• 18:55 McHale Engineering Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.40s
  • Off time: 18:55:25
18:55 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darroun (IRE) 11/10
2nd Aranhill Chief (IRE) 8/1
3rd All Or Now (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 104/92P- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Darroun (IRE) 38
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 135 11/102.10
2 49440-4 Light blue, dark blue braces, dark blue armlet, striped cap Thegondolier (IRE) 10
5 11-12 h C Bowe Andrew J McNamara 116 16/117.00
3 P-8P571 Emerald green, white sash, white stars on sleeves, emerald green cap All Or Now (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-8 B T Murphy B J Geraghty 13/27.50
4 687-918 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Aranhill Chief (IRE) 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-8 t S J Mahon R T Dunne (3) 112 8/19.00
5 104-521 WHITE, red stars, red sleeves, check cap Top Cat Henry (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
5 11-8 K Purcell R M Moran 116 3/14.00
6 4340-3U YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Spring Hawk (IRE) 16
7 11-5 t T G McCourt T C Carroll (5) 111 10/111.00
7 511-137 EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap Baby Grey 28
5 11-2 J Monroe D E Splaine (5) 12/113.00
8 7 EMERALD GREEN, yellow braces, white cap Royal Run (IRE) 57
4 10-2 t J Monroe P T Enright 66/167.00


Darroun looked a smart prospect when beating Hisaabaat at Leopardstown last year and wasn't far behind that rival in a Grade 1 at Punchestown later. However, he's come nowhere near that kind of form subsequently and is overlooked until back to his best. TOP CAT HENRY has been making steady progress and there was much to like about his victory over subsequent easy winner Silver Tassie at Wexford. He should improve again and can take the honours though Aranhill Chief is surely better than he showed at Roscommon last time where the 2m trip proved too short. All Or Now battled hard for a surprise success at Roscommon but will need more while Thegondolier may do better when returned to fences.