I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Hurdle 2m 6f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 6f 110y, 7 runners)
- Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
- Surface: Turf
Captain Arceus (IRE) 11
|6||164 11-10 t1||D T Hughes||R Loughran|
Captain Luke (IRE) 59
|8||164 11-10||G T Lynch||J P Kerse (7)||106|
Jupitor (IRE) 22
|6||164 11-10 t||P Nolan||M N Doran (5)||116|
Rule The World 18
|5||164 11-10||M F Morris||D N Russell|
Steady Ed (IRE) 11
|8||164 11-10||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell|
Carries Darling 21
|5||157 11-3||J J Mangan||P F Mangan||114|
Hatrick Harry (IRE) 257
|6||157 11-3||K F O'Donnell||T J Doyle|
||7||11-10||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||4/1|
Captain Arceus beat a huge field at Navan in September and was well supported for a Grade 3 there earlier this month but was the first beaten. That wasn't his form and he should bounce back. Jupitor stepped up to this trip for the first time at Punchestown and battled to victory over Fergiethelegend. He'll need more here and it's RULE THE WORLD who looks the one to beat. Mouse Morris' charge won a point-to-point and a maiden hurdle before and excellent run in a Cork Grade 3 where he was just touched off by Our Vinnie. Carries Darling looked well suited to stepping up in trip when comfortably landing a 2m4f maiden at Clonmel and there's more to come from her but the remainder look to have plenty to do.
Captain Arceus (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 7, 29l behind Sizing Rio (10-12) at Navan 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1).
Captain Luke (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, ridden in 9th 2 out, soon no impression, pulled up before last, in a race won by Credit Box (10-9) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Sep, 16 ran.
Jupitor (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, went 3rd 2 out, soon ridden, led before last, strongly pressed run-in, all out to hold on, won at Punchestown 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in Oct beating Fergiethelegend (11-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Rule The World 3-1 (11-0) Soon tracked leaders, improved after 4 out, travelling well and on terms straight, led after 2 out, strongly pressed and kept on well run-in, headed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Our Vinnie (11-0) at Cork 3m nov hdl Grd 3 (1).
Steady Ed (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd before 3 out and ridden to challenge entering straight, led approaching 2 out and asserted before last, driven out and kept on well, won at Limerick 2m 5f mdn hdl hvy beating The Crafty Butcher (11-12) by 6l, 7 ran.
Carries Darling 11-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway into 2nd 4 out, led after 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on well, comfortably, won at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl beating Miss Palm (10-6) by 2 1/2l, 17 ran.
Hatrick Harry (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th 6f out, progress from 4f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 14, 28l behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Gowran Park 2m 2f N H flat sft in Mar.