Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €18,850 2nd €5,510 3rd €2,610 4th €870
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 22.50s
  • Off time: 14:35:34
Full result
Result 14:35 Clonmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Inish Island 11/10f
2nd 6 Venture Capital 2 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1U7-112
Grey, red cap, grey diamond Maggio (FR) 68
  • T:P Griffin
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 1U7-112
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 t P Griffin J Reveley 123 20/1
2 237112
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shrapnel (IRE) 26
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 237112
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 t G Elliott D N Russell 137 4/1
3 183593
WHITE, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, hooped cap Whispering Hills (IRE) 29
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 183593
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 b D T Hughes B J Cooper 128 10/1
4 395133
PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 42
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 395133
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 M Hourigan A P Heskin 127 18/1
5 3343-12
Dark blue, large white spots & sleeves, dark blue cap Inish Island (IRE) 55
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 3343-12
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 135 11/10f
6 10-12
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Venture Capital (IRE) 42
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 10-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 P Fenton B T O'Connell 2/1
7 16-524P
White, red sash, dark blue sleeves, red cap, white star Quarryvale (IRE) 42
  • T:J J Mangan
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 16-524P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 b J J Mangan P F Mangan 28/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Folsom Blue (IRE)
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:D N Russell
5 11-7 C O'Dwyer D N Russell 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

INISH ISLAND was making his debut for Willie Mullins when landing a Downpatrick maiden in November and can hardly be faulted for his narrow defeat by At Fishers Cross at Cheltenham a month later as the winner was in the middle of completing a hat-trick which has included a Grade 2. He's taken to get back to winning ways in a strong line-up that includes Shrapnel, whose hat-trick bid was only just thwarted by the promising Si C'Etait Vrai at Punchestown. Venture Capital battled on well against the Grand National hope Prince De Beauchene at Limerick when the remainder, including Dushybeag, were in another parish. The chaser Quarryvale has only run once over hurdles and along with Whispering Hills doesn't look good enough.

Formwatch

Inish Island (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway 2 out, came towards stands side rail before last, soon every chance, ridden and stayed on to press winner flat, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind At Fishers Cross (10-12) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Venture Capital (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Waited with, closer order from before 6 out, 2nd after 3 out, ridden to challenge straight, no chance with comfortable winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Prince De Beauchene (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hdl hvy in Dec.

Dushybeag (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Led and disputed, 3rd after 5th, soon 4th, ridden after 3 out, moderate 3rd and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 50l behind Prince De Beauchene (11-11) at Limerick 2m 3f hdl hvy in Dec.

Whispering Hills (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Soon led and disputed, in front before straight and soon attempted to assert, joined approaching last, soon headed and no extra in 3rd, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Fahamore (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl hvy in Jan.

Shrapnel (IRE) 5-4fav (11-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight and no impression on winner approaching last, kept on same pace under pressure run-in, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Si C'etait Vrai (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hdl hvy in Jan.

Maggio (FR) 5-4fav (11-6) In touch and in rear, headway 7th, ridden to chase winner 2 out, every chance after last, not quicken, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Green Flag (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Quarryvale (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Led, headed from 5th, prominent until no extra and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Jack Absolute (11-0) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-145 hvy in Dec, 13 ran.