I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final (Grade B) 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, 23 runners)
- Winner €35,750 2nd €10,450 3rd €4,950 4th €1,650
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 58.90s
- Off time: 16:10:33
|1st||3 Lots Of Memories||14/1|
|2nd||14 Our Man Zebo||6½||16/1|
|3rd||11 Our Katie||3¾||11/1|
|4th||5 Wounded Warrior||3¾||5/1|
Thunder And Roses (IRE) 35
|6||164 11-10||D T Hughes||Ms N Carberry||135||12/1|
The Job Is Right 37
|6||159 11-5 b||M Hourigan||R M Power||130||25/1|
Lots Of Memories (IRE) 113
|7||158 11-4||P G Fahey||S E Butler (5)||129||14/1|
Urano (FR) 14
|6||158 11-4||W P Mullins||E Mullins||129||20/1|
Wounded Warrior (IRE) 84
|5||158 11-4||N Meade||P Carberry||130||5/1|
Courtncatcher (IRE) 168
|7||157 11-3||P J Duffy||A E Lynch||128||25/1|
Gold Patrol (IRE) 24
|6||157 11-3||C Bowe||C O'Farrell||128||33/1|
Upstager (IRE) 29
|6||157 11-3 t||P J Colville||D N Russell||128||20/1|
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 16
|9||154 11-0||N F Glynn||Andrew J McNamara||125||16/1|
Wicklow Gold (FR) 35
|6||154 11-0||W P Mullins||P Townend||125||16/1|
Our Katie (IRE) 21
|7||152 10-12||G Ahern||B Hayes (5)||123||11/1|
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 14
|6||152 10-12||Michael Mulvany||J L Cullen||123||16/1|
Say It Again (IRE) 21
|6||152 10-12||N G Hynds||D E Splaine (3)||123||33/1|
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 233
|7||150 10-10||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||121||16/1|
Benemeade (IRE) 241
|6||149 10-9||N Meade||G N Fox (7)||120||12/1|
Some Officer (IRE) 24
|7||149 10-9||T Hogan||M J Bolger||120||16/1|
Allied Victory (IRE) 29
|5||148 10-8||M F Morris||B T O'Connell||120||20/1|
Off The Charts (IRE) 80
|5||148 10-8||D T Hughes||M P Walsh||120||8/1|
The King Of Brega (IRE) 170
|7||146 10-6||Patrick Downey||R C Colgan||117||9/2f|
Celtic Monarch (IRE) 23
|5||138 9-12||M M McNiff||S J Gray (3)||110||33/1|
Lilly Of The Moor 49
|6||136 9-10||Mrs J Harrington||A P Thornton||107||33/1|
Forever Gold (IRE) 35
|7||136 9-10||E Cawley||C D Maxwell (3)||106||33/1|
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 217
|7||136 9-10 h||E Griffin||M A Enright||103||33/1|
||5||107||B R Hamilton||D E Mullins||119||NR|
||8||913||P J Rothwell||A Ring||110||NR|
There are 25 runners here and few without a chance. Thunder And Roses has been in cracking form all winter but the going may just have turned a bit quick for him while the very progressive Wounded Warrior, whose hat-trick bid was thwarted in a Grade 2 last time, has yet to encounter anything but testing conditions. Courtncatcher completed a hat-trick before beaten in a Cork Grade 3 where he was staying on strongly at the finish but it's UPSTAGER, who beat subsequent winner Moonlight Boy in emphatic style at Gowran with the remainder beaten out of sight, who gets the nod. Off The Charts is up 9lb for a narrow victory at Thurles but is progressing nicely while The King Of Brega has been raised a monster 23lb for a very easy victory at Down Royal. Our Katie is a winning point-to-pointer so the fact that she's been scoring over much shorter trips is a credit to her and she's a threat to all.
Jimmy Two Times (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th approaching 3 out where slight mistake, ridden to go 4th and no impression from last, stayed on well run-in into 2nd close home, 2nd of 18, 3l behind Blow The Doors Off (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Divine Rhapsody (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, moderate 6th halfway, ridden in moderate 4th before 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 17, 5l behind Sammy Black (10-0) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar.
