Downpatrick Family Day (C & G) Maiden Hurdle 2m 2f 50y

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f 50y, 5 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 38.10s
  • Off time: 14:51:36
Full result
Result 14:50 Downpatrick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Moss Street 13/8
2nd 1 Big Kern 12 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 522-211
WHITE, royal blue slvs, red cap Big Kern (IRE) 38
  • T:B R Hamilton
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 522-211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 B R Hamilton R M Power 8/11f
2 FP-8
Emerald green & black chevrons, quartered cap Celtic Fire (IRE) 23
  • T:P Martin
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: FP-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t1 P Martin R C Colgan 25/1
3 2PP-750
BROWN & WHITE HOOPS, light blue cap, red star Graney Town (IRE) 6
  • T:P McCreery
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 2PP-750
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 P McCreery B Hayes (3) 20/1
4 PP-8
Pink & white diamonds Virgil Hilts (IRE) 6
  • T:J C McConnell
  • J:P D Kennedy
  • Form: PP-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t J C McConnell P D Kennedy (5) 40/1
5 347P-84
Red, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap Moss Street 11
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 347P-84
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1b
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
4 155 11-1 b G Elliott P Carberry 110 13/8

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6
Two Cool Shabra (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:M J Bolger
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 111 t1 P O Brady M J Bolger WD

In depth

Verdict

Big Kern finished runner-up three times between the flags before winning one at Necarne in May. He made a successful debut under Rules in a bumper on this track and should win plenty of races but the concession of 11lb to MOSS STREET looks beyond him. Gordon Elliott's charge hasn't done as well as expected since a close third to Plinth at Leopardstown in December but the combination of faster ground, the correct trip and Paul Carberry's presence should be enough for him to get off the mark. The remainder with form have shown nothing so the newcomer Two Cool Shabra may snatch third spot.

Formwatch

Two Cool Shabra (IRE) One Cool Cat gelding out of Mabrooka.

Moss Street 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Mo Rouge (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.

Big Kern (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ran freely to lead after 2f, headed after 6f, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, stayed on to challenge 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, won at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gd in Jun beating Crofton Trail (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.

Virgil Hilts (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 8th of 14, 44l behind Up The Hill (11-2) at Roscommon 2m 4f cond mdn hdle gf.

Celtic Fire (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 39l behind Mumbo Bay (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.

Graney Town (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 21l behind Pack The Punch (11-0) at Roscommon 2m 4f NH flat gf.