Downpatricks Looking Good Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m 6f
- (4yo+, 2m 6f, 14 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 32.00s
- Off time: 18:12:05
|1st||13 Preswell Lad||7/4f|
|2nd||15 Couleur De La Loi||5||12/1|
|3rd||2 Over Church Road||3½||8/1|
Andiamos (IRE) 28
|7||166 11-12||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||102||9/1|
Over Church Road (IRE) 28
|8||163 11-9||B R Hamilton||Mr D G Lavery (5)||99||8/1|
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 28
|6||163 11-9||G Elliott||P Carberry||99||5/1|
Seven Acres (IRE) 40
|5||158 11-4||P Nolan||K C Sexton (5)||94||7/1|
High Talk (IRE) 28
|10||157 11-3 t||M M McNiff||D R Fox (5)||93||20/1|
Keep Hope Alive 32
|5||157 11-3||M O'Hare||R C Colgan||93||16/1|
Bandra Bullet (IRE) 54
|8||156 11-2 b1||T O'Neill||Ms L O'Neill (7)||92||33/1|
Ad Man (FR) 145
|9||149 10-9 b||C A McBratney||P F Mangan||85||25/1|
Lady Brown (IRE) 288
|9||149 10-9||P M Rogers||A P Thornton||85||20/1|
Knockans Bridge (IRE) 7
|6||148 10-8||H Smyth||A P Heskin||84||20/1|
Preswell Lad (IRE) 28
|11||147 10-7 p||M Butler||M P Butler (3)||83||7/4f|
Porterman (IRE) 32
|5||146 10-6 pt||D A McLoughlin||C D Maxwell (3)||82||33/1|
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 15
|9||145 10-5||Michael G Cleary||B T O'Connell||81||12/1|
Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 21
|8||144 10-4 t1||R K Watson||M J Bolger||80||20/1|
||8||1012||G P Cromwell||Mr D J Benson||88||NR|
||8||1010 b1||P J Rothwell||A Ring||86||NR|
MALLARDS IN FLIGHT jumped well and was suited by the strong gallop when scoring easily at Clonmel. Providing she gets a good pace again, she can defy an 8lb rise as Danny Benson claims most of that back. All Honours, who was beaten 15 lengths into fourth, looks held but the veteran Preswell Lad has been in excellent form over fences and can arrive here on an 18lb lower mark so must be a threat despite the fact he's only won once over timber. He has the beating of Over Church Road on collateral form and the latter, though consistent, is taking her time to gain her first victory. High Talk is a regular around here and has won over hurdles and fences so comes into the reckoning but Andiamos has now gone 17 races without winning and ran very poorly at Cork last time. Paddy's Faith did a bit better here last time and will definitely be suited by stepping up markedly in trip.
Mallards In Flight (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 8th, improved to get on terms 3 out, disputed lead into straight, soon led, stayed on well run-in, eased close home, won at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May beating Shantou Shine (11-5) by 7l, 18 ran.
All Honours (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Soon chased leaders, improved to get on terms 3 out, 4th approaching straight, no impression 2 out, no extra when hampered last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 15l behind Mallards In Flight (10-4) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Raced mainly in 4th, lost place before 4 out, ridden along after 3 out and moved into 4th before the last, challenged run-in, not match winner close home, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Waterloo Chateau (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Couleur De La Loi (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Towards rear, improved into 8th into straight, 7th 2 out, soon no impression, 5th when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 18, 9l behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Over Church Road (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Mid-division, mistake first, took closer order after 5 out, travelled well before 2 out, ridden before last and no impression run-in, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Shantou Flyer (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 5f mdn hdl gd in May.
Knockans Bridge (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, no impression before straight, 15th of 20, 33l behind Shemshal (11-4) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
High Talk (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Waterloo Chateau (10-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp chs 0-102 gd in May.
Seven Acres (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden into 2nd before straight, no extra before 2 out, 10th of 18, 45l behind Sarah Battle (10-9) at Limerick 3m nov hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Apr.
Paddy's Faith (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leader early before settling in mid-division, ridden along after 3 out and moved into 3rd after next, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Draycott Place (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in May.
Keep Hope Alive 12-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 12th 4 out, no impression from next, never a factor, 10th of 20, 30l behind Odit (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in May.
Lady Brown (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, close 3rd 2 out, no extra before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Minella For Value (11-12) at Bellewstown 3m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Ad Man (FR) 50-1 (10-5) Soon towards rear, never a factor, 20th of 24, well behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Porterman (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, mistake 4 out and soon ridden and weakened, last when hampered 3 out, 11th of 14, 34l behind Carpet Elegance (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in May.
Andiamos (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Prominent, slight mistake 2nd, 4th approaching 6 out, soon no impression, no extra and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Tailors Hill (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in May, 24 ran.
Bandra Bullet (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Sn twrds rr, pu 8th, in a race won by Vital Plot (12-2) at Oldcastle 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Alw pr & ld til red adv 3out & sn hdd, not qckn bef last, ko, 4th of 11, 28l behind Cautious Kate (11-11) at Necarne 3m ire ptp gd in May.