12:45 Down Royal

Thursday 17 December 2020

All12:1512:4513:1513:4514:2014:5515:30
  • Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle
  • 2m 1f  |   Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:45  |   Winning time: 4m 26.8s
1st
5
11/4
T: Miss E DoyleJ: S F O'Keeffe
Chased leaders in 3rd, closer 4 out and soon went 2nd, pushed along to challenge 2 out, led run-in, ridden and kept on well final 100 yards op 7/2
2nd
2 ¼
9
6/5f
T: G P CromwellJ: J M Moore
Soon led, ran freely, still travelling well after 3 out, pressed after next, ridden and headed run-in, no impression on winner closing stages op 5/4 tchd 6/4
3rd
20
13
3/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closer 4 out, 3rd and mistake next, no impression when mistake 2 out, no extra run-in op 11/4
4th
½
10
12/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: O R Brown (7)
Mid-division, 6th 4 out, some headway 3 out and pushed along in 4th approaching next, soon no impression and kept on one pace tchd 18/1
5th
4 ¼
4
611-10
11/1
T: J P RyanJ: S D Torrens (5)
Rear of mid-division, towards rear 5th, some headway 4 out, 6th and pushed along after next, kept on one pace op 9/1 tchd 17/2
6th
9 ½
11
300/1
T: R K WatsonJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, not fluent 4th, 5th 4 out and some headway in 4th next, pushed along and no impression before 2 out, soon no extra and not fluent last op 100/1
7th
26
6
80/1
T: N McCluskeyJ: Dylan Johnston (7)
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, slight mistake 4 out, pushed along and lost place next, soon weakened tchd 125/1
8th
14
7
80/1
T: O McKiernanJ: L P Dempsey
Towards rear, no impression after 4 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, never a factor op 50/1 tchd 66/1
9th
8 ½
1
811-12
250/1
T: Miss S BarkleyJ: J S McGarvey
Rear of mid-division, 8th and slight mistake 4 out, soon pushed along, no extra after next op 100/1 tchd 300/1
10th
7
8
150/1
T: Paul TraynorJ: Mr C Abernethy (7)
Towards rear, closer in mid-division 4 out, pushed along and no impression before next, soon weakened op 100/1
11th
7
14
16/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Mid-division early, rear of mid-division halfway and no extra after 4 out, weakened op 12/1
12th
8
2
66/1
T: J J LambeJ: L A McKenna (7)
Always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression after 4 out, soon weakened op 40/1

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Non-Runners

3
Edison Kent26
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 4
T: Mrs J Harrington  J: B J Cooper
NR
16
Calagogo30
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 4
T: G Elliott  J: Reserve 3
NR
15
Sam Lorenzo48
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 5
T: W J Bryson  J: Mr N Gault
NR
12
Moonshot19
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 6
T: S R B Crawford  J: P E Corbett
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.50Pl:£1.30, £1.02, £1.20EX:£7.80Trifecta:£20.10SF:£7.19

Forecasts

Vintage Prosseco (6/5), Feelgood Island (11/4), Gelee Blanche (3/1), Moonshot (13/2), Calagogo (10/1), Dedanann (11/1), New Ross (12/1), Ballyhot Boy (16/1), Edison Kent (20/1), Sam Lorenzo (50/1), Roman Dylan (66/1), I Don't Get It (80/1), Junior Rattler (80/1), Ruhm Und Ehre (150/1), Mcquinn (250/1), Jimli's Island (300/1)

Verdict

A few in with a shout here but it could pay to side with hurdling-newcomer VINTAGE PROSECCO who is in excellent hands and looked a useful prospect when a sparkling bumper winner at Limerick last month. Clonmel-third Gelee Blanche is much respected for the in-form Willie Mullins yard while Feelgood Island can make his presence felt too if none the worse for his late Clonmel fall.

  1. VINTAGE PROSSECO (IRE)
  2. GELEE BLANCHE (FR)
  3. FEELGOOD ISLAND (FR)

Previous Winners

2019
Russian Diamond
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 5
5/4

Prize Money

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