13:45 Limerick

Sunday 29 December 2019

All12:0012:3513:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

Irish Independent Hurdle (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 13.8s

1st
5
4/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Chased leader, 5th at 5th, progress at 6th, good headway to strongly challenge leader 2 out, led before last, headed run-in, pushed along to lead closing stages, kept on well op 9/2
2nd
2 ½
2
7/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J S McGarvey
Tracked leader, improved to 2nd at 6th, travelled well to lead before 2 out where strongly pressed, ridden and headed before last, led run-in, kept on, headed closing stages, not match winner tchd 6/1
3rd
¾
8
18/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S A Shortall
Chased leader, 7th at 5th, improved to 4th 2 out, stayed on to 3rd before last, kept on well, never nearer op 16/1
4th
6 ½
6
410-13
6/4f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Chased leader, 4th at 5th, 5th before 3 out, under pressure and ridden entering straight, dropped to 6th 2 out, ran on to 4th run-in without threatening op 7/4 tchd 2/1
5th
1 ¼
4
33/1
T: J HalleyJ: R P Treacy
Tracked leader, 2nd at 5th, 3rd at 6th, pushed along before 3 out, dropped to 7th 2 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on run-in, no danger
6th
½
7
14/1
T: J P RyanJ: L Quinlan
In touch on inner, 6th at 5th, 5th 2 out, no impression before last op 20/1
7th
1
1
2/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B Hayes
Led, 2 lengths clear at 5th, soon increased advantage, not fluent at 6th and reduced advantage, pushed along and headed before 2 out where not fluent, weakened op 7/4 tchd 13/8
8th
76
3
410-13
200/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Raced in detached rear, trailing before 5th, never a factor, completely tailed off op 100/1

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Betting

Forecast

Surin (6/4), Franco De Port (2/1), Soviet Pimpernel (4/1), Gardens of Babylon (7/1), The Little Yank (14/1), Global Equity (18/1), Foreign Secretary (33/1), Ekanse (200/1)

Verdict
A fascinating Grade 3 event. The Little Yank could go very well on his hurdles debut, while Soviet Pimpernel, Gardens Of Babylon and Franco De Port all look likely to be serious players. However, SURIN arrives in super form, is proven at this level, and it taken to complete a hat-trick.
  1. Surin
  2. Franco De Port
  3. Gardens of Babylon
Prize Money
1st:
€20,400.00
2nd:
€6,800.00
3rd:
€3,400.00
4th:
€1,701.00
5th:
€1,020.00
6th:
€680.00

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