Michael Rice And The Kilkenny City & County Vintners Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4-5yo, 2m, 18 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 6.70s
- Off time: 14:25:18
|1st||2 Blow The Doors Off||8/13f|
|2nd||6 Jimmy Two Times||3||20/1|
|3rd||17 Wood Breizh||2||11/2|
All The Chimneys (IRE) 20
|5||166 11-12 h||W J Austin||A D Leigh||66/1|
Blow The Doors Off 17
|5||166 11-12||C O'Dwyer||M P Walsh||121||8/13f|
Bold Bachelor (IRE) 16
|5||166 11-12||K Purcell||R M Moran||25/1|
Cloonacool (IRE) 17
|5||166 11-12||F Flood||Andrew J McNamara||25/1|
Easter Hunt (IRE) 56
|5||166 11-12 t||M F Morris||B J Cooper||4/1|
Jimmy Two Times (IRE) 35
|5||166 11-12||B R Hamilton||B T O'Connell||20/1|
Lake Field (IRE)
|5||166 11-12||N Brett||D G Hogan||66/1|
Mr Mulliner (IRE) 55
|5||166 11-12||Gerard Quirk||A F O'Neill (7)||100/1|
Oryx Falcon (IRE) 111
|5||166 11-12||M F Morris||M A Enright||50/1|
Royal Chief (IRE) 97
|5||166 11-12||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||33/1|
Star For Life (USA) 212
|5||166 11-12||E Doyle||M J Ferris||109||33/1|
Stoughan Cross (IRE) 16
|5||166 11-12||Ross O'sullivan||S G McDermott||40/1|
Elegant Ali (IRE)
|5||159 11-5 h||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||25/1|
Fennis Moll (IRE) 17
|5||159 11-5||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||50/1|
Valley Queen 20
|5||159 11-5||T G McCourt||D J Casey||100/1|
San Gabriel (IRE) 298
|4||154 11-0 t1||Denis Hogan||K P Darcy (7)||50/1|
Wood Breizh (FR) 21
|4||154 11-0||W P Mullins||P Townend||11/2|
Spare A Thought (IRE)
|4||147 10-7||A Leahy||A P Crowe||33/1|
||5||11-12||E Bolger||M P Walsh||4/9|
It's about time BLOW THE DOORS OFF was winning over hurdles and this looks an ideal opportunity. He's come up against some useful opposition since landing a Sligo bumper and his close second to Dromnea, with Thursday's winner Bonzo Bing behind, at Punchestown should be good enough for this. Easter Hunt, who was close up behind him on his previous start at Limerick, jumped poorly on his next start at Punchestown and was well beaten. Wood Breizh had looked a certain future winner after his first two starts over hurdles but was well beaten here last month and will need to do much better. Star For Life has shown the occasional sign of ability and may do best of the remainder.
Blow The Doors Off 9-4fav (11-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2 out, stayed on into 2nd last and slight mistake, kept on well run-in, pressed winner closing stages, just held, 2nd of 21, nk behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Jimmy Two Times (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, slight peck 2nd, not fluent 4 out, no impression from next, ran on well without threatening run-in, 5th of 20, 12l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Wood Breizh (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Led, headed before 4th, 3rd halfway, lost place after 4 out, no impression in moderate 7th entering straight, 7th of 9, 22l behind Florishwells D'ete (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Bold Bachelor (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Close up, not fluent 1st, jumped left 2nd, 4th before straight, briefly short of room before 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last where not fluent, 5th of 16, 11l behind Daliyan (11-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Easter Hunt (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, slight mistake in 5th and ridden briefly at 5th, ridden in rear next, no extra 3 out, weakened and completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind Vautour (11-0) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan.
Mr Mulliner (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-div, 8th 1/2 way, soon no extra, pu bef 2out, in a race won by Young Mr Gorsky (12-2) at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan, 17 ran.
Royal Chief (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Alw pr, cl up 3out, ld 2out, ro best, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in Dec beating Lords Park Star (11-9) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Star For Life (USA) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden 3 out, moderate 5th next, no impression, 5th of 10, 20l behind Scarlet Prince (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks gs in Aug.
Stoughan Cross (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, 5th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 8th of 16, 15l behind Daliyan (11-8) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Spare A Thought (IRE) Hurricane Run filly out of Meseta.
All The Chimneys (IRE) 28-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders and ran freely, 2nd before halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th entering straight, soon weakened, completely tailed off, last of 7, well behind Ballagh (11-13) at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Feb.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 17th of 21, 46l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Lake Field (IRE) Golan gelding out of Rumson Way.
Cloonacool (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 21, 15l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
San Gabriel (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 25l behind Rosie Rebel (8-9) at Chepstow 1m mdn auc stks (5) sft in May (flat).
Oryx Falcon (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Prominent, jumped left 1st, weakened 5 out, completely tailed off, last of 14, well behind Valseur Lido (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Valley Queen 100-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, mistake 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 22, well behind Daneking (11-11) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Elegant Ali (IRE) Rudimentary mare out of Cherrystream.