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Tuesday 2 May 2017

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    Spa At Breaffy Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 4f 150y  |   Good (Watering)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:20  |   Winning time: 5m 1.0s
1st
Horse silk
11
7/4j
T: A L T MooreJ: D N Russell
Settled 3rd, travelled well after 2 out, headway to lead narrowly at last, soon ridden, kept on well op 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
7
7/4j
T: P G KellyJ: Ruby Walsh
Chased leaders, 5th at 5th, improved to 4th after 2 out, ridden in 3rd after last, progress to 2nd 1f out, kept on, held op 15/8
3rd
Horse silk
4
12
20/1
T: S J MahonJ: D F O'Regan
Led, 2nd at 2nd, progress to lead before 2 out, headed at last, ridden and dropped to 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace op 18/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
511-5
11/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Raced 4th, progress to 2nd after 2 out, 3rd at last, soon ridden in 4th, kept on one pace tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
20
14
66/1
T: R MurphyJ: A W Short (7)
Towards rear, 9th at 5th, no impression in 7th before last, kept on, never nearer
6th
Horse silk
sh
3
12/1
T: G ElliottJ: B J Cooper
Niggled along early, soon tracked leader in 2nd, led narrowly at 2nd, headed before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, soon dropped to 5th, no extra op 11/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
4
66/1
T: J F O'SheaJ: D E Splaine
Mid-division, 8th at 5th, moderate 7th at last, kept on one pace
8th
Horse silk
20
5
9/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Towards rear, 11th at 5th, reminder after 5th, detached after 4 out, moderate 10th at last, never a factor
9th
Horse silk
hd
1
20/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: J J Slevin (5)
Ran 5th, 6th at 5th, no impression after 2 out, moderate 8th and mistake at last, no extra op 25/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¼
15
50/1
T: Miss M M GannonJ: P T Enright
In rear, 14th at 5th, detached after 4 out, never a factor
11th
Horse silk
hd
8
100/1
T: John G CarrJ: C D Maxwell
In rear, not fluent at 2nd, 12th at 5th, reminders after 5th, detached and ridden after 4 out, never a factor
12th
Horse silk
14
6
50/1
T: D J RyanJ: D J Mullins
Rear of mid-division, 10th at 5th, detached after 4 out, weakened
13th
Horse silk
6
9
50/1
T: M WintersJ: B Hayes
Towards rear, 13th at 5th, detached after 4 out, weakened

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
10
66/1
T: B ArtheyJ: D R Fox
Rear of mid-division, 7th at 5th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

18
Horse silk
Cresus De Grissay87
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: P Nolan  J: Reserve 3
NR
13
Horse silk
Ask Granny107
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 5
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: M J Bolger
NR
16
Horse silk
Penance16
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 7
T: T Gibney  J: Reserve 1
NR
17
Horse silk
Cher Why Not14
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: T Doyle  J: Reserve 2
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.70Pl:€1.10, €1.20, €3.90EX:€5.10Trifecta:€56.80SF:€4.55

Forecasts

Political Theatre (7/4), Dawn Raider (7/4), Fintara (11/2), Cresus De Grissay (8/1), Penance (8/1), Billy Flight (9/1), Berry Des Aulmes (12/1), Riverrainshine (20/1), Walkers Point (20/1), Cher Why Not (25/1), Ask Granny (33/1), Michael's Bird (50/1), Call Of The Loon (50/1), Harmoney Row (50/1), Julie's Luck (66/1), Big Picture (66/1), My Man Frankie (66/1), Graineyhill (100/1)

Verdict

POLITICAL THEATRE stepped up on previous efforts with a good run at Wexford in similar company last month and can open his account now with the return of Russell viewed as a plus. Similarly, the booking of the champion jockey to partner Dawn Raider suggests that after four decent showings over timber, connections are hopeful of a breakthrough this evening. Fintara is also worth considering while the frustrating Berry Des Aulmes may attract more support despite recent failings.
  1. Political Theatre
  2. Dawn Raider
  3. Fintara

Prize Money

1st: €6,775.002nd: €2,101.003rd: €1,002.004th: €450.005th: €176.00

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