15:20 Cork Sun 9 December 2018

  • Kerrymaid Novice Handicap Hurdle (80-102)
  • 2m 4f, Soft to Heavy (Heavy in places)
  • 20 Runners
  • Winner€6,775.002nd€2,101.003rd€1,001.004th€451.005th€176.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 35.4sOff time:15:23:20
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1
511-12OR: 102
25/1

Failed to make the frame in five career maiden hurdles, well beaten on each occasion. Looks a tall order on handicap debut.

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2
511-12OR: 102
11/1

Without a win in nine hurdles to date including five desolate handicap efforts. Vast improvement needed to figure.

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4
511-11OR: 101
20/1

Winner of a Killarney maiden hurdle at the third time of asking over 2m6f on good ground in May before finishing eighth of 14 beaten over 16L when last seen over C&D in July. May improve in first-time tongue-tie.

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5
511-9OR: 99
33/1

Four race maiden who turned in a dispiriting display over C&D in a hurdle last March. Tough ask and others preferred.

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6
511-7OR: 97BF
2/1

Followed up an encouraging run at Downpatrick when landing a Wexford handicap hurdle off a 10lb lower mark in October before a gallant second of 12 beaten 1L at Clonmel last month. Yard have a good record at this meeting in the last two years.

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7
611-2OR: 92
50/1

Bumper winner in April last year but has struggled since finishing third at Sligo in a handicap hurdle in May and five drab efforts since. Very little to be positive about.

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8
611-2OR: 92
25/1

Has a couple of fancy finishing positions on record but has generally been well beaten in a number of sombre displays since April. Requires a chunk of improvement to play a role here.

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9
711-2OR: 92CD
11/8

Course winner that has also won over this trip in his chase career. Without a win in nine hurdle starts but can be expected to improve on a neck defeat at Wexford in October.

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10
811-1OR: 91
25/1

Has shown relatively little in a number of hurdle starts and returns for her first hurdle start since April 2017. Handicapper may have given the mare a squeak here.

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11
511-0OR: 90
20/1

Nicely enough bred and a half-brother to the yard's useful hurdler/chaser All The Chimneys. Plenty improvement needed on handicap bow making first appearance since March and others preferred today.

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12
410-11OR: 91
50/1

Well beaten over 20L in each of his three handicap hurdle starts since October. Hard to fancy until he shows a hint of ability.

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13
410-10OR: 90
25/1

Finished 14th of 24 beaten 26L on first start for yard since a move from Joseph O'Brien. Worth a market check on handicap debut.

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14
510-8OR: 84
10/1

Unplaced in nine starts although fifth of 23 over C&D in first-time cheekpieces which he retains was probably a career best effort before disappointing once again here last month. Will need to improve to figure.

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15
610-8OR: 84
33/1

Well down the field in a number of gloomy hurdle efforts since April and there does not appear to be any signs of light at the end of the tunnel just yet.

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16
610-7OR: 83
25/1

Seemingly flattered by a fourth of 10 at Roscommon in May over the larger obstacles and remains without success in eight hurdle starts to date. May find this a tough assignment.

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17
810-5OR: 81
25/1

12-race maiden including five dismal hurdle efforts to date. Needs to show significant improvement in this company and easy to look elsewhere.

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18
710-5OR: 81
50/1

Well beaten and no impression in four hurdle starts including a heavy 15½L defeat on handicap debut at Gowran Park last month. Others look open to more improvement.

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19
710-4OR: 80
50/1

Career best effort when finishing 29L adrift of the winner in a Thurles 2m handicap hurdle last month. Others look more convincing at this level.

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20
410-4OR: 84
40/1

Lacking filly who has suffered a number of heavy defeats since May. Needs to find plenty of improvement to have a say in this company.

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21
510-4OR: 80
25/1

14-race maiden hurdler who found three handicap hurdle efforts fruitless last month. Hard to fancy in a race this competitive.

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Non-Runners

3
Serious Ego10
511-12OR: 102
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue

Last Year's Winner

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Betting

Forecast

Youcantcallherthat (11/8), Eight And Bob (2/1), Serious Ego (15/2), Bazarov (10/1), Ronald Pump (11/1), Citizen Al (20/1), The Chapel Field (20/1), First Class Return (25/1), Warrior Assassin (25/1), Simple Steps (25/1), Scotch Quay (25/1), Dawn Light Cave (25/1), Allduckornodinner (25/1), Out Of The Blue (25/1), Takemeback (33/1), Golan Cloud (33/1), Onemoreask (40/1), Grey Habit (50/1), Whereyounow (50/1), Lambs Lane (50/1), Annie Mae's Vision (50/1)

Verdict

The Willie Mullins-trained EIGHT AND BOB can take this contest if maintaining the form of his last three handicap hurdle starts. Youcantcallherthat will have her supporters based on a taking effort at Wexford in October and can emerge as the biggest threat to the five-year-old. Simple Steps and the Gordon Elliott-trained Serious Ego are capable of hitting the frame.
  1. Eight And Bob
  2. Youcantcallherthat
  3. Simple Steps

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F: 2212P-3

T: D Skelton

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F: 23-0

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Bags Groove

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