Festival Dreams Begin In Ireland With Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 25 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 8.60s
- Off time: 19:24:54
|1st||21 Cape Glory||5/1|
|2nd||8 Grand Partner||2||11/2|
|3rd||14 Morney Wing||1½||16/1|
Balinaboola Prince (IRE) 18
|5||166 11-12||A Mullins||D J Casey||66/1|
Clondaw Dude (IRE) 13
|6||166 11-12||C A Murphy||B Hayes (5)||66/1|
Equity Swap (IRE) 43
|5||166 11-12||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||112||8/1|
Fred's Style (IRE)
|6||166 11-12||S G Walsh||B M Cash||100/1|
Fruits Of Glory (IRE) 32
|5||166 11-12 t1||E Cawley||P T Enright||66/1|
Ginger Quill (IRE) 26
|7||166 11-12||V T O'Brien||R C Colgan||100/1|
Graigue Cross (IRE) 192
|6||166 11-12 h||J F O'Shea||S G McDermott||66/1|
Grand Partner (IRE) 87
|6||166 11-12||T Mullins||P Townend||11/2|
It's All An Act (IRE) 51
|6||166 11-12||J J Hanlon||Andrew J McNamara||33/1|
Jerusalem Bells (IRE) 13
|5||166 11-12||P Fenton||K C Sexton (5)||66/1|
Know Not What (IRE) 29
|5||166 11-12||Mrs D Foster||R M Power||66/1|
Knox's Bridge (IRE) 26
|5||166 11-12||K Purcell||P F Mangan||100/1|
Late For Supper (IRE) 32
|5||166 11-12||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||66/1|
Morney Wing (IRE) 9
|5||166 11-12||D T Hughes||D E Mullins||16/1|
Nanaimo (CAN) 585
|6||166 11-12 t1||S R B Crawford||P Buchanan||25/1|
Noble King (IRE) 32
|5||166 11-12||A J Martin||A P Crowe||25/1|
Please Sir (IRE) 381
|6||166 11-12||Johnny C Hurley||D J Condon||66/1|
Quinville Castle (IRE) 13
|6||166 11-12||K Purcell||M P Butler (3)||66/1|
Star Power (IRE) 18
|7||166 11-12 h||D McDonogh||D N Russell||5/2j|
Wilde 'n Wide (IRE) 160
|6||166 11-12||A J McNamara||J J Burke (7)||66/1|
Cape Glory (IRE) 18
|4||158 11-4 t||G Elliott||B T O'Connell||118||5/1|
Progenitor (IRE) 18
|4||158 11-4||Matthew J Smith||J C Tobin (7)||66/1|
Super Sling 24
|4||158 11-4||T Gibney||M A Enright||50/1|
Whatsforuwontgobyu (IRE) 36
|4||158 11-4||A J Martin||M P Walsh||5/2j|
Whipper's Boy (IRE) 18
|4||158 11-4||D Cullen||P Carberry||66/1|
||6||1112||J P Dempsey||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||1112||Mrs John B Ross||Reserve 2||NR|
||6||115||Mrs D Foster||Reserve 3||NR|
||5||11-12||W P Mullins||R Walsh||11/8|
STAR POWER made a highly satisfactory hurdling debut behind the progressive Bless N'Ject over 3m here last month and, with that experience behind him, the four-times Flat winner should go one better. Cape Glory looks a big threat as he's been staying on strongly at the finish over the minimum trip in strong maidens and this should bring out the best in him. Equity Swap produced a better effort at Ballinrobe last time and there should be more to come as he scored twice on the level and improved with experience. Morney Wing made a very promising debut over timber behind Authorization at Naas in January so it was a surprise to see him sent into bumpers for his next two starts while Whatsforuwontgobyu made an encouraging start to his career in a bumper on this track and his pedigree suggests he'll do well at this game.
Festival Opera (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, on terms from 4 out, dropped to 3rd before straight, soon no impression, 5th when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in,, 7th of 18, 26l behind Bless N'ject (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
Hi Chap (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Soon chased leaders, dropped to moderate 8th and no impression from before straight,, 8th of 18, 34l behind Bless N'ject (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
Amazon Mist (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, well behind Rathpatrick (11-7) at Roscommon 2m 4f NH flat sft in May.
