Slane Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, 9 runners)
  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 P-
ROYAL BLUE, white stars Ballybogey (IRE) 441
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7)
2 PP-
ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Crowded Room (IRE) 440
  • T:M Cunningham
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: PP-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 p1 M Cunningham R M Power
3 23504P/
EMERALD GREEN, yellow halved sleeves, check cap Druim Shamhraidh (IRE) 1068
  • T:J Fox
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 23504P/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t1 J Fox R C Colgan
4 6/2766
Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Jabus (IRE) 49
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 6/2766
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 A Oliver P Townend
5 55
Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple stars Jamies Benefit (IRE) 27
  • T:N Meade
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 55
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t N Meade P Carberry
6 55431-6
Mauve, white star, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Maccas Lad (IRE) 68
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 55431-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 P O Brady R P Treacy (7)
7 13-
Grey, grey & black check cap Morning Assembly (IRE) 240
  • T:P A Fahy
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 13-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P A Fahy D N Russell
8 21-22
EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Gold (IRE) 27
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 21-22
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 H De Bromhead A E Lynch
9 90-
Yellow, emerald green hollow box & sleeves, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds Thundering Steel (IRE) 242
  • T:P W Flynn
  • J:M Darcy
  • Form: 90-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 162 11-8 P W Flynn M Darcy

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Benefficient (IRE)
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:R Walsh
5 11-12 A J Martin R Walsh 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

SIZING GOLD is likely to start a very short price for this and is impossible to oppose. A half-brother to several winners, he's finished runner-up to a couple of smart performers since landing a bumper here in February and looks to have been found a simple opportunity. Morning Assembly won a Punchestown bumper in heavy ground on his debut in February and though unable to cope with a penalty on the same track later he didn't run badly and looks certain to do well over timber. Maccas Lad easily landed a bumper at Punchestown last November but was beaten a long way on his hurdling debut in October while Jabus makes his hurdling debut but has shown a glimmer of ability in bumpers.

Formwatch

Ballybogey (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, b mstk 1/2 way, nev involved, pu last, in a race won by Hey R Fella (11-4) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in Oct '11, 13 ran.

Crowded Room (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, till lst tch 3out & pu 2out, in a race won by According To Trev (12-0) at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gf in Oct '11, 9 ran.

Druim Shamhraidh (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Case Study (11-12) at Naas 2m 3f mdn hdl hvy in Jan '10, 12 ran.

Jabus (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division at ordinary pace, closer order from over 5f out, 4th 4f out and disputed lead 3f out, no extra and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 18, 14l behind Gilt Shadow (11-8) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gs in Nov.

Jamies Benefit (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) (poor visibility) always in rear, no impression from 4 out, 5th of 10, well behind Drawn N Drank (11-12) at Navan 2m 7f mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Maccas Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Slight mistake 4th, 7th before halfway, kept on same pace from before straight, 6th of 15, 37l behind Miriam's Dream (11-4) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl hvy in Oct.

Morning Assembly (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 4th approaching straight, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 22l behind Buckers Bridge (11-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Apr.

Sizing Gold (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Led, joined 3 out, soon ridden, headed next, kept on same pace from last without threatening winner, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Don Cossack (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Nov.

Thundering Steel (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, 20th of 23, well behind Grand Jesture (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf gs in Apr.