19:50 Cork Fri 13 July 2018

  • Little Hours Play After Racing Hurdle
  • 2m 4f, Good to Firm (Good in places, watering)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner€12,915.002nd€3,990.003rd€1,890.004th€840.005th€315.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 42.8sOff time:19:51:10
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1
911-6OR: 137CD
33/1

Fair hurdler, won four-runner contest here in March over 2m, well beaten over this trip at Down Royal most recently and others seems more likely on the formbook despite connections.

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2
911-0OR: 116
33/1

Fair hurdler, won final two starts last year, held on recent return at Wexford in a handicap over similar trip to this and lots to find on today's terms against these rivals.

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3
911-0OR: 160D
8/1

High-class hurdler, last spotted finishing 1¾ lengths third to Wicklow Brave in Punchestown Grade 1 in April 2017. Left Willie Mullins since, beats these if ability remains intact.

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4
911-0OR: 136CD
8/1

Former course winner and a smart hurdler, runner-up at Down Royal (2m4f, good to firm) recently, can ensure this is an honest test.

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5
811-0OR: 126D
4/1

Grade 2 scorer at Punchestown in November over fences and continued to run well in that sphere since, including runner-up finish there last month over 2m5f. Entitled to be in the shake-up back over smaller obstacles.

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6
810-13OR: 138C
8/13

Fairly useful hurdler for champion trainer, winner at Ballinrobe last time out, this is plenty tougher on paper.

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7
610-7OR:
66/1

Decent over fences on the continent when last spotted, has a 425-day absence to defy on first start for new trainer and fair chance he'll need this.

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Last Year's Winner

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Rashaan511-105/2
T: C KiddJ: S W Flanagan

Betting

Forecast

Good Thyne Tara (8/13), Woodland Opera (4/1), Arctic Fire (8/1), Flaxen Flare (8/1), Antimatter (33/1), Lieutenant Colonel (33/1), Samsara (66/1)

Verdict

Former Champion Hurdle runner-up ARCTIC FIRE would dismiss these rivals with contempt should he retain the majority of his ability. We haven't seen him for a while but he is only nine-years-old and gets the nod to prove his well-being. Woodland Opera is a useful chaser not without hopes over the smaller obstacles while Flaxen Flare will be dangerous if given a handy time in front. Good Thyne Tara is in form and not one to bypass for connections.
  1. Arctic Fire
  2. Flaxen Flare
  3. Good Thyne Tara

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