17:50 Downpatrick

Friday 6 May 2022

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    Randox Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

  • 4YO plus  |   2m 5f 180y  |   Yielding to Soft (Yielding in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:50  |   Winning time: 5m 42.0s
1st
Horse silk
4
28/1
T: Gary McGillJ: Mr O McGill (7)
Led and made virtually all, joined briefly 1st, soon led again, travelling well after 2 out, pushed along and 4 lengths clear when not fluent last, ridden and kept on well run-in op 22/1
2nd
Horse silk
5 ½
10
5/1
T: E & P HartyJ: N Terrassin (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and no impression in 5th before last, kept on one pace run-in, went 2nd final 100 yards, no threat to winner op 13/2
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
3
6/1
T: P RocheJ: M P Walsh
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¾
11
14/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (5)
Prominent, disputed briefly at 1st where not fluent, soon headed and raced in 2nd, not fluent 2 out and soon 3rd, ridden and no impression before last, kept on one pace op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
8
611-5
25/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: S W Flanagan
Rear of mid-division, not fluent 1st, 7th 3 out, 9th after next, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace without threatening to go 5th closing stages op 28/1 tchd 22/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
7
11/4f
T: M M McNiffJ: P T Enright
Held up in rear, slight mistake 5th, some headway before 2 out, ridden and no impression in 6th before last, kept on one pace op 7/2 tchd 5/2
7th
Horse silk
1
2
7/1
T: P FentonJ: B Hayes
Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th after 2 out, no impression in 4th when mistake last, no extra, kept on one pace op 5/1
8th
Horse silk
2 ¼
6
16/1
T: B R HamiltonJ: S Fitzgerald (5)
Mid-division, progress to track leaders 4 out, 5th 3 out, ridden and no impression in 8th after 2 out, kept on one pace op 14/1
9th
Horse silk
6
9
7/2
T: J C McConnellJ: B Browne
Mid-division, 7th halfway, 6th 3 out, ridden and no extra after next op 13/2
10th
Horse silk
12
5
22/1
T: N C KellyJ: J S McGarvey
Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, ridden and no extra after 2 out, never a factor op 11/1
11th
Horse silk
4
12
28/1
T: J J HanlonJ: Shane Fenelon (7)
Held up in rear of mid-division, ran freely early, slight mistake 1st and mistake next, jumped left 3rd, ridden and no extra after 2 out op 22/1
12th
Horse silk
13
1
812-0
50/1
T: N C KellyJ: S D Torrens
Always towards rear, slight mistake 6th, ridden and no extra after 3 out, never a factor op 18/1
13th
Horse silk
52
13
25/1
T: J J LambeJ: C J Orr
Tracked leaders, mistake and reminder 2nd, 5th halfway, pushed along and lost place after 4 out, ridden and weakened after next, slow 2 out, tailed off tchd 22/1 and tchd 28/1

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Non-Runners

16
Horse silk
Think Positive72
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 8
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 3
NR
15
Horse silk
Top Basanta47
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: D A McLoughlin  J: Reserve 2
NR
14
Horse silk
Mooney Boy60
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: P J Rothwell  J: Reserve 1
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£39.90Pl:£12.90, £1.60, £2.00EX:£385.50Trifecta:£376.30Tricast:£990.67SF:£163.16

Forecasts

Son Of Mahler (11/4), Battle Of Benburb (7/2), Lily Light Foot (5/1), Marshalled (6/1), Lake Chad (7/1), Top Basanta (15/2), Dont Doubt Me (14/1), Hillary John (16/1), Doune Castle (22/1), Katlaur (25/1), Perfect Arch (25/1), Mooney Boy (25/1), Building Bridges (28/1), Collaborating (28/1), Think Positive (33/1), Embole (50/1)

Verdict

Lots with chances but BATTLE OF BENBURB is worth siding with off a falling mark having caught the eye under considerate handling when sevenht at Kilbeggan. In-form Lake Chad is feared most back hurdling, with Dont Doubt Me not ruled out either now going into handicaps.

  1. BATTLE OF BENBURB (IRE)
  2. LAKE CHAD (IRE)
  3. DONT DOUBT ME (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Centurion Steel
Weight: 11-13  |Age: 6
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,000.002nd: €2,000.003rd: €1,000.004th: €500.005th: €300.006th: €200.00

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