16:40 Cork

Sunday 17 April 2022

All13:1013:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:15

    Velvet Cap Handicap Hurdle (80-116)

  • 4YO plus  |   3m 80y  |   Heavy  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:40  |   Winning time: 6m 54.9s
1st
Horse silk
10
1011-7
15/2
T: R TynerJ: P T Enright
Led and disputed, headed after 3rd, close up and disputed again from before 7th, led 6 out, pressed 3 out, ridden clear before last, eased run-in op 13/2
2nd
Horse silk
10
2
10/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Mid-division, progress into 5th 5 out, 2nd before straight, pressed leader 3 out, ridden and slight mistake 2 out, no extra before last where mistake op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
15
4
22/1
T: D HoganJ: D King (7)
Held up, progress 5 out, 5th after next, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression in 3rd before 2 out, kept on one pace tchd 25/1
4th
Horse silk
4
14
5/1
T: Miss E DoyleJ: J J Slevin
Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 2nd 5 out, slight mistake next, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no extra 3 out, kept on one pace op 4/1 tchd 11/2
5th
Horse silk
73
20
25/1
T: E M O'SullivanJ: S D Torrens
Settled behind leaders, slight mistakes 3rd and 8th, 6th halfway, closer in 3rd and slight mistake 4 out, soon ridden in 4th, no extra in 5th entering straight. weakened and completely tailed off op 14/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
22/1
T: P NolanJ: R Deegan
Mid-division, ridden before 4 out, no impression in moderate 6th after 4 out, weakened before straight, pulled up before 2 out op 25/1
PU
Horse silk
7
33/1
T: C ByrnesJ: D J McInerney
Always towards rear, slow 4th, trailing from 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 6 out op 25/1 tchd 40/1
PU
Horse silk
8
22/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: D F O'Regan
Held up towards rear, progress into 6th after 9th, mistake 6 out, ridden and no extra 4 out, weakened, pulled up before 3 out op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
9
33/1
T: M F MorrisJ: J C Gainford
Disputed early, tracked leaders after 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 3 out op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
11
14/1
T: C BoweJ: Mr R A Berry (7)
Tracked leaders, disputed from 3rd, ridden in 3rd before 6 out, slight mistake 6 out, weakened, pulled up before 3 out op 12/1
PU
Horse silk
13
16/1
T: P KielyJ: C G O'Dwyer (7)
Towards rear for most, ridden and no impression 5 out, weakened, pulled up before 3 out op 14/1
PU
Horse silk
15
611-3
9/2
T: D HoganJ: D Meyler
Mid-division, mistake 6 out, ridden and weakened when slight mistake next, pulled up before 3 out op 13/2
PU
Horse silk
16
28/1
T: J P DempseyJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Tracked leaders early, mid-division from 4th, dropped towards rear 8th, ridden and weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 3 out tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
17
6/1
T: C O'KeeffeJ: J B Foley (5)
Led and disputed, stayed on inner, headed 6 out, ridden and weakened 4 out, pulled up before before 3 out op 7/1
PU
Horse silk
18
10/3f
T: A J MartinJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up, some progress 5 out, ridden in moderate 7th after 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, pulled up before 3 out op 7/2

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Wild Hunt24
Weight: 12-0|  Age: 5
T: D Hogan  J: D G Hogan
NR
5
Horse silk
Rajsalad1
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 6
T: C O'Dwyer  J: Non Runner
NR
12
Horse silk
Mare Quimby14
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: N Meade  J: E Walsh
NR
6
Horse silk
Caesar Rock16
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 6
T: M F Morris  J: R A Doyle
NR
21
Horse silk
Champ Royal17
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 6
T: Colm Murphy  J: Reserve 3
NR
19
Horse silk
Seangoell1
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 8
T: N Lee  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€8.50Pl:€2.00, €3.50, €5.70EX:€44.10Trifecta:€444.30Tricast:€1,624.22SF:€79.84

Forecasts

Nathaniel's Dream (10/3), Grozni (9/2), Salmanino (5/1), Wild Hunt (6/1), Kilbarry Chianti (6/1), Sir Bob (15/2), Caesar Rock (8/1), Martha Divine (10/1), Rajsalad (10/1), Mare Quimby (11/1), John Adams (14/1), Thedancingfarrier (16/1), Champ Royal (20/1), Seangoell (20/1), Ballyadam Destiny (22/1), Itsnotinit (22/1), Top Line Tommy (22/1), Didn'tsleepawink (25/1), Fou Diligence (28/1), Sean Hogan (33/1), One For Joe (33/1)

Verdict

NATHANIEL'S DREAM should be suited by the step back up to 3m and might be the answer to this very tricky handicap having snuck in at the bottom of the weights. There should be more to come from Punchestown maiden winner Martha Divine now moving into a handicap so she's a must for the shortlist. Wild Hunt and John Adams, who is well treated on chase form, are two of many others to consider.

  1. NATHANIEL'S DREAM
  2. MARTHA DIVINE
  3. WILD HUNT

Previous Winners

2021
Josies Orders
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 13
100/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,900.002nd: €2,300.003rd: €1,150.004th: €575.005th: €345.006th: €230.00

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