Connacht Telegraph Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, 15 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Good to Yielding, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.20s
- Off time: 17:35:23
|1st||2 Sublime Talent||7/4j|
|3rd||6 Groody Hill||9||10/1|
Laganbank (IRE) 26
|5||166 11-12||W P Mullins||R Walsh||7/4j|
Sublime Talent (IRE) 23
|5||166 11-12 t||D K Weld||P Carberry||7/4j|
Dabeina (IRE) 56
|5||161 11-7 t||M Flannery||B M Cash||50/1|
Asymmetrical (IRE) 13
|5||158 11-4||A J Martin||D J Condon||20/1|
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 8
|6||158 11-4||P J Rothwell||B J Geraghty||104||5/1|
Groody Hill (IRE) 16
|5||158 11-4||C Roche||A P Crowe||10/1|
Johnnycarpethead (IRE) 229
|6||158 11-4||A J Martin||D J Casey||25/1|
Knockshe Heather (IRE)
|6||158 11-4||W J Austin||A D Leigh||50/1|
Micks (IRE) 13
|5||158 11-4||C Roche||M P Walsh||25/1|
Mr Shahady (IRE) 29
|6||158 11-4 b||D T Hughes||B J Cooper (3)||99||14/1|
Nomansland (IRE) 87
|5||158 11-4||N Madden||N P Madden||25/1|
Cloghogue Lass (IRE) 119
|7||153 10-13||T Donohue||D E Mullins||50/1|
Glass Lough (IRE)
|6||153 10-13 t1||P J Rothwell||S W Jackson||50/1|
Sulki Rose (IRE) 40
|6||153 10-13||H Fitzpatrick||G N Fox (7)||66/1|
Boruma Boru (IRE)
|5||153 10-13||Anthony James Costello||Reserve 2||50/1|
||5||1013||P Martin||A P Thornton||NR|
||8||1013||John Kirwan||Reserve 1||NR|
||5||114||John Monroe||Reserve 3||NR|
Laganbank has a penalty for his Killarney bumper success and may find this tough on his hurdling debut. Sublime Talent is penalised for two victories on the Flat but showed promise over timber at Fairyhouse on New Year's Day and a recent spin on the level at Leopardstown will have put him straight. Fairwood Massini is another with a recent run on the Flat after a long absence and he ran very well over the C&D in September while Groody Hill showed a little improvement behind Ross Na Right at Killarney. Mr Shahady wasn't suited by front-running at Limerick last time after a very good run at Wexford but the interesting one here is NOMANSLAND, who has been well beaten in two bumpers for Nicky Henderson when a very short-priced favourite but looks just the type Boots Madden does so well with.
Cinderella Story (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Always prominent, 3rd 4f out, ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sparring Partner (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol (flat).
Brownstown Girl (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway from 4f out, ridden to dispute lead briefly 2f out, no extra from 1 1/2f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Shot From The Hip (12-0) at Clonmel 2m N H flat hvy in Sep '09.
Comeondown (IRE) Bach gelding out of Merric.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden and no impression approaching last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Wood Lily (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn hdl in Jan.
Laganbank (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, switched to outside straight, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 8th of 21, 19l behind Burn And Turn (10-9) at Punchestown 2m N H flat gs.
Groody Hill (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 5th before 2 out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 10l behind Ross Na Righ (11-1) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gs.
Mr Shahady (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Led, joined 3rd, headed before 6 out, mistake and no extra from 3 out, soon eased, 12th of 18, well behind Friendly Society (11-12) at Limerick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd.
Nomansland (IRE) 5-4fav (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway 6f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Be My Present (10-1) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Micks (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway into 8th 5 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 22, well behind Whats On The Menu (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gf.
Johnnycarpethead (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake 1st, some late progress, 10th of 23, 20l behind Inspector Clouseau (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Knockshe Heather (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Keiths Choice.
Dabeina (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Always behind, 13th of 15, 23l behind Maal (9-10) at Limerick 1m hcp 50-80 sft in Apr (flat).
Asymmetrical (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mid-division best, ridden into moderate 12th entering straight, no impression and kept on one pace, 14th of 25, well behind Greenbelt Star (11-12) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl gf.
Sulki Rose (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 17, 12l behind Clouded Thoughts (11-7) at Clonmel 2m N H flat gd in Apr.
Glass Lough (IRE) Val Royal mare out of Stracomer Thalia.
Boruma Boru (IRE) Brian Boru mare out of Genny's Serenade.
Fairwood Massini (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 21l behind Son Of My Heart (11-4) at Sligo 2m 2f mdn hdl sft.
Cloghogue Lass (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, mstk 6out, prog in 4th 3out, chall 2nd 2out, 10l 2nd & no ex when lft in ld last, fortunate, won at Dungarvan 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Kilmore Angel (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.