W.T. O'Grady Memorial E.B.F. Novice Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f, 4 runners)
  • Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 15:15:27
Full result
Result 15:15 Thurles
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Clondaw Court 7/10f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 1/1-1
PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Clondaw Court (IRE) 21
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1/1-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/10f
3 5-1
White, red epaulettes & sleeves, red stars on cap Festive Felon (IRE) 26
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 5-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 N Meade P Carberry 135 27/10
4 6-02221
ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Giantofaman (IRE) 56
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 6-02221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 b D T Hughes B J Geraghty 9/2
5 1-32361
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 21
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 1-32361
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2h
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 h M F Morris B J Cooper 118 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 311414
Gold Patrol (IRE) 19
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
  • Form: 311414
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 1110 C Bowe Mr B O'Neill 124 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Ballycasey (IRE)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Walsh
6 11-5 W P Mullins R Walsh 4/6
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In depth

Verdict

Gold Patrol won a novices' handicap at Tramore then ran well at Leopardstown despite a 10lb hike in the weights. He'll go well despite having to concede weight all round. Willie Mullins had five of the original dozen entries and relies on Clondaw Court, a wide-margin winner in a point-to-point and a bumper before scrambling home in a Leopardstown maiden on his hurdling debut. FESTIVE FELON looks the one to be on, however, as he showed the benefit of his debut run in a bumper with a battling performance to beat the odds-on Don Poli at Navan where he stayed on very gamely. Giantofaman had been making steady progress before staying on to catch Urano over the minimum trip on this track and should benefit from the extra and Horendus Hulabaloo looked well suited by very testing ground at Limerick.

Formwatch

Gold Patrol (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, progress 2 out and 2nd entering straight, ridden in 4th before last and no extra run-in, 4th of 21, 7l behind Courage (10-1) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.

Clondaw Court (IRE) 2-9fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, closer 2 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression early straight, progress into 2nd when not fluent last, kept on under pressure run-in to lead final strides,, won at Leopardstown 2m 2f mdn hdl sft in Dec beating Little Rocky (11-12) by hd, 6 ran.

Horendus Hulabaloo (IRE) 6-4fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, on terms approaching straight, led before 2 out, narrow leader and strongly pressed last, stayed on well run-in to just hold on, won at Limerick 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Feenakilmeedy (11-5) by 1/2l, 17 ran.

Giantofaman (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Led, clear briefly 2nd, challenged 2 out and soon headed, led again last and kept on well run-in,, won at Thurles 2m mdn hdl in Nov beating Urano (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 18 ran.

Festive Felon (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along to lead after 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed next, jumped slightly right at last, edged slightly right run-in, stayed on well under pressure, won at Navan 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec beating Don Poli (11-8) by 1/2l, 17 ran.