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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 40.00s
  • Off time: 18:55:42
Full result
Result 18:55 Ballinrobe
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Our Man Zebo 11/2
2nd 5 Kandinski 6/4f
3rd 10 Soweheard ½ 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 531687-
WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Aranhill Chief (IRE) 14
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:R C Colgan
  • Form: 531687-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t S J Mahon R C Colgan 20/1
2 8341/3-
Yellow, white star, purple sleeves & cap Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 24
  • T:C O'Dwyer
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 8341/3-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 C O'Dwyer R Walsh 10/1
3 606544/
WHITE, gold hoop, black cap Golden Wonder (IRE) 394
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 606544/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 14/1
4 39/8000-
White, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, pink cap, Green Thirty Two (IRE) 14
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 39/8000-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 t S J Mahon D J Condon 33/1
5 22/4222-
EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamond, white sleeves, check cap Kandinski (IRE) 43
  • T:R Tyner
  • J:A P Crowe
  • Form: 22/4222-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 R Tyner A P Crowe 6/4f
6 7P0642-
Yellow,brown hoop and slvs,yellow cap Kestrel (IRE) 21
  • T:Edward P Mitchell
  • J:R J Jones
  • Form: 7P0642-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Edward P Mitchell R J Jones (3) 106 9/1
7 SF7F00-
Yellow, pink sash, pink & yellow quartered cap Kilbixy (IRE) 14
  • T:A Murray
  • J:R M Power
  • Form: SF7F00-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 A Murray R M Power 33/1
8 207335-
Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 23
  • T:John Neilan
  • J:A E Lynch
  • Form: 207335-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p John Neilan A E Lynch 97 14/1
9 2213-
Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Our Man Zebo (IRE) 29
  • T:M Hourigan
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 2213-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 11/2
10 121FF2-
Orange, royal blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Soweheard (IRE) 17
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 121FF2-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 G Elliott P Carberry 13/2
11 6P0756-
LIGHT BLUE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, maroon diamonds The Bard O Tully (IRE) 21
  • T:B Arthey
  • J:J S McGarvey
  • Form: 6P0756-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t B Arthey J S McGarvey (7) 25/1
12 0-
ORANGE, brown spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cahermacnally Lady (IRE) 14
  • T:L P Cusack
  • J:A P Thornton
  • Form: 0-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 L P Cusack A P Thornton 110 50/1
13 820/700-
Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Honourable Lady (IRE) 61
  • T:M Cullinane
  • J:B F Cawley
  • Form: 820/700-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 t M Cullinane B F Cawley (7) 33/1
14 04-
DARK GREEN, red triple diamond, red diamonds on sleeves, dark green cap Kalico Kalista (IRE) 10
  • T:J P Ryan
  • J:D G Lavery
  • Form: 04-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 J P Ryan D G Lavery (5) 16/1
15 5U-
Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap Texas Rose (IRE) 8
  • T:P G Kelly
  • J:P Townend
  • Form: 5U-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 P G Kelly P Townend 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
16 00-
Dr Nana (IRE) 14
  • Nag Me
  • T:S J Mahon
  • J:Reserve 1
  • Form: 00-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 114 S J Mahon Reserve 1 NR
17 F7P-
Native Brook (IRE) 30
  • Nag Me
  • T:M Cullinane
  • J:Reserve 2
  • Form: F7P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 114 M Cullinane Reserve 2 NR
18 80-
Watchthesteps (IRE) 101
  • Nag Me
  • T:L Butler
  • J:Reserve 3
  • Form: 80-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 114 L Butler Reserve 3 NR

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.