14:17 Downpatrick

Friday 8 October 2021

All13:4514:1714:5215:2716:0216:3217:05

    Randox Health Rated Novice Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 2f 165y  |   Soft (Yielding to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:18  |   Winning time: 4m 44.6s
1st
Horse silk
1
9/4f
T: G ElliottJ: J C Gainford (5)
Tracked leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd at 5th, pushed along in 6th when switched left approaching last, ridden in 2nd 1f out and soon challenged, led 50 yards out, kept on well op 5/2 tchd 11/5
2nd
Horse silk
2
6
17/2
T: R HackettJ: D J McInerney
Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, 5th after 2 out, good headway to lead last, ridden to assert and 3 lengths clear 1f out, soon strongly pressed, headed 50 yards out, kept on same pace tchd 15/2
3rd
Horse silk
8
4
14/1
T: J J HanlonJ: J S McGarvey
Held up in rear, slight mistake in 8th at 5th, not fluent and pushed along next, ridden in 6th after 2 out, headway to 2nd at last, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 12/1 and 16/1
4th
Horse silk
2
10
7/2
T: G P CromwellJ: C D Maxwell
Held up in touch, 5th at 5th, ridden in 3rd after 2 out, no impression when mistake last, soon no extra in 4th, kept on one pace op 3/1
5th
Horse silk
5 ½
3
20/1
T: D BuddsJ: S Fitzgerald (5)
Held up in touch, 6th at 5th, headway 3 out, on terms next, pushed along and headed approaching last, ridden in 5th after last, no extra op 18/1 tchd 22/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¾
9
5/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Led, not fluent 1st, raced keenly, joined 3 out, pushed along and headed approaching last, ridden in 6th after last, no extra op 11/2 tchd 6/1
7th
Horse silk
32
2
11/2
T: J C McConnellJ: R Deegan (5)
Tracked leaders, 2nd at 5th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off op 5/1
8th
Horse silk
2 ½
7
11/1
T: T GibneyJ: D J O'Keeffe
Tracked leaders, 4th at 5th, pushed along and dropped to rear 3 out, no extra, tailed off tchd 12/1

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Non-Runners

8
Horse silk
Kilashee6
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: J P Ryan  J: D E Mullins
NR
5
Horse silk
Top Line Tommy8
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 5
T: E J O'Grady  J: J W Kennedy
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.70Pl:£1.30, £2.00, £5.00EX:£29.00Trifecta:£369.00SF:£22.39

Forecasts

Mars Harper (9/4), Dazzling Darren (7/2), Tom Mcgreevy (5/1), Wild Shot (11/2), Top Line Tommy (7/1), Rock On Seamie (17/2), Kilashee (10/1), Trixie Mc (11/1), Longacre Square (14/1), Craic Eile (20/1)

Verdict

A few with chances, but DAZZLING DARREN comes here at the top of his game so gets the nod on the back of his excellent C&D handicap second. Tom Mcgreevy is still without a win but feared most given his fine recent form with both Wild Shot and Rock On Seamie not taken lightly either in a competitive novice hurdle.

  1. DAZZLING DARREN (IRE)
  2. TOM MCGREEVY (IRE)
  3. WILD SHOT

Prize Money

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

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