Welcome Back To The Racecourse Of The Year Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 40.00s
- Off time: 18:55:42
|1st||9 Our Man Zebo||11/2|
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 14
|6||166 11-12 t||S J Mahon||R C Colgan||20/1|
Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 24
|6||158 11-4||C O'Dwyer||R Walsh||10/1|
Golden Wonder (IRE) 394
|7||158 11-4||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||14/1|
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 14
|6||158 11-4 t||S J Mahon||D J Condon||33/1|
Kandinski (IRE) 43
|7||158 11-4||R Tyner||A P Crowe||6/4f|
Kestrel (IRE) 21
|5||158 11-4||Edward P Mitchell||R J Jones (3)||106||9/1|
Kilbixy (IRE) 14
|7||158 11-4||A Murray||R M Power||33/1|
Noble Pageant (IRE) 23
|7||158 11-4 p||John Neilan||A E Lynch||97||14/1|
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 29
|6||158 11-4||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||11/2|
Soweheard (IRE) 17
|6||158 11-4||G Elliott||P Carberry||13/2|
The Bard O Tully (IRE) 21
|5||158 11-4 t||B Arthey||J S McGarvey (7)||25/1|
Cahermacnally Lady (IRE) 14
|5||151 10-11||L P Cusack||A P Thornton||110||50/1|
Honourable Lady (IRE) 61
|6||151 10-11 t||M Cullinane||B F Cawley (7)||33/1|
Kalico Kalista (IRE) 10
|5||151 10-11||J P Ryan||D G Lavery (5)||16/1|
Texas Rose (IRE) 8
|6||151 10-11||P G Kelly||P Townend||12/1|
||6||114||S J Mahon||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||114||M Cullinane||Reserve 2||NR|
||6||114||L Butler||Reserve 3||NR|
Craddockstown Lad was reappearing for the first time since landing a point-to-point a year ago when a good third at Navan three weeks ago and Ruby Walsh is an interesting booking. Kestrel appeared to find quicker going to his advantage when runner-up to Bell Weir at Gowran so these conditions won't help while Noble Pageant has now had 30 starts without winning and can hardly be trusted. Our Man Zebo, a progressive point-to-pointer, made his debut under Rules in a Cork bumper at the beginning of the month and with that under his belt can make enough progress to get into the frame though KANDINSKI also has some fine bumper form and, with the experience of a run over timber in January, he's the one to be on here. Soweheard is one to keep an eye on for the future as he looks a nice staying prospect.
Dr Nana (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Rear of mid-division, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 16th of 25, well behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Native Brook (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Mid div best, pu 2out, in a race won by Eurourmrlucky (11-4) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Watchthesteps (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, 8th halfway, no extra entering straight and weakened, completely tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Wedding Present (11-7) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat hvy in Jan.
Our Man Zebo (IRE) 4-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders early, closer order halfway, challenged and on terms over 2f out, headed and no impression from 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Moonlight Boy (11-11) at Cork 2m 4f NH flat.
Kandinski (IRE) 4-6fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead travelling well 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Makethedifference (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat in Mar.
Soweheard (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Ww, no impress 4out, steady prog from 3out, eff aftr last but not get to wnr, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Kilford (11-4) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs.
Golden Wonder (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww, slt mstk 10th, prog 5out, 3rd 3out, chall 2out, not qkn with wnr, nrst fin, 4th of 16, 9l behind Algies Pet (12-0) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '12.
Texas Rose (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Towards rear for most, mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Teochew (11-2) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy, 20 ran.
Kilbixy (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) In rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 17th of 25, well behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, on terms before straight, 2nd 3 out, no impression from after next, soon 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Art Lord (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl.
Noble Pageant (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) In rear, moderate 5th and no danger approaching straight, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 31l behind Legal Exit (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl gd.
Aranhill Chief (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 11th after 3 out, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 7th of 25, 35l behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Honourable Lady (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division best, kept on same pace from 4f out, 12th of 18, 37l behind Daisy's Gift (11-7) at Thurles 2m mrs N H flat sft in Feb.
The Bard O Tully (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 3rd from 4th, 4th 4 out, soon ridden, no impression in 5th 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 20l behind Bell Weir (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Kalico Kalista (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, challenged 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 4th towards finish, 4th of 11, 5l behind Meitheamh (10-13) at Tramore 2m mares mdn hdl sft.
Green Thirty Two (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, kept on one paced, 10th of 25, 39l behind Wedding Present (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl sft.
Kestrel (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 4 out, pushed along before straight, ridden into 2nd before last, no impression winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bell Weir (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Cahermacnally Lady (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 16th of 22, 29l behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.