Waterford & Tramore Racecourse Novice Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 5 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
Wonderful Walsh Ruby Walsh To Win 2 Or More Of The Big 4 Races (CH, QM, WH, GC) At The Cheltenham Festival 11/2
- Winning time: 4m 16.40s
- Off time: 13:22:26
|2nd||3 Moveable Asset||2||5/4f|
|5||166 11-12||H De Bromhead||P T Enright||3/1|
Moveable Asset (IRE) 10
|4||163 11-9||W P Mullins||P Townend||126||5/4f|
Musawama (IRE) 19
|4||163 11-9 t||D Cullen||B M Cash||122||12/1|
Carries Darling 26
|5||159 11-5||J J Mangan||P F Mangan||118||2/1|
Killough Kin (IRE) 18
|4||156 11-2||D M O'Brien||M J Ferris||33/1|
||5||1112||A J Martin||D J Casey||130||NR|
Casa Jove (IRE)
||5||11-12||H De Bromhead||P T Enright||10/1|
Moveable Asset won a maiden on heavy ground over the C&D in August and has been racing on the Flat subsequently. He will almost certainly improve but will need to if he's to see off TED VEALE, whose narrow defeat by Sizing Rio in a Navan Grade 3 is comfortably the best form on view. Musawama won a Downpatrick maiden before a poor run at Limerick and he's another who has run on the Flat recently while neither the progressive Starkie nor Carries Darling can be entirely ruled out though the latter is held by the selection on their run at Listowel in September.
Ted Veale (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway in 5th 3 out, ridden into 3rd 2 out, stayed on into 2nd last, pressed winner run-in, no extra close home, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Sizing Rio (10-12) at Navan 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) in Nov.
Starkie 11-2 (11-12) Made all, mistake 4th, ridden after 2 out, kept on well, pressed close home, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft beating Strategic Bid (11-9) by 1/2l, 24 ran.
Moveable Asset (IRE) 11-10fav (11-2) Led, headed after 5th, headway to challenge at last and soon led, driven out to go clear run-in, won at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Aug beating Angles Hill (11-4) by 5l, 14 ran.
Carries Darling 11-2 (11-7) Always prominent, ridden in 3rd 2 out, soon struggling until renewed effort approaching last, not match winner and kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Tasitiocht (11-7) at Wexford 2m mrs nov hdl.
Musawama (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led, clear 4th, reduced advantage 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened before straight, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Mulleady (10-7) at Limerick 2m 2f 4yo hdl sft in Oct.
Killough Kin (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inner, 5th halfway, dropped to moderate 9th before 3 out, no extra, 9th of 11, well behind Umpact (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.