Clonmel Festival Week Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 100y
- (4yo+, 2m 100y, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.70s
- Off time: 15:11:24
|1st||2 Immediate Response||6/4f|
|2nd||13 Up The Girls||6½||8/1|
|3rd||4 Tequila Lord||nk||12/1|
Immediate Response (IRE) 830
|9||163 11-9||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||92||6/4f|
Sober Sailor (IRE) 11
|5||162 11-8||A J Martin||N P Madden||92||20/1|
Tequila Lord (IRE) 37
|10||162 11-8||M McCabe||E F Power||91||12/1|
Last Hassle (IRE) 26
|7||161 11-7||L Walshe||R J Jones (5)||90||50/1|
Mackey Boy (IRE) 91
|6||161 11-7||Patrick Neville||T J Doyle||90||12/1|
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 32
|8||161 11-7 b||M Keane||M J Ferris||90||25/1|
Millenarys Lady (IRE) 26
|5||158 11-4||T Cooper||B J Cooper||88||6/1|
Pretty Happy (IRE) 78
|10||158 11-4||J A Berry||A F O'Neill (7)||87||14/1|
Cerca Trova (IRE) 53
|6||157 11-3||P Stafford||C D Maxwell (3)||86||50/1|
Moon Quest (IRE) 301
|8||157 11-3 p1||J J Walsh||P T Enright||86||14/1|
Spring Wine (IRE) 32
|8||157 11-3 p||P J Rothwell||I J McCarthy (5)||86||8/1|
Up The Girls (IRE) 8
|8||152 10-12 b||K A Heffernan||A P Heskin (5)||81||8/1|
Battlemount (IRE) 42
|5||150 10-10||C O'Brien||B R Dalton (7)||80||33/1|
Mellow Manner (IRE) 36
|4||150 10-10||A J McNamara||M A Enright (7)||93||20/1|
||7||1112 bt||C W J Farrell||A E Lynch||95||NR|
Tequila Lord (IRE)
||9||11-5||M McCabe||E F Power||14/1|
Tequila Lord won this last year from just 3lb lower and loves the track and testing ground. Sober Sailor hasn't been done any favours on his handicap debut and Mackey Boy was well beaten at Thurles last time from just 1lb higher. Millenarys Lady showed definite promise on her handicap debut at Thurles last month and must go on the short-list but winning point-to-pointer Up The Girls is likely to find this on the short side. Ian McCarthy rode a superb front-running race on Spring Wine at Tramore on New Year's Day and a 6lb rise shouldn't prevent another big run, especially as runner-up Catleen has since won. The latter's trainer, Willie Mullins, is represented here by IMMEDIATE RESPONSE who is returning from a very long break and having his first start for the yard but he's probably very well handicapped and can gain his first success over timber.
Selskar (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Waited with towards rear, a couple of slightly slow jumps, no extra and kept on same pace from before 2 out, last of 10, 20l behind Pass The Hat (11-3) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Jan.
Immediate Response (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Keen and settled in rear, some headway from 4 out, moderate 5th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 13l behind For The Staff (11-12) at Wexford 3m nh nov hdl sft in Oct '09.
Up The Girls (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Waited with, mistake 2nd, not fluent 5th, went moderate 5th and kept on same pace under pressure from before straight, 5th of 18, 28l behind Killcara Boy (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Tequila Lord (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Lost ground at start, towards rear, fell 6 out, in a race won by Satwa King (10-11) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Battlemount (IRE) 40-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Lookoutnow (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Pretty Happy (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Chased leaders early, mid-division in 9th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 18l behind Luke's Benefit (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov.
Millenarys Lady (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Waited with towards rear, went poor 6th 3 out, poor 5th before next and ridden, kept on well without threatening from before last, 4th of 13, 9l behind Fiery Oscar (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Soon prominent in chasing group, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from between last 2, 5th of 11, 12l behind Spring Wine (9-12) at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Spring Wine (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Led and soon well clear, slight mistake 3 out and ridden, advantage a little reduced next where good jump and again at last, stayed on gamely to hold on run-in, won at Tramore 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan beating Catleen (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mackey Boy (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 17, 40l behind St Killian's Run (11-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Last Hassle (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Soon chased leaders, 7th before 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 46l behind Glibin (11-2) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Mellow Manner (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Towards rear, no danger and kept on from 3 out, 7th of 15, 40l behind Arnaud (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, some headway into 9th approaching 3 out, ridden and no extra in 8th entering straight, 8th of 20, 43l behind Please Talk (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Sober Sailor (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Chased leaders early until improved 5 out, dropped to 6th before straight and no impression, 8th of 16, 47l behind Caolaneoin (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Moon Quest (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no impression from 3 out, 9th of 16, 44l behind Datokepe (10-13) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Apr.