Ballinrobe

  • 17:00 Ballinrobe Racecourse Of The Year Maiden1m 6f

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 21.34s
  • Off time: 17:01:10
17:00 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 7/2
2nd Beyond Berlin (IRE) 3/1
3rd Fire Belt (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 5 Dark blue, white cross sashes, red cap, dark blue diamond A Twist Of Fate (IRE) 25
6 10-3 Miss C Simpson A P Thornton (3) 25/126.00
2 (1) 32 WHITE, cyclamen sash, cyclamen cap, white hoop Back Off Mate (IRE) 20
5 10-3 A L T Moore F M Berry 5/16.00
3 (12) 544-825 YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Beyond Berlin (IRE) 27
4 10-3 Mrs J Harrington C T Keane (5) 75 3/14.00
4 (8) 2-0636f- Red, White stars on sleeves, White cap, Red star Fire Belt (IRE) 243
8 10-3 B Nolan R P Whelan (3) 16/117.00
5 (11) 005- Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Fred Diamond (IRE) 110
4 10-3 T Doyle W J Lee 46 50/151.00
6 (5) 06906/0 YELLOW, black chevron & diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Rural Retreat (USA) 8
11 10-3 t P Cluskey I J Brennan (3) 44 100/1101.00
7 (10) 410 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Shield (IRE) 167
4 10-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 11/43.75
8 (7) 9 YELLOW, royal blue stars on sleeves, yellow cap Softboiledsergeant (IRE) 20
6 10-3 J E Kiely P Townend 33/134.00
9 (6) 4- Maroon, white sash & sleeves, white stars on cap Josie S And B (IRE) 292
6 9-12 t S K Ryder C R King (5) 18/119.00
10 (4) 6326-73 White & black diamonds, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 99
3 9-5 J C McConnell G F Carroll 96 7/24.50
11 (2) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Ebaniya (IRE)
3 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 6/17.00
12 (3) 70 EMERALD GREEN, white star, white sleeves & cap Molans Mare (IRE) 7
3 9-0 C Moore R P Cleary 100/1101.00

Verdict

Shield, a rare winning bumper these days for Ballydoyle, was well beaten in the champion bumper at Cheltenham on his latest start but looks to have every chance of gaining his first success under Flat rules. However, this could be a question of whether Orgilgo Bay stays the trip as his overall form is far superior to these rivals though he was well beaten when stepped up to 1m4f at Gowran. Back Off Mate was staying on strongly over 1m4f at Sligo and, as he's been placed over hurdles, he'll have no problems staying but a chance is taken on the fitness of EBANIYA, who makes a belated first appearance. She's by Sinndar out of the Irish Oaks winner Ebadiyla and is closely related to six winners.