Ballinrobe

  • 17:25 Treacy's Pharmacy Hurdle2m

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off time: 17:25:18
17:25 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Run With The Wind (IRE) 2/1
2nd Primroseandblue (IRE) 8/1
3rd Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 138- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Distant Memories (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
6 11-12 T J Taaffe A E Lynch 132 7/42.75
2 6/2771P- SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap with royal blue hoop Mickelson (IRE) 51
Distance Winner
6 11-12 N Meade P Carberry 127 14/115.00
3 6/21231- EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Primroseandblue (IRE) 54
Distance Winner
8 11-12 t W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 8/19.00
4 117526 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Touch Back (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
6 11-12 C Roche A P Crowe 129 13/27.50
5 227323- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Uncle Tom Cobley (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
8 11-12 t C O'Dwyer D N Russell 122 10/111.00
6 3U3022- RED, dark blue sleeves, black & white quartered cap Wilde Wit Pleasure (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
9 11-12 S O O'Brien J R Barry 120 14/115.00
7 606- RED, white stars, white sleeves, red stars, red cap Beausang (IRE) 87
7 11-5 T Donohue B T O'Connell 66/167.00
8 1U56/22- Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Run With The Wind (IRE) 16
6 11-5 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 120 2/13.00

Verdict

Mick Hourigan won this last year and can repeat the process with RUN WITH THE WIND. Runner-up in two decent maidens in the autumn, he's been in good form on the Flat and won a Leopardstown handicap in March. Distant Memories won a Listed contest on the Flat at Pontefract last summer and made a winning debut over timber at Limerick. He didn't run at all badly in the Supreme Novices' at Cheltenham and will find this much less demanding. Primroseandblue battled on gamely to repel Saint Gervais at Clonmel but Touch Back has been slightly disappointing after beating Marasonnien at Leopardstown in December. Uncle Tom Cobley is a consistent but luckless chaser and though Wilde Wit Pleasure is useful on his day, his strike-rate of 1-26 is off-putting.