13:03 Cork

Saturday 2 January 2021

All12:3013:0313:3814:1314:4815:2315:55

    CorkRacecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO to 5YO  |   2m  |   Soft to Heavy  |   17 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:03  |   Winning time: 4m 21.8s
1st
Horse silk
3
5/4
T: M F MorrisJ: Rachael Blackmore
Prominent, a little keen, on terms before 3rd where slight mistake, soon led and clear with one rival, went on from before 3 out, stayed on strongly, very easily op 13/8
2nd
Horse silk
21
8
10/1
T: D HoganJ: D G Hogan
Mid-division, slight mistake 1st, moderate 5th after 3rd, off pace and chased front pair 4 out, soon no impression, 2nd from last where slight mistake, kept on same pace without threatening op 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ½
13
511-7
8/11f
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Keen, tracked leaders, 2nd from 3rd, soon clear of remainder, not go with winner from before 3 out, dropped to 3rd from last where slight mistake, one pace tchd 4/6
4th
Horse silk
5 ½
14
125/1
T: J M BurkeJ: M P Burke (5)
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, some headway behind clear leaders and off pace 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening straight op 80/1
5th
Horse silk
6 ½
11
50/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S F O'Keeffe
Waited with, moderate 13th after 3rd, some headway behind clear leaders and off pace 4 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace without threatening straight
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
16
150/1
T: E F GallagherJ: D F O'Regan
Mid-division early, disputed moderate 8th after 3rd, kept on same pace without threatening straight op 100/1
7th
Horse silk
nk
10
200/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: K J Brouder
Tracked leaders, jumped slightly left 1st, slight mistake 2nd, not fluent 3rd and at times after, soon raced in moderate 7th and kept on same pace from 4 out op 150/1
8th
Horse silk
2
5
50/1
T: P M J DoyleJ: J J Doyle
Waited with towards rear, soon well off pace, kept on same pace without threatening from 4 out op 40/1
9th
Horse silk
16
6
125/1
T: J J WalshJ: A McCurtin (5)
Tracked leaders, moderate 4th after 3rd, no extra straight op 80/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
40/1
T: T MullinsJ: Jack Brendan Foley (7)
Soon led, joined before 3rd, soon headed and raced in 3rd, dropped off pace and slight mistake 4th, no extra straight
11th
Horse silk
1
7
50/1
T: A L T MooreJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, not fluent 1st, slight mistake 2nd, moderate 10th after 3rd, never a factor
12th
Horse silk
2 ¼
12
150/1
T: A J MartinJ: P J Carberry
Soon mid-division, moderate 11th after 3rd, slight mistake 4th, mistake 4 out and no danger op 100/1
13th
Horse silk
5 ½
9
20/1
T: B CawleyJ: P J Cawley (7)
Close up early, slight mistake 2nd, moderate 5th and slow jump 3rd, soon moderate 6th, not fluent 4th and at times after, no extra after 4 out op 18/1 tchd 22/1
14th
Horse silk
nk
1
40/1
T: T O'BrienJ: Mr D Allen (7)
Waited with, soon towards rear, never a factor
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
15
50/1
T: E KentJ: P T Enright
Waited with, moderate 12th after 3rd, never a factor op 33/1
16th
Horse silk
1
4
66/1
T: L J ArchdeaconJ: D J O'Keeffe
Tracked leaders early, jumped big 2nd, disputed moderate 8th after 3rd, soon lost position and no extra from 4 out
17th
Horse silk
4 ¼
18
410-7
150/1
T: J J HanlonJ: J S McGarvey
Waited with towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, slightly slow 4th, soon no danger op 125/1

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Non-Runners

17
Horse silk
Curious Bride27
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 4
T: N Meade  J: S W Flanagan
NR
20
Horse silk
Brides Hill
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 4
T: G P Cromwell  J: Reserve 2
NR
19
Horse silk
Hey Skipper
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 5
T: M Hourigan  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.40Pl:€1.02, €2.50, €1.02EX:€24.00Trifecta:€42.40SF:€15.81

Forecasts

Gjoumi (8/11), Gentlemansgame (5/4), Curious Bride (9/4), Mahons Glory (10/1), Nostra Casa (20/1), Future Gold (40/1), Barefoot Man (40/1), Champagne Izzy (50/1), Inforapenny (50/1), Killybegs Junior (50/1), Lighthouse Lady (50/1), Inchidaly Copper (66/1), Junior Bee (125/1), Johnny The Barber (125/1), Tender Heart (150/1), Day Dreamin' (150/1), Poetica (150/1), Opie Houdini (200/1)

Verdict

GENTLEMANSGAME was picked up for €250,000 after winning his sole start between the flags and it will look significant if there's confidence behind him in the betting ahead of this Rules debut. He's up against a couple of promising types from the powerful Willie Mullins and Noel Meade yard's, namely Gjoumi and Curious Bride, but he may nevertheless be equal to the task.

  1. GENTLEMANSGAME
  2. GJOUMI (FR)
  3. CURIOUS BRIDE (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Recent Revelations
Weight: 10-10  |Age: 4
16/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,200.002nd: €2,400.003rd: €1,200.004th: €599.005th: €360.006th: €240.00

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