13:50 Down Royal

Tuesday 17 March 2020

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:20

Bluegrass Maiden Hurdle

2m 140y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 4m 32.5s

1st
12
10/3
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: R M Power
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 2nd 3 out, soon ridden to dispute, led after 2 out, kept on well from before last op 13/2
2nd
8
5
12/1
T: A J MartinJ: D J Mullins
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, led approaching 3 out, joined after 3 out and travelled well, ridden before next, headed after 2 out, no extra in 2nd when slight mistake last, kept on same pace op 11/1
3rd
9
9
3/1f
T: S R B CrawfordJ: J J Slevin
Disputed early, chased leaders from 2nd, 4th halfway, pushed along after 4 out, ridden in 5th 3 out, no impression on leaders in moderate 3rd before next, kept on one pace op 15/8
4th
3 ¼
1
4/1
T: Denis HoganJ: D G Hogan
Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression before next, kept on one pace, slight mistake last op 7/2
5th
1 ½
4
10/3
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression in moderate 5th before next, kept on one pace op 11/2
6th
2 ¾
13
411-0
33/1
T: A J MartinJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, mistake 2nd, some progress into 7th before 3 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace op 40/1
7th
5 ½
10
80/1
T: Paul TraynorJ: B Hayes
Held up, rear of mid-division, 10th before 3 out, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace
8th
nse
11
150/1
T: W J BrysonJ: Mr N Gault (7)
Disputed early, slight mistake 1st and chased leaders, dropped to mid-division before 4th, ridden and no impression before 3 out, kept on one pace
9th
½
8
33/1
T: R A CurranJ: M A Enright
Held up towards rear, progress into 8th entering straight, ridden and no extra before 2 out
10th
2
16
100/1
T: S McParlanJ: Mr N McParlan (5)
Held up, rear of mid-division, some progress 3 out, soon ridden and no impression
11th
½
14
100/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: Dylan Johnston (7)
Towards rear for most, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace op 80/1
12th
6
2
11/1
T: G P CromwellJ: D E Mullins
Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra before straight op 14/1 tchd 10/1
13th
13
6
50/1
T: W DurkanJ: J B Kane (5)
Rear of mid-division for most, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon no extra op 40/1
14th
9
3
100/1
T: N C KellyJ: J S McGarvey
Held up towards rear, slight mistake 1st, some progress into 11th entering straight, ridden and no extra after 3 out op 40/1
15th
2 ¾
18
100/1
T: P GriffinJ: G B Noonan
Mid-division, ridden and no extra before 3 out op 80/1
16th
3
19
100/1
T: P J RothwellJ: R A Doyle (3)
Disputed early, chased leader from 2nd, improved to lead before 5th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, soon no extra
17th
10
20
80/1
T: E D DelanyJ: C D Maxwell
Mid-division, ran freely, slight mistake 3rd, ridden and no extra before 3 out
18th
6 ½
17
410-9
10/1
T: Thomas CoyleJ: C D Timmons (3)
Disputed, led from 2nd, headed before 5th, ridden and no extra before 3 out op 15/2
19th
21
15
200/1
T: G A KingstonJ: D F O'Regan
Always towards rear, ridden and trailing 4 out, weakened
20th
¾
7
511-4
100/1
T: J J HanlonJ: N P Madden
Always towards rear, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened op 66/1

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Non-Runners

21
Myles Milan2
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 4
T: Denis Hogan  J: Reserve 1
23
Ballela Storm346
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 6
T: J G Cosgrave  J: Reserve 3
22
Leading Line14
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 4
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 2
Betting

Forecast

Now Where Or When (3/1), Wingin A Prayer (10/3), Captain Mc (10/3), Bal De Rio (4/1), Deealli (10/1), Whirling Dervish (11/1), Double Jemmy (12/1), Myles Milan (12/1), Ballela Storm (12/1), Djasek (33/1), Mig Des Taillons (33/1), Leading Line (33/1), Ilikehim (50/1), Stansfield (80/1), Basrah Breeze (80/1), Timber Tang Girl (100/1), Second Symphony (100/1), Thimbleweed (100/1), Mistertommyshelby (100/1), Union Park (100/1), Mezyan (100/1), The Miser (150/1), Smiling Emily (200/1)

Verdict
The remarkable BAL DE RIO has only finished outside the places once in ten hurdles outings and is clearly the form pick in this contest. There seemed to be nothing wrong with his attitude when only going down in a bobbing finish last time at Clonmel and this looks a very decent opportunity to finally get off the mark. If Wingin A Prayer can be forgiven a below par run last time at Naas then he had been showing enough progression to suggest he should be winning a race like this very soon. Now Where Or When got close enough to future winner Francin at Naan to give encouragement that he is much better than his humble pedigree suggests.
  1. Bal De Rio
  2. Wingin A Prayer
  3. Now Where Or When

Previous Winners

2019
Roll Again
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: P Townend
  |  
T: W P Mullins
11/4
Prize Money
1st:
€6,600.00
2nd:
€2,200.00
3rd:
€1,100.00
4th:
€550.00
5th:
€330.00
6th:
€219.00

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