Have The Conversation Say Yes To Organ Donation Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m 100y
- (4yo+, 2m 100y, 22 runners)
- Winner €12,000 2nd €4,000 3rd €2,000 4th €1,000 5th €600 6th €400
- Going: Yielding (Good to Yielding in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 7.60s
- Off time: 15:40:20
|1st||19 Cousin Harry||25/1|
|2nd||4 Light Brigade||nk||5/1j|
|3rd||1 Great Bear||3¼||13/2|
Great Bear 24
|5||165 11-11||T Gibney||D J O'Keeffe||124|
One Down (IRE) 30
|6||163 11-9 pt||Mrs D Foster||J C Gainford (7)||122|
Swelltime (IRE) 11
|5||161 11-7||J G Murphy||B J Cooper||120|
Light Brigade (IRE) 58
|5||160 11-6||R P Burns||K J Brouder||119|
You Say Nothing (IRE) 22
|6||158 11-4||G P Cromwell||J M Moore||117|
Fighting Fit 22
|6||157 11-3 t||J P Dempsey||S D Torrens (3)||116|
Scholastic (IRE) 12
|4||154 11-0||J P O'Brien||J J Slevin||123|
Hallowed Star (IRE) 45
|6||153 10-13||J J Hanlon||J S McGarvey||112|
Fox Fearless 22
|5||151 10-11 p||O McKiernan||B Browne (3)||110|
Top Line Tommy (IRE) 17
|5||150 10-10||E J O'Grady||Rachael Blackmore||109|
Banjo (IRE) 60
|10||148 10-8||D Cullen||C P McNamara (3)||107|
Cratloe (FR) 12
|5||146 10-6||M J McDonagh||C A Landers (5)||105|
Different Strokes (IRE) 12
|6||143 10-3 t1||Mrs C O'Leary||A W Short||102|
Djasek (FR) 31
|5||143 10-3 t||A J Martin||P J Carberry||102|
Ya Ya Baby (IRE) 23
|4||142 10-2||Mrs J Harrington||S F O'Keeffe||111|
Breezy Bell (GER) 14
|6||141 10-1 t||E Cawley||C D Timmons (3)||100|
Cousin Harry (IRE) 23
|6||141 10-1 t||P J Rothwell||P J O'Hanlon (7)||100|
Gain De Cause (FR) 23
|5||140 10-0||A J Martin||L P Dempsey||99|
Pottlerath (IRE) 4
|6||138 9-12||Louise G Lyons||T Joseph Kelly (7)||96|
Blackstair Rocco (IRE) 9
|6||138 9-12||E Mullins||C D Maxwell||95|
Gaelic Des Chastys (FR) 23
|5||138 9-12||A Donoghue||C J Orr (3)||95|
X' Girl (IRE) 88
|5||138 9-12||A McCann||M P O'Connor (7)||81|
Nero Rock (IRE) 23
|6||115||M F Morris||D J McInerney||118|
Clever Currency (IRE) 12
|4||109 t||P W Flynn||D F O'Regan||118|
Rich Belief 12
|4||912 t||K Thornton||M P O'Connor||100|
Stormy Master (IRE) 137
|7||912 p||R Hackett||G Brouder||86|
A very tough start to the Festival for punters. Top Line Tommy has been going well at Dundalk and Rachael Blackmore has been booked while Simon Torrens' claim is a bonus for Fighting Fit, a winner here in December. The four-year-olds Ya Ya Baby and Clever Currency finished 1-2 at Cork and meet on the same terms though the latter definitely improved at Limerick next time. Hallowed Star, beaten a short-head at Navan, and Limerick winner Cratloe, are on the shortlist but the vote goes to another youngster SCHOLASTIC, who has plenty of experience for her age and was only run out of a Grade 3 fillies' handicap at Cheltenham close home twelve days ago. Light Brigade is up 9lb for landing a handicap at Naas and has a much stiffer task.
Nero Rock (IRE)66-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inner, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, weakened after 2 out, behind when pulled up before last, at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Apr.
Clever Currency (IRE)17-2 (11-4) Made all, asserted 2 out, drew clear approaching last, kept on well, easily, won at Limerick 2m mdn Yielding in Apr beating Buzz Light (11-4) by 11l, 14 ran.
Rich Belief3-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, travelled well entering straight and headway in 4th 2 out, ridden approaching last, went 2nd early run-in, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Cratloe (11-10) at Limerick 2m hcp Yielding in Apr.
Stormy Master (IRE)10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, progress into 4th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression on leaders, 4th of 17, 14l behind Fighting Fit (11-12) at Punchestown 2m hcp hvy in Dec.
