12:35 Cork Sun 8 December 2019

  • Galtee 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m, Yielding to Soft
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner€7,800.002nd€2,600.003rd€1,300.004th€650.005th€390.006th€260.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 16.3sOff time:12:35:19
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1
311-0OR:
7/1

Modest 63-rated handicapper on the Flat winning one of his 10 starts. Ran a pleasing race on hurdling debut in a Gowran Park maiden last month finishing third of the 16-runners on heavy ground over 2m. More than capable of a big run.

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2
311-0OR:
50/1

Five-race maiden over timber with efforts getting progressively worse as highlighted by a fall at the fifth flight at Punchestown last month. Good chance handicaps will suit in future.

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3
311-0OR:
8/1

Showed some glimpses of ability on the Flat, though hardly progressive in five starts. Sixth of 13 beaten over 13L on hurdling debut in a Down Royal maiden over a similar trip when last seen in August. Best watched for the moment.

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4
311-0OR:
33/1

Winner of one of seven starts on the Flat which came in a Ballinrobe 1m1f handicap on yielding to soft ground in June. Sent off at odds of 50/1 on hurdling debut at Gowran Park last month before running accordingly. Needs a chunk of improvement.

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5
311-0OR:
80/1

Gelding by Frozen Power out of a USA bred mare. Let down by some erratic leaps at a number of his hurdles in two starts in October. Hard to fancy with others holding sturdier claims.

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6
311-0OR:
12/1

Gelding by Sea The Moon. Beaten 25L into sixth on hurdles debut at Fairyhouse before a 32L reversal in a Punchestown maiden over a similar trip last month. Struggling in recent performances and tough to see where improvement is coming from.

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7
311-0OR: BF
12/1

78-rated maiden on the Flat running well in a number of starts over the summer without getting his head in front. Market likely to reveal expectations on hurdling debut.

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8
Jeyyaadb1,t143
311-0OR:
100/1

No sign of ability in trio of maidens from 7f to 2m on the Flat since his debut in August 2018. Unlikely to be a good sign the Dark Angel gelding sports first-time blinkers for hurdling debut.

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9
311-0OR:
100/1

45-rated, seven-race maiden on the Flat, mostly meeting with wide-margin defeats. Detached by half-way on hurdling debut when sent off at odds of 100/1 at Galway in October. Looks a tall order.

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10
311-0OR:
100/1

Milan gelding who is a brother to Martello Tower who was smart over hurdles and fences. Is also a half-brother to Martello Park who scored in a bumper and over hurdles. Tailed off on both hurdle starts since August.

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11
311-0OR:
14/1

By So You Think out of an In The Wings mare. Below-par 55-rated handicapper on the Flat but shaped with plenty of promise on hurdling introduction in a Gowran Park maiden over a similar trip last month. Market likely to be the best guide.

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12
Pasleyp1,t21
311-0OR: BF
2/5

Won a 1m6f Gowran handicap on heavy off a mark of 71 on final Flat start in October. Beaten 1¾L on a promising hurdling debut in a Punchestown 3-Y-O contest last month finishing second of 14 behind Sacchoandvanzetti. Sets the standard.

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13
311-0OR:
22/1

Several respectable efforts in handicaps for William Haggas over the summer. Well held beaten 20L on hurdling debut in a Bangor-On-Dee maiden last month. Plenty to find.

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14
311-0OR:
66/1

Fell on hurdling debut at Punchestown before a dismal display over 2m in a Gowran Park maiden on heavy ground, both races coming in the last month. Will need to raise overall profile to play a part here.

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16
310-7OR:
100/1

No signs of improvement in three career starts over hurdles since making her debut in August. Others appear to have more scope for improvement.

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17
310-7OR: BF
40/1

Casamento filly out of an Echo Of Light mare. Four-race maiden on the Flat, well beaten on all starts. Best watched on debut over timber.

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Non-Runners

15
Me Well32
310-7OR: -
T: R SweeneyJ: S J Gray

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Maze Runner311-013/8
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend

Betting

Forecast

Pasley (2/5), Bajan Excell (7/1), Clemencia (8/1), Gealach (12/1), Hazran (12/1), Millford Sound (14/1), Politicise (22/1), Ellaat (33/1), Pretty Fantasy (40/1), Charlie Bit Me (50/1), Scalino (66/1), Me Well (66/1), Frozen Spring (80/1), Martello Boy (100/1), Our Nancy (100/1), Little Stone (100/1), Jeyyaad (100/1)

Verdict

Difficult to ignore the obvious chances of the J P McManus-owned PASLEY. The son of Camelot shaped well on hurdling debut finishing second of 14 beaten 1¾L in a Punchestown 3-Y-O contest last month behind Sacchoandvanzetti and can improve on that effort here at the expense of the Gavin Cromwell-trained Bajan Excell who traveled well on hurdling debut in a Gowran Park maiden last month finishing third of the 16-runners on heavy ground over 2m. Millford Sound and Harzan on hurdling debut can compete for minor honours.
  1. Pasley
  2. Bajan Excell
  3. Millford Sound

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