15:55 Thurles

Thursday 20 February 2020

All13:5514:2514:5515:2515:5516:2516:55

Killinan Maiden Hurdle

2m 4f 190y  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 5m 46.2s
Weighed In
1st
11
14/1
T: P F McEneryJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Impeded 1st, soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 5th, led approaching straight, soon joined, led again before last where slight mistake, stayed on well run-in op 12/1 tchd 16/1
2nd
1 ¾
15
66/1
T: T FoleyJ: H Morgan (7)
Soon prominent, on terms from 3rd, not fluent 4th, led from next, headed approaching straight, soon back on terms, slight mistake 2 out, headed before last, kept on without matching winner run-in
3rd
2 ¼
3
4/5f
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Impeded 1st, a little keen, soon tracked leaders, 5th from 5th, effort between horses after 2 out, switched left between last 2, not fluent last, one pace run-in tchd 8/11
4th
2 ¼
5
100/1
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: P E Corbett
Slightly impeded 1st, soon chased leaders, 7th from 5th, closed up and effort from before straight, kept on same pace from before last
5th
1 ¼
7
50/1
T: T FoleyJ: P D Kennedy
A little keen, soon chased leaders, 6th from 5th, progress and challenged from 2 out, slightly impeded between last 2, switched left before last where slight mistake, one pace op 100/1
6th
1 ¼
16
33/1
T: E P HartyJ: Mr P Harty (7)
Badly impeded 1st, waited with, 9th from 5th, kept on without threatening from before straight
7th
4 ½
2
25/1
T: P NevilleJ: G B Noonan (7)
Impeded 1st, some slight mistakes, soon chased leaders, 8th from 5th, pushed along approaching straight, one pace after
8th
8 ½
18
50/1
T: J J ManganJ: D Meyler
Waited with, 10th from 5th, slight mistake 7th, kept on without threatening from before straight tchd 66/1
9th
16
12
7/2
T: J P DempseyJ: L P Dempsey
Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 5th, pushed along approaching straight, soon no extra
10th
16
1
28/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (5)
Waited with, 12th from 5th, no extra from before straight op 50/1 tchd 66/1
11th
4 ¾
10
511-10
16/1
T: Denis HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (7)
Waited with, impeded 1st, not always fluent jumping, 11th from 5th, pushed along and no impression approaching straight, soon no extra op 20/1
12th
94
9
100/1
T: J P RyanJ: L Quinlan (5)
Impeded 1st, waited with in rear, slightly impeded 3rd, not always fluent jumping, under pressure and no impression 7th, weakened, completely tailed off

Also Ran

F
4
711-12
50/1
T: M J McDonaghJ: C A Landers (5)
Prominent, fell 1st tchd 66/1
PU
6
100/1
T: Caroline MccaldinJ: S A Shortall
Soon led, joined from 3rd, headed from 5th, soon lost position, no extra from 7th and pulled up before 2 out
BD
8
50/1
T: M BrassilJ: C Brassil (5)
Badly hampered and unseated rider 1st op 66/1 tchd 100/1
UR
14
12/1
T: Robin McNeillyJ: Mr P McNeilly (7)
Badly hampered and unseated rider 1st op 10/1
BD
17
8/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Brought down 1st op 7/1 tchd 9/1

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Non-Runners

20
Galaxy Girl12
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 5
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 2
19
Biko53
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 1
13
Mr Lombardi41
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: M F Morris  J: P T Enright
Betting

Forecast

Gold Des Bois (4/5), Handsworth (7/2), Golden Apples (8/1), Biko (10/1), Amber Wings (12/1), Granny Knot (14/1), Ekanse (16/1), Chesterville (25/1), Galaxy Girl (25/1), Cepalo Delafayette (28/1), Echoes Of Family (33/1), Mr Lombardi (33/1), Rebel Gold (50/1), Chelseas Friend (50/1), Kildrum (50/1), Witness Cant State (50/1), Barangarou (66/1), Michael's Pick (100/1), Coolnacritta (100/1), Missie's Boy (100/1)

Verdict
With only a couple in the race who know how to win it could be worth siding with the Jessica Harrington-trained GOLD DES BOIS. The six-year-old, winner of a point-to-point 12 months ago is clearly better than recent starts suggest and can get off the mark at the third time of asking over hurdles. Handsworth has been in rear behind the likes of Blue Sari and The Bosses Oscar since November and should find this an easier task to hit the frame along with the Henry De Bromhead-trained Golden Apples. The Denis Hogan-trained Ekanse could go well at a price.
  1. Gold Des Bois
  2. Handsworth
  3. Golden Apples
Prize Money
1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €550.005th: €330.006th: €219.00

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