Festival Free Upgrade Offer Ends Today Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 22 runners)
- Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.00s
- Off time: 15:40:14
|1st||22 Duty Dance||16/1|
|2nd||12 Sarah Battle||1½||7/1|
|3rd||4 Bennys Girl||½||20/1|
|4th||2 Jacks Island||7||14/1|
County Champions (IRE) 38
|6||164 11-10 t1||R Tyner||P T Enright||93||8/1|
Jacks Island (IRE) 17
|11||164 11-10 p||J P Kenny||G N Fox (7)||93||14/1|
Kind Offer (IRE) 49
|6||162 11-8||D T Hughes||G B Noonan (7)||91||14/1|
Bennys Girl (IRE) 76
|6||161 11-7||N Henley||Mr B J Foley (7)||90||20/1|
All Honours (IRE) 49
|8||160 11-6 p||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||89||20/1|
Grey Chimneys (IRE) 53
|6||160 11-6||W J Austin||J S McGarvey (5)||89||25/1|
Misty Lady (IRE) 20
|5||160 11-6||J Cullen||J L Cullen||91||10/1|
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 177
|9||159 11-5||F G Hand||M J Bolger||88||14/1|
Seven Acres (IRE) 28
|5||159 11-5||P Nolan||M P Fogarty||90||10/1|
Oscar Sam (IRE) 18
|5||158 11-4||J P Dempsey||L P Dempsey (7)||89||20/1|
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 20
|7||157 11-3 t||Stephen Ryan||S A Shortall (7)||86||12/1|
Sarah Battle (IRE) 49
|9||157 11-3||Gerard Quirk||A F O'Neill (7)||86||7/1|
Fantastic Bob (IRE) 20
|7||156 11-2||A Leahy||A P Crowe||85||7/1|
Volkis O'blue (FR) 44
|9||156 11-2 b||A Slattery||M Darcy||85||20/1|
Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 28
|7||155 11-1 pt||Aidan F Fogarty||M P Burke (7)||84||25/1|
Merry In Moscow (IRE) 44
|10||155 11-1 bt||E M O'Sullivan||P D Kennedy (5)||84||25/1|
Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 74
|6||154 11-0||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||83||16/1|
|7||154 11-0||A Mulholland||B J Cooper||83||9/2f|
Brave Glen (IRE) 74
|7||153 10-13 t1||C P Donoghue||B R Dalton (3)||82||33/1|
Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 38
|10||153 10-13 pt||P M Pierce||S W Flanagan||82||33/1|
Duty Dance (IRE) 50
|9||151 10-11 pt||Daniel John Howard||D J Howard||80||16/1|
Claiming Benefits (IRE) 44
|6||164 11-10 h||R O'Leary||M P Walsh||93||20/1|
||11||111||M Butler||M P Butler||84||NR|
||12||1011 v1||C P Donoghue||Reserve 1||80||NR|
||4||106||J J Hanlon||Reserve 3||90||NR|
Misty Lady created a real shock when landing a Fairyhouse handicap from today's rival Caitlin Brook but couldn't cope with a 7lb rise in the weights at Thurles and the runner-up can take her revenge. It was very fast ground when Pestal And Mortar gained her only success at Wexford in July and she has very different conditions to contend with. SARAH BATTLE has as good a chance as any in an open contest. She landed a Clonmel handicap in May on soft ground and has only had four subsequent runs, showing that she could score again when a close fourth to Mini Vic at Tramore on New Year's Day. Tillargon was having his first start for over a year when fourth to Gold Not Silver at Down Royal a couple of weeks ago and that should have brought him on enough to get involved.
Preswell Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression after 4 out and moderate 9th entering straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 28l behind Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Beneficial Banks (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 10th of 23, 33l behind Tidy Zag (11-6) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Dec.
Down Time (USA) 100-1 (10-9) Held up in 4th, no impression before 3 out, weakened and tailed off, last of 5, well behind Abbyssial (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl in Jan.
Duty Dance (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden in 7th before 2 out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 27l behind Westerners Son (11-3) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Sarah Battle (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Soon mid-division, closer order 3 out, challenged in 2nd from before next, no extra and kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 16, 7l behind Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Bennys Girl (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Close up, slight mistake 7th, moderate 2nd when slight mistake 4 out, dropped to 7th and no extra approaching straight,, 7th of 17, well behind Theatre Bird (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl in Dec.
Jacks Island (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, mid-division before 12th, hampered 14th, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 11l behind Love Rory (11-11) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy.
All Honours (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up, moderate 10th 4 out, no extra from after next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Mini Vic (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan, 16 ran.
Claiming Benefits (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Towards rear, never a factor, moderate 8th early straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 27l behind Luddsdenene (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Jan.
Volkis O'blue (FR) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders when mistake and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan, 16 ran.
Moneyteigue Lad (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Held up, 18th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 11th of 24, 28l behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Tillargon 10-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5 out, ridden in 3rd 3 out, dropped to 4th next, no extra, 4th of 13, 23l behind Gold Not Silver (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Mid-division on outer, weakened from 4 out, no impression, 14th of 24, 27l behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
Seven Acres (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear, progress approaching straight and 6th 2 out, no impression in 5th before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 16, 10l behind Misty Lady (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jan.
Fantastic Bob (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, some progress in 10th entering straight, kept on one pace without troubling leaders, 6th of 18, 12l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Lucky Pigeon (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Prominent early, tracked leaders and 6th approaching 5 out, ridden in 8th 2 out, no extra, 10th of 16, 33l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Merry In Moscow (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, 13th after 4 out and some progress into 10th approaching straight, no impression from 2 out and kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 38l behind Bothair Clei (11-0) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Jan.
Misty Lady (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Chased leader, closer in 8th halfway, progress in 4th 3 out, ridden and no extra after next, 8th of 18, 18l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Kind Offer (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight,, 12th of 22, well behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Brave Glen (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4 out, never a factor, 21st of 24, well behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-9) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 in Dec.
County Champions (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Soon tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, no extra from before 3 out, 16th of 24, 46l behind Gallant Oscar (10-10) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Jan.
Grey Chimneys (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Soon mid-division, 12th approaching 6 out, mistake 3 out, pulled up soon after,, in a race won by Day Dream Boy (11-5) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Settled behind leaders early, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd before 3 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no extra before last, 7th of 10, 14l behind Lily Of Killarney (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Oscar Sam (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, moderate 10th approaching straight, soon no impression, 12th of 20, 31l behind Shantou Ed (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl hvy.
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Chased leader, closer in 9th halfway, ridden approaching straight and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 20l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.