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Wednesday 15 November 2017

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2m 4f  |   Soft to Heavy (heavy in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:27  |   Winning time: 5m 24.8s

1st
2
611-10
16/1
T: R O'LearyJ: R A Doyle (5)
Held up, 9th from 5th, closed up from before 3 out, soon chased leaders, led and stayed on best closing stages op 14/1
2nd
1 ¾
1
4/1
T: E O'ConnellJ: E O'Connell (7)
Held up, 12th from 5th, closed up from before 3 out, challenged from 2 out, led from last, headed and one pace closing stages op 7/2
3rd
¾
14
10/1
T: P A FahyJ: B Hayes
Held up, 14th from 5th, progress to chase leaders before straight, kept on without threatening run-in op 7/1 tchd 13/2
4th
1 ½
7
611-5
12/1
T: H SmythJ: Mr Neil Gault (7)
Soon tracked leaders, 3rd from 5th, slight mistake 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon on terms, headed and one pace from last op 20/1
5th
2 ¾
6
7/2f
T: Matthew J SmithJ: A E Lynch
Soon tracked leaders, 4th from 5th, led from 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon headed and one pace op 9/2
6th
3 ¾
3
11/2
T: E DoyleJ: B J Foley (5)
Held up, 10th from 5th, some slight mistakes, chased leaders from before straight, kept on same pace from between last 2 tchd 9/2
7th
nk
16
33/1
T: S SlevinJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
Held up, 13th from 5th, slight mistake 6th, headway from before straight, kept on same pace from before 2 out
8th
7 ½
5
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Soon mid-division, 8th from 5th, slight mistake 6th, chased leaders straight, soon one pace op 7/2 tchd 9/2
9th
6
11
33/1
T: W J LaniganJ: R Loughran
Held up, 11th from 5th, headway from before straight, kept on same pace from before 2 out
10th
26
9
20/1
T: G J PowerJ: M A Enright
Soon chased leaders, 6th from 5th, slight mistake 6th, no extra from before 2 out
11th
16
12
40/1
T: V T O'BrienJ: R P Treacy (5)
Soon chased leaders, 5th from 5th, some slight mistakes, no extra from before 2 out op 50/1
12th
9
13
33/1
T: S RyanJ: K J Brouder (7)
Disputed lead, headed 3 out, weakened from before next
13th
16
10
40/1
T: E McCarthyJ: S W Flanagan
Disputed lead, not fluent jumping, pushed along and headed before 6th, weakened 4 out op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
4
33/1
T: L WhitmoreJ: J J Slevin (3)
Held up, not fluent 1st, last from 5th, slight mistake 6th, no danger 4 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
15
810-12
66/1
T: R DonohoeJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division early, 7th from 5th, no extra approaching straight, pulled up before 2 out

Video Replay

Non-Runners

8
The Rap Queen20
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 6
T: Miss D O'Shea  J: Rachael Blackmore
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Mount Brandon48
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 8
T: R Tyner  J: Reserve 1
Betting

Forecast

The Church Gate (7/2), Be My Vinnie (4/1), Goodthynemilan (4/1), Cottonvale (11/2), Paddy's Orient (10/1), Zagnzig (12/1), The Rap Queen (12/1), Mount Brandon (12/1), Queeny (16/1), Glen's Dd (20/1), In A Pinch (33/1), Accordion Twilight (33/1), Lizzies Way (33/1), Flathertys Gap (33/1), Carrow Queen (40/1), Pound A Stroke (40/1), Shantelle (66/1)

Verdict
Division 1 of the concluding 2m4f handicap hurdle, and not a great deal of obvious strength in depth as one might expect given the grade. Be My Vinnie is an obvious starting point, and at first glance he appears high in the weights now 6lb higher for his 3m success at Limerick in March. However, his Ballinrobe effort in September reads well, with both Eiri Na Casca (Thurles) and Granny Biddy (twice at Cork) winning since. However, if you dig back into that Limerick contest, it's possible to build a solid case for the 15 race maiden THE CHURCH GATE. Ignoring his more recent efforts over fences, he was twice a runner up over hurdles during March, including when grabbed on the line by Be My Vinnie, and he could prove best suited by this reduced trip of 2m4f.
  1. The Church Gate
  2. Be My Vinnie
  3. Paddy's Orient

Previous Winners

2016
Logical Song
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: D E Mullins
  |  
T: Ms M Mullins
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
€6,160.00
2nd:
€1,909.00
3rd:
€910.00
4th:
€410.00
5th:
€160.00

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