14:10 Downpatrick

Sunday 22 March 2020

All13:4014:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:40

WKD Rated Hurdle

2m 2f 165y  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:10  |   Winning time: 4m 42.2s

1st
6
9/4
T: G ElliottJ: L P Dempsey
Tracked leaders, headway to dispute lead after 3 out, headed travelling well after 2 out, ridden to lead at last, stayed on well inside final furlong op 2/1
2nd
8
11
511-4
5/4f
T: C ByrnesJ: K J Brouder
Tracked leaders on inner, went 3rd after 3 out, ridden in close 3rd at last, 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace close home op 6/4
3rd
2 ¼
8
28/1
T: B R HamiltonJ: Mr D G Lavery (3)
Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead after 3 out, led and pushed along after 2 out, ridden and headed at last, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong op 25/1 tchd 33/1
4th
2 ¼
5
511-9
14/1
T: G ElliottJ: K M Donoghue
Mid-division, ridden in moderate 5th 2 out, moderate 4th at last, no extra op 16/1
5th
4 ½
9
25/1
T: Gary McGillJ: C J Orr (5)
Towards rear, slight mistake 5th and briefly pushed along, some progress 2 out, went moderate 5th at last, no extra tchd 20/1
6th
6 ½
3
80/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A W Short (3)
Mid-division, ridden in moderate 7th 2 out, no impression op 50/1
7th
19
2
22/1
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Tracked leaders, pushed along briefly at 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, ridden 3 out, moderate 6th and mistake 2 out, no impression op 16/1 tchd 14/1
8th
4 ½
7
66/1
T: J J LambeJ: L A McKenna (7)
Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, soon weakened
9th
31
10
50/1
T: V C WardJ: E O'Connell (5)
Off pace in rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor op 33/1

Also Ran

UR
4
711-9
9/2
T: N MeadeJ: E Walsh (7)
Mid-division when mistake and unseated rider at 1st

Video Replay

Non-Runners

1
Road To Dubai178
Weight: 11-13|  Age: 6
T: G Elliott  J: S F O'Keeffe
Betting

Forecast

Wajaaha (5/4), The Very Man (9/4), Momus (9/2), Road To Dubai (8/1), Texard (14/1), Quantatmental (22/1), Dollys Destination (25/1), Jimmy Two Times (28/1), Think Positive (50/1), Kasakh Noir (66/1), Causey Arch (80/1)

Verdict
Although they do not appear to have the best chance on form, this may well rest between THE VERY MAN and Wajaaha who both impressed when winning last time out. The ease with which Wajaaha obliged over 2m, on just his second start for his new stable, was striking but The Very Man’s win came when trying 2m3f for the first time and he has significantly less to prove regarding stamina. The selection is one of three candidates for Gordon Elliott. Momus has place claims for Noel Meade but his maiden status over hurdles will probably last a bit longer.
  1. The Very Man
  2. Wajaaha
  3. Momus

Previous Winners

2019
Laverteen
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: S W Flanagan
  |  
T: N Meade
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
€10,801.00
2nd:
€3,600.00
3rd:
€1,800.00
4th:
€900.00
5th:
€540.00
6th:
€360.00

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