Casey Concrete Blocks Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo, 2m 4f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 52.50s
- Off time: 13:40:19
|2nd||9 Oscar's Passion||23||22/1|
|3rd||8 Emma Pavlova||11||20/1|
Alonso (SPA) 363
|4||161 11-7||W P Mullins||R Walsh||4/7f|
|4||156 11-2||M F Morris||D N Russell||11/4|
One Cool Boy (IRE) 10
|4||156 11-2 h||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||25/1|
Ram (IRE) 23
|4||156 11-2||P Nolan||A E Lynch||8/1|
Sum Kinda Airplane (IRE) 29
|4||156 11-2 t||D O'Brien||D E Mullins||66/1|
Balrath Hope (IRE) 22
|4||154 11-0||G P Cromwell||R C Colgan||28/1|
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 6
|4||149 10-9||P Meany||R J Jones (3)||88||20/1|
Oscar's Passion (IRE) 9
|4||149 10-9 t1||David Kelly||K C Sexton (7)||22/1|
Sue And Isi (IRE) 8
|4||149 10-9 h||N Meade||N P Madden||95||12/1|
||4||112||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||99||NR|
Call Rog (IRE)
||4||11-2||M F Morris||M P Walsh||11/10|
Twice a winner on the Flat in France, ALONSO is likely to prove a warm order on his hurdling debut for Willie Mullins. He gets the vote given the likes of Off The Charts and Ram have yet to threaten. Emma Pavlova finished a bit closer at Cork last time and Sue And Isi ran on for second at Downpatrick last week without looking like catching the winner. Aircraftman won a point-to-point in April and the brother to smart hurdler Amaretto Rose could prove the biggest danger to the selection.
Alonso (SPA) 20-1 (9-8) 3rd of 16, 4l behind Lady Ohara (8-10) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 3yo hcp gd in Oct '12 (flat).
Oscar's Passion (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Chased leaders mainly 6th, pushed along in 5th 3 out and no threat from next, in rear when mistake last, last of 6, 48l behind Cailin Annamh (11-2) at Punchestown 2m 2f hdl G3 (1) gd.
Emma Pavlova (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Prominent, 5th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 16, 9l behind Art Of Payroll (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd.
Ram (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden entering straight, under pressure in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 14l behind Carriganog (11-2) at Clonmel 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
One Cool Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 21, 31l behind Apache Stronghold (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Balrath Hope (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 20, 32l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Sue And Isi (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) 2nd of 8, 13l behind Renneti (11-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 4yo mdn hdl sft.
Sum Kinda Airplane (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) last of 11, well behind Maigh Dara (11-3) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Sep.
Aircraftman 5-2 (11-7) Alw pr & disp, went on 3out, alw in command, won at Largy 3m ire ptp sft in Apr beating Cogry (11-7) by 8l, 10 ran.