McCarthy Insurance Group Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, 17 runners)
  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 7.90s
  • Off time: 13:12:07
Full result
Result 13:10 Cork
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Midnight Oil Evsf
2nd 14 Lughnasa 7/2
3rd 2 Aussie Missile 15 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 66
RED, white star & sleeves, white & orange check cap Another Rebel (IRE) 9
  • T:M Winters
  • J:Mr K C Sheehan
  • Form: 66
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M Winters Mr K C Sheehan (7) 20/1
2 F4/4241-
White & purple chevrons, purple stars on sleeves, purple cap, white star Aussie Missile (IRE) 419
  • T:J G Bennett
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: F4/4241-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 J G Bennett D E Splaine (5) 16/1
3 008
Yellow, purple chevron, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple & yellow striped cap Ballymacrt Boy (IRE) 58
  • T:S Spillane
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 008
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t S Spillane D J Condon 66/1
4 P1P-6P7
BROWN, red sash & cap Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 13
  • T:J P O'Keeffe
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: P1P-6P7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 b1 J P O'Keeffe M J Ferris 25/1
5 0
GREY AND PINK CHECK, grey sleeves and cap De Benno (IRE) 9
  • T:J Grace
  • J:E F Power
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 J Grace E F Power 33/1
6 04/0-557
LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, quartered cap Fitzcarraldo 9
  • T:A J McNamara
  • J:Andrew J McNamara
  • Form: 04/0-557
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t A J McNamara Andrew J McNamara 33/1
7 0870
BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, black star Mista Wabbit Man 9
  • T:R Donohoe
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 0870
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 R Donohoe S G McDermott 50/1
8
Red, light green braces & sleeves, check cap Long Journey Home (IRE) 150
  • T:D W O'Sullivan
  • J:B M Cash
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 D W O'Sullivan B M Cash 14/1
9 20-6
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Oil 34
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 20-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell Evsf
10 007
EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Rebel Again (IRE) 10
  • T:W J Burke
  • J:J R Barry
  • Form: 007
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 W J Burke J R Barry 33/1
11 90-
Yellow, emerald green hollow box & sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Thundering Steel (IRE) 256
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: 90-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 P W Flynn M Darcy 25/1
12 P-P1509
RED & YELLOW DIAMONDS, red cap Benefit Biddy (IRE) 4
  • T:R Hackett
  • J:T C Carroll
  • Form: P-P1509
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 R Hackett T C Carroll (5) 28/1
13 883P43
BROWN & LIGHT GREEN HALVED, sleeves reversed, red cap Clara Bel La (IRE) 23
  • T:J E Kiely
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 883P43
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 J E Kiely A P Heskin 9/2
14 18-8
Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Lughnasa (IRE) 66
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 18-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 R Tyner P T Enright 7/2
15 8-6F310
ROYAL BLUE & BLACK CHECK, white sleeves & cap Me And Ben (IRE) 7
  • T:Daniel G Murphy
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 8-6F310
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Daniel G Murphy M A Enright (5) 25/1
16 1/0-9
WHITE & BLACK DIABOLO, black stars on sleeves, quartered cap Mini Shan (IRE) 9
  • T:Mrs M Danagher
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 1/0-9
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 t1 Mrs M Danagher J L Cullen 33/1
17 8-20027
Dark blue, grey hollow box, grey armlet, dark blue cap The Muddy Hill (IRE) 5
  • T:P Breen
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 8-20027
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 P Breen A P Thornton 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins hasn't won this in the past dozen years and MIDNIGHT OIL will need to run a great deal better than on his last two starts if he's to take this. However, he's competed at Grade 1 and 2 level since running Bat Masterson close at Naas in February and this is a huge drop in class so he is handed the vote. Clara Bel La ran well behind Champagne Fever here in November but was beaten a long way at Gowran last month and Lughnasa, who won a bumper on this track in March, ran poorly when strongly fancied at Punchestown in October. It's difficult to get excited about the remainder though winning point-to-pointer Aussie Missile may have some potential.

Formwatch

Midnight Oil 50-1 (11-7) Always last, lost touch from 3 out, last of 6, well behind Jezki (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Dec.

Lughnasa (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Towards rear, ridden and no impression from 3f out, 8th of 9, well behind Honey Bach (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mrs N H flat sft in Oct.

Aussie Missile (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, ld 4out, strongly pressed last, kow under pressure run-in, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Nov '11 beating Hattons Wells (11-4) by 1l, 18 ran.

Me And Ben (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure from 4 out, 10th of 14, well behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-0) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Ballymonteen Wood (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Captain Canada (11-4) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Another Rebel (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon close up and disputed lead at times, no extra approaching straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 47l behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

De Benno (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 4 out, soon no extra, 11th of 16, well behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Benefit Biddy (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Prominent, lost place and no extra from after 3 out, 9th of 11, well behind Milborough (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy.

Mista Wabbit Man 33-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, no extra 4 out, 12th of 16, well behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Ballymacrt Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led, headed after half a mile, weakened from over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Heath Hunter (12-0) at Thurles 2m N H flat in Nov.

Clara Bel La (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, no threat from 4 out, went distant 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, well behind Mozoltov (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

Fitzcarraldo 25-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, not fluent 1st, no impression and kept on same pace approaching straight, 7th of 16, 49l behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Thundering Steel (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, 20th of 23, well behind Grand Jesture (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Apr.

The Muddy Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, 5th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 21l behind Chasing Shadows (10-8) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Mini Shan (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) In rear, no danger and kept on approaching straight, 9th of 16, well behind Courtly Conduct (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.

Rebel Again (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, no impression from 6f out, completely tailed off, last of 7, well behind Pumbaa (11-6) at Limerick 2m nhf hvy in Dec.

Long Journey Home (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Chased leaders and took keen hold, ridden and no extra from 2f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Cheval Rouge (9-4) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp in Aug (flat).