Dolores Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.70s
- Off time: 16:10:23
|1st||1 Whatever Jacksays||4/7f|
|2nd||2 Passage Vendome||20||5/1|
Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 7
|7||162 11-8||O McKiernan||R C Colgan||142||4/7f|
Passage Vendome (FR) 45
|6||159 11-5 t||W P Mullins||E Mullins||128||5/1|
|6||155 11-1||E O'Connell||N P Madden||40/1|
Top Madam (IRE) 16
|6||152 10-12 t||D Coffey||D J Condon||12/1|
Katys Girl (IRE) 8
|6||148 10-8||P O Brady||A P Heskin||109||14/1|
Landenstown Lady 7
|5||148 10-8 t1||David Kelly||P Carberry||10/3|
||5||111 t||H de Bromhead||A E Lynch||NR|
||4||1011||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||123||NR|
Tavern Times (IRE)
||7||11-5||T Mullins||D N Russell||4/5|
It took WHATEVER JACKSAYS an age to find any sort of form but once he won at Wexford in April there was no stopping him and his front-running soon has his rivals struggling. Too Scoops was over five lengths behind him at Listowel last month and though the shorter trip may be in his favour he's unlikely to catch the winner, who can defy his penalty and score again. Passage Vendome ran poorly on heavy ground at Ballinrobe in July but made amends with a smooth success at Bellewstown and has scope for further progress. Paul Carberry rides Landenstown Lady for the first time and his patient style could bring about some improvement in the mare, though the ground could pose a problem.
Too Scoops (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Raced in 3rd, not entirely fluent 3rd, went in pursuit of winner into straight, not getting there and kept on same pace from after 2 out, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Whatever Jacksays (11-10) at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Sep.
Decade Player (IRE) 7-4fav (10-10) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, went 2nd after 4 out, led next, clear 2 out, pushed along when mistake last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep beating Loughderg Princess (10-11) by 7l, 15 ran.
Whatever Jacksays (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Made all, shied away at finish line the 3 times he crossed it, asserted approaching straight, jumped a little right last 2, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Listowel 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Sep beating Too Scoops (11-4) by 6l, 5 ran.
Passage Vendome (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th before straight, challenged and on terms 2 out, led and big jump last, stayed on well under pressure run-in, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl in Aug beating Distant Memories (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Top Madam (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, mistake 1st, not fluent when headed 3rd, led again after 3 out, headed and no extra approaching 2 out, weakened, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Run With The Wind (11-7) at Listowel 2m nh nov hdl hvy in Sep.
Katys Girl (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead after 5 out, clear after 4 out, slight mistake and reduced advantage 3 out, ridden before 2 out where challenged, soon headed, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bat Masterson (11-0) at Navan 2m 6f hdl sft in Sep.
Landenstown Lady 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, headway and ridden to lead 2 out, strongly pressed last, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Dara Tango (11-12) at Clonmel 2m nh nov hdl gf in Sep.
Beatsupreme 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, no extra from 4 out and pulled up before next, in a race won by Beachdale Lad (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gd in May, 24 ran.