Friends Of Tipperary Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner €34,125 2nd €9,975 3rd €4,724 4th €1,574
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 45.30s
- Off time: 15:50:45
|1st||1 Captain Cee Bee||15/8f|
|2nd||2 Midnight Game||5½||3/1|
Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 252
|12||164 11-10||E P Harty||M P Walsh||150||15/8f|
Midnight Game 66
|6||161 11-7||W P Mullins||D N Russell||144||3/1|
Miley Shah (IRE) 17
|8||161 11-7 p||J P Kenny||A E Lynch||132||16/1|
False Economy (IRE) 13
|8||158 11-4||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||130||14/1|
Foildubh (IRE) 162
|9||158 11-4||J P Ryan||P Townend||139||7/2|
Fosters Cross (IRE) 25
|11||158 11-4 t||T Mullins||B J Cooper||138||11/2|
Moon Dice (IRE) 37
|8||158 11-4||P W Flynn||R M Power||137||12/1|
||7||114||A J Martin||R Walsh||132||NR|
Captain Cee Bee (IRE)
||11||11-7||E P Harty||M P Walsh||9/1|
The veteran Captain Cee Bee won this last year and continued in good form subsequently. However, he has a penalty to contend with which may allow the classy chaser FOILDUBH to take his measure. He carried a big weight to victory in a handicap over hurdles at this meeting a year ago on his return from a break so the lack of a run won't be a problem. Midnight Game has been mixing it in strong company after completing a double in December and he'll be fit enough as will Fosters Cross, who won on the Flat at Leopardstown in July.
Redera (IRE) 18-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 14th of 20, 39l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, no impression after 3 out, ridden in poor 4th and kept on one pace entering straight, 4th of 5, 35l behind Hurricane Fly (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m hdl G1 (1) in Jan.
Midnight Game 50-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden and no impression from after 3 out, kept on one pace from before straight, 12th of 20, 34l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
False Economy (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, ridden in last from 3 out, no impression, 6th of 8, 11l behind Pires (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f chs gd in Aug.
Moon Dice (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, ridden 4 out, no impression in moderate 9th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Shot From The Hip (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Led and clear, tended to jump a little left at times, reduced lead 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, no extra and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Muzak (10-0) at Galway 2m 1f hcp chs gd in Sep.
Foildubh (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Soon led, joined from 4 out, hit 3 out, headed approaching last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 22, 9l behind The Paparrazi Kid (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Apr.
Miley Shah (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led after 3rd, disputed next, ridden and headed before straight, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fiery Oscar (11-2) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl sft in Sep, 14 ran.