Cousin Harry (IRE)25-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, raced keenly, rapid headway towards outer after 6th and on terms next, led approaching next where mistake, strongly pressed when hit 2 out, soon headed and no extra from before last, 6th of 22, 17 1/2l behind Stand Off (11-2) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f hcp Yielding in Apr.
Light Brigade (IRE)4-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd at halfway, headway to lead before 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on well run-in, reduced advantage and pressed close home, won at Naas 1m 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Feb beating Bythesametoken (10-2) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Great Bear9-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along early straight, ridden approaching last and kept on one pace run-in, 4th of 20, 3 3/4l behind Hearts Are Trumps (11-0) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Yielding in Apr.
Scholastic (IRE)9-4fav (11-1) Close up, blundered 1st, short of room behind leader 2 out, ridden to lead before last, headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Her Indoors (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp fll (1) gd in Apr.
Fighting Fit6-1 (11-2) Chased clear leader, pushed along and closer when mistake 2 out, soon ridden in 3rd and no impression approaching last where mistake, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 13 1/2l behind Shanroe (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Yielding in Apr.
Swelltime (IRE)33-1 (11-1) Held up, progress into 6th 2 out, ridden before last, no extra entering straight, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 10 1/4l behind Zoffanien (11-2) at Ballinrobe 2m 2f hcp Yielding in Apr.
Gaelic Des Chastys (FR)125-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 21, 20 3/4l behind El Barra (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Apr.
Djasek (FR)5-1 (10-2) Raced in 6th early, soon tracked leaders and a little keen, 3rd approaching straight, challenged from 2f out, one pace 1f out, 3rd of 16, 4l behind All Class (8-8) at Navan 1m 5f hcp hvy in Mar.
Pottlerath (IRE)14-1 (11-3) Rear of mid-division, moderate 8th after 4th, progress before 3 out, no impression after 2 out, weakened before last where not fluent, 10th of 13, 28 3/4l behind Toms Courage (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp gd in Apr.
Gain De Cause (FR)40-1 (12-0) Mid-division, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 9th of 21, 26 3/4l behind El Barra (12-0) at Fairyhouse 2m mdn Yielding in Apr.
Hallowed Star (IRE)9-4fav (12-0) Chased leaders, 6th after 3rd, disputed 3rd travelling well 2 out, on terms last, ridden and led narrowly early run-in, kept on same pace under pressure, headed post, 2nd of 14, shd behind Robinstown (12-0) at Navan 2m mdn Soft - Heavy in Mar.
X' Girl (IRE)250-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 15th of 19, dist behind Brazos (12-0) at Navan 2m 4f mdn hvy in Jan.
Banjo (IRE)50-1 (10-1) Led, took keen hold, headed 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Everyhouronthehour (10-2) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Feb.
Blackstair Rocco (IRE)18-1 (11-6) In rear, moderate 10th 3 out, no impression, never involved, 7th of 13, dist behind En Beton (11-6) at Tramore 2m 4f mdn gd in Apr.
Ya Ya Baby (IRE)10-11fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 3 out, soon disputed travelling well, edged ahead approaching last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Cork 2m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr beating Clever Currency (11-9) by 2l, 16 ran.
Breezy Bell (GER)10-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division on outer, progress 3 out, improved to dispute lead before 2 out, soon ridden, headed before last, no extra, 6th of 16, 6 3/4l behind Paula's Prayer (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Good - Yielding in Apr.
One Down (IRE)6-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, soon no extra, left moderate 3rd at last, 3rd of 5, dist behind Heather Rocco (11-11) at Limerick 2m hvy in Mar.
Cratloe (FR)11-2 (11-10) Mid-division early, held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, travelled well and progress on outer to lead 2 out, ridden approaching last and kept on well run-in, won at Limerick 2m hcp Yielding in Apr beating Rich Belief (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Fox Fearless6-1 (10-7) Mid-division and well off pace halfway, pushed along and 10th approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, never a factor, 6th of 20, 16 1/2l behind Shanroe (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Yielding in Apr.
Different Strokes (IRE)33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders early, mid-division halfway, pushed along after 4 out and soon lost place, ridden and towards rear after 3 out, weakened, last of 13, dist behind Jody Ted (11-4) at Limerick 2m Yielding in Apr.
You Say Nothing (IRE)40-1 (11-5) Led and clear after 3rd, 15 lengths lead halfway, slight mistake 3 out, reduced advantage entering straight and headed 2 out, soon no extra, 10th of 20, 26 1/4l behind Shanroe (11-10) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp Yielding in Apr.
Top Line Tommy (IRE)11-4fav (10-0) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1f out, headway to dispute lead last strides, headed at line, 2nd of 13, shd behind Chateau Musar (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Apr.