13:45 Fairyhouse

Saturday 22 February 2020

All13:4514:1714:5215:2716:0216:3717:12
  • Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m  |   Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:45  |   Winning time: 4m 22.0s
1st
9
6/1
T: D HoganJ: P J Cawley (7)
Mid-division, headway into 4th after 3 out and led next, pushed along and 3 lengths clear before last, ridden and kept on run-in, reduced advantage close home op 13/2 tchd 7/1
2nd
¾
6
4/1f
T: T MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Prominent, headway to dispute 4 out and led next, not fluent and headed 2 out, ridden and no impression in 2nd approaching last where not fluent, kept on well run-in op 5/1 tchd 11/2
3rd
2 ¾
8
8/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: N P Madden
Mid-division, headway on inner before 2 out, 3rd and pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on one pace run-in tchd 7/1
4th
1 ½
3
16/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Rear of mid-division, headway on outer approaching 2 out, went 4th and pushed along approaching last, ridden and kept on one pace run-in op 25/1
5th
11
13
6/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 1st, headway in 3rd 4 out and 2nd approaching straight, ridden and lost place after 2 out, 5th and no impression before last, no extra op 11/2 tchd 5/1
6th
8
11
12/1
T: G P CromwellJ: C P McNamara (5)
Towards rear, no impression early straight, kept on one pace after 2 out to go moderate 6th closing stages, never a factor op 8/1
7th
hd
4
7/1
T: P J RothwellJ: H Morgan (7)
Led after 1st, joined 4 out and headed next, soon pushed along and lost place, no extra from 2 out, not fluent last, weakened op 9/1
8th
2
1
66/1
T: N LeeJ: S D Torrens (7)
Rear of mid-division, never a factor, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, no extra op 50/1
9th
1 ¾
7
7/1
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, pushed along and no extra approaching 2 out, weakened op 9/1 tchd 13/2
10th
1
5
20/1
T: P A FahyJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, headway in 4th 3 out, slight mistake 2 out, soon ridden and no extra approaching last where mistake, weakened op 16/1 tchd 25/1
11th
2 ¼
12
100/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (3)
Rear of mid-division, reminder after 3rd and not fluent next, no extra in rear 3 out, weakened, never a factor
12th
20
10
66/1
T: T GibneyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra after 3 out, weakened op 80/1 tchd 100/1
13th
20
2
11/2
T: A J BlackJ: D N Russell
Prominent when slow 1st, tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, pushed along and lost place entering straight, soon no extra and eased after 2 out, tailed off op 4/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€6.40Pl:€1.90, €2.00, €2.50EX:€33.70Trifecta:€237.60SF:€31.09

Forecasts

Barnaviddaun (4/1), Zihuatanejo (11/2), Funky Dady (6/1), Silk Worm (6/1), Behind The Curtain (7/1), Big Debates (7/1), Hesamanofhisword (8/1), Surfing Tenor (12/1), I'm So Busy (16/1), Don Magnifica (20/1), Daring Disciple (66/1), Happie Days (66/1), Getaway Lucy (100/1)

Verdict

Not the strongest maiden hurdle ever held here so it looks a really good chance for seasoned campaigner BEHIND THE CURTAIN to finally make his mark after three previous podium finishes over hurdles. The biggest danger looks Hesamanofhisword who got as close to a win as any of these have at Clonmel latest. Rules debutant Zihuatanejo is a fascinating contender and certainly a potential player based on his form between the flags.
  1. Behind The Curtain
  2. Hesamanofhisword
  3. Zihuatanejo

Previous Winners

2019
Chavi Artist
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 6
11/4

Prize Money

1st: €11,999.002nd: €4,000.003rd: €2,000.004th: €999.005th: €599.006th: €400.00
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