15:55 Sligo

Sunday 28 April 2019

All13:5014:2014:5015:2515:5516:3017:0017:30

    Sligo Racecourse Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 4f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 5m 10.5s
1st
Horse silk
13
7/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leaders and 4th from halfway, took closer order from 4 out and improved to dispute lead before 2 out, soon led, ridden and pressed from last, kept on best run-in op 10/3
2nd
Horse silk
¾
4
12/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
Mid-division and 7th from halfway, progress from 3 out and ridden in 2nd after next, challenged at last and hung slightly right run-in, kept on well without reaching winner op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
5
6
40/1
T: D HoganJ: S A Mulcahy (7)
Towards rear and 10th from halfway, pushed along from 4 out and went 6th after next, ridden from 2 out and kept on into 3rd run-in, not threatening principals op 50/1
4th
Horse silk
5
5
11/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Mr P W Mullins
Mid-division and 5th from halfway, good progress into 2nd from 5 out, not fluent 3 out, improved to dispute lead before next, soon pushed along and headed, no extra and kept on same pace from before last op 10/1 tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
½
14
10/1
T: J P RyanJ: L Quinlan (7)
Mid-division and 6th from halfway, closer in 5th from 3 out and ridden after next, no impression and kept on same from before last op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
7
10
5/1
T: N McKnightJ: A W Short (3)
Chased leaders on outer, big jump 1st, not fluent 3rd, improved to lead before 4th, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon no extra and weakened tchd 9/2
7th
Horse silk
10
9
8/1
T: Eamon CourtneyJ: P T Enright
Mid-division and 8th from halfway, pushed along from 4 out and no impression in 7th from 2 out op 6/1
8th
Horse silk
7
12
100/1
T: P J GilliganJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
Soon led, headed and dropped to 2nd before 4th where not fluent, lost place from 4 out, soon no extra and weakened
9th
Horse silk
50
11
100/1
T: L YoungJ: J J Slevin
Towards rear and 12th from halfway, pushed along from 4 out and soon no impression, tailed off
10th
Horse silk
3 ½
1
66/1
T: J T R DreaperJ: K M Donoghue
Towards rear and 13th from halfway, not fluent 6th, detached and ridden before 4 out, no extra, tailed off
11th
Horse silk
3 ¼
2
16/1
T: Ms M MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, dropped towards rear and 11th from halfway, detached in rear before 4 out and no extra, tailed off tchd 14/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
15
7/4f
T: D A McLoughlinJ: P Townend
Chased leaders, big jump 1st, not fluent 5th, 3rd from halfway, soon lost place and weakening when not fluent 3 out, no extra in 9th when pulled up before next op 5/2
PU
Horse silk
16
100/1
T: Michael E HallinanJ: C A Landers (5)
Towards rear early, closer in mid-division and 9th from halfway, mistake 4 out and soon no extra, pulled up before 2 out
UR
Horse silk
17
100/1
T: Eamon CourtneyJ: K J Brouder (5)
Raced in rear, some progress from 4 out, no impression in 10th when bad mistake and unseated rider 2 out op 50/1

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Hotel Du Nord41
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: R M Power
NR
18
Horse silk
Longfordwood Lad127
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: L Young  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Horse silk
Gangsters Paradise91
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: Ian O'Connor  J: Reserve 3
NR
3
Horse silk
Bannow Breeze16
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: Mrs D Foster  J: J R Wildman
NR
8
Horse silk
Life Isfor Living50
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 6
T: O McKiernan  J: B Browne
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€3.20Pl:€1.70, €3.10, €17.40EX:€55.50Trifecta:€1,125.50SF:€46.26

Forecasts

The Echo Boy (7/4), Hotel Du Nord (9/4), Soldier At War (7/2), Outside The Ring (5/1), Our Dark Horse (8/1), Summer Hill (10/1), Future Monarch (11/1), Castlebellingham (12/1), Life Isfor Living (14/1), Ballymac Boy (16/1), Longfordwood Lad (33/1), Gangsters Paradise (33/1), Bannow Breeze (33/1), Generator City (40/1), Ballyboy Bridge (66/1), Rio Gold (100/1), Pass Cross (100/1), Sherlock Oaks (100/1), Glencullen Hero (100/1)

Verdict

Despite blowing a little hot and cold at times, the Jessica Harrington-trained HOTEL DU NORD can lose his maiden tag here, getting off the mark at the fifth time of asking. The gelding can be forgiven his last start at Navan, as can the Gordon Elliott-trained, Soldier At War who finished well behind Envoi Allen when last seen in December and is expected to go better over hurdles. Future Monarch and The Echo Boy can battle for prize money.
  1. Hotel Du Nord
  2. Soldier At War
  3. The Echo Boy

Prize Money

1st: €7,084.002nd: €2,197.003rd: €1,047.004th: €472.005th: €184.00

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