Micheal O'Murchadha Memorial Rated Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 5.80s
  • Off time: 16:05:03
Full result
Result 16:05 Wexford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Mister Hotelier 7/1
2nd 4 Lughnasa ¾ 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1641-57
YELLOW, red braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Beau Michael 153
  • T:A McGuinness
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 1641-57
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6pt
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 pt A McGuinness A E Lynch (3) 123 16/1
2 166U00
BLACK, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, white star Blossom Gate (IRE) 8
  • T:P M Pierce
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 166U00
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 P M Pierce A P Crowe 120 25/1
3 225154
Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 25
  • T:E O'Connell
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 225154
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 E O'Connell D N Russell 123 2/1f
4 4-PF021
Yellow, purple sleeves, quartered cap Lughnasa (IRE) 36
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:G N Fox
  • Form: 4-PF021
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 R Tyner G N Fox (7) 123 3/1
5 025904
LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Mister Hotelier (IRE) 51
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:M P Fogarty
  • Form: 025904
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 t C A Murphy M P Fogarty 119 7/1
6 14-3614
YELLOW, black sash, striped cap O Maonlai (IRE) 22
  • T:T E Hyde
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 14-3614
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 T E Hyde M J Ferris 121 11/4
7 521116
White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 113
  • T:R Murphy
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 521116
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 R Murphy J S McGarvey (5) 115 11/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Gates Of Rome (IRE)
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:B J Cooper
9 11-2 C A Murphy B J Cooper 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

The excellent BEAU MICHAEL has now won fifteen races in his career and returns after a break. He's probably building up to the Punchestown Festival but should be fit enough and has the class to see off his younger rivals.. Lughnasa narrowly defeated the luckless Lipinski, who runs earlier, in a Leopardstown handicap and would have to be a threat if in similar form while Captainofthefleet has competed at Grade level since easily landing a Limerick maiden and will find this less daunting. Mrs Mac Veale completed a hat-trick before failing in Grade 2 company but O Maonlai was disappointing in a Naas handicap after looking progressive when scoring at Fairyhouse.

Formwatch

Mister Hotelier (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, progress into 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression in 3rd before last, 4th last and kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 19l behind Zabana (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl sft in Jan.

Lughnasa (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress approaching 2 out and went 2nd before last, under pressure and kept on well run-in to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Feb beating Lipinski (10-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Captainofthefleet (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led, some slight mistakes, joined early straight, soon headed and dropped to 5th, left 4th from last, 4th of 10, 25l behind Don Poli (10-13) at Clonmel 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Feb.

O Maonlai (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Chased leaders, closer order from 4 out, not fluent 3 out, 4th before straight, no impression in 3rd from before last where not fluent, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 10, 10l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.

Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, ridden after 4 out, moderate 6th 2 out, no impression, 6th of 8, 26l behind Apache Stronghold (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) in Nov.

Blossom Gate (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Always behind, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, last of 17, well behind Sammy Black (10-0) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140.

Beau Michael 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden along after 4 out, 6th next, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 19l behind Courtncatcher (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens30 sft in Oct.