Ardfinnan Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 17 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 17.90s
- Off time: 16:10:16
|1st||6 Go Darsi Go||16/1|
|2nd||13 Sizing Coal||3||5/4f|
Equity Swap (IRE) 95
|5||166 11-12||W P Mullins||P Townend||6/1|
Afterclass (IRE) 28
|6||158 11-4 t||D T Hughes||R Loughran||14/1|
Boker Hill (IRE) 272
|8||158 11-4||J A White||A P Heskin||66/1|
Fluspar (IRE) 14
|6||158 11-4 t||S J Mahon||R C Colgan||25/1|
Getittogether (IRE) 159
|8||158 11-4||C Byrnes||N P Madden||10/1|
Go Darsi Go (IRE) 19
|5||158 11-4||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (3)||16/1|
Halls Bridge (IRE) 28
|7||158 11-4 t||S K Ryder||K C Sexton (5)||100||33/1|
Lite Duties (IRE) 14
|5||158 11-4||C Byrnes||P T Enright||7/1|
Positive Approach (IRE) 19
|6||158 11-4||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||20/1|
Realdealholyfield (IRE) 32
|7||158 11-4 h||S T Nolan||I J McCarthy (3)||80/1|
Royal Chief (IRE) 12
|5||158 11-4||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||50/1|
Sizing Coal (IRE) 28
|6||158 11-4||J T R Dreaper||A E Lynch||5/4f|
The Mystro (IRE) 12
|5||158 11-4 b||M F Morris||M A Enright||7/1|
Beautiful Profile (IRE)
|5||151 10-11||A Mullins||S G McDermott||50/1|
Contessa Margerita (IRE) 87
|7||151 10-11||S Aherne||Miss S Ahern (7)||33/1|
Sarah's Comet (IRE)
|5||151 10-11||Mrs D Foster||C D Timmons (5)||66/1|
Somethingprecious (IRE) 43
|8||151 10-11||Daniel Howard||D J Howard||7/1|
||5||114||R Tyner||M P Walsh||NR|
||6||114||N Meade||Reserve 1||NR|
||5||114||D E Fitzgerald||Reserve 2||NR|
||6||114||J G Sheehan||Reserve 3||NR|
The Crafty Butcher (IRE)
||6||11-4||M Hourigan||R Walsh||7/4|
Not the easiest of starts though this has been a good race for favourites in the past. Equity Swap, twice a winner on the Flat for Tommy Stack, didn't appear happy on testing ground at Limerick in December and conditions won't be much better here. Afterclass doesn't appear to have made the expected progress and was 18 lengths behind SIZING COAL when Jim Dreaper's charge finished runner-up to Who Let De Dogsout over this course and distance last month. A winning point-to-pointer, he should continue to improve and can go one better. The Mystro stepped up to this trip at Gowran and produced easily his best run to date so has to be a threat along with Somethingprecious, who would definitely reach the frame if able to repeat her excellent run behind Rock's Field at Punchestown. Getittogether made his debut under Rules over fences at Wexford so it's a surprise to see him over timber though his trainer wouldn't be running him without good reason.
Mount Brandon (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, no extra after 4 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Avidius Cassius (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leader, mistake 3rd, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened 3 out, 11th of 17, well behind Mister Nibbles (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Stonehall Jack (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Towards rear early, soon mid-division, mistake 2nd, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 12th of 17, well behind Prince Of Lombardy (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Dellaheena Lad (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Brd 2nd, in a race won by Local Show (12-2) at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Go Darsi Go (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Soon prominent, 2nd when not fluent 3 out, led early straight, headed approaching last, soon no extra, 6th of 18, 9l behind Todd (10-11) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Sizing Coal (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Soon led, pressed from before 2 out where joined when slight mistake, soon headed, no impression when switched left run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Who Let De Dogsout (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Fluspar (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 4 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 19l behind Prince Of Lombardy (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Afterclass (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led briefly early, prominent, dropped to 4th into straight, soon no impression, 4th of 15, 20l behind Who Let De Dogsout (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Royal Chief (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, moderate 9th approaching straight, kept on one pace from 2 out, 5th of 15, 47l behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Lite Duties (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, moderate 8th entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 17, 30l behind Prince Of Lombardy (11-4) at Thurles 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Positive Approach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent jumping early, moderate 4th and no impression from before 2 out, soon no extra, 3rd of 18, 31l behind Golden Plan (11-7) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Equity Swap (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 7th before halfway, slight mistake 6 out, ridden next, no extra approaching straight,, 8th of 16, well behind Chicago (11-7) at Limerick 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Halls Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden approaching straight, soon 6th and no impression, 5th of 15, 21l behind Who Let De Dogsout (10-11) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Boker Hill (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Niggled along early, reminders 3rd, soon towards rear, no extra and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Top Cat Henry (11-4) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul, 16 ran.
Beautiful Profile (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Nakuru.
The Mystro (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Led early, not jump fluently, headed after 2nd and tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along after 3 out and no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Allied Victory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar.
Sarah's Comet (IRE) King's Theatre mare out of Firey Comet.
Realdealholyfield (IRE) 100-1 (11-9) Led, headed 5th, ridden and weakened quickly from 3 out, 14th of 15, well behind Is Love Alive (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Getittogether (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 7th, headed before 4 out, left in lead 3 out and soon ridden, headed before last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Back Off Mate (11-11) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs in Oct.
Somethingprecious (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, progress into 7th 5 out, improved to 3rd and mistake 3 out, mistake 2 out and soon ridden, no impression in 2nd before last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Rock's Field (10-11) at Punchestown 2m 6f mares mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Contessa Margerita (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Prominent early, raced alone on inner, rear of mid-division halfway and moderate 10th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 16, 44l behind Beluckyagain (11-9) at Thurles 2m mares n h flat hvy in Jan.