Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, 11 runners)
  • Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 22.10s
  • Off time: 13:56:21
Full result
Result 13:55 Clonmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Quietly Fancied 11/2
2nd 11 Harold's Cross ½ 11/1
3rd 10 A Decent Excuse 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 476-409
MAROON, yellow inverted triangle, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap Powerstation (IRE) 21
  • T:E O'Connell
  • J:Mr J J King
  • Form: 476-409
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
12 164 11-10 E O'Connell Mr J J King (7) 138 25/1
2 4133FP-
Emerald green, red stars, red star on cap Allee Garde (FR) 220
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 4133FP-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 136 20/1
3 F1P-47F
EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 11
  • T:T J Nagle-Jr
  • J:T J Doyle
  • Form: F1P-47F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 T J Nagle-Jr T J Doyle 130 10/1
4 P0-3P24
Orange, dark blue braces, halved sleeves, dark blue spots on cap Quietly Fancied (IRE) 14
  • T:O McKiernan
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: P0-3P24
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 O McKiernan R Walsh 121 11/2
5 116-559
DARK GREEN, yellow seams, quartered cap Betterthanalright (IRE) 32
  • T:Liam Casey
  • J:P F Mangan
  • Form: 116-559
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 Liam Casey P F Mangan 117 33/1
6 8/51110-
EMERALD GREEN, white stars, dark green sleeves & cap Irish Soul (IRE) 341
  • T:J Motherway
  • J:H D Dunne
  • Form: 8/51110-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3p
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 p J Motherway H D Dunne (7) 117 11/1
7 327211
Emerald green, yellow seams, yellow sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, emerald green star Roadtoabbeyfeale (IRE) 32
  • T:John A Supple
  • J:E J O'connell
  • Form: 327211
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 t John A Supple E J O'connell 117 11/4f
8 12522-5
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ballyburke (IRE) 17
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: 12522-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 P J Rothwell D J Casey 116 10/1
9 2338-3P
GREY, black inverted triangle, halved sleeves, quartered cap Caheronaun (IRE) 14
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 2338-3P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 136 9-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 109 11/2
10 384621
Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves, royal blue cap A Decent Excuse (IRE) (ex4) 5
  • T:E M O'Sullivan
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 384621
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 136 9-10 E M O'Sullivan A P Crowe 97 10/3
11 2F-U065
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Harold's Cross (AUS) 40
  • T:C Roche
  • J:K C Sexton
  • Form: 2F-U065
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 136 9-10 b C Roche K C Sexton (7) (ex2) 105 11/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Irish Soul (IRE)
  • T:J Motherway
  • J:P F Mangan
7 10-0 J Motherway P F Mangan 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

The once-useful veteran Powerstation alternates between fences and hurdles these days and is better handicapped over the bigger obstacles, unlike the potentially very useful chaser Allee Garde who will probably just need this before tackling fences again. A Decent Excuse was a little unlucky when beaten narrowly by ROADTOABBEYFEALE at Limerick last month and followed that with an astonishing 33-length victory in a maiden at Naas where the very heavy ground took its toll on his rivals. But the winner is going from strength to strength and, with a 6lb pull in the weights, can confirm the form and complete his hat-trick. Irish Soul completed a hat-trick around this time last year and is still potentially reasonably treated while Quietly Fancied has some fine form over fences to his credit and reverts to hurdles on what looks a lenient mark.

Formwatch

Quietly Fancied (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Led, mistake 6 out, disputed next, ridden in 2nd 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 17l behind Come To The Party (10-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23.

Harold's Cross (AUS) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 9th entering straight, ridden in 5th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 18, 7l behind Bundle Of Fun (10-6) at Gowran Park 3m hcp chs 0-130 gd in Oct.

A Decent Excuse (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Led or disputed lead to halfway, led from 7th, asserted early straight and clear before last, kept on well, easily, won at Naas 3m mdn hdl beating Our Only Option (11-7) by 33l, 8 ran.

Powerstation (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Towards rear, never a factor, no extra from 3 out, last of 9, 24l behind Mossley (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hdl in Oct.

Roadtoabbeyfeale (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 5 out, travelled well in 3rd before straight, improved to narrow lead 2 out, soon ridden, kept on well under pressure from before last, drifted left under pressure run-in, won at Limerick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct beating A Decent Excuse (10-13) by 1/2l, 17 ran.

Betterthanalright (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, mistake 5th, soon lost place, moderate 10th 3 out, no impression, 9th of 16, well behind Sraid Padraig (11-12) at Limerick 2m 3f beg chs sft in Oct.

Ballyburke (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, 5th and pushed along entering straight, no extra from 2 out, weakened, last of 5, 28l behind Maller Tree (11-0) at Naas 2m 4f hdl sft in Oct.

The Bishop Looney (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Fell 1st, in a race won by Raz De Maree (11-3) at Cork 3m 4f hcp chs 0-150, 17 ran.

Allee Garde (FR) 11-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, weakened 6 out, pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Lion Na Bearnai (10-5) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f Ext hcp ch gs in Apr, 29 ran.

Irish Soul (IRE) 7-2fav (10-4) Chased leaders in main group, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, 12th of 17, 42l behind Powerstation (11-2) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl in Dec.

Caheronaun (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Come To The Party (10-9) at Clonmel 3m hcp hdl 8Evens23, 10 ran.