Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 10 runners)
- Winner €14,626 2nd €4,274 3rd €2,026 4th €674
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.30s
- Off time: 16:20:23
|1st||5 Le Vent D'Antan||3/1j|
|2nd||3 Emperor Of Exmoor||6||16/1|
Carraig Mor (IRE) 69
|6||166 11-12||A King||W Hutchinson||135||11/2|
Cheltenian (FR) 26
|8||166 11-12||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||141||3/1j|
Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) 10
|7||166 11-12||D T Hughes||M A Enright||123||16/1|
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 31
|6||166 11-12||E J O'Grady||A P McCoy||131||25/1|
Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 24
|5||166 11-12||Miss E Doyle||D N Russell||138||3/1j|
Sizing Granite (IRE) 53
|6||166 11-12||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||130||8/1|
Val De Ferbet (FR) 31
|5||166 11-12||W P Mullins||R Walsh||9/1|
Wounded Warrior (IRE) 10
|5||166 11-12||N Meade||P Carberry||130||10/1|
Medieval Chapel (FR) 87
|6||160 11-6||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||122||14/1|
Beluckyagain (IRE) 24
|6||159 11-5||W P Mullins||P Townend||132||14/1|
Rye Martini (IRE)
||6||11-12||C A Murphy||D N Russell||11/1|
Cheltenian has developed into a decent handicapper and was fourth in the betfair Hurdle at Newbury in February. He filled the same place behind Clondaw Kaempfer in a Grade 3 at Aintree and should give a good account. Medieval Chapel is unexposed while Val De Ferbet is sure to improve on his first run for Willie Mullins at Limerick. But stablemate BELUCKYAGAIN looks to have stronger claims having only found Adriana Des Mottes too strong in a Grade 1 novice event at Fairyhouse earlier this month. With her mares' allowance, she looks the one to beat as she was obviously suited by the step up in trip. Le Vent D'Antan was second to Lieutenant Colonel in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse last time and is also worth a second look but Carraig Mor disappointed when odds-on for a Listed contest at Huntingdon in February and hasn't been seen since. Wounded Warrior may be best of the rest but 3m looks his trip.
Le Vent D'Antan (FR) 3-1fav (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, mistake 6th, led from 3 out, headed 2 out, switched left before last where not fluent, no extra and kept on same pace run-in,, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Lieutenant Colonel (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft.
Emperor Of Exmoor (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 3rd, pressed from 3 out, ridden before 2 out, challenged last, kept on well under pressure run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl beating Tawseef (11-12) by 1l, 25 ran.
Cheltenian (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, not much room on bend before 3rd, headway 3 out, effort next, soon challenged, every chance when hit last, no extra flat, 4th of 22, 2 1/4l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs.
Val De Ferbet (FR) 6-4fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd approaching straight, no extra in 4th and weakened approaching 2 out, 4th of 7, 39l behind Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Mar.
Medieval Chapel (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 5, 25l behind Seeyouatmidnight (11-1) at Musselburgh 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Carraig Mor (IRE) 4-6fav (11-3) Held up, took keen hold, headway on outside 4th, led briefly 7th, led again 3 out, soon ridden and headed, 3rd and beaten 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Mosspark (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Feb.
Flaming Dawn (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Prominent, on terms 4 out, soon headed, under pressure soon after next, weakened and dropped to rear approaching straight, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Aerlite Supreme (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f nh nov hdl hvy in Mar, 7 ran.
Beluckyagain (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up, soon towards rear, 5th approaching straight, soon moderate 3rd, went moderate 2nd from last, kept on same pace,, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Adriana Des Mottes (10-10) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f mares nov hdl Gr 1 (1) sft.
Sizing Granite (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, led before straight, went clear from after 2 out, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar beating Desertmore Stream (11-12) by 7l, 13 ran.
Wounded Warrior (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, progress into 6th before 3 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, moderate 5th last, kept on one pace, 4th of 23, 14l behind Lots Of Memories (10-13) at Fairyhouse 3m nov hcp hdl.