Meath Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 24 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 21.50s
  • Off time: 14:12:25
Full result
Result 14:10 Navan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 17 Gallant Oscar 7/4f
2nd 22 Drive On Locky hd 7/1
3rd 9 Mick The Man 12 25/1
4th 14 Marshim 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 660P/7P-
PINK, red cross of lorraine, red cap Memories Of Milan (IRE) 283
  • T:J Queally
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 660P/7P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 J Queally J S McGarvey (5) 109 40/1
2 107-004
Dark blue, orange braces, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Follow The Sign (IRE) 12
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 107-004
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 O McKiernan R C Colgan 108 14/1
3 1141/70
YELLOW, light green star, light green stars on sleeves, light green star on cap Cybersnow (USA) 11
  • T:E Butterly
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: 1141/70
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 t E Butterly P D Kennedy (5) 107 50/1
4 1P-52
Maroon & yellow check, striped sleeves, yellow spots on cap Pencilhimin (IRE) 14
  • T:N Cassidy
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 1P-52
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 N Cassidy R M Power 106 9/2
5 P80-022
Yellow, purple hollow box, yellow cap Sacre Malta (FR) 11
  • T:William P Murphy
  • J:C M Walsh
  • Form: P80-022
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 William P Murphy C M Walsh (7) 106 7/1
6 0P-P000
RED, white stars, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Doctor Deejay (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss T M Reilly
  • J:Mr T Reilly
  • Form: 0P-P000
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 t Miss T M Reilly Mr T Reilly (7) 102 50/1
7 F-7005P
YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Kostar (FR) 59
  • T:I Madden
  • J:E D Linehan
  • Form: F-7005P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5p1
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 p1 I Madden E D Linehan (5) 102 50/1
8 PP-00PF
RED, white hoop, white sleeves, pink cap Lascalahall (IRE) 17
  • T:F Flood
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: PP-00PF
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5pt
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 pt F Flood M P Walsh 102 33/1
9 3R661P/
GREY AND PINK CHECK, grey sleeves and cap Mick The Man (IRE) 1414
  • T:J Grace
  • J:M P Fogarty
  • Form: 3R661P/
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
13 159 11-5 J Grace M P Fogarty 102 25/1
10 1514/0U-
DARK BLUE, emerald green diamond, emerald green diamond on cap On My Own (IRE) 455
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
  • Form: 1514/0U-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 P Fenton B T O'Connell 102 33/1
11 17-000P
ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap County Champions (IRE) 11
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:P T Enright
  • Form: 17-000P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 R Tyner P T Enright 96 25/1
12 UP-F300
WHITE, red sleeves, white cap Doctor Jim (IRE) 43
  • T:J Cullen
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: UP-F300
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J Cullen J L Cullen 95 20/1
13 4615PP/
White, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Drive On Jim (IRE) 665
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 4615PP/
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
11 152 10-12 t Denis Hogan D G Hogan 95 25/1
14 964P34
Royal blue & white stripes, quartered cap Marshim (IRE) 11
  • T:W Power
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 964P34
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
12 152 10-12 t W Power P Carberry 95 14/1
15 F29000
WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Swantykay (IRE) 22
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:R P McNally
  • Form: F29000
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 G Elliott R P McNally 97 33/1
16 14/3075
ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap Better Back Bob (IRE) 22
  • T:N McKnight
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 14/3075
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 N McKnight B J Cooper 93 7/1
17 9041F-4
WHITE, red triple diamond, red sleeves, white diamonds, red cap, white diamonds Gallant Oscar (IRE) 17
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 9041F-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 A J Martin R Walsh 93 7/4f
18 6650P8
YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Obispo (IRE) 7
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:S W Flanagan
  • Form: 6650P8
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 C A McBratney S W Flanagan 93 33/1
19 080010
Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap Pint Of Porter (IRE) 53
  • T:F Costello
  • J:D E Splaine
  • Form: 080010
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 F Costello D E Splaine (3) 90 16/1
20 P3P-300
WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, royal blue seams, emerald green cap, red spots Ad Man (FR) 17
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: P3P-300
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
9 145 10-5 C A McBratney A E Lynch 88 50/1
21 9694P/0-
BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 567
  • T:P M Pierce
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 9694P/0-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 t P M Pierce A P Crowe 83 40/1
22 P04-783
ROYAL BLUE & WHITE HOOPS, maroon & white striped cap Drive On Locky (IRE) 35
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:S J Hassett
  • Form: P04-783
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-12pt
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 138 9-12 pt P Fenton S J Hassett (3) (ex1) 81 7/1
23 97-8807
Emerald green, white braces, yellow sleeves, maroon cap Fureys Cross (IRE) 101
  • T:V T O'Brien
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 97-8807
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
8 137 9-11 V T O'Brien A P Thornton 80 50/1
24 65F670
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Personal Shopper 17
  • T:H Smyth
  • J:A F O'Neill
  • Form: 65F670
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 137 9-11 H Smyth A F O'Neill (7) (ex1) 80 33/1

