McCarthy Insurance Group Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo, 2m, 12 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.80s
- Off time: 12:40:50
|2nd||9 Faanan Aldaar||2¾||20/1|
|3rd||7 Spot The Pro||11||7/1|
Byron Blue (IRE) 94
|4||154 11-0||E McNamara||R J Jones (3)||20/1|
Coolsami (IRE) 122
|4||154 11-0||E Doyle||J R Barry||25/1|
Dalasiri (IRE) 9
|4||154 11-0||Miss S J Harty||A E Lynch||9/2|
Dougal Philps 23
|4||154 11-0||W P Mullins||P Townend||11/2|
Fred Diamond (IRE) 8
|4||154 11-0||T Doyle||M P Burke (7)||50/1|
Pacelli Road (IRE) 23
|4||154 11-0||D K Weld||M P Walsh||10/3|
Spot The Pro (IRE) 8
|4||154 11-0||P G Kelly||P T Enright||112||7/1|
A Little Help 8
|4||147 10-7 t||D P Quinn||R Loughran||50/1|
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 23
|4||147 10-7||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||20/1|
One Fine Day (IRE) 10
|4||147 10-7||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||6/4f|
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 55
|4||147 10-7||C F Swan||D G Hogan||16/1|
Tawariyka (USA) 8
|4||147 10-7||E M O'Sullivan||Miss M O'Sullivan (7)||50/1|
||4||107||P W Flynn||M Darcy||NR|
ONE FINE DAY has a Flat rating of 90 and made a highly promising start to her hurdling career in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown won by Blood Cotil. She'll have improved for the experience and her allowance can see her get the better of Pacelli Road. Dermot Weld's lightly-raced charge finished 3l behind South South West on his introduction to hurdling at Gowran and the selection was around the same distance behind that one at Leopardstown so there is little between them. Dougal Philps started a short-priced favourite in that Gowran event but faded after attempting to make the running and looks held. Spot The Pro is another who ran well over timber last time, staying on well behind the odds-on Dogora at Limerick, which was easily his best run to date.
La Oliva (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Keen hold chasing leaders, niggled along in 7th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Hes Our Music (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol in Dec (flat).
Dalasiri (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, 11th before 2 out, ridden and no impression entering straight, 11th of 17, 26l behind Flaxen Flare (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression in 6th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 14l behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft in Dec.
Spot The Pro (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Soon raced in 5th, closer in 3rd after 3 out, in pursuit of winner and kept on same pace from after next, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Dogora (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
One Fine Day (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 12l behind Blood Cotil (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Fred Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Keen hold, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place from after 3 out, no impression into straight, 7th of 9, 25l behind Dogora (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Pacelli Road (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway on outer entering straight to go 3rd 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace under pressure run-in, 2nd of 12, 3l behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft in Dec.
Tawariyka (USA) 20-1 (10-0) In rear for most, never a factor, 8th of 9, 29l behind Dogora (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Coolsami (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 2f out, kept on one pace in 8th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 12th of 16, 8l behind Hazariban (8-9) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Sep (flat).
A Little Help 25-1 (10-7) Waited with, closer in 5th after 3 out, no extra into straight, last of 9, 42l behind Dogora (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Byron Blue (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 46l behind River Dragon (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct (flat).
Stay In My Heart (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Hampered 1st, mid-division early, headway into 4th before halfway, ridden in 5th 3 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 20l behind Our Conor (11-0) at Navan 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Dougal Philps 6-4fav (10-8) Prominent and led after 1st, headed entering straight and dropped to 5th 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 12, 12l behind South South West (10-13) at Gowran Park 2m 3yo hdl sft in Dec.