Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m
- (4yo, 2m, Class 1, 10 runners)
- Winner €24,374 2nd €7,126 3rd €3,374 4th €1,126
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 19.10s
- Off time: 13:55:54
|1st||1 Burrenbridge Lodge||8/1|
|3rd||3 Bat Masterson||s.h||7/1|
Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 13
|4||157 11-3||K Purcell||T J Doyle||130||8/1|
Arnaud (IRE) 30
|4||154 11-0||C Byrnes||P T Enright||16/1|
Bat Masterson (IRE) 14
|4||154 11-0 b||N Meade||D J Condon||124||7/1|
Celebrity Sevi (IRE) 61
|4||154 11-0||D K Weld||M P Walsh||10/1|
|4||154 11-0 t1||G Elliott||Andrew J McNamara||33/1|
Loch Ard (IRE) 133
|4||154 11-0||W P Mullins||P Townend||20/1|
Midnight Oil 14
|4||154 11-0||W P Mullins||D N Russell||9/1|
Military Bowl (USA) 14
|4||154 11-0||A J Martin||D J Casey||66/1|
Minsk (IRE) 139
|4||154 11-0||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||4/6f|
Pur Style (FR) 61
|4||147 10-7||E J O'Grady||A E Lynch||50/1|
Little Green (IRE)
||4||10-9||E McNamara||P Townend||13/2|
MINSK is currently ante-post favourite for the Triumph Hurdle without having had a run over timber. The very easy winner of the Irish Cesarewitch for John Oxx, he's rated 106 on the Flat and there'll be some long faces if he's beaten here. Burrenbridge Lodge sets the standard of those with experience as he's already won three times over hurdles and has been placed in graded company. Celebrity Sevi, rated 101 on the level, made his hurdling debut in a Grade 2 at Leopardstown and ran well enough to suggest he can be a force over timber. Bat Masterson found some improvement to see off Midnight Oil at Naas though the latter was making his debut and has a very good chance of reversing the form. His stablemate Loch Ard ran just four times on the Flat and looks one for the future.
Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 7th 2 out, ridden in 5th entering straight, no impression from before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Hisaabaat (11-0) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs.
Minsk (IRE) 4-1fav (8-9) Settled in mid-division, 11th halfway, good headway into 4th early straight, smooth progress to lead 1f out, stretched clear final furlong, very easily, won at Curragh 2m hcp sft in Oct beating Cry For The Moon (9-3) by 6l, 19 ran (flat).
Bat Masterson (IRE) 13-2 (10-13) Led, headed before 4th, led again from 3 out, pressed approaching last, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, won at Naas 2m mdn hdl sft beating Midnight Oil (10-13) by 5l, 24 ran.
Loch Ard (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, no impression under pressure in 4th from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Fred Fenster (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Oct (flat).
Arnaud (IRE) 6-4 (11-0) Waited with 4th of the 5 at ordinary pace, 3rd and niggled along 3 out, jumped left and slight mistake 2 out, no impression in 4th and kept on same pace from last, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl sft in Jan.
Discoteca 10-1 (10-10) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along in 4th before 2 out, no extra early straight, 5th of 7, 21l behind Ut De Sivola (10-10) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 3 (1) in Jan.
Celebrity Sevi (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Held up in rear, in touch 2 out, no impression approaching last, 6th of 8, 7l behind His Excellency (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Military Bowl (USA) 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, headway to lead briefly 4 out, headed next and soon weakened, 20th of 24, 46l behind Bat Masterson (10-13) at Naas 2m mdn hdl sft.
Pur Style (FR) 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, no extra after 2 out, weakened, 7th of 8, 19l behind His Excellency (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Midnight Oil 13-8fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, 8th halfway, good headway to go 2nd after 2 out, soon tried to challenge, no extra run-in and just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 24, 5l behind Bat Masterson (10-13) at Naas 2m mdn hdl sft.