18:00 Ballinrobe

Tuesday 28 May 2019

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  • McHale Fusion Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 4f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in Places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:01  |   Winning time: 4m 49.1s
1st
7
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Raced a bit keen in mid-division on inner, 8th from halfway, switched to outer and took closer order from 3 out, 3rd from next, pushed along to challenge in 2nd from last and soon ridden, kept on best to lead close home op 7/1
2nd
½
3
14/1
T: B T MurphyJ: S W Flanagan
Chased leaders in 3rd, not fluent 6th, took closer order in 2nd from 4 out and improved to lead from 2 out, pressed and ridden from last, headed and no extra close home op 10/1
3rd
12
15
100/1
T: S J MahonJ: K J Brouder (5)
Chased leaders and 5th from halfway, took closer order before 2 out and soon pushed along in 4th, ridden and no impression from last, kept on into 3rd run-in, not threatening principals
4th
1 ¼
4
20/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Soon disputed lead, improved to lead from 3rd, mistake 6th, pushed along and headed from 2 out, no extra in 3rd from last and dropped to 4th run-in op 25/1
5th
1
13
14/1
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Mid-division, jumped left 1st, 10th from halfway, pushed along and some progress before 2 out, ridden in 5th from last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in op 12/1
6th
4 ¾
11
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Towards rear and 12th from halfway, pushed along and no impression from 2 out, kept on well into 6th run-in, never nearer op 20/1
7th
10
2
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Mid-division and 9th from halfway, not fluent 5 out, pushed along in 6th from 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next
8th
3
5
11/4
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Chased leaders on inner, 4th from halfway, pushed along and lost place from 2 out, soon stumbled and no extra, kept on same pace from last tchd 3/1
9th
nk
12
8/1
T: J P RyanJ: L Quinlan (7)
Soon disputed lead, not fluent 1st, again not fluent 3rd, soon headed and dropped to 2nd, mistake 4 out, soon pushed along and lost place, ridden and weakened from 2 out op 9/1 tchd 7/1
10th
11
18
33/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan
Mid-division on outer, slow jump 1st, 7th from halfway, pushed along on outer before 2 out, soon no impression and weakened
11th
16
1
5/2f
T: J P O'BrienJ: N P Madden
Mid-division, not fluent at times and reminders from 3rd, 6th from halfway, pushed along on outer from 3 out, no impression and weakened from next op 2/1
12th
1 ¼
17
100/1
T: Michael E HallinanJ: C A Landers
Towards rear, not fluent 1st, 14th from halfway, not fluent 5 out, detached and no impression from 3 out
13th
24
10
50/1
T: Mrs Y DunleavyJ: C Brassil (5)
Towards rear, jumped right 2nd, in rear from halfway, not fluent 6th, detached and no impression from 3 out op 66/1
14th
10
8
66/1
T: Michael G KennedyJ: M J Bolger
Towards rear and 11th from halfway, not fluent 5 out and soon pushed along, detached and no impression from 3 out

Also Ran

F
9
100/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Towards rear, not fluent 1st and jumped right 2nd, 13th from halfway, not fluent 4 out, mistake 2 out and soon no impression, 10th when fell last

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Non-Runners

16
Ragged Rose35
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 5
T: P Nolan  J: Reserve 1
6
An Fearchan15
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 8
T: Gillian Scott  J: C R King
14
Kates Jewel227
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 5
T: J P Fahey  J: I J McCarthy

Betting

Forecast

Abyssinian (5/2), Warlike Intent (11/4), Castle North (4/1), Summer Hill (8/1), Pakens Rock (14/1), The Echo Boy (14/1), An Fearchan (14/1), Silver Sheen (16/1), Room To Roam (20/1), Elite Charboniere (25/1), Game Present (33/1), Ragged Rose (33/1), Road By The River (50/1), Django Dancer (66/1), Kates Jewel (66/1), Sizing Malbay (100/1), Glencullen Hero (100/1), Mitchell One (100/1)

Verdict

CASTLE NORTH can land the spoils for the trainer/jockey combination of Willie Mullins and Paul Townend with the Stowaway gelding getting off the mark at the fourth time of asking for connections. The seven-year-old can possibly find a number of holes in the form of his biggest dangers, Abyssinian from the Joseph O'Brien yard and the Gigginstown House Stud-owned, Warlike Intent.
  1. Castle North
  2. Abyssinian
  3. Warlike Intent

Previous Winners

2018
Gallant John Joe
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: B Browne
  |  
T: O McKiernan
7/2

Prize Money

1st: €7,084.002nd: €2,197.003rd: €1,047.004th: €472.005th: €184.00

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