Goresbridge Handicap Hurdle (81-123) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
- Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 17.50s
- Off time: 16:26:06
|1st||14 Up For The Match||12/1|
|3rd||10 Table Mountain||19||5/2f|
Persian Gayle (IRE) 20
|8||166 11-12||J J Walsh||P T Enright||122||4/1|
Mubrook (USA) 20
|7||159 11-5 p||E J O'Grady||R M Power||115||14/1|
Colls Corner (IRE) 7
|9||158 11-4 b||Michael Barry||D J Condon||114||8/1|
Kings Canyon (IRE) 62
|6||158 11-4||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (7)||114||20/1|
Might Be Magic 23
|7||156 11-2 t||T Foley||B R Dalton (7)||112||14/1|
De Dodger (IRE) 24
|9||153 10-13||S Braddish||Miss A B O'Connor (7)||109||11/1|
Cloughmile (IRE) 23
|9||152 10-12||M Hourigan||A P Heskin (5)||108||9/1|
Paco Jack (IRE) 8
|8||150 10-10 pt||P J Rothwell||P Townend||106||10/1|
Are You The One (IRE) 24
|6||148 10-8 b||K Purcell||T J Doyle||104||25/1|
Table Mountain (IRE) 27
|5||148 10-8||R Hennessy||A E Lynch||106||5/2f|
Novarov (GER) 84
|6||147 10-7 p||J F O'Shea||S G McDermott||103||12/1|
Glenbarrow (IRE) 1237
|8||142 10-2||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||98||20/1|
Up For The Match (IRE) 23
|5||137 9-11||J E Kiely||A P Crowe||95||12/1|
Swift Lady (IRE) 69
|9||136 9-10 t||P Meany||A P Thornton (3)||89||33/1|
Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 49
|5||136 9-10 t||J J Mangan||H D Dunne (7)||84||40/1|
||7||106 t||J J Mangan||P F Mangan||102||NR|
||6||10-11||F Flood||B T O'Connell||13/2|
De Dodger was just over three lengths behind Paco Jack over this trip at Punchestown and there's very little between them on the revised terms. Novarov is progressing at a rate of knots though his recent improvement has been down to tackling longer trips. Persian Gayle went up 3lb for finishing third to Ros Brin on his handicap debut but the fourth has won since so the form looks strong. Colls Corner was beaten a long way in this last year but has bounced back to form and won comfortably when dropped back to 2m at Naas last week. Kings Canyon easily landed a novices' hurdle at Carlisle for Nicky Richards and connections went to £60,000 for him last month. Cloughmile reverts to hurdling after a first-fence mishap over fences here and looks reasonably treated but it's TABLE MOUNTAIN who gets the vote as he produced his best run over hurdles to date on his handicap debut at Fairyhouse on what was only his fourth start.
Gold Cygnet (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Waited with, closer order from before 6 out, moderate 5th 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, well behind Catleen (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Up For The Match (IRE) 50-1 (11-10) Soon mid-division, moderate 6th 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 20l behind Snow Spell (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Novarov (GER) 6-1 (10-10) Soon towards rear, ridden before 4 out, closed to chase winner when mistake last, kept on without getting there run-in, 2nd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Micks (10-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov.
Table Mountain (IRE) 4-1fav (11-9) Waited with towards rear early, closer order from before 4th, close up 3 out, led travelling well before straight, pressed and joined 2 out, headed before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Caheronaun (11-3) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jan.
De Dodger (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Soon chased leaders, well off pace, went moderate 2nd 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 4th of 13, 27l behind Page Turner (11-5) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Paco Jack (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Held up on inner, good headway into 4th 2 out, led before last and kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 in Jan beating De Dodger (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 18 ran.
Mubrook (USA) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th 3 out, no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 20, 23l behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.
Cloughmile (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Fell 1st, in a race won by Gentle Alice (11-6) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp chs 0-123 sft in Jan, 15 ran.
Are You The One (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, no impression in 3rd approaching straight, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 25l behind Catleen (11-2) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Jan.
Persian Gayle (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 5th, ridden entering straight, headed at last, no impression on winner run-in and dropped to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 20, 4l behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.
Colls Corner (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 7th halfway, 4th entering straight, headway to lead before last where slight mistake, kept on well to draw clear run-in, easily, won at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft beating Tough Talkin Man (11-12) by 7l, 19 ran.
Kings Canyon (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, stayed on well from next, driven out flat, won at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Avenging Ace (10-12) by 7l, 8 ran.
Might Be Magic 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra from before straight, 7th of 10, 30l behind Concrete And Clay (10-6) at Gowran Park 2m 1f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens30) (4yo+) sft in Jan.
Glenbarrow (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Chased leaders in moderate 3rd, 4th before straight, soon lost place and no impression under pressure, 7th of 12, 29l behind Cabin Point (11-7) at Roscommon 2m nh nov hdl gs in Sep '08.
Swift Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, no extra approaching 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 18th of 22, well behind Kyle's Turn (11-6) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 in Dec.
Dont Tell Pa (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Prominent, led approaching 2 out, soon headed and no extra, 7th of 13, 29l behind Volkis O'Blue (10-13) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.