Cape Glory (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, improved 6th, 7th before straight, no impression from before last where 5th, kept on same pace run-in,, 4th of 24, 7l behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Grand Partner (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, fell 4th, in a race won by Ttebbob (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl in Mar, 12 ran.
Morney Wing (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Led and disputed early, headed after 3f, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, under pressure in 3rd under 2f out, 4th entering straight, no extra in 5th under 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 10l behind Fort Smith (12-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f NH flat in May.
Equity Swap (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, slight mistake 5th, 10th halfway, progress approaching straight and went 5th at last, kept on run-in, 4th of 14, 6l behind Holeinthewall Bar (11-4) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mdn hdl in Apr.
Star Power (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, jumped slightly left 5th, improved into 2nd before straight, closed and challenged at last, every chance and kept on without matching winner run-in,, 2nd of 18, 2l behind Bless N'ject (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
Super Sling 20-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division on outer, towards rear when slightly impeded by faller 4th, no danger after 6th, 10th of 18, well behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl in May.
Fruits Of Glory (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders and took keen hold early, 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, weakened from 1 1/2f out, 8th of 20, 17l behind Uncle Danny (11-7) at Punchestown 2m in May.
Graigue Cross (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Twrds rr of mid div, 8th when mstk 6th, 6th & btn up 4out, mod 7th & no impr bef 3out, mstk 2out, 8th of 11, 25l behind Benenden (12-2) at Boulta 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Late For Supper (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Mid-div, 10th 1/2way, sn no ex & wknd to rr bef 3out, pu bef last, in a race won by Big Bad Dude (12-2) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gs in May, 16 ran.
Whatsforuwontgobyu (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) In rear early, headway into 9th 6f out, ridden in 6th entering straight, went 3rd 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 19, 3l behind Very Much So (10-11) at Punchestown 2m NH flat gd in Apr.
Clondaw Dude (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression from after 3 out, 15th of 18, 35l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in May.
Knox's Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Keen hold early, soon towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 12th of 24, 32l behind Shield (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in May.
Quinville Castle (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression from after 3 out, 12th of 18, 32l behind Mount Gunnery (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in May.
Wilde 'n Wide (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 11th approaching halfway, no extra in 10th from over 2f out, 10th of 17, 47l behind Stack The Deck (11-11) at Limerick 2m NH flat hvy in Dec.
It's All An Act (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Held up early, progress to chase leaders before 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra after 3 out, 10th of 14, 34l behind Triumphant (11-5) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl in Apr.
Jerusalem Bells (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon lost place and no extra, 8th of 10, 28l behind Gusty Rocky (11-7) at Clonmel 2m NH flat in May.
Know Not What (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden approaching straight, soon no extra, 8th of 12, 22l behind Marinero (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m NH flat gf in May.
Progenitor (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, jumped left 2nd, always towards rear, never a factor,, 20th of 24, well behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Fred's Style (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Mirs Style.
Nanaimo (CAN) 45-1 (8-9) Veered in,avoid spill, 8th of 9, 17l behind Hemlock Channel (8-6) at Woodbine(USA) 7f all stks in Oct '12 (flat).
Balinaboola Prince (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, lost place over 4f out, soon no extra,, 11th of 16, well behind Mr Diablo (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 5yo NH flat gd in May.
Please Sir (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw rr, last by 5th & rdn 7th, to from 8th & cto 5out, pu well aftr 4out, in a race won by Red Or White (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May '13, 14 ran.
Ginger Quill (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, no impression from over 5f out, soon no extra, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Oneforlill (11-2) at Cork 2m NH flat in May.
Noble King (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 12th 3f out, soon ridden, went moderate 8th 1 1/2f out, edged right under pressure 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 20, 9l behind Uncle Danny (11-7) at Punchestown 2m in May.
Whipper's Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, no impression from 2 out, not fluent last, kept on one pace,, 11th of 24, 35l behind Fourni (11-5) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.