15:10 Cork

Sunday 20 October 2019

All14:0514:3515:1015:4016:1516:5017:25

    McCarthy Plant & Agri Sales Handicap Hurdle (80-109)

  • 4YO plus  |   3m  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:11  |   Winning time: 6m 17.1s
1st
Horse silk
7
4/1f
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Waited with, 13th from 3rd, slight mistake 5th, closer in 10th from 9th, tight for room after 4 out, slight mistake next, challenged from before 2 out, soon on terms, led before last, eased away run-in, stayed on well op 9/2 tchd 5/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
11
25/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: Rachael Blackmore
Waited with, 11th from 3rd, closed up and prominent approaching straight, on terms approaching 3 out where led travelling smoothly, pressed from before 2 out, soon joined, headed before last, one pace run-in op 33/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
5
6/1
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Waited with, a little keen, 10th from 3rd, closed from 9th, slight mistake 5 out and pushed along briefly, prominent approaching straight, on terms approaching 3 out where headed and not fluent, no impression before last, kept on without threatening op 8/1 tchd 11/2
4th
Horse silk
½
4
8/1
T: A McNamaraJ: D P Maxwell (7)
Mid-division early, a little keen, 6th from 3rd, slight mistake 6th, 9th from 9th, slight mistake 5 out, effort straight, one pace from before 2 out op 7/1
5th
Horse silk
4
1
611-12
11/2
T: M WintersJ: S D Torrens (7)
Mid-division early, 7th from 3rd, 8th from 9th, slight mistake 4 out, soon impeded and pushed along, no impression before straight, kept on without threatening op 13/2
6th
Horse silk
1
3
6/1
T: R SweeneyJ: P T Enright
Mid-division early, 7th from 3rd, 8th from 9th, slight mistake 4 out, soon impeded and pushed along, no impression before straight, kept on without threatening
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
13
25/1
T: Miss D O'SheaJ: D J O'Keeffe (3)
Disputed lead, headed approaching 3 out, soon no impression
8th
Horse silk
2
9
511-0
12/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: P D Kennedy
Tracked leaders, 4th from 3rd, some slight mistakes, slightly impeded after 4 out, soon lost position, no impression before straight op 10/1
9th
Horse silk
14
6
33/1
T: S AherneJ: K C Sexton
Waited with, last from 3rd, some headway but no impression from before 2 out
10th
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
20/1
T: S SpillaneJ: L Quinlan (7)
Disputed lead, headed from 4 out, no extra from before 2 out op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
½
12
40/1
T: P J RothwellJ: A W Short (3)
Waited with, 12th from 3rd, still towards rear from 9th, pushed along briefly from 5 out, pushed along again from next, no impression before straight op 33/1 tchd 50/1
12th
Horse silk
¾
2
8/1
T: A MurrayJ: J J Slevin
Disputed lead early, soon raced in 3rd, slight mistake 5 out, lost position and not much room briefly after 4 out and pushed along, soon no impression

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
8
50/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Mid-division early, not fluent 2nd, 8th from 3rd, 7th from 9th, pushed along after 4 out, no impression before straight, soon pulled up op 33/1
UR
Horse silk
14
10/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: C P McNamara (7)
Mid-division early, 9th from 3rd, 12th from 9th, veered left and attempted to run out and unseated rider 4 out op 8/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€4.60Pl:€1.60, €6.40, €2.40EX:€80.80Trifecta:€935.10Tricast:€612.18SF:€109.79

Forecasts

Flooring Porter (4/1), Doldido (11/2), Big Tree (6/1), Whereyounow (6/1), Classic Concorde (8/1), Napoleon Blue (8/1), My Lovely Boy (10/1), Whydah (12/1), Ballea Fox (20/1), Double Windsor (25/1), Long Island Jenn (25/1), Nicole's Milan (33/1), Elusive Exclusive (40/1), Rightback Atya (50/1)

Verdict

A tough race to find a winner but slight preference is given to Classic Concorde who showed he was returning to his best form when runner-up off a similar mark last time out at Clonmel over this trip. A reproduction of that form should see him go close. Flooring Porter raced last time at Downpatrick as though this trip would be right up his street and if he can progress again, he may be a very well handicapped horse. Another who should enjoy this step up in trip is Big Tree. The gelding was doing his best work last time out in the closing stages at Gowran Park and is capable of running a big race.
  1. Classic Concorde
  2. Flooring Porter
  3. Big Tree

Previous Winners

2018
The Ballyboys
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 8
8/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,500.002nd: €2,500.003rd: €1,250.004th: €625.005th: €375.006th: €250.00

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