Cork Stayers Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 59.30s
  • Off time: 13:16:10
Full result
Result 13:15 Cork
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Road To Riches 2/5f
2nd 3 Dushrembrandt 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 155015
Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Free To Dream (IRE) 35
  • T:M Cullinane
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 155015
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 t M Cullinane D J Condon 121 16/1
2 52-2125
Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Beachdale Lad (IRE) 56
  • T:Mrs J Harrington
  • J:T P Treacy
  • Form: 52-2125
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 125 6/1
3 01-2116
White, red sleeves, white cap, red star Dushrembrandt (IRE) 35
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 01-2116
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 t R Tyner P T Enright 123 16/1
4 0U3P7-P
Black, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, black diabolo, yellow cap Qhilimar (FR) 56
  • T:A Maguire
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 0U3P7-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 b A Maguire J L Cullen 20/1
5 F-111
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Road To Riches (IRE) 21
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: F-111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 N Meade P Carberry 2/5f
6 44-7322
Emerald green & orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, emerald green & white striped cap The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 28
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:A P Heskin
  • Form: 44-7322
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 M Hourigan A P Heskin 113 20/1
7 1D-13
Maroon, White star, armlets and cap Rogue Angel (IRE) 15
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 1D-13
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 M F Morris B J Cooper 123 6/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Corbally Ghost (IRE)
  • T:N Meade
  • J:D J Condon
4 10-9 N Meade D J Condon 10/3
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In depth

Verdict

Qhilimar was a useful handicap chaser for Charlie Longsdon and having switched to the Adrian Maguire yard, he makes a belated debut over hurdles. Despite those previous achievements, he is up against some smart recruits here and ROAD TO RICHES ticks the right boxes. Realising £155,000 at the Cheltenham sales in May, the five-year-old represents the stable that won this race last season, and having won his two starts under Rules so far, his point-to-point form suggests that this step up in trip should be of no concern. Jessica Harrington's string are in good form so previous C&D winner, Beachdale Lad cannot be ruled out. Dushrembandt is also a winner over C&D though he proved disappointing when tried in this grade on his most recent start.

Formwatch

Road To Riches (IRE) 1-6fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 5 out, clear advantage entering straight, pushed out from before last where reduced lead, ridden run-in and kept on well, won at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Nov beating Pride Ofthe Parish (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.

Dushrembrandt (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Keen hold, waited with, 7th before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 12l behind Our Vinnie (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov.

Beachdale Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Slight mistake 1st, chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 6th and no extra before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 29l behind Zuzka (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Free To Dream (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 3rd before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 5th of 9, 10l behind Our Vinnie (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov.

The Crafty Butcher (IRE) 4-7fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd when blundered 4 out, challenged approaching straight but headed by winner before 2 out, no impression approaching last and kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Steady Ed (11-12) at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Qhilimar (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Raz De Maree (10-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs sft in Oct, 14 ran.