16:45 Sligo

Wednesday 5 August 2020

All16:1516:4517:2017:5018:2018:5019:20

Martin Reilly Motors Rated Novice Hurdle

2m 1f 195y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:45  |   Winning time: 4m 10.2s
Weighed In
1st
5
5/2
T: J C McConnellJ: S D Torrens (7)
A little keen, tracked leaders, on terms approaching 2nd, soon gained narrow lead, stayed on well under pressure run-in op 7/4
2nd
¾
6
611-3
10/3
T: C O'DwyerJ: R A Doyle (3)
Soon disputed lead, headed after 1st, prominent, pushed along briefly on inner after 3 out, pushed along again next, a little tight for room run-in and kept on without matching winner op 4/1 tchd 3/1
3rd
nk
1
11/5f
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, a little keen, closed approaching 2 out, effort straight, kept on well closing stages without reaching front pair op 5/2 tchd 11/4
4th
½
7
15/2
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: K J Brouder
Chased leaders, closed approaching 2 out, effort straight, soon challenged, kept on without matching principals run-in tchd 17/2
5th
1 ¾
4
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: H Morgan (7)
Soon disputed lead, a little keen, led after 1st, joined approaching 2nd, soon headed and close up, one pace from last op 14/1
6th
3
9
12/1
T: J J HanlonJ: B J Cooper
Waited with, slight mistake 1st, in touch towards rear, slight mistake 4th, lost footing and slipped on bend after 5th, closed from 3 out, pushed along from next, no impression before last and slight mistake, kept on same pace run-in op 14/1
7th
22
3
511-5
18/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: D Meyler
Slight mistake 1st, a little keen, soon prominent, some slight mistakes, pushed along approaching 2 out, soon lost place and weakened op 14/1
8th
nse
8
125/1
T: R K WatsonJ: P J O'Hanlon (7)
Waited with, in rear, a little keen, slightly impeded after 5th, pushed along from 3 out, soon no impression op 100/1

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Non-Runners

2
Cafe Con Leche3
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: Denis Hogan  J: D F O'Regan
Betting

Forecast

Arthurian Fame (11/5), Anna Bunina (5/2), Jon Ess (10/3), Cafe Con Leche (4/1), Hesamanofhisword (15/2), Somptueux (12/1), Whatsinthecorner (12/1), Scalor (18/1), Sharp As A Pin (125/1)

Verdict
An intriguing contest which brings plenty of strong form lines together, the top-weight Arthurian Fame obviously sets the form standard on his consistent form book and belated victory last month. He should be hard to beat but the weight penalty is significant. Jon Ess and Somptueux registered career-best's last time but need to back that up at a track which may not play to their strengths. A chance is taken with the filly ANNA BUNINA, who wasn't disgraced at higher levels previously and was an easy winner last time her. Her 7lb is also a very handy advantage to have too.
  1. Anna Bunina
  2. Arthurian Fame
  3. Jon Ess

Previous Winners

2019
Construct
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D J McInerney
  |  
T: J C McConnell
3/1
Prize Money
1st: €8,700.002nd: €2,900.003rd: €1,450.004th: €725.005th: €435.006th: €290.00

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