• 18:00 McHale Fusion 3 Hurdle2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.70s
  • Off time: 18:01:47
18:00 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Plinth (IRE) 1/5
2nd Ningbo Express (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1305-2 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Plinth (IRE) 24
4 11-7 A P O'Brien R M Power 140 1/51.20
2 77- PINK, black hollow box & cap Hazy Days 200
4 11-0 N Madden B R Dalton (3) 50/151.00
3 7- RED, light blue stars, red sleeves, white cap, red star Rufino (IRE) 37
4 11-0 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 16/117.00
4 8 Emerald green & orange hooped, quartered cap Whatareudoingtome (IRE) 16
4 11-0 E Bolger M P Walsh 25/126.00
5 02-4 EMERALD GREEN, maroon chevron, maroon sleeves, emerald green chevrons, maroon cap Ningbo Express (IRE) 16
4 10-7 t G Elliott D J Condon 5/16.00


PLINTH will be at very short odds here and it's easy to see why. A decent handicapper on the Flat, he's surpassed that form over hurdles with a runners-up spot behind Abbyssial in the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown the obvious highlight. There shouldn't be a serious rival but Ningbo Express will probably follow him home and should be winning a little maiden somewhere in the near future. Hazy Days has yet to win in 13 starts including two over timber so it could be Rufino who snatches the minor spot as he showed a bit of potential in a Fairyhouse bumper.