12:30 Down Royal

Thursday 26 December 2019

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  • Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 1f  |   Soft to Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:30  |   Winning time: 4m 43.5s
1st
2
5/4f
T: Emmet MullinsJ: M P Fogarty
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress in 3rd 3 out, led travelling well before 2 out, ridden to assert before last, slight mistake last, kept on strongly run-in op 4/5
2nd
5 ½
1
9/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Led and disputed, slight mistake 2nd, ridden and headed before 2 out, no impression on winner from last, kept on same pace
3rd
10
12
11/8
T: T GibneyJ: S D Torrens (7)
Led and disputed, slight mistake 4th, ridden before 3 out, headed before 2 out, under pressure in 4th 2 out, left 3rd, kept on one pace op 2/1
4th
49
13
50/1
T: J J LambeJ: Mr C Abernethy (7)
Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, ridden into 6th before straight, no impression and slight mistake 3 out, soon no extra and weakened
5th
7
6
25/1
T: E DoyleJ: R P Treacy (5)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no extra 3 out, weakened op 33/1
6th
4
3
33/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Held up towards rear, reminders after 4th, ridden in moderate 8th before straight, soon no extra and weakened op 50/1
7th
10
7
11/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Held up in rear, mistake 4th, ridden and no impression 4 out, no extra and weakened op 14/1
8th
17
10
33/1
T: M M McNiffJ: I J McCarthy
Mid-division best, slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden and no extra, weakened
9th
21
9
25/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened op 33/1
10th
24
11
33/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: M Hamill (3)
Held up, clipped heels after 2nd, slight mistake 5th, soon ridden and weakened

Also Ran

PU
4
33/1
T: Eoin BarryJ: Ms K Ferris (7)
Held up early, closer in 6th before 4th, slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up after 3 out
F
8
20/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: P E Corbett
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, under pressure in 3rd when fell 2 out op 25/1
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Non-Runners

5
Ballyhot Boy30
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: N Meade  J: E Walsh
NR

Betting

Forecast

Russian Diamond (5/4), Rhythm Divine (11/8), Ballyhot Boy (8/1), Behind The Curtain (9/1), Farsideofthemoon (11/1), Moonshot (20/1), Samba Dancer (25/1), Getaway Lucy (25/1), Working Capitol (33/1), Arthur's Baby (33/1), Dilly Filly (33/1), Our Seamus (33/1), Ringhill Lady (50/1)

Verdict

RUSSIAN DIAMOND scored nicely in a bumper last time out and he can follow that up with victory in his opening attempt over hurdles where he is likely to make all. Rhythm Divine is 0-10 on the track, however, she has finished second in a Listed race so she should go close at this level, while Behind The Curtain has hit the frame on his last two appearances and can do the same once again.
  1. Russian Diamond
  2. Rhythm Divine
  3. Behind The Curtain

Previous Winners

2018
Presented Well
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 5
8/13

Prize Money

1st: €12,000.002nd: €4,000.003rd: €2,000.004th: €1,000.005th: €601.006th: €400.00

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