Paddy Power Mobile (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2m
- (4-7yo, 2m, 4 runners)
- Winner €9,314 2nd €2,160 3rd €946 4th €540
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 56.30s
- Off time: 17:05:18
|1st||1 Rory O'Moore||10/3|
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 21
|7||165 11-11||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'neill (7)||10/3|
The Paparrazi Kid (IRE) 69
|5||164 11-10||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||2/5f|
Too Scoops (IRE) 71
|5||164 11-10||H De Bromhead||Mr D Roche (5)||7/1|
Will Dobbin (IRE)
|7||161 11-7||L Butler||M A Enright (7)||33/1|
||5||11-10||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||7/4|
Will Dobbin would need to be something very special to make a winning debut against three useful rivals. Too Scoops made a very good start in a Fairyhouse bumper in December and will improve though the form hasn't worked out very well. The Paparrazi Kid started long odds-on when beating Clash Of KIngs 15l on his debut at Navan in December and is well regarded by Willie Mullins. He's likely to start a short price here but may meet his match in RORY O'MOORE. A winner at Cork in December, he followed that with a superb run when just touched off by Don Cossack in a Grade 2 at Navan a week later. He hasn't taken to hurdling on his two subsequent starts but can give the likely market leader a fright here.
Rory O'Moore (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Led, headed after 3 out, slight mistake next and soon no extra, 5th of 6, 20l behind Trifolium (11-1) at Punchestown 2m nov hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy.
The Paparrazi Kid (IRE) 3-10fav (11-11) Settled behind leaders, moderate 6th halfway, headway into 3rd 4f out, closer 3f out, travelled well in 2nd 2f out, led 1f out, pushed out to go clear inside inside final furlong, easily, won at Navan 2m N H flat hvy in Dec beating Clash Of Kings (11-7) by 15l, 10 ran.
Too Scoops (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Soon led, joined before straight where raced towards centre, pressed and stayed on well from over 1f out, won at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Dec beating Mister Hotelier (11-6) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Will Dobbin (IRE) Luso gelding out of Hi Millie.