13:50 Down Royal

Saturday 2 November 2019

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North Down Marquees Handicap Hurdle (0-150) (Grade B)

2m 100y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 4m 14.8s
Weighed In
1st
6
510-10
11/4
T: W P MullinsJ: M P Walsh
Disputed lead early, headed 2nd, remained prominent, improved to lead 3 out, pushed along from 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, reduced advantage close home op 5/2
2nd
¾
11
33/1
T: P W FlynnJ: L P Dempsey
In rear, headway 4 out, 6th next, ridden in 3rd and slight mistake 2 out, 4th at last, stayed on well run-in to go 2nd close home
3rd
nk
13
6/1
T: Paul TraynorJ: M A Enright
Tracked leaders, took keen hold, 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 4th 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd close home tchd 13/2
4th
5 ½
1
16/1
T: D McDonoghJ: S D Torrens (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, 2nd next, no extra in 3rd at last, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 14/1
5th
nk
9
16/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Rachael Blackmore
Tracked leaders on inner, dropped to mid-division at halfway, ridden in 7th after 3 out, 5th next, no impression op 20/1
6th
8
8
14/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Mid-division, headway into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, dropped to 6th next, no impression op 12/1
7th
11
4
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: K Brogan (7)
Rear of mid-division, dropped to rear and pushed along at 5th, soon ridden, some progress after 3 out, kept on one pace
8th
1 ½
7
12/1
T: Padraig RocheJ: D J O'Keeffe (3)
In rear, bumped at 1st, headway from 4 out, pushed along in 8th on outer 3 out, soon ridden and no impression tchd 10/1
9th
18
14
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Disputed lead early, led from 2nd, slight mistakes 3rd and 4th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened
10th
15
5
25/1
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor
11th
1
15
8/1
T: S R B CrawfordJ: J J Slevin
Disputed lead early, raced on outer, headed 2nd, dropped to mid-division and no impression from 4 out, weakened op 9/1
12th
nk
12
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Rear of mid-division, under pressure 5th, no impression from next, never a factor op 14/1
13th
43
10
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, weakened
14th
50
3
5/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Rear of mid-division on outer, niggled along on outer 4th, in rear at halfway and eased after 4 out op 9/2

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Non-Runners

2
Golden Spear20
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 8
T: A J Martin  J: E O'Connell
Betting

Forecast

Rathhill (5/2), Janidil (11/4), Shumaker (6/1), Curious Times (8/1), Arthur's Quay (12/1), La Sorelita (14/1), Hearts Are Trumps (16/1), Allez Dance (16/1), Free Ranger (16/1), Polished Steel (16/1), Golden Spear (16/1), Cool Colonnade (25/1), Star Maker (25/1), Try Again (33/1), Count Simon (33/1)

Verdict
Shumaker is bidding for a four-timer but his latest hike in the ratings may prove enough to thwart him now. Willie Mullins fires a quartet at the target and, in truth, none can be ruled out though Janidil and La Sorelita may be best. Curious Times is a potential improver while Hearts Are Trumps is very consistent but it is noteworthy that Nicky Henderson sends RATHHILL here. He was favourite for the Tolworth when last spotted and is just a third ever runner at this venue for the Seven Barrows chief. He may prove good enough to defy his opening handicap mark.
  1. Rathhill
  2. Hearts Are Trumps
  3. Janidil

Previous Winners

2018
Golden Spear
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 7
Weight: 10-11  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: E O'Connell
  |  
T: A J Martin
12/1
Prize Money
1st: €30,000.002nd: €10,000.003rd: €4,999.004th: €2,500.005th: €1,500.006th: €1,000.00

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