Holden Plant Rentals Hurdle 2m
- (4yo, 2m, 5 runners)
- Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 41.00s
- Off time: 15:20:31
|1st||4 Polished Rock||3/1|
The Plan Man (IRE) 34
|4||161 11-7 t||A J Martin||P T Enright||129||4/6f|
Bog War (IRE) 16
|4||154 11-0||L P Cusack||A E Lynch||66/1|
Mizyen (IRE) 15
|4||154 11-0||D T Hughes||M A Enright||9/2|
Polished Rock (IRE) 16
|4||154 11-0||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||3/1|
San Gabriel (IRE) 2
|4||154 11-0 pt||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||16/1|
||4||11-5||A Lynch||R C Colgan||3/1|
The Plan Man won at Cork in April but couldn't justify favouritism at Limerick last time after a good run at Punchestown and this will be his first run on a faster surface. His penalty could count again him and we prefer to take a chance that POLISHED ROCK, who showed up well for a long way at Tipperary, will find the improvement to come out best. Mizyen was third at Wexford in March but has run poorly on the Flat since.
Polished Rock (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden before straight, no extra 2 out, 5th approaching last, left 4th, 4th of 15, 22l behind Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Mizyen (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, moderate 7th halfway, closer in 5th entering straight and left 4th at last, kept on run-in, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Sardinia (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Mar.
The Plan Man (IRE) 11-10fav (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, slight mistake 6 out, improved to get on terms into straight, travelled smoothly to lead 2 out, ridden and headed before last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Draycott Place (11-10) at Limerick 2m 3f nh nov hdl in May.
San Gabriel (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, 9th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 9th of 17, 49l behind The Plan Man (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Apr.
Bog War (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 15, well behind Erlkonig (11-7) at Tipperary 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.