18:45 Cork

Friday 24 July 2020

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Churchfield Handicap Hurdle (80-95) (Div 2)

2m 4f  |   Yielding  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 18:45  |   Winning time: 5m 17.4s
Weighed In
1st
9
6/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: S F O'Keeffe (5)
Chased leaders, 6th after 6th, 4th approaching straight and pushed along, headway and effort from 3 out, led approaching last, stayed on best run-in tchd 13/2
2nd
½
12
7/1
T: D QueallyJ: Mr J P Kirwan (7)
Tracked leaders, 3rd after 6th, led from 4 out, headed approaching last, kept on without matching winner run-in tchd 15/2
3rd
9
13
66/1
T: Niall Patrick HennessyJ: M Hamill (3)
Waited with, 11th after 6th, headway approaching straight, chased leaders and kept on same pace approaching last
4th
2
3
33/1
T: J P RyanJ: D E Mullins
Soon mid-division, a little keen, not fluent 4th and 5th, 8th after 6th, soon headway, one pace approaching last op 25/1
5th
4 ½
14
33/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (5)
Chased leaders, mistake 1st, 5th after 6th, switched left after 2 out and one pace op 25/1 tchd 40/1
6th
5 ½
11
40/1
T: S ByrneJ: M J Bolger
Waited with, 12th after 6th, 9th approaching straight and impeded, soon one pace op 33/1
7th
11
4
13/2
T: Patrick CroninJ: Mr M C O'Donovan (7)
Disputed lead, headed from 4 out, no extra and not fluent 2 out, not fluent last op 7/1 tchd 15/2
8th
4 ½
15
910-13
8/13f
T: Emmet MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Disputed lead, not fluent 4 out, soon headed, slight mistake 3 out, no extra and bad mistake 2 out, slight mistake last op 4/6
9th
20
8
18/1
T: Paul O'FlynnJ: D J O'Keeffe
Waited with towards rear, 10th approaching straight, soon impeded and no impression op 20/1
10th
17
5
611-7
33/1
T: A J McNamaraJ: C J Orr (5)
Waited with, some slight mistakes, 10th after 6th, not fluent 8th, soon reminder in rear, no impression and slightly impeded before straight, soon no extra

Also Ran

SU
6
511-5
33/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division early, not fluent 6th, soon raced in 7th, slight mistake 8th, 6th approaching straight, soon slipped up tchd 40/1
PU
7
16/1
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara (5)
Waited with, 9th after 6th, pushed along from 4 out, soon no impression, pulled up into straight op 14/1
PU
10
100/1
T: P BreenJ: P T Enright
Tracked leaders, 4th after 6th, slight mistake 7th and next, pushed along from 4 out, weakened and pulled up into straight op 66/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

2
Fleurys Fort6
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 10
T: L Young  J: R P Treacy
18
I'm Serious142
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: Mrs G O'Connor  J: Reserve 3
17
Baby Bellini9
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 9
T: I Madden  J: Reserve 2
16
Woodbrook Boy17
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 6
T: J J Hanlon  J: Reserve 1
1
Oromo14
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 7
T: K Thornton  J: Rachael Blackmore
Betting

Forecast

Seaboard (8/13), My Lovely Boy (6/1), Naturally Blond (13/2), Fleurys Fort (13/2), Winsor Vixen (7/1), Woodbrook Boy (8/1), Oromo (8/1), Miss Echrad (16/1), I'm Serious (16/1), Quarry Lil (18/1), Baby Bellini (25/1), Rippon Lodge (33/1), Fly Round The Bend (33/1), Otzi (33/1), Lopito (33/1), Mollyella (40/1), Call His Bluff (66/1), Wildewood (100/1)

Verdict
It is possible that NATURALLY BLOND may have to put up 2lb overweight but even so, the ten-year-old looks to have an excellent chance of going one better than when narrowly failing to beat a well handicapped rival at Tramore last Saturday. This is a slightly shorter trip and is expected to suit even better. His chances may be flagged up by the performances of Deauville Society and Galuppi in the previous race. You always take a bit of a chance backing Fleurys Fort these days, however, the ten-year-old has produced some better runs of late suggesting he could be ready to get back to winning ways. My Lovely Boy has improved leaps and bounds of late and has chances.
  1. Naturally Blond
  2. My Lovely Boy
  3. Fleurys Fort
Prize Money
1st: €5,400.002nd: €1,800.003rd: €900.004th: €450.005th: €270.006th: €181.00

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