Proudstown Handicap Hurdle (Grade C) 2m 7f
- (4yo+, 2m 7f, 19 runners)
- Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 8.70s
- Off time: 13:51:09
|1st||12 Roi Du Mee||2/1f|
|2nd||17 Colbert Station||9½||7/1|
|3rd||7 Coole Avenue||nk||14/1|
Jetson (IRE) 24
|7||164 11-10||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||136||14/1|
Powerstation (IRE) 23
|12||164 11-10||E O'Connell||Mr J J King (7)||136||25/1|
Karabak (FR) 40
|9||163 11-9||E P Harty||J Brennan (7)||135||25/1|
Novarov (GER) 63
|6||162 11-8 b||J F O'Shea||D E Splaine (5)||134||12/1|
Western Leader (IRE) 44
|8||160 11-6 p||J J Hanlon||R J Jones (3)||132||16/1|
Eyesontheprize (IRE) 20
|6||155 11-1||P A Fahy||A E Lynch||127||20/1|
Coole Avenue (IRE) 40
|8||153 10-13||T Cooper||B J Cooper||125||14/1|
Whodoyouthink (IRE) 44
|7||152 10-12||O McKiernan||S J Crimin (7)||124||16/1|
Whispering Hills (IRE) 128
|7||151 10-11||D T Hughes||M A Enright (5)||123||16/1|
Start Me Up (IRE) 13
|8||149 10-9||C F Swan||D N Russell||121||12/1|
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 20
|7||148 10-8||M Hourigan||H D Dunne (7)||120||10/1|
Roi Du Mee (FR) 30
|7||146 10-6||G Elliott||Miss J M Mangan (7)||118||2/1f|
Blue Cannon (IRE) 7
|4||144 10-4||N Meade||P Carberry||120||20/1|
Forty Foot Tom 13
|7||144 10-4||D Miley||A P Heskin||116||14/1|
Away We Go (IRE) 46
|9||143 10-3||W P Mullins||P Townend||115||9/2|
Colbert Station (IRE) 14
|8||143 10-3 t||T M Walsh||M P Walsh||115||7/1|
Dibella (IRE) 34
|5||140 10-0||Ms J Morgan||D E Mullins||112||18/1|
Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 13
|9||139 9-13||N Meade||D J Condon||111||25/1|
Micks (IRE) 28
|6||136 9-10||C Roche||A P Crowe||107||20/1|
||6||104||J A Berry||A F O'Neill||116||NR|
||11||11-9||E O'Connell||Mr J J King||14/1|
ROI DU MEE has hit top form over fences recently and landed a Listed event at Thurles last month. Back over timber for the first time since 2010, Gordon Elliott's charge can race off a 30lb lower mark with a 7lb claimer on board and is hard to oppose on such favourable terms. Away We Go took advantage of a similar situation when scoring over hurdles at Fairyhouse last time but is up 10lb for that while Start Me Up is yet another racing off a lower mark back over the smaller obstacles. Coole Avenue is up a further 8lb as he bids for a hat-trick after scoring at Galway last time but Powerstation is only 1lb higher than when winning this race last year and could figure again. Western Leader and Whispering Hills look best of the rest.
Civena (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, kept on same pace straight, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Away We Go (11-8) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.
Roi Du Mee (FR) 9-10fav (11-10) Tracked leader, not as good as leader over 7 out, closed up and on terms 5 out, soon led, went on from before straight, stayed on well, easily, won at Thurles 2m 6f lst chs (1) in Nov beating Quarryvale (11-3) by 11l, 5 ran.
Colbert Station (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Settled mainly 5th, in touch early straight but no impression from 2 out, 5th of 6, 19l behind Hidden Cyclone (11-10) at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs hvy in Nov.
Coole Avenue (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Waited with towards rear, closed to chase leaders from 3 out, close up next, led and stayed on well from last, won at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct beating Caduceus (10-9) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Jetson (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before halfway, mistake 4 out, challenged 2 out and travelling best early run-in, soon ridden to assert over 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chs sft in Nov beating Royal Sam (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Whispering Hills (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led or disputed lead, headed 2 out and no impression in 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Tugboat (11-0) at Galway 2m 4f nh nov hdl sft in Aug.
Whodoyouthink (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened, 8th of 9, 17l behind Mossley (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Oct.
Start Me Up (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, behind when pulled up before last (usual 2 out), in a race won by Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov, 20 ran.
Novarov (GER) 9-1 (11-6) Prominent and dispute lead early, weakened from 4 out, 15th of 20, well behind Heaney (10-4) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Oct.
Dibella (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and weakened 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Shadow Eile (11-11) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Forty Foot Tom 16-1 (11-3) (poor visibility) in rear, ridden and no impression from 3 out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Busty Brown (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov.
Powerstation (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, under pressure in 5th entering straight, 4th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 13l behind Quietly Fancied (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl sft in Nov.
Corskeagh Royale (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Rear of mid-division, behind when pulled up before 2 out (usual 3 out), in a race won by Tofino Bay (11-4) at Navan 3m hcp chs 0-150 hvy in Nov, 20 ran.
Western Leader (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Led, headed 5th but remained prominent, led again briefly entering straight, headed between final 2 flights and dropped to 3rd at last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Mossley (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Oct.
Eyesontheprize (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Waited with well off the pace towards rear, some headway to chase leaders before straight, soon no impression, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Staying Article (11-12) at Cork 2m hdl sft in Nov.
Blue Cannon (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden entering straight, no extra before 2 out, 9th of 14, 23l behind King Of Queens (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl sft.
Karabak (FR) 20-1 (11-10) Mid-division, still well in touch when fell 4 out, in a race won by Back In A Tic (10-7) at Naas 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Oct, 11 ran.
A Fine Young Man (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden into moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Come To The Party (10-1) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Nov.
Away We Go (IRE) 15-8fav (11-8) Tracked leader in 2nd, close 2nd 3 out, ridden to disputed lead entering straight, stayed on well under pressure from 2 out, edged ahead close home, all out, won at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct beating Ballygill Gale (11-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Micks (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Prominent and disputed lead, headed before 7th, 3rd entering straight but dropped to 7th 2 out and no extra, 7th of 15, 43l behind Saoirse Dun (9-10) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.