Festival Free Upgrade Offer Ends Today Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, 15 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 51.40s
- Off time: 14:05:36
Blackhill Boy (IRE)
|6||158 11-4||J J Hanlon||S G McDermott||50/1|
Breens Boy (IRE) 356
|7||158 11-4||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||50/1|
Cherrys Son (IRE) 56
|7||158 11-4||John Neilan||D J Condon||20/1|
Crowded Room (IRE) 32
|7||158 11-4 p||M Cunningham||P Townend||100||50/1|
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 7
|7||158 11-4||John G Carr||Andrew J McNamara||10/1|
Kashline (IRE) 32
|7||158 11-4||C Bowe||Mr B O'Neill (3)||11/2|
Los Amigos (IRE) 56
|6||158 11-4||B Potts||K M Donoghue (3)||8/1|
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 13
|6||158 11-4||R Tyner||P T Enright||33/1|
Subtitle (IRE) 18
|7||158 11-4 t1||S Slevin||A E Lynch||50/1|
Foxrock (IRE) 25
|5||156 11-2||T M Walsh||D E Mullins||2/5f|
Step One (IRE) 17
|5||156 11-2 t||P O Brady||R P Treacy (7)||50/1|
Ballymac Lass (IRE) 104
|6||151 10-11||E Cawley||N P Madden||50/1|
Not For Burning (IRE) 73
|6||151 10-11||Mrs D Foster||R M Power||20/1|
Sophies Shadow (IRE) 48
|6||151 10-11||E U Hales||J L Cullen||20/1|
Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 17
|8||151 10-11||R T J Wilson||A P Thornton||50/1|
||6||114||W P Mullins||R Walsh||WD|
FOXROCK, who scored between the flags at Loughrea in October, was impeded and unshipped Ruby Walsh at the first on his hurdling debut at Leopardstown before finishing runner-up to Mala Beach in what looked a very strong maiden there last month. Today's extra quarter-mile will be in his favour and he can gain his first success under Rules. Fergiethelegend began his hurdling career with a couple of fine efforts on this track but ran poorly at Thurles last time. That didn't look his true form and he should do better though he's held on earlier Naas running by Kashline, a winning point-to-pointer who has been going well over trips just too short. He looks a big threat while Los Amigos ran his best race to date behind Torn Asunder at Down Royal and is another to consider in a better than average maiden.
Andiamos (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Soon led, headed and no extra from 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 24l behind Golantilla (11-5) at Cork 2m N H flat in Jan.
Kashline (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th entering straight and ridden in 3rd before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 22, 3l behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Fergiethelegend (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th before 3 out, weakened and pulled up entering straight, in a race won by Are Ya Right Chief (11-12) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl hvy, 17 ran.
Foxrock (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, close 4th 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd before last, kept on in 2nd run-in, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Mala Beach (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Crowded Room (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Never a factor, 14th of 22, well behind Morning Assembly (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan.
Takemeandbreakme (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed after 2 out, no extra entering straight, 8th of 13, 19l behind Born In Fire (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Step One (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Held up, mainly 5th, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Railway Tommy (11-6) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy.
Not For Burning (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Mid-div, closer order 4out, improved to ld 2out, joined lst, kow run-in, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp hvy in Dec beating Clever Brook (10-11) by nk, 16 ran.
Los Amigos (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, short of room and awkward 2nd, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2 out and went 2nd before last, kept on under pressure run-in, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Torn Asunder (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
Subtitle (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Pr til wknd 3out, ko onepce, 8th of 12, 14l behind Taghnabrick (11-4) at Punchestown 3m ire ptp hvy.
Sophies Shadow (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd before 3 out, ridden and tried to challenge approaching straight, no impression on winner after 2 out and dropped to 3rd, no extra run-in, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Rocknrollrambo (10-13) at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, some headway from 3f out, kept on without threatening on outer straight, 6th of 18, 49l behind Sarabad (11-3) at Clonmel 2m Maiden Hurdle (5-6yo) hvy.
Cherrys Son (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Soon towards rear, trailing and struggling from 7th, headway into 7th before straight, 4th and kept on same pace without threatening from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Ponmeword (10-6) at Limerick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Dec.
Breens Boy (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Paddy The Oscar (11-12) at Thurles 3m beg chase in Mar, 11 ran.
Blackhill Boy (IRE) Well Chosen gelding out of Nellie Troy.
Ballymac Lass (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 16th of 17, well behind The Boys Dont Know (10-13) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Nov.