Sean Naughton Auctioneer Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo, 2m, 13 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 47.50s
- Off time: 18:50:09
|1st||11 Faanan Aldaar||4/1|
|3rd||8 Shek O Lad||9½||33/1|
Courage (IRE) 72
|4||161 11-7 h||C Byrnes||D N Russell||122||2/5f|
Dancing Ecco (IRE)
|4||161 11-7||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||20/1|
Derryfadda (IRE) 93
|4||161 11-7||N Madden||N P Madden||25/1|
Firethorn (IRE) 17
|4||161 11-7||A Oliver||B T O'Connell||20/1|
Josam (IRE) 24
|4||161 11-7||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||12/1|
Keeffes Well 45
|4||161 11-7||E M O'Sullivan||P D Kennedy (5)||25/1|
King Of Oriel (IRE) 36
|4||161 11-7||D Kinsella||M F Mooney||11/1|
Shek O Lad 25
|4||161 11-7||D McDonogh||J L Cullen||33/1|
Definitely High (IRE) 11
|4||154 11-0||M Flannery||M J Ferris||33/1|
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 8
|4||154 11-0 p||P J Rothwell||P Townend||105||4/1|
Liath Ban (IRE) 193
|4||154 11-0||P McCreery||I J McCarthy (3)||40/1|
Noanderatty (IRE) 45
|4||154 11-0||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (5)||50/1|
Rhinestone Cowgirl (IRE) 11
|4||154 11-0||P J Flynn||D E Mullins||50/1|
||4||G Elliott||P Merrigan||NR|
COURAGE may well be wrongly named having finished second six times in nine starts on the Flat and over timber. He certainly didn't battle as well as Bayan at Cork last time but hopefully the likely quicker ground will see him in a better light and he has to be the selection. Faanan Aldaar has now had 17 starts without winning and would appear to be better over further though she's never raced on fast ground. Boragh Waters showed little for Brian Meehan but is with the right man to get the best out of her but Josam could be an even better proposition having shown up nicely in three starts for Richard Hannon before making his debut for new connections last month.
Boragh Waters (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 19l behind Menadati (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep (flat).
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 11l behind Ivy Glen (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl gs.
Courage (IRE) 11-10fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, raced in 4th for much, challenged in 2nd when mistake 2 out, soon on terms, narrowly headed and kept on without matching winner from last, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Bayan (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
Shek O Lad 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 10th of 14, well behind Sizing Sahara (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace from 2 out, 7th of 20, 13l behind Boss's Star (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Keeffes Well 9-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, led halfway, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 24l behind Oscar Hoof (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Liath Ban (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Never a factor, dropped behind approaching straight, last of 14, well behind Fleet Captain (9-0) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov (flat).
Josam (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 24l behind Annie Other (10-13) at Wexford 2m amat mdn stks gf in May (flat).
Definitely High (IRE) 3-1 (10-11) Tr ldrs, cl 3rd 4out, wknd aftr 3out, ko, 5th of 7, 10l behind Zaffaran Rain (11-7) at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Noanderatty (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Towards rear, no extra from before straight, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Martello Tower (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.
Derryfadda (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 7th 1/2way, 4th 2out, ko sme pce str, 5th of 8, 16l behind Midnight Thunder (11-7) at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Firethorn (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Soon prominent, lost place under pressure from halfway, soon weakened, 20th of 21, 29l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May (flat).
Rhinestone Cowgirl (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, 50l behind Banana Flambe (11-12) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in May.
Dancing Ecco (IRE) Elnadim gelding out of Ecco Mi.