th time of asking over timber ahead of possible dangers, Vocal Heir, Blue Skimmer and Zagnzig who can battle for the minor honours.
  1. Boytonrath
  2. Vocal Heir
  3. Blue Skimmer

Previous Winners

2017
Sierra Law
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 4
15/2

Prize Money

1st: €6,160.002nd: €1,910.003rd: €910.004th: €410.005th: €160.00

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