12:05 Navan

Saturday 7 December 2019

All12:0512:3513:0513:3514:1014:4515:20

    Kells Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO only  |   2m  |   Soft  |   26 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:05  |   Winning time: 4m 9.8s
1st
Horse silk
7
5/4f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Close up and disputed lead briefly early, 4th from 3rd, soon 3rd, slight mistake 6th, well off pace from next, closed from 3 out, stayed on well run-in to lead from over 50yds out, pushed out op 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
9
411-7
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Close up and disputed lead briefly early, 2nd from 3rd, clear of remainder with leader from 7th, came back to field from 3 out, led between last 2, headed from over 50yds out, one pace tchd 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
6 ½
14
2/1
T: T M WalshJ: M P Walsh
Close up and disputed lead, soon led, clear of remainder with 2nd from 7th, came back to field from 3 out, headed between last 2, no extra and one pace run-in op 7/4
4th
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3
10
20/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Waited with, slightly impeded after 1st, 13th from 3rd, some headway but well off pace in 9th approaching straight, closed and slight mistake 2 out, kept on same pace from before last op 16/1
5th
Horse silk
4
23
411-0
100/1
T: P RocheJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division, impeded 1st, 10th from 3rd, well off pace still in 10th approaching straight, soon closed but no impression when impeded last, kept on same pace
6th
Horse silk
¾
6
411-7
9/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Close up and disputed lead briefly early, 5th from 3rd, slight mistake 7th, well off pace in 6th approaching straight, soon closed but no impression when impeded last, one pace op 7/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¼
17
20/1
T: P RocheJ: B J Cooper
Soon chased leaders, 7th from 3rd, well off pace in 4th approaching straight, soon closed, kept on same pace from 2 out op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
16
50/1
T: P NolanJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Slightly impeded 1st, soon chased leaders, 6th from 3rd, well off pace in 7th approaching straight, soon closed but one pace from before 2 out op 66/1
9th
Horse silk
10
3
100/1
T: J J HanlonJ: R J Condon (7)
Close up and disputed lead briefly early, some slight mistakes, 3rd from 3rd, well off pace in 5th approaching straight, soon one pace
10th
Horse silk
2 ½
15
66/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Waited with, 12th from 3rd, well off pace in 14th approaching straight, jumped slightly right 3 out and one pace
11th
Horse silk
8 ½
22
25/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Waited with, not fluent and impeded 1st, 11th from 3rd, well off pace in 13th approaching straight, soon one pace op 22/1
12th
Horse silk
1 ¼
25
50/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (3)
Waited with, 15th from 3rd, well off pace still in 15th approaching straight, soon one pace
13th
Horse silk
nk
27
16/1
T: G ElliottJ: Reserve 1
Mid-division early, 8th from 3rd, no impression when slight mistake 2 out, one pace
14th
Horse silk
1
20
100/1
T: E CawleyJ: S A Shortall
Waited with, 17th from 3rd, some headway but well off pace in 8th approaching straight, soon one pace
15th
Horse silk
3 ¼
19
411-0
50/1
T: A MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Waited with, 19th from 3rd, slight mistake 3 out and one pace
16th
Horse silk
5 ½
24
100/1
T: J P FaheyJ: I J McCarthy
Waited with, 20th from 3rd, not fluent 4th, well off pace and not fluent 7th, soon no danger and one pace
17th
Horse silk
3 ½
8
411-7
100/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Waited with, 22nd from 3rd, one pace from after 7th
18th
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2 ½
1
50/1
T: L ComerJ: R A Doyle (3)
Mid-division, jinked left before 1st, 14th from 3rd, not fluent 5th, one pace from after 7th
19th
Horse silk
4 ¾
21
100/1
T: P NolanJ: M J Molloy (7)
Towards rear, slight mistake and impeded 4th, no danger and not fluent 7th
20th
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2 ½
11
100/1
T: J P DempseyJ: N P Madden
Waited with, 16th from 3rd, not fluent 7th, no danger when jumped right 3 out
21st
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
100/1
T: R McNallyJ: M Hamill (3)
Waited with, 23rd from 3rd, no danger from 7th
22nd
Horse silk
10
2
411-7
100/1
T: P T FlavinJ: P E Corbett
Mid-division early, 9th from 3rd, well off pace in 12th approaching straight, soon no extra
23rd
Horse silk
2
12
100/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: E O'Connell (7)
Towards rear for most, never a factor
24th
Horse silk
57
13
100/1
T: Miss S J HartyJ: S D Torrens (7)
Waited with, 21st from 3rd, slight mistakes 5th and 7th, never a factor, tailed off
25th
Horse silk
35
5
100/1
T: D WallJ: M F Mooney
Soon in rear, never a factor, completely tailed off

Also Ran

F
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26
25/1
T: M MulvanyJ: K J Brouder (3)
Waited with, slightly impeded after 1st, 18th from 3rd, well off pace in 11th approaching straight, some headway when hit 3 out, hit 2 out, moderate 6th when fell last op 33/1

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Non-Runners

29
Horse silk
Forrard Away28
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: J T R Dreaper  J: Reserve 3
NR
28
Horse silk
Happie Days27
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: T Gibney  J: Reserve 2
NR
18
Horse silk
Tiger Tap Tap28
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: W P Mullins  J: D E Mullins
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.30Pl:€1.40, €3.10, €2.00EX:€16.20Trifecta:€52.00SF:€13.18

Forecasts

Festival D'ex (5/4), Tiger Tap Tap (6/4), Pure Genius (2/1), Fusain (8/1), Fakir (9/1), Sunday A Paris (16/1), Goaheadwiththeplan (20/1), The Broghie Man (20/1), Miss Cognac (25/1), Stormy Tale (25/1), Sunday At Julia's (50/1), So Near So Farhh (50/1), Aera (50/1), Aircraft Carrier (50/1), Rocconrockall (66/1), Forrard Away (66/1), Happie Days (66/1), Patty D (100/1), Comporta (100/1), Breezy Bell (100/1), Samsara Lady (100/1), Flash (100/1), La Feline (100/1), Handsworth (100/1), Dreal Deal (100/1), Allieyf (100/1), Howsitgoinglohan (100/1), Misneach (100/1), Dya Understand (100/1)

Verdict

The Willie Mullins-trained TIGER TAP TAP appears to have been found an ideal opportunity to get off the mark in this contest. The four-year-old has failed to live up to the early promise of his first couple of starts behind Sir Erec last winter. The Jukebox Jury gelding can emulate his stablemate Buildmeupbuttercup who landed last years renewal ahead of the Gordon Elliott-trained Festival D'ex who won his bumper in style when last seen in April. Fakir for trainer Joseph O'Brien and the J P McManus-owned Pure Genius can improve on their most recent starts to compete for the minor honours.
  1. Tiger Tap Tap
  2. Festival D'ex
  3. Fakir

Previous Winners

2018
Buildmeupbuttercup
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
2/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,800.002nd: €2,600.003rd: €1,300.004th: €650.005th: €390.006th: €260.00

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