14:15 Clonmel

Thursday 28 February 2019

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Coral 100K Cash Cheltenham Smart Money Series Maiden Hurdle

2m 18y  |   Good (Good to Yielding in Places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:17  |   Winning time: 4m 2.2s

1st
11
12/1
T: W J BurkeJ: Rachael Blackmore
Waited with, moderate 9th from 3rd, closed approaching 3 out, soon 5th, 4th before straight, challenged between last 2, on terms before last, gained narrow lead and stayed on best run-in op 20/1
2nd
1
3
611-12
1/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, pushed along on inner after 3 out and soon squeezed for room, switched about in search of racing room straight, impeded 2 out, on terms before last where not fluent, narrowly headed and kept on without matching winner tchd 4/9 and 4/7
3rd
5 ½
10
7/2
T: Mrs D A LoveJ: Mr S Cavanagh (7)
Soon chased leaders, moderate 5th from 3rd, closer in 2nd after 3 out, soon challenged and on terms, led before 2 out, headed before last, soon dropped to 3rd and slight mistake, one pace tchd 4/1
4th
7 ½
8
25/1
T: W J BurkeJ: D J O'Keeffe (7)
Prominent in chasing group behind clear leader, moderate 2nd from 3rd, closed and led after 3 out, soon pressed and joined, headed before 2 out and slight mistake, no extra and one pace after op 50/1
5th
8
6
20/1
T: E O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Waited with, moderate 7th from 3rd, closer in 4th after 3 out, 5th before straight, soon no impression, one pace tchd 16/1
6th
22
5
12/1
T: P FentonJ: B Hayes
Took keen hold, led and soon well clear, slight mistake 3rd, reduced lead when slight mistake 5th, came back to field 3 out and soon headed, quickly no extra in 6th op 14/1
7th
21
9
66/1
T: J A BerryJ: Mr J P Berry (7)
Waited with, moderate 8th from 3rd, moderate 7th and no impression from after 3 out, soon no extra
8th
14
1
66/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Waited with, soon towards rear, drifted left after 4th, soon no danger op 50/1
9th
3 ¾
2
33/1
T: J P RyanJ: L Quinlan (7)
Chased leaders, moderate 3rd from 3rd, slight mistake next, under pressure approaching 5th, not fluent 4 out, weakened op 20/1
10th
26
4
11/1
T: Michael G KennedyJ: P D Kennedy
Mid-division early, moderate 6th from 3rd, slight mistake 4 out, weakened, tailed off op 12/1 tchd 10/1

Also Ran

PU
7
66/1
T: Miss H McLoughlinJ: D F O'Regan
Waited with, soon towards rear, behind and pulled up before 4 out

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Betting

Forecast

Pont Aven (1/2), Fur Elise (7/2), Eclat Du Large (11/1), Rebel Early (12/1), Keep Standing (12/1), Presenting Point (20/1), Trees Valley (25/1), Banquet Hill (33/1), Caddy Shack (66/1), Accidental (66/1), Georgia Grace (66/1)

Verdict
It says something that the highest officially rated in this is Banquet Hill with a mark of 92. Pont Aven will likely be sent off favourite but there is unlikely to be any value in chasing him at short odds given he has been soundly beaten having found little response to pressure on his two most recent starts. Trees Valley has a nice pedigree and looks one of the more likely types to win in the future, but on this occasion it may pay to side with FUR ELISE who made a satisfactory debut over hurdles in similarly modest company and who receives a useful allowance.
  1. Fur Elise
  2. Pont Aven
  3. Trees Valley
Prize Money
1st:
€7,084.00
2nd:
€2,197.00
3rd:
€1,047.00
4th:
€472.00
5th:
€184.00

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