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Thursday 21 September 2017

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    Tuam Herald Handicap Hurdle (80-95)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 107y  |   Soft to Heavy  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:45  |   Winning time: 4m 22.2s
1st
Horse silk
5
6/1c
T: M A CahillJ: S A Shortall (3)
Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, 4th at last, good headway run-in, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead near line op 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
½
7
910-13
6/1c
T: F CostelloJ: Rachael Blackmore
Mid-division, headway into 5th and ridden 2 out, 3rd at last, improved to lead under 1f out, soon briefly clear, no extra close home and headed near line op 9/1 tchd 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¾
15
6/1c
T: G T LynchJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
In rear, slight mistake 2nd and trailing, closer in 9th 4 out, ridden in 6th 2 out, 6th at last, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
10
10/1
T: M HouriganJ: A E Lynch
Rear of mid-division, good headway 4 out, went 2nd next, disputed lead 2 out, ridden and led at last, headed under 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 16/1
5th
Horse silk
sh
13
16/1
T: B T MurphyJ: D J McInerney (7)
Mid-division, 10th 3 out, ridden 2 out, 8th on outer at last, kept on without threatening run-in, never nearer
6th
Horse silk
2
3
6/1c
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, pushed along and dropped to rear halfway, headway again into 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression op 9/2
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
8/1
T: P A FahyJ: C M Leonard (7)
Tracked leader in 2nd, led 4 out, joined 2 out, soon ridden, headed at last, no impression run-in op 10/1 tchd 11/1
8th
Horse silk
1
6
16/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (5)
Tracked leaders, 4th when mistake and almost unseated rider 2 out, soon ridden and no impression op 14/1
9th
Horse silk
4 ¼
2
7/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: E O'Connell (7)
In rear, no impression from 3 out, some modest late progress tchd 8/1
10th
Horse silk
¾
14
16/1
T: S RyanJ: J J Slevin (3)
Mid-division, 11th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
11th
Horse silk
9
1
7/1
T: Donncha DugganJ: A McCurtin (5)
Mid-division on inner, progress on inner into 7th 2 out, soon ridden and weakened op 13/2
12th
Horse silk
24
4
16/1
T: F J FloodJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division on outer, weakened from 3 out, never a factor tchd 14/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
9
50/1
T: W HayesJ: P D Kennedy (3)
Rear of mid-division, progress on outer briefly halfway, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up after 4 out op 40/1
F
Horse silk
11
50/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: G N Fox
Led, ridden and headed 4 out, soon behind, fell at last
PU
Horse silk
12
810-11
28/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: C D Timmons (3)
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden and weakened 3 out, pulled up before last
PU
Horse silk
16
50/1
T: G T LynchJ: K C Sexton
Always behind, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last

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Non-Runners

18
Horse silk
Judge Not20
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 5
T: H Smyth  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Horse silk
Sylvi30
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: R K Watson  J: Reserve 3
NR
17
Horse silk
Barney King23
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 13
T: John G Carr  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€7.00Pl:€1.90, €1.80, €1.80, €2.60EX:€53.40Trifecta:€783.30Tricast:€238.90SF:€45.94

Forecasts

Theatre Run (6/1), Bad Cigar (6/1), Miss Mcilroy (6/1), Boytonrath (6/1), Sunset Sadie (7/1), Athloman Cottage (7/1), Paddy's Orient (8/1), Fairymount Boy (10/1), Kentucky Lass (16/1), Musical Ava (16/1), Lizzies Way (16/1), Ballykea Star (16/1), Barney King (20/1), Just Go (28/1), Bawntameena (50/1), Paddytheirishman (50/1), Jackapies Bay (50/1), Judge Not (50/1), Sylvi (50/1)

Verdict

A predictably healthy turnout for this relatively low grade handicap hurdle, but in truth many of the runners can be readily dismissed. Whilst the likes of Lizzies Way and Miss McIlroy couldn't be totally discounted from those horses who remain maidens, those with more solid handicap form make most appeal. Athloman Cottage and Boytonrath are very closely matched once more following their Tramore clash and should be involved at the business end of the race, whilst further improvement can be expected from Theatre Run now that she remains over the minimum trip. However, a chance is taken on the race fitness of SUNSET SADIE. She revels in testing conditions, and a winner at Cork in April, she doesn't appear fully in the grasp of the handicapper just yet despite a 7lb higher mark (of 93).
  1. Sunset Sadie
  2. Boytonrath
  3. Theatre Run

Previous Winners

2016
Tornado Watch
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 7
11/8

Prize Money

1st: €6,160.002nd: €1,909.003rd: €910.004th: €410.005th: €160.00

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