Nugent Spirit 25 Horsebox Hurdle 2m
- (4yo, 2m, 5 runners)
- Winner €13,651 2nd €3,990 3rd €1,891 4th €630
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 18.80s
- Off time: 13:26:51
Dalasiri (IRE) 19
|4||154 11-0||Miss S J Harty||A E Lynch||3/1|
Dogora (FR) 27
|4||154 11-0||W P Mullins||R Walsh||2/5f|
Hartside (GER) 24
|4||154 11-0||N Meade||D N Russell||114||10/1|
Volt Sun (FR) 49
|4||149 10-9||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (5)||25/1|
Tawariyka (USA) 19
|4||142 10-2||E M O'Sullivan||Mr H D Dunne (7) (ex2)||66/1|
Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE)
||4||11-3||K Purcell||T J Doyle||10/1|
Volt Sun and Tawariyka would need massive improvement to get competitive against the three winners and Hartside was a very fortunate winner when Fatcatinthehat fell at the last with the race at his mercy at Punchestown. Dalasiri showed a little bit of promise when a 33/1 chance on his debut and had obviously benefited greatly from the run as he was very well supported and scored comfortably at Cork. He's a superbly-bred son of Dylan Thomas and has great potential but those who witnessed the debut performance of DOGORA at Limerick won't want to miss him and he's the one to be on.
Dogora (FR) 1-2fav (11-0) Soon disputed lead, in front after 3 out, went on from before next, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Spot The Pro (10-9) by 5l, 9 ran.
Dalasiri (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, on terms 5 out, led from next, asserted 2 out, stayed on well, won at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl beating Faanan Aldaar (10-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Hartside (GER) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leader in 3rd, went 2nd 4 out, pushed along 2 out and soon no impression on leader, 7 lengths adrift when left clear last, driven out run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl hvy in Dec beating Hazariban (11-0) by 8l, 8 ran.
Volt Sun (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th early straight and soon no extra, 4th of 9, 19l behind Crouching Harry (10-9) at Clonmel 2m 3yo mdn hdl in Dec.
Tawariyka (USA) 50-1 (10-0) Waited with towards rear, pecked 3rd, kept on without threatening from before 3 out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Dalasiri (11-0) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl.