Shantou At Burgage Stud Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (4yo, 2m, 9 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 23.50s
- Off time: 16:11:26
|1st||10 Florishwells D'ete||4/7f|
|2nd||8 Space Ship||2¾||5/1|
|3rd||2 Cest Notre Gris||2¾||25/1|
Black Ice (IRE) 219
|4||161 11-7||S Fahey||S E Butler (5)||66/1|
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 104
|4||161 11-7||J T Gorman||B R Dalton (3)||25/1|
Eric The Grey (IRE) 20
|4||161 11-7||C F Swan||Andrew J McNamara||14/1|
Landau (IRE) 28
|4||161 11-7||G Elliott||R P McNally||20/1|
Santo Prince (USA) 22
|4||161 11-7||G Elliott||D J Condon||16/1|
Shutter Island (IRE) 46
|4||161 11-7||C O'Brien||M P Walsh||33/1|
Space Ship 13
|4||161 11-7||R Hennessy||A E Lynch||5/1|
Wood Breizh (FR) 28
|4||161 11-7||W P Mullins||P Townend||4/1|
Florishwells D'ete (FR) 216
|4||154 11-0||W P Mullins||R Walsh||4/7f|
||4||117||G Elliott||B J Cooper||119||NR|
||4||11-7||W P Mullins||P Townend||4/7|
Halling's Treasure is proving himself a useful addition to Gordon Elliott's team and will be winning soon after three very good runs in similar company. Space Ship, a winner on the level for John Gosden, made a fair hurdling debut behind Plinth at Leopardstown and was sent to Musselburgh for a Listed contest where he ran well for a long way. Wood Breizh, a minor winner on the Flat in France, has done enough in his two races for Willie Mullins to suggest he will be winning soon but Ruby Walsh has chosen to ride the newcomer FLORISHWELLS D'ETE and that looks significant. She's had a couple of races in minor company on the Flat in France and won the latest of them so her allowance may be enough to see her make a successful start.
Halling's Treasure 9-4 (10-13) Tracked leaders, on terms 3 out where slight peck, mistake 2 out, headed and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 20, 4l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Florishwells D'ete (FR) (8-8) won at Senonnes-pouance(FR) 1m 3f stk gs in Jul beating Cape Willoughby (9-2) by 1l, 15 ran (flat).
Space Ship 6-1 (11-0) Prominent, not fluent 5th, ridden before 3 out, not fluent last, one pace and lost 3rd flat, 4th of 8, 10l behind Broughton (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo lst hdl (1) sft.
Cest Notre Gris (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden early straight and soon no extra, weakened, 13th of 14, 13l behind Castle Guest (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp sft in Nov (flat).
Santo Prince (USA) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, progress on outer when not fluent 3 out, chased leaders straight, no impression and kept on without threatening from before last, 7th of 18, 7l behind Plinth (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Black Ice (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Led, headed before halfway, soon weakened quickly, tailed off in straight, last of 5, well behind Saxo Jack (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul (flat).
Shutter Island (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) In rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 10th of 15, well behind Adriana Des Mottes (10-7) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Wood Breizh (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 4th and joined, headed from next, remained close up, slight mistake 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace from before last, 4th of 22, 15l behind Ivan Grozny (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Landau (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Soon towards rear, some progress in moderate 16th before straight, soon no impression, kept on, 10th of 22, 41l behind Ivan Grozny (11-7) at Naas 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, 8th early, no impression approaching 2 out, 9th of 16, 40l behind Quickpick Vic (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m mdn hdl in Jan.