13:45 Wexford

Sunday 17 March 2019

All13:4514:2014:5515:3016:0016:3517:10

M & T Plant Hire Maiden Hurdle

2m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 16.8s

1st
2
5/2j
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall
Mid-division early, 6th at 4th, soon improved, slight mistake 7th, pushed along approaching straight, on terms from before last, gained narrow lead near side and stayed on well run-in op 7/4
2nd
¾
6
10/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: A W Short (3)
Took keen hold, soon led, slight mistake 4th, not fluent 5th, joined from before last, narrowly headed and kept on without matching winner run-in
3rd
nk
1
5/1
T: C ByrnesJ: C A Landers (5)
Mid-division early, slight mistake 3rd, 8th at 4th, pushed along and headway from 3 out, kept on without quite matching front pair run-in op 8/1
4th
¾
7
5/2j
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: M P Walsh
Soon chased leaders, 5th at 4th, pushed along from 3 out, not go with leaders next until closed from before last, kept on without matching principals run-in op 11/4
5th
2 ½
5
16/1
T: P NolanJ: C Brassil (5)
Soon tracked leaders, a little keen, 4th at 4th, soon improved, not fluent 2 out, slight mistake last and one pace op 20/1
6th
hd
9
16/1
T: P FentonJ: M A Enright
Waited with, 10th at 4th, some headway and effort on outer straight, kept on without threatening
7th
6 ½
11
16/1
T: E DoyleJ: R J Condon (7)
Waited with, soon in rear, slightly slow at 2nd, some headway but no impression approaching 2 out where slight mistake, slight mistake last and one pace
8th
9 ½
8
10/1
T: T O'BrienJ: D F O'Regan
Waited with, slight mistake 2nd, 9th at 4th, no impression approaching straight, one pace op 12/1
9th
3 ¼
10
33/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Prominent, 2nd when slight mistake 4th, lost position from 6th, no impression into straight, one pace op 50/1

Also Ran

PU
4
14/1
T: J M BarrettJ: S J Gray (3)
Led early, prominent, not fluent 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd at 4th, slight mistake 7th, lost position and no extra approaching straight, pulled up before 2 out op 16/1
PU
12
33/1
T: R P CodyJ: D Meyler
Mid-division early, slight mistakes 2nd and 3rd, 7th at 4th, dropped behind from before 3 out, soon pulled up tchd 40/1

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Non-Runners

3
The Last Emperor184
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: Emmet Mullins  J: P T Enright
Betting

Forecast

Christopher Robin (5/2), Fiveallin (5/2), The Last Emperor (4/1), Advanced Virgo (5/1), Cobaltic (10/1), Frere Fontaine (10/1), Arizona Boy (14/1), Cloak Of Darkness (16/1), Lake Chad (16/1), Western Rambler (16/1), Peaches And Cream (33/1), Garrylawn (33/1)

Verdict
There were excuses for CHRISTOPHER ROBIN on his last start due to a lost shoe during the race and the four-year-old wouldn't have to improve much on previous starts to land the spoils in the opener for Cheltenham festival winning yard. 30,000gns purchase at Newmarket sales in November last year, The Last Emperor can emerge as the biggest danger here on hurdling debut, while Westerner gelding, Western Rambler is another worthy of consideration on first start.
  1. Christopher Robin
  2. The Last Emperor
  3. Western Rambler

Previous Winners

2018
Msassa
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: P Townend
  |  
T: W P Mullins
1/4
Prize Money
1st:
€7,084.00
2nd:
€2,197.00
3rd:
€1,047.00
4th:
€472.00
5th:
€184.00

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