13:00 Gowran Park

Monday 20 July 2020

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Connolly's Red Mills Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:00  |   Winning time: 3m 41.8s
Weighed In
1st
12
9/4f
T: J G MurphyJ: D J Mullins
Disputed lead, led from 3rd, bad mistake 3 out, pushed along entering straight, joined when left well clear 2 out, stayed on well run-in op 5/2 tchd 2/1
2nd
16
11
10/3
T: Denis HoganJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division on outer, jumped left at times, went 5th 3 out, soon ridden, moderate 4th when left 2nd 2 out, no impression on winner before last, slight mistake at last, kept on one pace op 4/1 tchd 3/1
3rd
3 ½
1
50/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara (5)
Mid-division on inner, moderate 6th 3 out, soon ridden, 6th when left 4th 2 out, went moderate 3rd at last, kept on one pace op 33/1
4th
4 ¼
4
40/1
T: O McKiernanJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division on outer, 9th 3 out, soon ridden, 7th when left moderate 5th 2 out, kept on one pace
5th
5 ½
6
50/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, moderate 5th when left 3rd 2 out, soon no impression, 5th run-in op 40/1
6th
4
3
40/1
T: G DonnellyJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, slight mistake 5th, ridden before 4 out, moderate 9th when left 7th 2 out, no impression op 33/1 tchd 28/1
7th
15
13
411-2
100/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: P T Enright
Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor op 66/1
8th
8 ½
2
66/1
T: S M DuffyJ: F J Hayes (7)
Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor tchd 100/1
9th
¾
10
150/1
T: P StaffordJ: A W Short (3)
Towards rear, mistake 2nd, no impression when slightly hampered 2 out op 100/1
10th
5
14
200/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Always behind, never a factor
11th
78
7
200/1
T: P GriffinJ: J M Moore
Always behind, some mistakes, reminders 5th, never a factor

Also Ran

UR
5
411-9
11/4
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders on outer, took keen hold, ridden in 3rd 3 out, under pressure in 3L 3rd when badly hampered and unseated rider 2 out op 10/3
PU
8
7/2
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out op 9/4
F
9
7/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Disputed lead, not fluent 3rd and headed, slight mistake 5th, pushed along entering straight, improved to dispute lead with every chance when fell 2 out tchd 15/2
PU
16
200/1
T: S J TreacyJ: H Morgan (7)
Rear of mid-division, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 125/1

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Non-Runners

18
Rathnaleen Glory
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 4
T: P Byrne  J: Reserve 3
17
Zaccarela10
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 4
T: P Fenton  J: Reserve 2
15
Saucy Yeats19
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 4
T: H De Bromhead  J: D P Holden
Betting

Forecast

Swelltime (9/4), Isotope (11/4), Royal Aide (10/3), Oak Park (7/2), Pepperoni Pete (7/1), Saucy Yeats (7/1), Rathnaleen Glory (33/1), Fox Fearless (40/1), Final Orders (40/1), Bear Claws (50/1), Lucky Number (50/1), Zaccarela (50/1), Border Battle (66/1), Grinn (100/1), Puddymore (150/1), Lucrezia Borja (200/1), Mistertommyshelby (200/1), Millbow Quest (200/1)

Verdict
Gordon Elliott's Oak Park sets the standard but he has already had plenty chances and could be vulnerable again having proved costly to follow. Isotope won on the Flat recently and is likely to be much more streetwise compared to last summer's Galway hurdles run; while Fox Fearless, Bear Claws and Saucy Yeats all have scope for a challenge. SWELL TIME did some good late work when second on hurdles bow at Tipperary last month (form franked since by winner) and has gone close since on the level; he's likely to go very close with David Mullins taking over here.
  1. Swelltime
  2. Isotope
  3. Bear Claws
Prize Money
1st: €7,200.002nd: €2,400.003rd: €1,200.004th: €599.005th: €360.006th: €240.00

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