Ballinrobe

  • 19:20 E.P.S. Pumps Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner €14,950 2nd €4,370 3rd €2,070 4th €690
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.50s
  • Off time: 19:20:30
19:20 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shutter Island (IRE) 7/2
2nd Lindenhurst (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12193-0 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Lindenhurst (IRE) 38
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-12 t J C McConnell M J Bolger 132 3/14.00
2 01-4235 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star The Plan Man (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 t A J Martin S A Shortall (7) 126 7/24.50
4 214 PURPLE, pink & purple striped cap Erlkonig (GER) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-4 A Mullins D E Mullins 124 10/34.33
5 0622-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Shutter Island (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-7 p C O'Brien M P Walsh 113 7/24.50
6 4080- White, purple disc, purple cap, white spots Our Manekineko 19
Nag me
4 9-10 t J Nash T E Doran (7) 102 33/134.00
7 416- ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, yellow armlet, royal blue cap Sharjah (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-10 A Slattery J J Burke (5) 102 6/17.00
Non runners
3341130Cape Glory (IRE)411-5G ElliottK C Sexton125

Verdict

Sharjah has been running well on the Flat and landed a Roscommon maiden hurdle at this time a year ago but was well beaten by Lindenhurst on his next start at Gowran. That winner is penalised here but scored on the level at Bellewstown last month and has to be considered. The Plan Man hasn't had much experience though this is tougher than the races he's been contesting but Shutter Island is a progressive hurdler who should go well despite a poor run on the Flat at Galway when strongly fancied. Erlkonig easily landed a Tipperary maiden and hasn't been disgraced in better company but this can go to CAPE GLORY. Gordon Elliott's charge found 2m6f much too far in a Galway handicap but with a strong pace likely his stamina can come into play and Kevin Sexton's claim is a bonus.