14:45 Downpatrick

Sunday 21 March 2021

All14:1014:4515:1715:4716:2216:5217:22

    Randox Rated Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   2m 2f 165y  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:45  |   Winning time: 4m 32.6s
1st
Horse silk
4
11/4f
T: T M WalshJ: M P Walsh
Led, joined 5th until led again before next, pushed along and joined again last, pushed out and asserted run-in, kept on well, cosily tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
7
11/2
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leader in 2nd, on terms 5th until before next, pushed along and on terms again last, ridden and no impression run-in, kept on one pace, just held on for 2nd op 13/2 and tchd 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
1
711-13
9/2
T: G O'LoughlinJ: Mr Ben Harvey (7)
Tracked leaders, jumped left 1st, 3rd 3 out, pushed along and disputed 3rd at last, ridden in 3rd after last, kept on one pace, just failed for 2nd, no impression on winner tchd 4/1 and tchd 5/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ½
3
611-11
11/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: T Ryan (5)
Chased leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 6th 3 out, pushed along and progress to dispute 3rd at last, soon ridden and no impression in 4th, kept on one pace op 15/2
5th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
7/2
T: Keri BrionJ: Mr J J O'Neill (7)
Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, jumped left 4 out, 8th 3 out, pushed along in 6th approaching last, no impression in 5th at last, ridden and kept on one pace op 4/1 and tchd 9/2
6th
Horse silk
5
8
11/2
T: Mrs D FosterJ: K M Donoghue
Chased leaders, 4th 3 out, pushed along and no impression after next, no extra in 6th when not fluent last, kept on one pace op 5/1 tchd 9/2
7th
Horse silk
1 ¾
5
22/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: J C Gainford (7)
Towards rear, slightly hampered 2nd, not fluent next and briefly pushed along, 9th when not fluent 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace op 25/1 tchd 20/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¼
9
611-4
40/1
T: Ciaran MurphyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Mid-division, a little keen, 5th 3 out, pushed along approaching next, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace op 50/1 and tchd 66/1
9th
Horse silk
13
6
22/1
T: Gary McGillJ: S D Torrens (5)
Held up in rear, 7th 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and no extra approaching last op 20/1 tchd 18/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
10
300/1
T: H BeggsJ: J G Gilligan (7)
Mid-division, mistake 1st, pushed along before 4th, dropped to rear when mistake 5th, soon no extra and lost touch, behind when pulled up before 2 out op 250/1 tchd 400/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.20Pl:£1.20, £1.90, £1.70EX:£16.50Trifecta:£105.20SF:£18.09

Forecasts

Pure Genius (11/4), French Light (7/2), Mitchouka (9/2), Bold Enough (11/2), Coach Carter (11/2), Rasiym (11/1), Tronador (22/1), Dollys Destination (22/1), Flindt (40/1), True Companion (300/1)

Verdict

COACH CARTER created a good impression when scoring on his Punchestown hurdling debut, having come from an unpromising position, so he looks one to keep on the right side of. Pure Genius also needs viewing positively, with in-form chaser Mitchouka another to consider.

  1. COACH CARTER (IRE)
  2. PURE GENIUS (FR)
  3. MITCHOUKA (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
The Very Man
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 6
9/4

Prize Money

1st: €9,600.002nd: €3,200.003rd: €1,600.004th: €800.005th: €480.006th: €320.00

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