Minorstown Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 100y
- (4yo+, 2m 100y, 15 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 28.10s
- Off time: 15:10:56
|1st||1 Whiskey And Rye||7/2f|
|2nd||8 Fiery Oscar||2¼||6/1|
|3rd||12 Wild Salmon||8½||7/1|
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 40
|8||166 11-12 t||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||95||7/2f|
Zane Grey (IRE) 14
|6||165 11-11||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||94||12/1|
K T Molly (IRE) 14
|6||164 11-10||R Tyner||P T Enright||93||14/1|
Me And Ben (IRE) 19
|6||164 11-10||Daniel G Murphy||G Malone (7)||93||16/1|
Pretty Happy (IRE) 38
|11||163 11-9||J A Berry||Mr M P Fogarty (3)||92||14/1|
Snowell (IRE) 14
|6||161 11-7||Miss E Doyle||D J Bates (3)||90||25/1|
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 35
|6||161 11-7 b||J J Mangan||P F Mangan||90||8/1|
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 35
|8||160 11-6 p||R Sweeney||Mr C J Sweeney (3)||89||6/1|
Wells China (IRE) 29
|7||159 11-5 ht||M Butler||M P Butler (3)||88||8/1|
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 25
|5||156 11-2||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||86||28/1|
Billybuster (IRE) 38
|8||154 11-0||William Delahunty||M A Enright (5)||83||5/1|
Wild Salmon (IRE) 19
|9||154 11-0||William P Murphy||B Cash||83||7/1|
Media Baron (USA) 42
|10||152 10-12 p||J J Walsh||B J Cooper||81||18/1|
Battlemount (IRE) 253
|6||151 10-11||S Byrne||A D Leigh||80||14/1|
Cappawhite Lass (IRE) 227
|10||151 10-11||Myles Coughlan||K Sexton (7)||80||33/1|
Immediate Response (IRE)
||9||11-9||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||6/4|
Fiery Oscar is just 2lb higher than when scoring at Thurles a year ago and will be better for his comeback run last month. Winning point-to-pointer Wild Salmon has been chasing without much luck and is low enough in the weights to make his presence felt along with Billybuster, who is still a maiden after 11 starts over hurdles. Another maiden, WHISKEY AND RYE, attracted very strong support for a Limerick handicap in December but slipped up at the third. He's shown enough potential in the past to be higher rated than a 95 handicapper and compensation awaits. Pretty Happy has run 38 times over hurdles and won once. She's mainly very consistent and should be in the firing-line once again while the lightly-raced Whatsthecrack Jack did better at Thurles last time and wouldn't need to improve much to get on the scoresheet.
Whiskey And Rye (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Chased leaders, slipped up after 3rd, in a race won by Henrietta's Way (10-11) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-103 hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, 10th 4 out, no impression in 8th early straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 21l behind Shanroe Society (10-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Wild Salmon (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Chased leaders on inner, pushed along in 5th entering straight and no impression early run-in, kept on one pace to go moderate 3rd near line, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Reality Dose (10-4) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Jan.
Battlemount (IRE) 28-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra entering straight, 13th of 22, 42l behind Passage Vendome (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Cappawhite Lass (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, lost place and reminders 7th, soon no extra, completely tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Kalico Kim (11-3) at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Jun.
Media Baron (USA) 10-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, well behind Sacre Malta (11-5) at Limerick 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Whatsthecrack Jack (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Held up racing keenly, pulled way to front halfway, strongly pressed entering straight and dropped to 3rd 2 out, soon no extra and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Shanroe Society (10-10) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Zane Grey (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, no extra from 3 out, 11th of 20, 38l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Snowell (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, 48l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
K T Molly (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, some headway into 9th early straight, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 24l behind Curvacious (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Me And Ben (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 13th halfway, kept on one pace in straight, 12th of 22, well behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Billybuster (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, headed after 1st and disputed before 4th, led again approaching 3 out until ridden and headed entering straight, no extra in 4th before last, 4th of 15, 17l behind World Citizen (10-11) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Cheap As Chips (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Led, headed 4 out, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened, 13th of 15, well behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Pretty Happy (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 2 out and no extra in straight, 7th of 15, well behind World Citizen (10-11) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Wells China (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 6th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 5th of 15, 14l behind Whatdreamsrmadeof (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.