Lots Of Memories (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, ridden 5 out, soon lost place, no extra 3 out, pulled up before 2 out,, in a race won by Faugheen (11-3) at Limerick 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, slight mistake 6 out, ridden along before straight, 3rd 3 out, no extra before next, 5th of 10, 13l behind Flatfoot Boogie (11-4) at Killarney 2m 6f nh nov hdl gd in Aug.
Our Katie (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, closer order from after 5th, on terms approaching straight where travelling smoothly, led before 2 out where slight mistake, stayed on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m 3f hvy in Mar beating Carrigeen Lechuga (10-10) by 2l, 8 ran.
Wounded Warrior (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Prominent at sedate pace, 5th approaching straight, no impression when not fluent last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 6, 4l behind Sure Reef (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) in Jan.
Forever Gold (IRE) 7-1fav (9-10) Chased leaders early, mid-division halfway, ridden in 9th 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 8th of 16, 14l behind My Murphy (11-10) at Navan 3m nov chs sft in Mar.
Benemeade (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway into 7th after 4 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 13th of 14, well behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl gd in Aug.
Lilly Of The Moor 12-1 (11-5) Prominent on inner, improved to dispute lead after 3 out, ridden and led 2 out, headed entering straight, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 16l behind Is Love Alive (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Off The Charts (IRE) 7-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, progress in 3rd entering straight, challenged approaching last, pushed out to lead run-in and kept on well, won at Thurles 2m 6f Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) in Jan beating Kylecrue (9-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Some Officer (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, dropped to 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 16l behind Bothair Clei (9-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl hvy in Mar.
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) 50-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place after 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 11th of 18, well behind Beat That (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gs.
Upstager (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Settled in mid-division, progress into 4th 3 out, led after next and not fluent last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar beating Moonlight Boy (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 20 ran.
Celtic Monarch (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3 out, weakened, 10th of 13, 50l behind Bayan (10-10) at Listowel 2m sft in Sep.
Urano (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Towards rear, closer in 8th approaching straight, moderate 7th and no extra 2 out,, 7th of 13, 42l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft.
Pollywollydoodle (IRE) 5-1fav (10-12) Soon led, joined from before 3 out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 18, 7l behind Glibin (11-3) at Listowel 2m 4f in Sep.
Rightdownthemiddle (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, no impression in 6th approaching straight, moderate 5th and kept on same pace from 2 out,, 5th of 13, 24l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft.
The Job Is Right 80-1 (11-7) Prominent, mistake 1st, lost place approaching 3 out, soon behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Very Wood (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar, 18 ran.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up in last, pushed along 4 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, left 5th, stayed on to moderate 3rd last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Lots Of Memories (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Gold Patrol (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Never better than mid-division, no extra in 11th approaching straight, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bothair Clei (9-10) at Cork 3m hcp hdl hvy in Mar, 13 ran.
Wicklow Gold (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, mistake and ridden 3 out, no extra before next, 8th of 9, 19l behind Thunder And Roses (10-13) at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft in Mar.
Say It Again (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Led, joined 4 out, soon led again, still travelling smoothly into straight, pressed before 2 out where headed and dropped to 3rd, soon no impression, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Mar.
Allied Victory (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Prominent and led before 3rd, extended lead to 5 lengths 4 out, ridden and kept on well in straight, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl in Mar beating The Mystro (11-12) by 4l, 15 ran.
The King Of Brega (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Prominent and led after 2nd, extended advantage to 6 lengths 3 out and in command from next, stayed on well, very easily, won at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Nov beating Lord Of Isenay (11-5) by 10l, 20 ran.
Thunder And Roses (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Held up, 8th halfway, progress into 5th 5 out, travelled well to challenge 2 out, ridden to join leader last, led run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Navan 2m 7f nov hdl sft in Mar beating The Westener Boy (11-0) by 1l, 9 ran.