Next Meeting Thursday February 7th (Q.R.) (C & G) Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.70s
  • Off time: 15:45:26
Full result
Result 15:45 Clonmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ballycasey 4/6f
2nd 12 Noble Pageant 7 9/1
3rd 9 Fairy Court nk 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 53/21-
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Ballycasey (IRE) 345
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 53/21-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 4/6f
2 17-7588
MAROON, emerald green striped sleeves, quartered cap Blimey O'Riley (IRE) 79
  • T:Mrs D A Love
  • J:Mr C M Murphy
  • Form: 17-7588
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Mrs D A Love Mr C M Murphy (7) 50/1
3 FFF-16
Purple, purple cap, yellow star Tabac Brun (FR) 34
  • T:Miss E Doyle
  • J:Mr J T Carroll
  • Form: FFF-16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Miss E Doyle Mr J T Carroll (3) 25/1
5 0
Red, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap, Red spots Better Again (IRE) 18
  • T:M Butler
  • J:Mr R J Kiely
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 M Butler Mr R J Kiely (5) 66/1
6 2/
EMERALD GREEN,white sash & diamonds on slvs,emerald green & white striped cap Bronco McMahon (IRE) 641
  • T:E Doyle
  • J:Mr P D Collins
  • Form: 2/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 E Doyle Mr P D Collins (7) 16/1
7 FP69/7
BLACK & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, check cap Canon Sheehan (IRE) 25
  • T:Patrick Cronin
  • J:Mr D Murphy
  • Form: FP69/7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t1 Patrick Cronin Mr D Murphy (5) 50/1
8 09
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, white sleeves, green cap, orange star Explosive Issues (IRE) 8
  • T:P Byrne
  • J:Mr L P Flynn
  • Form: 09
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t P Byrne Mr L P Flynn (3) 33/1
9 357433
Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Fairy Court (IRE) 38
  • T:T Cummins
  • J:Mr M J O'Connor
  • Form: 357433
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t T Cummins Mr M J O'Connor 8/1
10 00000-
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 344
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:Mr R P Quinlan
  • Form: 00000-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 O McKiernan Mr R P Quinlan (3) 50/1
11 0U
Royal blue, pink seams, pink star on cap Ilongtosee (IRE) 40
  • T:M A Cahill
  • J:Mr K C Sheehan
  • Form: 0U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 M A Cahill Mr K C Sheehan (7) 66/1
12 4P3267
Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 18
  • T:John Neilan
  • J:Mr J J Codd
  • Form: 4P3267
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 p John Neilan Mr J J Codd 97 9/1
13 5300U4
LIGHT GREEN, royal blue & light green hooped cap Real Appeal (IRE) 28
  • T:D Ahern
  • J:Mr D L Queally
  • Form: 5300U4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t D Ahern Mr D L Queally (5) 33/1
14 F45P/
Navy blue, white disc, black cap Scobie (IRE) 913
  • T:Mrs Rooney
  • J:Mr M Hamill
  • Form: F45P/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 Mrs Rooney Mr M Hamill (7) 50/1
15 365
BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Colley Row (IRE) 25
  • T:Mrs P Dobbs
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: 365
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 157 11-3 Mrs P Dobbs Miss J M Mangan (7) 16/1
16 4
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Stillwater Cove (IRE) 18
  • T:C Roche
  • J:Mr P Roche
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 157 11-3 C Roche Mr P Roche (3) 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 5/60
Agamemnon (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • T:J J Murphy
  • J:Mr M D Hickey
  • Form: 5/60
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 114 J J Murphy Mr M D Hickey NR

In depth

Verdict

Fairy Court is usually thereabouts while Noble Pageant has ability and could figure if bouncing back from a couple of recent below-par efforts in handicaps. But he's had plenty of chances and the one to beat is almost certainly BALLYCASEY, whose defeat of Our Vinnie in a Leopardstown bumper just under a year ago suggests he should have too much class for these. The runner-up won a Grade 3 hurdle at Cork last month and already has Cheltenham on his agenda. Stillwater Cove was a promising fourth in a Punchestown bumper last month but may need more time.

Formwatch

Agamemnon (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 11th 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from after 4 out, 16th of 22, 50l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Ballycasey (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 6th 3f out, led entering straight, ridden and kept on well from over 1f out, won at Leopardstown 2m 4f N H flat in Dec '11 beating Our Vinnie (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Noble Pageant (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 41l behind Followmeuptocarlow (10-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.

Fairy Court (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Led or disputed lead, headed before 2 out and no impression in 3rd approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 7l behind Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Tabac Brun (FR) 13-2 (11-7) Settled behind leaders early, improved to 2nd halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra in 3rd 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 16l behind Apache Stronghold (11-4) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gd in Nov.

Happy Tobe Here (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outer, dropped to rear after halfway, weakened, completely tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Make Your Mark (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4f 4yo mdn hdl gd in Dec '11.

Bronco McMahon (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 3rd from 1/2way, ld aftr 2out, chall bef last where outjumped & hdd, no ex flat, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Highland Lodge (12-0) at Kilworth 3m ire ptp gs in Mar '11.

Colley Row (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden entering straight and dropped to 7th 2 out where badly hampered, left moderate 5th after last, 5th of 16, 16l behind Bullet Street (11-9) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Stillwater Cove (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, 4th and no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind O Maonlai (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov.

Ilongtosee (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division when mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Ontheground (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct, 16 ran.

Canon Sheehan (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Alw rr, mstks 6th & 7th, mod 9th 4out & sl prog bef 3out, bhnd from 2out, 7th of 11, 40l behind Duhallowcountry (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.

Blimey O'Riley (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 8l behind Malekov (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep (flat).

Explosive Issues (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 9th of 14, 24l behind Courageous Cry (11-2) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Better Again (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 20th of 22, well behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.

Real Appeal (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, soon no impression under pressure, hampered and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 16, 26l behind Home Farm (11-4) at Thurles 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) in Nov.

Scobie (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Mid div, gd prog to ld 4out, wknd 3out, rr & pu last, in a race won by Having Nightmares (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp sft in Jun '10, 14 ran.