13:10 Thurles

Thursday 19 January 2017

All12:1012:4013:1013:4514:1514:5015:2516:00

    W.t. O'grady Memorial E.B.F. Novice Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 7f  |   Yielding to Soft  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:10  |   Winning time: 6m 0.4s
1st
Horse silk
5
5/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up behind leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, pushed out to assert before last, ridden and kept on strongly run-in op 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
9
2
6/5f
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Led and disputed, slight mistake 1st and headed, settled behind leaders, 3rd halfway, close up on outer before 4 out, led before 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out where slight mistake, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on one pace op 11/10 tchd 5/4
3rd
Horse silk
10
7
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: B J Foley (7)
Prominent and disputed, headed before 3 out, ridden in 3rd and no impression before 2 out, kept on one pace
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
6
12/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Held up towards rear, slight mistake 7th, ridden 3 out, soon no impression in 4th, kept on one pace tchd 11/1
5th
Horse silk
46
4
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up early, jumped left, improved and close up from 3rd, led and disputed before next, slight mistake 5 out, slight mistake next, soon headed, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened before next op 5/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
12/1
T: J H CullotyJ: D J Mullins
Prominent, led and disputed from 1st, headed before 4th, towards rear before 6th, ridden 5 out, weakened before next, pulled up before 3 out tchd 10/1

Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Brightest Flame18
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: N Meade  J: S W Flanagan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.20Pl:€1.60, €1.20EX:€6.10Trifecta:€82.00SF:€5.93

Forecasts

Battleford (6/5), The Storyteller (5/2), Some Neck (9/2), Brightest Flame (10/1), Billy's Hope (12/1), Electric Concorde (12/1), Wishmoor (33/1)

Verdict

BATTLEFORD fluffed his lines on debut over hurdles but got it right second time out at Leopardstown over Christmas. He steps up in trip here and can continue winning ways as he learns his trade over jumps. The Storyteller could not have been more impressive in his Limerick romp latest and is greatly respected for his in-form trainer while Some Neck also impressed with his Limerick success over Christmas. A 7lbs hike asks a big questions of Leopardstown handicap winner Electric Concorde against some potentially smart rivals now, while Brightest Flame will find this much tougher than his Tramore win on New Year's Day. 1. Battleford 2. The Storyteller 3. Some Neck

Prize Money

1st: €8,918.002nd: €2,755.003rd: €1,305.004th: €580.005th: €218.00

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