15:15 Downpatrick

Sunday 8 August 2021

All13:4014:1014:4015:1515:5016:2016:55

    Frank & Brian Fitzsimmons Memorial Mares Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 5f 165y  |   Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 5m 24.4s
1st
Horse silk
5
9/2
T: J C McConnellJ: B Hayes
Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, 2nd halfway, almost on terms 2 out, pushed along to dispute lead at last, ridden and led under 1f out, bumped rival over 100 yards out and again close home, stayed on well op 7/2 tchd 10/3
2nd
Horse silk
½
3
6/4f
T: M M McNiffJ: C A Landers (3)
Led, not fluent 3 out, pressed 2 out, ridden and joined when slight mistake last, headed under 1f out, bumped over 100 yards out, kept on well under pressure, bumped again close home, not match winner op 9/4 tchd 13/8
3rd
Horse silk
6
6
7/2
T: M HouriganJ: T Joseph Kelly (7)
Held up in touch, 4th halfway, not fluent 6th, pushed along 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, moderate 3rd at last, kept on one pace op 4/1
4th
Horse silk
5 ½
2
12/1
T: C BoweJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and no impression in 5th after 2 out, kept on one pace to go moderate 4th close home op 10/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ½
4
11/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Held up in touch, 5th halfway, ridden 2 out, no impression in moderate 4th at last, no extra, kept on one pace tchd 14/1
6th
Horse silk
5 ½
7
25/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: L P Dempsey
Chased leaders on inner, 6th halfway, not fluent 3 out, ridden and no impression from next, kept on one pace op 22/1 tchd 28/1
7th
Horse silk
4 ¼
8
16/1
T: J C McConnellJ: M P O'Connor (7)
Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression from 2 out, never a factor op 28/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
5/1
T: C O'BrienJ: P Townend
Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, not fluent next, detached and pushed along before 3 out, no extra, behind when pulled up before next op 4/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.40Pl:£2.00, £1.10, £1.30EX:£19.00Trifecta:£82.20Tricast:£27.74SF:£13.09

Forecasts

Lighthouse Rose (6/4), Finding Joy (7/2), Mullaghmore Wave (9/2), Rain In Spain (5/1), So Near So Farhh (11/1), Hello Pilgrim (12/1), Pat's Pearl (16/1), Class Bishop Lady (25/1)

Verdict

A case can be made for a few but the most persuasive one is for LIGHTHOUSE ROSE who landed this contest 12 months ago and arrives at the top of her game after a facile win here last month. Rain In Spain isn't taken lightly given her excellent recent form with So Near So Farhh likely to have a say too off an eased mark.

  1. LIGHTHOUSE ROSE (IRE)
  2. RAIN IN SPAIN (IRE)
  3. SO NEAR SO FARHH

Previous Winners

2020
Lighthouse Rose
Weight: 9-12  |Age: 5
11/2

Prize Money

1st: €6,600.002nd: €2,200.003rd: €1,100.004th: €550.005th: €330.006th: €220.00

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