Martin Reilly BMW Dealer Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 5 runners)
- Winner €7,417 2nd €1,720 3rd €752 4th €430
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 3.60s
- Off time: 18:45:43
|1st||3 Little King Robin||4/5f|
|2nd||4 Cavite Beta||8||10/1|
Glenconkeyne (IRE) 192
|7||162 11-8 t||N C Kelly||D R Fox (5)||108||20/1|
Voluptueux (FR) 30
|5||162 11-8||P Fenton||B T O'Connell||127||13/8|
Little King Robin (IRE) 8
|6||159 11-5 t||C Bowe||M P Walsh||134||4/5f|
Cavite Beta (IRE) 656
|8||156 11-2||J T R Dreaper||J J Burke (5)||115||10/1|
Whisky Galore 13
|8||156 11-2 b||N Moran||A P Heskin||89||33/1|
It's a very long time since Cavite Beta ran and he's likely to need the run while Glenconkeye was badly out of form when last seen in January. Whisky Galore has been running poorly over fences so this looks between the very progressive Voluptueux, an impressive winner at Roscommon, and LITTLE KING ROBIN. The latter gets the nod as his overall form is of a slightly higher calibre and he warmed up with a second place on the Flat at Galway last week though he was beaten a very long way.
Little King Robin (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along and headed when not fluent 2 out, no impression in 3rd approaching last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Simenon (11-0) at Tipperary 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Cavite Beta (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led, not always fluent, hit 7th (water), headed 9th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, 20l behind His Excellency (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs (2) gs in Oct '12.
Voluptueux (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd after 4 out, improved to challenge 3 out, soon led, ridden clear before last, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Steel King (10-13) by 9l, 18 ran.
Whisky Galore 7-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden towards rear halfway, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Get More (10-6) at Wexford 2m 3f cond hcp chs gd in Jul, 10 ran.
Glenconkeyne (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Plus Jamais (10-8) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.