Cashel Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, 12 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 31.70s
- Off time: 14:57:22
|1st||3 Gold Patrol||9/2|
|2nd||1 Dun Scaith||3||7/4f|
|3rd||9 Willow Grange||3¾||14/1|
Dun Scaith (IRE) 30
|5||158 11-4||T Hogan||Andrew J McNamara||7/4f|
|9||158 11-4||J A White||M Darcy||50/1|
Gold Patrol (IRE) 18
|5||158 11-4||C Bowe||Mr B O'Neill (3)||9/2|
Max Fine (IRE) 199
|5||158 11-4 c||Thomas J Farrell||I J McCarthy (3)||33/1|
My Forever Friend (IRE)
|5||158 11-4||T Cooper||R Loughran||8/1|
O'connell's Pub (IRE) 14
|5||158 11-4||K Purcell||B T O'Connell||33/1|
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 11
|5||158 11-4||M Cullinane||A P Heskin||12/1|
Ronava (IRE) 11
|5||158 11-4||R A Cotter||S E Butler (5)||14/1|
Willow Grange (IRE) 79
|5||158 11-4||J P Ryan||E J O'Connell||14/1|
Arden Belle (IRE) 63
|5||151 10-11||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||8/1|
Siobhans Belle (IRE) 7
|6||151 10-11||Miss E Lalor||S G McDermott||33/1|
Some Benefit (IRE) 10
|6||151 10-11 t||M Cullinane||Mr R P Geoghegan (7)||5/1|
Very little to go on here but DUN SCAITH showed improved form behind Arctic Fire at Tipperary and any further improvement will see him difficult to beat. Colin Bowe does well with his point-to-point recruits and Gold Patrol, a recent winner at Cregg, has to be respected. Another winner between the flags, Some Benefit, ran well for a long way on her introduction to hurdling at Galway and may prove best of the remainder in a race where the market could have significant bearing.
Gold Patrol (IRE) 4-1 (12-2) Mid div, 6th when b mstk 8th, prog in 4th aftr 5out, ld aftr 2out, so best flat, won at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct beating Deise Vu (12-2) by 2l, 17 ran.
Dun Scaith (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead before 2 out, soon challenged and ridden, headed after 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, dropped to 4th run-in, 4th of 20, 10l behind Arctic Fire (11-8) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Willow Grange (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Raced well off the pace in 3rd, lost place and no impression approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 48l behind The Black Russian (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Max Fine (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened quickly from 6f out, pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Young Finnegan (11-11) at Cork 2m 2f N H flat hvy in Apr, 17 ran.
Some Benefit (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 8th approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, 8th of 10, 18l behind Royal Moll (11-7) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.
Ronava (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Slowly into stride and towards rear, ridden in moderate 11th 5 out, no impression, 10th of 16, well behind Bendanella (11-4) at Wexford 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Siobhans Belle (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 11th of 15, well behind Gallant Tipp (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Oct.
My Forever Friend (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Stormy Rose.
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Waited with towards rear, closer in 7th over 2f out, no impression under pressure straight, 8th of 14, 19l behind Back To Bracka (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat hvy in Oct.
O'connell's Pub (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along briefly 6f out, under pressure over 4f out, lost place from over 3f out, soon no extra, last of 14, 44l behind Gocheck (11-7) at Thurles 2m N H flat gd in Oct.
Farmhouse (IRE) Carroll House gelding out of Hootenany.
Arden Belle (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders and dropped towards rear before halfway, moderate 7th entering straight and no impression when left 6th after last, tailed off, 6th of 11, 49l behind Grove Field (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gf in Sep.