Irish Racing Yearbook Rated Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 11 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 57.70s
- Off time: 12:32:02
|2nd||1 Fosters Cross||10||14/1|
|3rd||6 Churchfield Champ||5½||33/1|
|3rd||8 Owennacurra Milan||d.h||14/1|
Fosters Cross (IRE) 14
|11||160 11-6||T Mullins||B J Cooper||130||14/1|
Upazo (FR) 14
|5||160 11-6||W P Mullins||P Townend||129||Evsf|
One Fine Day (IRE) 14
|4||157 11-3 pt||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||126||10/1|
Acriveen (IRE) 71
|11||156 11-2||J A Berry||A F O'Neill (7)||119||25/1|
All The Aces (IRE) 24
|8||156 11-2||E Hogan||D J Casey||119||33/1|
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 88
|7||156 11-2 t||P J Gilligan||A E Lynch||119||33/1|
Luska Lad (IRE) 34
|9||156 11-2 p||J J Hanlon||D E Mullins||130||8/1|
Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 27
|8||156 11-2 t||Miss M L Hallahan||I J McCarthy (3)||120||14/1|
Primroseandblue (IRE) 14
|9||156 11-2||W P Mullins||E Mullins||126||12/1|
Princeton Plains (IRE) 20
|7||156 11-2||E P Harty||N P Madden||130||16/1|
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 47
|8||156 11-2 h||R O'Neill||Andrew J McNamara||128||4/1|
Luska Lad, once rated 159, has looked a light of other days recently while Fosters Cross is better over fences. One Fine Day hasn't been in the best of form and Rory O'Moore hasn't run for over a year. Princeton Plains reverts to hurdling after disappointing over fences but it's Willie Mullins who looks to hold the key. UPAZO has taken a long time to grow up since arriving from France but was very impressive in a maiden here last month and there's much more to come. He's still a novice and this is tougher but he's handed the vote over stablemate Primroseandblue, who is more likely to be reverting to fences before long.
Upazo (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Tracked leaders on inner, headway to lead before 2 out, pushed clear before last, stayed on strongly run-in, eased inside final furlong, easily, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f mdn hdl in Nov beating Mister Nibbles (11-9) by 7l, 25 ran.
Fosters Cross (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, 3rd 4 out, ridden from next, weakened, 7th of 13, 22l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.
Churchfield Champ (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up in last, pushed along and no impression from before 6 out, last of 6, 45l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f nov chs sft in Sep.
Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division until improved at 4th to be prominent, dropped to 4th 2 out, no impression from before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Coolmill (10-3) at Cork 2m 4f in Nov.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened quickly, trailing from 2 out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Mallowney (11-9) at Naas 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) sft in Mar.
Primroseandblue (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in touch in last, ridden from 3 out, went moderate 4th 2 out, went 3rd at last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Smashing (10-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hdl in Nov.
Acriveen (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.
One Fine Day (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, moderate 6th 4 out, ridden entering straight, 7th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 13, 15l behind Pink Coat (9-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl in Nov.
Luska Lad (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along before straight, ridden in 3rd and no extra 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind False Economy (11-12) at Limerick 2m hdl in Nov.
All The Aces (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led in at the start, raced in 3rd, dropped to last before 6th, trailing 4 out, left poor 3rd from last, 3rd of 4, 30l behind Ally Cascade (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m hdl sft in Nov.
Princeton Plains (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, never a factor, 10th of 11, well behind Ballycasey (11-12) at Navan 2m 1f beg chs in Nov.