Woodlands Hotel Adare Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
- Winner €10,523 2nd €2,440 3rd €1,068 4th €610
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 15.50s
- Off time: 16:40:48
|2nd||6 Scots Gaelic||2||9/2|
|3rd||8 Colls Corner||12||7/2|
Foildubh (IRE) 152
|8||162 11-8||J P Ryan||P Carberry||126||3/1f|
Free World (FR) 178
|8||162 11-8 t||A L T Moore||D N Russell||126||11/1|
Mart Lane (IRE) 36
|7||160 11-6||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||124||11/2|
Dariak (FR) 304
|9||159 11-5||T Foley||B J Geraghty||123||10/1|
Battling Boru (IRE) 49
|6||152 10-12||A Mullins||D E Mullins||116||6/1|
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 47
|5||152 10-12||P J Flynn||Andrew J McNamara||116||9/2|
Coldstonesober (IRE) 7
|6||147 10-7||J R Finn||D J Bates (5)||111||33/1|
Colls Corner (IRE) 18
|9||147 10-7 b||Michael Barry||D J Condon||111||7/2|
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 211
|10||144 10-4||Denis Hogan||P T Enright||108||12/1|
Save My Blushes 13
|6||143 10-3||Denis Hogan||A P Crowe||107||16/1|
Double Seven (IRE)
||5||11-6||M Brassil||A P McCoy||9/4|
FOILDUBH is much better known as a chaser and hasn't raced over hurdles since December 2010 but he's rated 20lb lower over the smaller obstacles so is handed the vote. Battling Boru generally races over further but his last success came over this trip though he's now 10lb higher. Scots Gaelic has improved on the Flat this summer so could be nicely in as he reverts to hurdling. Colls Corner won easily over fences at Listowel and is suited by testing ground. He's not the most consistent of performers but has an obvious chance in these conditions. Denis Hogan places his horses to their best effect and though Luke's Benefit hasn't been seen since March the market should tell us if he's ready.
Foildubh (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Mid-division, 7th halfway, good headway to challenge entering straight and led briefly, headed approaching last, 2nd when hit last, hampered by faller and unseated rider, in a race won by Like Your Style (10-3) at Punchestown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in May, 12 ran.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Towards rear, well off pace, under pressure 6 out, closed into 3rd before 3 out, soon struggling and no extra approaching straight, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Spring Heeled (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd in Apr.
Colls Corner (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 4th approaching 4 out, led from next and went clear approaching straight, stayed on well, won at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Sep beating Instant Impacked (10-9) by 8l, 10 ran.
Mart Lane (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, kept on same pace under pressure straight, 10th of 15, 20l behind Baily Green (10-9) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl sft in Sep.
Save My Blushes 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 10th 5 out, no impression from next, 10th of 16, well behind Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep.
Battling Boru (IRE) 10-3 (11-7) Held up well off strong pace in 6th, ridden to go 4th approaching 2 out, 3rd but no impression on winner before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Raggletagglegypsy (11-5) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 hvy in Aug.
Coldstonesober (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) In rear when badly hampered 1st, always trailing after, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Sea Of Thunder (11-0) at Clonmel 3m nov chs gf in Sep, 8 ran.
Free World (FR) 11-1 (10-6) Mid-division, hit 5th, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Edgardo Sol (11-0) at Aintree 2m hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
Dariak (FR) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, 3rd of 14, 29l behind Allee Garde (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Luke's Benefit (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Prominent, pushed along to lead before 3 out, headed 2 out and soon no impression, 7th of 20, 24l behind Owennacurra Milan (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.