attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Handicap Hurdle (0-140) 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 11 runners)
- Winner €14,949 2nd €4,370 3rd €2,070 4th €690
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 14.90s
- Off time: 14:03:05
|1st||10 Away We Go||6/1|
|2nd||7 Dazzling Susie||½||7/1|
|3rd||3 Bridgets Pet||4||10/1|
Allee Garde (FR) 86
|8||164 11-10||M Hourigan||B F Cawley (7)||135||25/1|
Berties Dream (IRE) 20
|10||164 11-10||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||135||20/1|
Bridgets Pet (IRE) 20
|6||160 11-6 p1||A Mullins||D E Mullins||131||10/1|
Prince Rudi (IRE) 56
|11||160 11-6 p||S T Nolan||I J McCarthy (3)||131||8/1|
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 59
|9||159 11-5||D T Hughes||R Loughran||130||20/1|
Our Girl Salley (IRE) 48
|8||159 11-5 p1||Mrs P Dobbs||D N Russell||130||11/4f|
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 76
|8||149 10-9||John F Phelan||M P Butler (3)||120||7/1|
Slew Charm (FR) 84
|11||147 10-7 p1||Mrs S Dawson||M A Enright (5)||118||14/1|
Blissful Moment (USA) 20
|6||146 10-6 bt||N Meade||P Carberry||117||15/2|
Away We Go (IRE) 14
|10||142 10-2 t||W P Mullins||P Townend||113||6/1|
Forever Gold (IRE) 56
|6||136 9-10||E Cawley||P T Enright||106||9/2|
Hans Crescent (FR)
||7||9-12||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||16/1|
It's very rare to see one of Willie Mullins' right at the bottom of a moderate handicap but Away We Go has shown little since making a debut success for the yard in October. The veteran Slew Charm has won once over hurdles in 27 starts but has some strong form and would have to be considered if anywhere near his best. OUR GIRL SALLEY has been in very good heart over fences despite her four seconds and has a Grade 3 to her credit over hurdles. She arrives on a fair mark and looks the one to beat though Prince Rudi is in very good heart at present having beaten a huge field over 3m at Leopardstown. Mackeys Forge hasn't run over timber for a long time and isn't as well handicapped as over the bigger obstacles but the opposite is the case for Dazzling Susie, who won twice over fences last summer and is a massive 15lb better in over hurdles.
Away We Go (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 18th of 24, 21l behind Tennis Cap (11-2) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Dazzling Susie (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Led, headed 6 out, ridden in 4th after 5 out, soon no extra, 5th of 8, 28l behind Great Oak (11-1) at Cork 2m 1f mares nov chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Dec.
Bridgets Pet (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Towards rear, 13th after 4 out, no impression next, weakened and pulled up before last, in a race won by Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy, 22 ran.
Our Girl Salley (IRE) 4-5fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, close 3rd on stands' side 2 out, soon ridden, went close 2nd run-in, stayed on under pressure run-in to press winner to line, 2nd of 10, nk behind Charlie's Vic (11-0) at Naas 2m 3f mrs beg chs in Jan.
Mackeys Forge (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, driven along in 4th approaching straight, no extra after 3 out, 6th of 9, 27l behind He'llberemembered (11-5) at Down Royal 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Dec.
Prince Rudi (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 3 out, 2nd next, ridden to challenge last, stayed on to lead run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec beating Whodoyouthink (10-7) by 1/2l, 30 ran.
Forever Gold (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, ridden in 7th and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 36l behind Sizing Gold (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 4f mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Slew Charm (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 3 out, 9th of 18, 37l behind Bog Warrior (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Dec.
Blissful Moment (USA) 12-1 (10-4) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 12th of 22, well behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy.
Berties Dream (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, 17th of 22, well behind Colbert Station (10-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl hvy.
Allee Garde (FR) 7-2 (11-6) Chased leaders mainly 4th, driven along approaching 4 out and fell 3 out, in a race won by Forpadydeplasterer (11-10) at Thurles 3m chs hvy in Nov, 6 ran.