'For Auction' Novice Hurdle (Grade 3) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner €17,875 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,474 4th €826
- Going: Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 9.80s
- Off time: 13:15:33
|1st||6 Sizing Rio||4/5f|
|2nd||4 Ted Veale||1½||10/1|
He's Our Man (IRE) 13
|7||159 11-5 t||Ross O'sullivan||Andrew J McNamara||126||18/1|
Captain Arceus (IRE) 43
|6||155 11-1||D T Hughes||R Loughran||4/1|
Organisedconfusion (IRE) 211
|7||155 11-1||A L T Moore||Ms N Carberry||126||8/1|
Ted Veale (IRE) 28
|5||155 11-1||A J Martin||R Walsh||10/1|
Cops And Robbers 14
|4||152 10-12 t||N Meade||D N Russell||8/1|
Sizing Rio (IRE) 19
|4||152 10-12||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||4/5f|
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 9
|6||148 10-8 p||Mrs J Harrington||A D Leigh||109||20/1|
Il Fenomeno (ITY)
||5||11-1||N Meade||D N Russell||13/8|
Winning point-to-pointer SIZING RIO made a spectacular return to action on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse last month where he was never out of a canter to beat today's rival Cops And Robbers by 18 lengths. The winning time was very fast and he looks another potential star for Henry De Bromhead. Captain Arceus was also impressive in landing a maiden over the C&D and he will be winning more races but the remainder will all need to have made progress to trouble the principals.
Sizing Rio (IRE) 13-8 (11-2) Tracked leader in clear 2nd, improved to lead 3 out, went clear before next, stayed on strongly from last, easily, impressive, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Cops And Robbers (11-7) by 18l, 9 ran.
Ted Veale (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear early, keen hold and improved 5th, 5th next, 3rd 4 out, ridden in 5th before straight, no impression, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Zuzka (10-9) at Limerick 2m 5f nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Celtic Cailin (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th entering straight, 4th and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Top Madam (11-3) at Down Royal 2m mrs nov hdl G3 (1) gd.
He's Our Man (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, 4th 2 out, no extra in 5th approaching last, weakened, 5th of 13, 24l behind Jenari (11-11) at Naas 2m beg chs sft in Oct.
Organisedconfusion (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) In touch, blunderd and unseated rider 8th (canal turn), in a race won by Neptune Collonges (11-6) at Aintree 4m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gd in Apr, 40 ran.
Cops And Robbers 8-15fav (11-7) Made most at steady pace, headed briefly 2 out, led again approaching last where not fluent, kept on run-in, won at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct beating Tobar Na Gaoise (11-7) by 1l, 10 ran.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 2nd 3 out, challenge 2 out, led before last, ridden to assert run-in, easily, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep beating Giant's Quest (11-12) by 8l, 23 ran.