Best Of Luck Kilkenny Hurlers Handicap 7f

  • (3yo+, 7f, 9 runners)
  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 27.61s
  • Off time: 15:47:21
Full result
Result 15:45 Gowran Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Toccata Blue 9/2
2nd 10 In Salutem ½ 7/1
3rd 4 Six of Hearts s.h 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 6/78500-
DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Elusive Ridge (IRE) 375
  • T:H Rogers
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form: 6/78500-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
8 138 9-12 H Rogers C D Hayes 89 25/1
2 (6) 351
DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, quartered cap Earth Drummer (IRE) 15
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 351
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
4 137 9-11 J S Bolger K J Manning 88 4/1
4 (10) 6-00053
CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Six of Hearts 8
  • T:C Ross
  • J:T P Madden
  • Form: 6-00053
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
10 134 9-8 C Ross T P Madden (7) 85 6/1
5 (8) 7/4-0161
Dark Blue, White star, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Dark Blue star Hi Emperor (IRE) 11
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 7/4-0161
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6b
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 b D Marnane F M Berry 83 7/2f
6 (2) 2223-38
MAROON & WHITE QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Toccata Blue (IRE) 20
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form: 2223-38
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 83 9/2
7 (7) 12870-6
DARK BLUE, yellow diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Surreal (IRE) 21
  • T:Jane M Foley
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form: 12870-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-5h
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
5 131 9-5 h Jane M Foley G F Carroll 82 16/1
8 (9) 92171-2
Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Lady Ultra (IRE) 24
  • T:Ms Sheila Lavery
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 92171-2
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2h
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 h Ms Sheila Lavery P J Smullen 86 12/1
9 (5) 4623-57
BLACK, light blue stars Glassatura (IRE) 20
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 4623-57
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 M Halford S Foley 85 20/1
10 (3) 083581
Dark blue & yellow diamonds, dark blue sleeves, yellow diamonds on cap In Salutem (ex5) 2
  • T:K J Condon
  • J:C P Hoban
  • Form: 083581
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1pt
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 pt K J Condon C P Hoban (3) 73 7/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 (4) 360-132
Fastidious 49
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:M O'Callaghan
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 360-132
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 911 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 88 WD

In depth

Verdict

Sligo second Fastidious has won on the Polytrack so should handle this quicker surface. Limerick winner Earth Drummer is unexposed but doesn't look particularly well treated while the three-year-old Lady Ultra is 12lb higher than for her last win. Toccata Blue was running well on the all-weather off similar marks at the end of last year but needs to improve on a recent run at Naas. HI EMPEROR was a bit disappointing on a yielding surface at Naas last month but recouped losses on quicker ground at Fairyhouse 11 days ago and can go close again with a repeat effort.

Formwatch

Fastidious 7-1 (9-13) Reared in stalls, led, ridden 2f out, headed under 1f out, slightly short of room close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Wexford Opera (10-1) at Sligo 6f hcp in May.

Toccata Blue (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out and kept on same pace, 8th of 15, 6l behind Machete Mark (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp.

In Salutem 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along in 8th halfway, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Shipyard (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp 60-95 gf.

Six of Hearts 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, some progress in 7th 1f out, kept on inisde final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Shipyard (9-3) at Navan 6f hcp 60-95 gf.

Glassatura (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Raced in rear, ridden under 3f out, no impression from over 1f out and kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Due Diligence (9-3) at Naas 6f 3yo lst stk (1).

Hi Emperor (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Held up, took keen hold, 6th before straight, soon pushed along, improved to lead over 1f out, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-80 gf beating City Of Culture (9-5) by 4l, 10 ran.

Earth Drummer (IRE) 5-2 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, progress between horses 1f out and ridden to lead 150 yards out, kept on well, won at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf beating Zaindera (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.

Lady Ultra (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Soon led, pressed from 2f out, soon joined, headed and kept on without matching winner from under 1f out, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Pearl Earing (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 3yo stk in May.

Surreal (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed and led halfway, joined under 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Talitha Kum (9-10) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gd.

Elusive Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders early, ridden in 6th halfway, no extra over 2f out, last of 10, 15l behind Banna Boirche (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gd in Jun '13.