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- (4yo, 2m, 7 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 2.20s
- Off time: 13:17:14
|1st||4 Noah Webster||14/1|
|2nd||6 The Doorman||4||15/8|
Akorakor (FR) 210
|4||161 11-7||M F Morris||D N Russell||9/10f|
Is Love Alive 163
|4||161 11-7||P Nolan||M P Fogarty||8/1|
Mount Meru 445
|4||161 11-7||Ross O'sullivan||Andrew J McNamara||100/1|
Noah Webster (IRE) 206
|4||161 11-7||A P O'Brien||R M Power||14/1|
Oliver's Hill (IRE) 15
|4||161 11-7||C Bowe||B J Geraghty||16/1|
The Doorman (IRE) 239
|4||161 11-7||M F Morris||M P Walsh||15/8|
Rock's Field (IRE) 154
|4||154 11-0||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||33/1|
||4||11-7||Mrs J Harrington||B J Geraghty||7/4|
Akorakor scored easily between the flags in March then landed the champion point-to-point bumper at Fairyhouse the following month. He could be useful though is no certainty to see off his stablemate THE DOORMAN, who made a very encouraging debut behind MInella Foryou at Lemonfield and is handed the vote. Is Love Alive scrambled home in a point-to-point in May but Aidan O'Brien's Noah Webster should make a hurdler and is one to note on his debut.
Noah Webster (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, reminder halfway, soon niggled along, joined 5f out, headed and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Pastilla (9-2) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Apr (flat).
The Doorman (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, smooth prog 2out, on terms last, kow run-in, just failed, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Is Love Alive 5-4 (11-7) Tr ldrs, rdn to chall & mstk 2out, rallied & ld late, won at Durrow 3m ire ptp sft in May beating The Backup Plan (11-7) by hd, 9 ran.
Oliver's Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Soon along way off the pace last of the 5, a little closer from before 6 out, ridden from 3 out, no impression from before straight, last of 5, 22l behind Roja Dove (10-7) at Limerick 2m 2f 4yo hdl gd.
Rock's Field (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Mid-division, 6th 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from 2f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Carrow Queen (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m mrs N H flat hvy in May.
Akorakor (FR) 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to join issue entering straight and led under 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, won at Fairyhouse 2m 2f NH flat in Apr beating Concordin (11-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mount Meru 25-1 (8-6) Never better than mid-division, weakened straight, 18th of 22, 14l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs in Aug '12 (flat).