J.P.McManus Rated Hurdle 2m 2f
- (5yo+, 2m 2f, 6 runners)
- Winner €14,300 2nd €4,180 3rd €1,980 4th €660
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.00s
- Off time: 15:51:21
|1st||4 Darwins Fox||7/4|
|2nd||2 The Game Changer||1¼||Evsf|
He'llberemembered (IRE) 113
|11||160 11-6||P G Fahey||S E Butler (5)||144||8/1|
The Game Changer (IRE) 9
|5||158 11-4||C F Swan||J J Burke (5)||142||Evsf|
Cairdin (IRE) 17
|8||156 11-2||Ms M Mullins||D E Mullins||126||25/1|
Darwins Fox (FR) 31
|8||156 11-2||H De Bromhead||A E Lynch||140||7/4|
False Economy (IRE) 24
|9||156 11-2 p1||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||137||10/1|
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 31
|9||156 11-2 p||R Sweeney||A P Heskin||134||33/1|
||7||112||Matthew J Smith||Andrew J McNamara||140||NR|
||6||11-2||C Byrnes||D N Russell||2/9|
These rated races often look tight and this one is no exception though THE GAME CHANGER looks the one to be on. Charlie Swan's charge ran a superb race to finish third in the Galway Hurdle then gave Queen Alphabet 9lb and beat her in a tough Killarney handicap. That looks progressive form and he's taken to see off Darwins Fox, who wasn't too far behind at Galway after a fine run behind Simenon in a Grade 3 at Tipperary. Rawnaq was further behind that pair at Galway but had been in good form previously and will be better suited by quick ground than most. He'llberemembered alternates between hurdles and fences though he's better on ground with some give.
Rawnaq (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 13th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 11th of 20, 18l behind Thomas Edison (10-6) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Darwins Fox (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 11th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 9th of 20, 11l behind Thomas Edison (10-6) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gd in Jul.
The Game Changer (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, travelled well 3 out, improved to track leader in 2nd 2 out, led at last, pushed out to assert close home, won at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd beating Queen Alphabet (10-9) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
False Economy (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4 out, ridden next, no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 14l behind Xsquared (10-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
He'llberemembered (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Behind, headway 15th, chased leaders on inside when hit 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 8th of 30, 24l behind Ma Filleule (11-7) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gs in Apr.
Cairdin (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Chased leaders early, hampered 1st and soon dropped to rear, reminders 3rd, niggled along intermittently, ridden 5 out, no extra before 3 out, 4th of 6, 28l behind Un Beau Roman (11-12) at Tramore 2m beg chs gd.
Fiery Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Prominent early, dropped towards rear after 1st, pushed along and no extra after 3 out, 18th of 20, 47l behind Thomas Edison (10-6) at Galway 2m hcp hdl gd in Jul.