Holden Plant Rentals Handicap Hurdle (81-123) (Div 2) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 9 runners)
- Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 28.80s
- Off time: 16:11:25
|2nd||1 Gates Of Rome||2||10/1|
|3rd||4 Call Rog||¾||7/2|
Gates Of Rome (IRE) 51
|9||164 11-10||C A Murphy||D N Russell||121||10/1|
Medical Card (IRE) 13
|9||159 11-5||N Meade||D J Condon||116||12/1|
Lookoutnow (IRE) 23
|8||158 11-4||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||115||2/1f|
Call Rog (IRE) 47
|5||157 11-3||M F Morris||M P Walsh||116||7/2|
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 90
|6||148 10-8 t||T Hogan||B J Cooper||105||8/1|
Passing Through 11
|9||148 10-8||P Fenton||B T O'Connell||105||12/1|
All The Way Home (IRE) 24
|7||146 10-6||Miss S O'Sullivan||P Townend||103||4/1|
Ardglen (IRE) 47
|9||146 10-6 pt||J J Hanlon||M A Enright (5)||103||12/1|
Gentle Paddy (IRE) 286
|8||141 10-1||D McDonogh||R P Treacy (7)||98||25/1|
Up For The Match (IRE)
||5||9-11||J E Kiely||A P Crowe||12/1|
It's hard to see past LOOKOUTNOW despite this being competitive. He's been alternating between hurdles and fences and has scored very easily over both on his two latest starts so the fact that he's 18lb lower than over the bigger obstacles suggests he's still well handicapped. All The Way Home looks a threat as she's been improving at a rate of knots culminating in her first success over timber at Limerick last month. She finished a long way ahead of Passing Through that day though the latter made major progress when just failing to catch Smart Money at Fairyhouse and is likely to get much closer. Call Rog hasn't had much experience but has been going really well though his only victory came on much quicker ground. Ardboe Abbey has shown up nicely in maidens and is by no means harshly treated on his handicap debut.
Lookoutnow (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Led until joined after 6th, led again before 4 out and in command from 2 out, kept on well, easily, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Jan beating Prince Of Leisure (10-7) by 16l, 13 ran.
Gates Of Rome (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Colbert Station (10-11) at Leopardstown 3m hcp chs 0-145 sft in Dec, 28 ran.
Call Rog (IRE) 2-1fav (10-5) Settled in rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, headway to go 3rd 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Canaly (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl hvy in Dec.
Gentle Paddy (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 13th of 18, 50l behind Cry For The Moon (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in May.
Passing Through 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden in 6th 2 out, went 4th at last, stayed on strongly to go 3rd run-in, never nearer, 3rd of 10, nk behind Smart Money (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy.
Ardglen (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Not fluent 3rd, soon tracked leaders, mistake 8th, soon towards rear and ridden, no impression from before 4 out, 6th of 8, 38l behind Count Salazar (11-4) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec.
All The Way Home (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, closed up from 3 out, 4th before straight, led 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan beating Supreme Bob (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Medical Card (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Prominent, close 3rd halfway, disputed 5 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra entering straight, 9th of 22, 29l behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy.
Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Prominent, 2nd 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 22, 10l behind Champagne Fever (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Nov.