Munster Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, 5 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 15.70s
  • Off time: 14:15:01
Full result
Result 14:15 Clonmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Perfect Gentleman 5/2
2nd 6 Our Katie 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 37-3626
LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 55
  • T:R Hennessy
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 37-3626
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 R Hennessy A E Lynch 161 11/2
2 43-41
EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Indian File (IRE) 55
  • T:C Roche
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 43-41
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 C Roche A P Crowe 13/8f
3 43P-122
EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 91
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 43P-122
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins (ex1) 127 5/2
4 2231PF-
Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap The Westener Boy (IRE) 392
  • T:C A Murphy
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: 2231PF-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 C A Murphy M P Walsh 9/1
6 115-146
Yellow, black hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green & black hooped cap Our Katie (IRE) 21
  • T:G Ahern
  • J:B Hayes
  • Form: 115-146
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 G Ahern B Hayes (5) 122 9/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 10-15
Late Night Deed 194
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:G J Power
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 10-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 1011 G J Power P Townend NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Rathlin
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B J Cooper
8 11-9 M F Morris B J Cooper 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

Willie Mullins had eight of the original 18 entries and relies on Perfect Gentleman. He's won a bumper and a maiden hurdle and probably would have won at Thurles last time but for a last flight mistake and the ground shouldn't prove a problem. Rubi Light is a Grade 1 winning chaser reverting to hurdles for the first time in almost four years. He's in the Grand National and this should be a nice warm-up. The Westerner Boy is also a chaser and has a very long absence to overcome but INDIAN FILE is progressing at a rate of knots and galloped his rivals into the ground at Limerick in December. These are better opponents but he's taken to complete the double. Our Katie has been well beaten since landing a Thurles maiden in November while Late Night Deed's victory over the course and distance in May was on very fast ground.

Formwatch

Late Night Deed 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, dropped off leaders 4th, moderate 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no impression before next, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 20l behind Cailin Annamh (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mrs nov hdl gf in Aug.

Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 9-4fav (11-10) Led, joined 7th and headed next, ridden and headed by winner before 2 out, rallied and every chance when mistake last and pecked, not recover and kept on one pace,, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Gallant Tipp (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hdl in Nov.

Our Katie (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, 4th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression in 6th after 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 11l behind Off The Charts (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) in Jan.

The Westener Boy (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Mid-division on outer when fell 7th, in a race won by Jadanli (10-7) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs hvy in Jan '13, 18 ran.

Indian File (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Made all, slight mistake 5 out, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Limerick 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating The Mighty Milan (11-12) by 17l, 18 ran.

Rubi Light (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, moderate 5th at 4th, closer order 6 out, no extra from before 2 out, 6th of 7, 48l behind Benefficient (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 1f chs G1 (1) sft in Dec.