Customer Care Christmas Hurdle 2m 2f 50y

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f 50y, 5 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 44.60s
  • Off time: 12:40:26
Full result
Result 12:40 Downpatrick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Arnaud 4/5f
2nd 3 Seskinane 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 725136
Red, white chevron, white star on cap Call Box (IRE) 41
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 725136
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 106 9/1
2 104-59P
PINK, royal blue triple diamond & diamonds on sleeves, white cap Flemross (IRE) 13
  • T:R T J Wilson
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 104-59P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 p R T J Wilson G N Fox (7) 103 33/1
3 142-1D3
Yellow, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Seskinane (IRE) 46
  • T:M M McNiff
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 142-1D3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 M M McNiff D R Fox (5) 133 2/1
4 5003-11
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Arnaud (IRE) 186
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 5003-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 C Byrnes D N Russell 137 4/5f
5 35217
DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue diabolo, yellow cap, dark blue star Diyala (IRE) 6
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 35217
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2ht
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 ht G Elliott A E Lynch 6/1

In depth

Verdict

Seskinane won a Kilbeggan maiden before being disqualified after finishing first at Sligo. He stepped up in class against Rule The World at Naas and ran very well to be beaten just 3three lengths. ARNAUD competed at a high level over hurdles without quite making the top grade but he's been a revelation over fences and jumped superbly to complete a double at Roscommon when Flemross was nine lengths behind. He again gets an age allowance and looks set to land his hat-trick. It's a surprise to find the four-year-old Diyala turning to fences so quickly and he faces a stiff task and though Call Box has a chase victory to his credit on this track it was over a much longer trip

Formwatch

Arnaud (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Chased leader, closed when mistake 4 out, challenged and on terms next, gained narrow lead 2 out, soon strongly pressed, stayed on well run-in, all out, won at Roscommon 2m chs gf in Jun beating Steps To Freedom (10-13) by 1/2l, 6 ran.

Seskinane (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and no impression after 2 out, kept on same pace run-in without troubling winner, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Rule The World (11-10) at Naas 2m 4f hdl in Oct.

Call Box (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Tracked leader, mistake 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 25l behind Trucking Along (11-6) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Diyala (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear and took keen hold early, ridden from 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 25l behind Faugheen (11-12) at Navan 2m 4f nh nov hdl.

Flemross (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, trailing 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sraid Padraig (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f in Nov, 13 ran.