2013 Membership 'The Ideal Xmas Present' Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (Div 1) 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, 9 runners)
  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 10576P
YELLOW, royal blue spots, yellow sleeves & cap High Way Hunter (IRE) 23
  • T:C Bowe
  • J:M A Enright
  • Form: 10576P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t C Bowe M A Enright (5) 102
2 225133
PURPLE & RED QUARTERED, purple sleeves, quartered cap Cilliseal (IRE) 31
  • T:N C Kelly
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 225133
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 t N C Kelly D R Fox (7) 93
3 096229
WHITE & RED STRIPED, red sleeves, red cap, white star Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 13
  • T:Denis Hogan
  • J:D G Hogan
  • Form: 096229
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 92
4 200001
ROYAL BLUE, white stars Yachvili (IRE) 38
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:L A McKenna
  • Form: 200001
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 J J Lambe L A McKenna (7) 92
5 80-5009
Black, pink seams, hooped sleeves, pink & black check cap Dazzlers Day (FR) 24
  • T:C Byrnes
  • J:R J Jones
  • Form: 80-5009
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12b1
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 b1 C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 88
6 2232-46
RED, black triple diamond, yellow sleeves, red & black quartered cap Lord Multifix (IRE) 84
  • T:N McKnight
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 2232-46
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9b
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 b N McKnight R C Colgan 85
7 8/6PP-56
WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue & white striped cap What's In Front (IRE) 23
  • T:Mrs G Callaghan
  • J:M J Ferris
  • Form: 8/6PP-56
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
11 147 10-7 t Mrs G Callaghan M J Ferris 83
8 30/0080-
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Icy Cool (IRE) 531
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:R P Treacy
  • Form: 30/0080-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 81
9 000B-47
Black, white triple diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, white diamond on cap The Two Jays (IRE) 28
  • T:C P Donoghue
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 000B-47
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-4b
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 144 10-4 b C P Donoghue A P Crowe 80

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Strange Encounter (IRE)
  • T:P Fenton
  • J:B T O'Connell
7 11-2 P Fenton B T O'Connell 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

Yachvili was given a lovely ride to score at Downpatrick but he's hardly consistent and a 4lb rise may scupper his chances of a repeat. Tyrone Tiger had looked a certain future winner when runner-up twice early last month but failed to fire at Cork a couple of weeks ago. It would be no surprise to see him bounce back but CILLISEAL looks the better option. Noel Kelly's charge is better known as a chaser these days and is a specialist around Hexham but he's just as good over timber and scored there in March. High Way Hunter has also been chasing though with little success so a return to hurdling may bring about a change of fortune.

Formwatch

High Way Hunter (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In rear, pulled up before 6th, in a race won by Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 16 ran.

Cilliseal (IRE) 9-4fav (10-1) Tracked leader, led before 10th, headed 5 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Leac An Scail (11-0) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Tyrone Tiger (IRE) 10-3fav (11-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4 out, ridden in 6th before straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 32l behind Tipped Up Harry (11-5) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-95 sft.

Yachvili (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Chased clear leader, closer in 5th halfway, 3rd 3 out and soon went 2nd, ridden to challenge early run-in and kept on best to lead final 100 yards, won at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov beating Rudigreen (11-7) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Dazzlers Day (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden along and no extra 4 out, 9th of 14, 45l behind Happy New Year (11-6) at Limerick 2m 5f am hcp hdle 80-95 hvy in Nov.

Lord Multifix (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Mid div, not qckn 4out, sn wknd to rr, ko bhnd, last of 6, 20l behind Indigo Blue (12-0) at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep.

What's In Front (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th approaching 4 out, left moderate 6th after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 31l behind Saoirse Dun (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.

Icy Cool (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, 5th 5 out, weakened 3 out, 12th of 16, well behind Ongenstown Lad (11-6) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul '11.

The Two Jays (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Mid-division on inner, some mistakes, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra in 8th entering straight, 7th of 12, 27l behind Treat Yourself (11-2) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Nov.