17:40 Ballinrobe

Tuesday 7 May 2019

All17:4018:1018:4019:1019:4020:1020:40

    Connolly's Mercedez Benz Sligo & Galway Maiden Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 1f 121y  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:40  |   Winning time: 4m 18.7s
1st
Horse silk
3
8/11f
T: G ElliottJ: Katie O'Farrell (5)
Settled behind leaders, slightly awkward 1st, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd 3 out, improved to lead before last, pressed last, ridden to assert entering straight, kept on well closing stages tchd 4/5
2nd
Horse silk
4
15
510-11
33/1
T: J P RyanJ: C Brassil (5)
Held up towards rear, progress into 7th 2 out, improved in 3rd before last, challenged last, ridden in 2nd entering straight, kept on without matching winner closing stages op 100/1
3rd
Horse silk
24
4
16/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: S J Gray (3)
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 2 out, ridden and headed before last, soon no extra
4th
Horse silk
nk
2
8/1
T: D DonovanJ: C A Landers (5)
Disputed briefly, chased leaders early, 7th halfway, closer in 4th 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, soon no extra op 9/1
5th
Horse silk
8
10
4/1
T: N MeadeJ: J M Moore
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, closer in 4th after 3 out, ridden and no extra before last tchd 7/2
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
13
16/1
T: J W NicholsonJ: Mr L P Gilligan (7)
Mid-division, ridden in 8th after 3 out, slight mistake next and soon no extra op 20/1
7th
Horse silk
11
14
66/1
T: J H BlackJ: S A Shortall
Held up towards rear, no impression 3 out, moderate 9th before last, kept on one pace behind closing stages
8th
Horse silk
9 ½
5
28/1
T: E McNamaraJ: J S McGarvey
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden in 3rd, no extra before last, weakened tchd 33/1
9th
Horse silk
22
12
100/1
T: E SheehyJ: R A Doyle (3)
Mid-division, closer in 6th after 3 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, weakened
10th
Horse silk
19
1
711-12
66/1
T: Peter MaherJ: P E Corbett
Always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, weakened op 80/1
11th
Horse silk
hd
7
100/1
T: J P FaheyJ: I J McCarthy
Mid-division, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened
12th
Horse silk
13
6
33/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: C D Maxwell
Always towards rear, no impression 3 out, weakened op 100/1

Also Ran

T: P A FahyJ: S F O'Keeffe (7)
Soon led, ran around approaching 1st, clear from 2nd, reduced lead before 3 out, soon headed and weakened, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
11
28/1
T: S J MahonJ: R P Treacy (3)
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up before last op 100/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Cork Mick
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 5
T: E McCarthy  J: K J Brouder
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.60Pl:€1.02, €18.10, €3.20EX:€91.80Trifecta:€1,514.70SF:€43.64

Forecasts

Road To Dubai (8/11), In Your Shadow (4/1), Edelweis De L'aube (7/1), Cash In Mind (8/1), Tooreen Legend (16/1), Pat Coyne (16/1), Cork Mick (20/1), Bachelor Pad (28/1), Kilcolgan Rocket (28/1), Bonarc (33/1), Bannow Breeze (33/1), Scobies Gold (66/1), Bizzario (66/1), Lough Eske (100/1), Byrnersround (100/1)

Verdict

The Gordon Elliott-trained ROAD TO DUBAI sets the standard here following his fourth of 22 behind Fakir D'oudairies at Cork in January. The Aqlaam gelding can progress from that run at the expense of In Your Shadow for trainer Noel Meade in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud and Cash In Mind.
  1. Road To Dubai
  2. In Your Shadow
  3. Cash In Mind

Previous Winners

2018
Avellino
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
2/7

Prize Money

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

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