Friends Of Tipperary Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner €34,126 2nd €9,974 3rd €4,726 4th €1,574
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.90s
  • Off time: 15:40:33
Full result
Result 15:40 Tipperary
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Captain Cee Bee 9/1
2nd 3 Rebel Fitz 11 4/6f
3rd 6 Miley Shah 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3423-11
RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Thousand Stars (FR) 119
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 3423-11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 163
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 163 7/2
2 3185-23
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 66
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 3185-23
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
11 161 11-7 E P Harty M P Walsh 148 9/1
3 124-111
DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 42
  • T:M Winters
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 124-111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 M Winters D N Russell 155 4/6f
4 510-851
BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 19
  • T:K Purcell
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: 510-851
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 K Purcell T J Doyle 141 14/1
5 11552-3
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 46
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 11552-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t W P Mullins R Walsh 152 7/1
6 235-P12
Yellow, em green braces, yellow cap Miley Shah (IRE) 21
  • T:J P Kenny
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 235-P12
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p J P Kenny B J Geraghty 118 33/1
7 211544-
Black, white star, red sleeves, red cap, white star Owega Star (IRE) 252
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:A D Leigh
  • Form: 211544-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Peter Fahey A D Leigh 130 50/1
8 3054-45
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 13
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 3054-45
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
4 157 11-3 p P O Brady S G McDermott 130 28/1
9 P6-4113
White, large emerald green spots, emerald green spots on cap Clarach (IRE) 14
  • T:A Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: P6-4113
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 A Mullins D E Mullins 130 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   The Real Article (IRE)
  • T:E J O'Grady
  • J:B J Geraghty
6 11-4 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

The first of this season's top hurdles events has attracted a very interesting line-up. Willie Mullins has entered the high-class Thousand Stars, who landed a Grade 1 at Auteuil over 3m2f for the second time when last seen in June. He's better over slightly further than this nowadays and with his Grade 1 penalty looks vulnerable. Stablemate Blackstairmountain has a fitness advantage having won on the Flat in August but he's probably due back over fences before long and has already won at the highest level in that sphere. REBEL FITZ has plenty going for him not least that he's progressing at a rate of knots. He was very impressive in beating subsequent winner Fosters Cross at Cork and though taking on better rivals has everything going for him. He holds Captain Cee Bee on their run over the C&D in July and on his later success in the lucrative Galway Hurdle.

Formwatch

Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway on inner into 9th halfway, 6th entering straight and switched left to go 4th at last, kept on under pressure run-in, no impression on first 2 closing stages, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.

Rebel Fitz (FR) 4-11fav (11-8) Settled behind leaders, moderate 4th halfway, 3rd before 6th, closed 4 out, headway to lead approaching 3 out, asserted before next, clear before last, not extended, won at Cork 2m 2f hdl in Aug beating Fosters Cross (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.

Miley Shah (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Soon disputed lead and clear of remainder, in front approaching 4th, soon went on alone, reduced lead from before straight, hit 2 out, pressed and not fluent last, soon headed, rallied, not quite get back to winner, 2nd of 6, hd behind Rattan (11-12) at Listowel 2m hdl sft in Sep.

Thousand Stars (FR) 15-8fav (10-10) won at Auteuil(FR) 3m 1f hdl G1 sft in Jun beating Nikita Du Berlais (10-1) by 4l, 12 ran.

Blackstairmountain (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 8th 3 out, soon ridden, 5th next, kept on without threatening from last, 3rd of 20, 17l behind Bob Lingo (10-3) at Galway 2m 6f hcp chs gd in Aug.

Owega Star (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner, 4th 3 out, 3rd next, no extra from early straight, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 14l behind Boston Bob (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Jan.

One Cool Shabra (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out where slight mistake in 4th, no extra and kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 23l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl hvy in Sep.

Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway into 3rd after 3 out, improved to lead before 2 out, clear before last where slight mistake, easily, won at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl hvy in Sep beating Mulleady (10-8) by 6l, 16 ran.

Clarach (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Held up, 7th 3 out, closer in 5th travelling well next, went 3rd and ridden from last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Blazing Tempo (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hdl gd in Sep.