'Rite Of Passage' Britain V Ireland Riders Challenge Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 46.10s
- Off time: 13:15:23
|1st||1 Devils Bride||4/11f|
|2nd||2 Focail Maith||5½||10/1|
Devils Bride (IRE) 71
|6||166 11-12||W P Mullins||R Johnson||4/11f|
Focail Maith 10
|5||166 11-12||David Kelly||R M Power||10/1|
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 26
|5||166 11-12||M Hourigan||A P McCoy||106||4/1|
Native Brook (IRE) 162
|6||166 11-12||M Cullinane||A P Cawley||66/1|
Northern Dream (FR) 27
|6||166 11-12 t1||T Cooper||J L Cullen||66/1|
Once In A Lifetime (IRE) 281
|5||166 11-12||E McNamara||T J O'Brien||50/1|
Patrolman (USA) 50
|5||166 11-12||J J Hanlon||R Walsh||28/1|
Waylander (IRE) 4
|5||166 11-12||E Doyle||J M Maguire||14/1|
Dawn Flyer (IRE) 6
|7||159 11-5||Mrs G O'Connor||B J Cooper||28/1|
Tellherimhere (IRE) 11
|7||159 11-5 pt||J J Walsh||F A McCurtin (7)||95||14/1|
||6||1112||P Neville||B T O'Connell||NR|
Prospective punters should be aware of the jockey arrangements in all races today but will have few problems supporting Richard Johnson on board DEVILS BRIDE. Willie Mullins' was surprisingly beaten when attempting to make all in his third bumper start at Galway but the two victories he achieved earlier were a bonus as his pedigree shouts jumping. Waylander was a long way behind him at Roscommon in June and showed little on his only start over timber but Mick Hourigan will be delighted to find AP McCoy on board Holeinthewall Bar, who disappointed at Listowel last time but had run well in his previous two races. Tellherimhere has had plenty of chances but could prove best of the remainder under her regular rider.
Macro (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Took keen hold and tracked leaders on outer, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 18th of 20, 42l behind Mr Fiftyone (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m N H flat sft.
Devils Bride (IRE) 6-5fav (12-3) Led, joined briefly 3f out, soon ridden and went clear entering straight, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 7, 1l behind Merrion Row (11-7) at Galway 2m N H flat in Aug.
Focail Maith 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, wandered around before 2nd, mistake 5th, 7th 4 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 20, 24l behind Bishops Road (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft.
Tellherimhere (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden into 3rd 2 out, no impression before last, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 17, 11l behind Araku Valley (10-13) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th 4 out, struggling from before next, no extra in 8th approaching straight, 8th of 16, 33l behind Asockastar (11-7) at Listowel 2m 5yo mdn hdl sft in Sep.
Waylander (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 7f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 10l behind Bonobo (12-0) at Tramore 2m N H flat gd.
Dawn Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Behind early, headway after 3 out, moderate 9th entering straight, 7th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 18, 23l behind Jansboy (10-13) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Once In A Lifetime (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 2nd 5out, no ex 4out & bhnd when pu qckly bef 3out, in a race won by Inchidaly Ross (12-0) at Aghabullogue 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Patrolman (USA) 40-1 (11-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 12th of 14, 49l behind Curley Bill (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Northern Dream (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened halfway, completely tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft in Sep, 18 ran.
Native Brook (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Kilcarry Bridge (11-1) at Sligo 2m 2f Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) sft in May.