In depth

Verdict

Tony Martin and Ruby Walsh are a formidable partnership and GALLANT OSCAR looks another for the team. A winner over fences in March, he was having his first start since that month when noted staying on over the minimum trip at Down Royal last month and, with that under his belt, can gain his first hurdles victory. Sacre Malta loves heavy ground and has been only narrowly beaten in those conditions on his last two starts while Pencilhimin was having only his fourth start when runner-up to Carrow Queen in similar conditions at Limerick. Drive On Locky has yet to win a race but couldn't go much lower in the ratings and did much better at Cork last time.

Formwatch

Gallant Oscar (IRE) 4-1fav (10-13) Held up early, mid-division halfway, progress into 4th 3 out, ridden in 2nd before 2 out, no extra in 3rd last, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 5l behind Royal Flight (11-7) at Down Royal 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.

Drive On Locky (IRE) 9-2fav (10-11) Prominent, slight mistake 3 out, 3rd and no impression from before next where pecked, left moderate 2nd and badly hampered last, kept on same pace run-in, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 23, 11l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.

Mick The Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, no extra after 5 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Stewarts House (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f Ext hcp ch sft in Feb '10, 16 ran.

Marshim (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden approaching straight and no impression on clear leader when left moderate 4th 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace,, 4th of 9, 33l behind Wooly Tom (10-11) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl.

Doctor Jim (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, closer in 7th 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 24, 28l behind Followmeuptocarlow (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Nov.

Memories Of Milan (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Always behind, jumped slowly and left, never a factor, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Lord Ben (11-12) at Thurles 2m 2f beg chase gs in Apr, 9 ran.

Kostar (FR) 25-1 (10-2) Prominent early, pushed along and lost place 5th, reminders after next, no extra approaching straight, pulled before 2 out, in a race won by Questions Answered (10-7) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl in Nov, 12 ran.

Sacre Malta (FR) 3-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, closer in moderate 9th 4 out, progress to chase leaders approaching 2 out, soon 3rd, led before last, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, headed closing stages, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.

Obispo (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden from 3 out, moderate 7th 2 out, no impression, never a factor, 8th of 13, well behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-10) at Naas 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft.

Personal Shopper 12-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, mistake 9th, ridden and no extra before 4 out, 10th of 16, well behind Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec.

Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Disputed early, tracked leader in 2nd from 3rd, ridden 3 out and no extra in 6th next, eased run-in and virtually pulled up close home, 12th of 19, well behind Tango Moll (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jun '12.

Better Back Bob (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) In rear, headway from 4 out, 9th and ridden 3 out, 7th next, kept on without threatening, 5th of 18, 15l behind Another Challenge (11-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Dec.

Pint Of Porter (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Led, slight mistake 3rd, joined from before 4 out, headed and no extra straight, 11th of 13, 34l behind Boss Croaker (10-9) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.

Follow The Sign (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Prominent, disputed lead from 4th, led after 4 out, ridden and strongly pressed next, headed entering straight, soon no impression on leaders, 4th of 12, 12l behind Gilgamboa (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.

Swantykay (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 36l behind Festive Felon (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

County Champions (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Soon behind, never a factor, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy, 16 ran.

Lascalahall (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Refused A Name (10-10) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 sft in Dec, 16 ran.

Fureys Cross (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along after 3 out, ridden in 6th and no impression entering straight, no extra, 7th of 15, 40l behind Namarama (11-3) at Clonmel 3m sft in Oct.

Doctor Deejay (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon chased leaders, slow jump 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Luke's Benefit (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.

Ad Man (FR) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Man With Van (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.

On My Own (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Dont Tell Pa (10-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct '12, 16 ran.

Drive On Jim (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, closed up to be on terms when collided with rival jumping 4 out, headed and no extra straight, hampered 2 out and pulled up after, in a race won by Doctor Woodfield (11-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Mar '12, 16 ran.

Cybersnow (USA) 33-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, pushed along approaching 3 out and soon deatched, weakened, completely tailed off,, last of 12, well behind Off The Charts (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-116.

Pencilhimin (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Prominent, led before 4th, clear 6th, raced a little wide approaching 6 out and advantage reduced, headed before 2 out where left in lead again and clear, strongly pressed last, headed and kept on same pace run-in,, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Carrow Queen (9-10) at Limerick 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Dec.