13:50 Down Royal

Tuesday 28 January 2020

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Molson Coors Rated Novice Hurdle

2m 3f 120y  |   Soft (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 5m 11.8s

1st
2
9/4f
T: D A McLoughlinJ: C D Maxwell
Held up towards rear, slight mistake 4 out, ridden in 8th before 3 out, stayed on into 3rd before 2 out, 2nd before last, challenged run-in, disputed last strides and just prevailed at line op 2/1 tchd 5/2
2nd
nse
4
711-5
8/1
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Held up early, settled behind leaders from 3rd, 5th halfway, improved to dispute 3 out, narrow lead 2 out, soon ridden, strongly pressed run-in, joined last strides and just denied at line op 9/1
3rd
8
12
9/1
T: P A FahyJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, 6th halfway, progress to challenge 3 out, soon disputed, ridden in 2nd approaching 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on one pace op 8/1
4th
11
8
25/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Held up towards rear, closer in 6th 5 out, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 5th before 2 out, 4th and jumped right 2 out, kept on one pace
5th
12
11
10/1
T: Francis J FloodJ: L P Dempsey
Settled behind leaders, hampered 5th and soon hampered again, dropped towards rear, closer on outer 3 out, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, no extra in 5th when hampered 2 out, kept on one pace op 9/1
6th
28
6
8/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, weakened op 16/1
7th
1 ¾
9
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders, closer in 2nd halfway, challenged 5 out, disputed before 3 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon no extra and weakened op 10/1
8th
4 ¾
7
511-3
16/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: K C Sexton
Chased leaders, improved to lead after 5th, pressed from 5 out, joined before 3 out, ridden and headed 3 out, soon no extra and weakened op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
1
12/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Held up, towards rear halfway, progress into 6th 4 out, ridden and no extra before straight, weakened and pulled up before 3 out op 9/1 tchd 8/1
PU
3
14/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Soon led, slight mistake 1st, ridden and headed after 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before 5 out op 20/1
UR
5
511-4
4/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: O R Brown (7)
Disputed briefly, soon chased leader, 4th when mistake and unseated rider at 5th op 6/1 tchd 7/2

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Non-Runners

10
Gun Merchant18
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: G Elliott  J: D N Russell
Betting

Forecast

Opposites Attract (9/4), Fakir (4/1), Momus (8/1), Our Friend (8/1), Stormy Judge (9/1), Millen To One (10/1), Gun Merchant (10/1), Arahecan (12/1), Carrigmoorna Pine (12/1), Without Limites (14/1), Trevena (16/1), Father Ailbe (25/1)

Verdict
FAKIR did little wrong when winning last time out at Limerick and his trainer has reported this step up in trip should be no problem. If progressing again he may take all the beating in this interesting novice's event. Opposites Attract is on a upwards curve and did little wrong when winning last time out over course and distance. He will have plenty of supporters to follow up that victory. Carrigmoorna Pine could arguably have been coming into this race looking for a hat-trick but a fall close home last time out put paid to that. He had previously won well at Clonmel and look to have fair chance in this contest.
  1. Fakir
  2. Opposites Attract
  3. Carrigmoorna Pine

Previous Winners

2019
Denwork
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-7  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Rachael Blackmore
  |  
T: J P O'Brien
11/2
Prize Money
1st:
€9,600.00
2nd:
€3,200.00
3rd:
€1,600.00
4th:
€800.00
5th:
€480.00
6th:
€320.00

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