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Monday 9 August 2021

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    Connolly's RED MILLS Irish EBF Auction Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 6f 121y  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:16  |   Winning time: 5m 29.4s
1st
Horse silk
9
15/8f
T: D M ChristieJ: D F O'Regan
Rear of mid-division, closer 5th, not fluent next, 5th halfway, headway 2 out and pushed along in 3rd before last, under pressure and kept on well between horses inside final furlong, led on line tchd 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
nse
1
10/3
T: M J TynanJ: S F O'Keeffe
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, pushed along before last and headway on inner to lead early run-in, under pressure and kept on, headed on line op 2/1 tchd 7/2
3rd
Horse silk
1
6
20/1
T: J C McConnellJ: Thomas Reilly (7)
Soon led, slight mistake 5th, mistake 3 out, ridden after next, headed early run-in and ran wide entering straight, under pressure and 3rd inside final 100 yards, no impression op 18/1 tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
17
2
13/2
T: E McNamaraJ: C P McNamara
Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, not fluent 7th, ridden approaching 2 out and soon no impression in 5th, no extra run-in op 15/2 tchd 6/1
5th
Horse silk
nse
12
9/1
T: O McKiernanJ: B Browne (3)
Towards rear, closer 5th and 6th halfway, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along and no impression after 2 out, no extra op 18/1 tchd 20/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ¼
10
7/1
T: Mrs D FosterJ: B J Cooper
Towards rear, closer after 6th, headway approaching 2 out and soon went 4th, no impression before last, no extra and eased final 100 yards op 5/1 tchd 4/1
7th
Horse silk
11
3
11/1
T: W J BurkeJ: J J Burke
Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, towards rear after 6th, pushed along and no impression after 3 out, mistake next, soon no extra op 14/1 tchd 10/1 and tchd 18/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
611-12
20/1
T: J P RyanJ: S Fitzgerald (7)
Chased leaders in mid-division, slight mistake 4th and lost place, slight mistake 3 out and detached in rear when not fluent next, no extra and pulled up before last op 28/1 tchd 33/1
PU
Horse silk
7
18/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: G Brouder (7)
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 6th, 4th halfway, pushed along approaching 4 out and soon dropped to rear, weakened, behind and pulled up before 2 out op 22/1 tchd 16/1 and tchd 28/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
The Fairyhill Man118
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 6
T: J P Ryan  J: P K Donovan
NR
11
Horse silk
Helisone
Weight: 11-3|  Age: 4
T: H De Bromhead  J: D J O'Keeffe
NR
5
Horse silk
Valley Breeze720
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: W P Mullins  J: Mr A McMahon
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€2.60Pl:€1.30, €1.70, €5.00EX:€7.60Trifecta:€134.70SF:€8.34

Forecasts

Cream Sparkles (15/8), Chicago Time (10/3), Helisone (4/1), Valley Breeze (6/1), Drifting Back (13/2), Cute Cherry (7/1), Will You Win (9/1), Samos Island (11/1), Opie Houdini (18/1), Mahler Mission (20/1), Synone (20/1), The Fairyhill Man (50/1)

Verdict

CREAM SPARKLES gets the nod after an encouraging run at the Galway Festival. There's definitely a bigger performance in Cute Cherry so she's respected under Brian Cooper, while Valley Breeze and Helisone would also enter the reckoning if the betting speaks in their favour.

  1. CREAM SPARKLES (IRE)
  2. CUTE CHERRY
  3. VALLEY BREEZE (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Rippon Lodge
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 7
10/1

Prize Money

1st: €12,000.002nd: €4,000.003rd: €2,000.004th: €1,000.005th: €600.006th: €400.00

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