14:30 Thurles

Thursday 7 November 2019

All12:5013:2013:5514:3015:0015:3516:05

Ballagh Mares Handicap Hurdle

2m 4f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 5m 5.6s
Weighed In
1st
14
7/1
T: R J McGrathJ: P T Enright
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress in 3rd after 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon disputed, ridden before last, led last, kept on well run-in
2nd
5 ½
13
12/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Held up early, soon mid-division, closer in 6th halfway, improved to dispute 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and joined after 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace op 16/1
3rd
½
1
611-10
9/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up early, soon mid-division, chased leaders from 4th, 3rd halfway, 5th and slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden, closer in 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace op 8/1 tchd 10/1
4th
1 ¾
4
11/1
T: P J FlynnJ: M P Walsh
Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th entering straight, under pressure in 4th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last op 10/1
5th
3 ¼
2
14/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (7)
Held up towards rear, mistake 4th, progress into 7th 3 out, soon ridden, under pressure in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace op 12/1
6th
nk
5
10/1
T: Emmet MullinsJ: B Hayes
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed after 5 out, slight mistake 3 out and headed, soon ridden in 4th, under pressure in 6th 2 out, kept on one pace
7th
2 ¾
6
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace
8th
3 ½
11
4/1
T: P NevilleJ: G B Noonan (7)
Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3 out, soon no impression, kept on one pace op 11/2
9th
4 ¾
8
16/1
T: W J LaniganJ: R A Doyle (3)
Mid-division best, ridden and no extra before 3 out op 20/1
10th
4 ½
3
33/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Timmons (3)
Led, joined after 5 out, headed approaching 3 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, soon no extra
11th
5
9
3/1f
T: E P HartyJ: D Meyler
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out tchd 10/3
12th
19
12
16/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Always towards rear, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened
13th
¾
10
10/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division best, ridden in rear after 4 out, weakened tchd 12/1
14th
13
7
511-2
28/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (7)
Mid-division best, ridden and weakened 4 out op 25/1

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Betting

Forecast

Whatucallher (3/1), Sand Fly (4/1), Something Sweet (7/1), Ellie Mac (9/1), Dolly Dancer (10/1), Lill Smith (10/1), Buttons And Bows (11/1), Minx Tiara (12/1), Like An Open Book (14/1), Stucker Hill (16/1), Atalanta's Gold (16/1), Ocean Voyage (25/1), Rovetta (28/1), Biddy The Boss (33/1)

Verdict
Gordon Elliott's OCEAN VOYAGE was steadily improving last season over hurdles, culminating in a maiden success at Cork in March. She appeared to be mounting a challenge on reappearance at Limerick only to fall three out and, up in trip, can go well now having been given a chance to get over that mishap. Clonmel maiden winner Whatucallher has been given a chance by the handicapper while Like An Open Book is very consistent but doesn't win often enough. Ellie Mac along with Buttons And Bows complete the shortlist.
  1. Ocean Voyage
  2. Whatucallher
  3. Like An Open Book

Previous Winners

2018
Rain In Spain
Weight: 10-3  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-3  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: P Townend
  |  
T: C O'Brien
6/1
Prize Money
1st: €9,600.002nd: €3,200.003rd: €1,600.004th: €800.005th: €480.006th: €320.00

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