Christmas Greetings Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, 10 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 281125-
Dark green, dark green & white hooped sleeves, white spots on cap Rockyaboya (IRE) 322
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 281125-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 107
2 65U9/60-
WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 392
  • T:Lindsay Woods
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 65U9/60-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 p1 Lindsay Woods D R Fox (7) 105
3 676314
WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Misca Musca (IRE) 9
  • T:L Byrne
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 676314
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 L Byrne J L Cullen 104
4 53650/1-
PINK & MAROON STRIPES, maroon sleeves, striped cap Dirty Den (IRE) 518
  • T:Mrs J Riordan
  • J:S G McDermott
  • Form: 53650/1-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 Mrs J Riordan S G McDermott 95
5 546460
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 55
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 546460
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 93
6 660550-
WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Martin Cash (IRE) 328
  • T:M Cunningham
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: 660550-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 M Cunningham R M Power 93
7 9P0-007
LIGHT GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Luddsdenene (IRE) 17
  • T:P J Rothwell
  • J:A Ring
  • Form: 9P0-007
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8t
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 t P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 91
8 686-PP7
PURPLE & YELLOW DIABOLO, quartered cap Quigleys Express (IRE) 27
  • T:P J Gilligan
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 686-PP7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 146 10-6 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 92
9 80-00
MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Tornado King (IRE) 198
  • T:J R Finn
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 80-00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 J R Finn B J Cooper 84
10 020060
WHITE, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green stars on cap Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 44
  • T:J Fox
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 020060
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 t J Fox R C Colgan 83

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Bay Of Kotor (IRE)
  • T:J Larkin
  • J:A P Thornton
5 10-12 J Larkin A P Thornton 9/4
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In depth

Verdict

Patrick Mullins won't get too many more chances to break the amateur riders' record for the number of winners in a year so his presence on board ROCKYABOYA suggests the family mean business. The winner of a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick last September, he then scored over fences which is where his future lies but he's been found a weak handicap to get back on the winning trail. Misca Musca has some scope though he was a bit disappointing at Gowran last week. He's only 7lb higher than when winning comfortably over the C&D on heavy ground, however, so looks the main threat. Dirty Den hasn't run since landing a maiden at Wexford last July while Tom's Last Euro hasn't shown much for a long time and is still a maiden. Khan Tengri looks best of the remainder.

Formwatch

Rockyaboya (IRE) 2-1fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, moderate 5th 3 out, ridden and soon dropped to moderate 7th, no impression straight, 5th of 9, 26l behind Changing Times (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 8Evens16 hvy in Feb.

Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Prominent, jumped left 7th, on terms 4 out, no extra from before straight, 10th of 20, 23l behind Micks (10-8) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl 80-116 sft in Nov '11.

Misca Musca (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 4 out, strongly pressed early straight and headed after 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, 4th of 10, 12l behind Treat Yourself (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft.

Dirty Den (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Made most, ridden and joined from 2 out, rallied to regain lead run-in, kept on well, won at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul '11 beating Irish Elk (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.

Khan Tengri (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no threat from 3 out, 12th of 15, 33l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.

Martin Cash (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Mid-division, no extra from 4 out, weakened, 19th of 20, well behind Ros Brin (10-8) at Leopardstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Jan.

Luddsdenene (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Led, soon clear, jumped left 4 out, reduced lead from before 2 out, soon headed and no extra, 7th of 14, 21l behind Speed Dial (10-1) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-109.

Quigleys Express (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) In rear, some progress from 3 out, ridden in moderate 8th next, kept on one paced, 7th of 19, 14l behind Misca Musca (10-11) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov.

Tornado King (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Prominent in chasing group, no extra after 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Moonlight Sapphire (11-5) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 sft in Jun.

Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Soon mid-division, moderate 9th approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 35l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.