Ballinrobe

  • 18:55 Welcome Back To The Racecourse Of The Year Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 40.00s
  • Off time: 18:55:42
18:55 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Man Zebo (IRE) 11/2
2nd Kandinski (IRE) 6/4
3rd Soweheard (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 531687- WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Aranhill Chief (IRE) 14
6 11-12 t S J Mahon R C Colgan 20/121.00
2 8341/3- Yellow, white star, purple sleeves & cap Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 24
6 11-4 C O'Dwyer R Walsh 10/111.00
3 606544/ WHITE, gold hoop, black cap Golden Wonder (IRE) 394
7 11-4 D T Hughes B J Cooper 14/115.00
4 39/8000- White, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, pink cap, Green Thirty Two (IRE) 14
6 11-4 t S J Mahon D J Condon 33/134.00
5 22/4222- EMERALD GREEN, yellow diamond, white sleeves, check cap Kandinski (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
7 11-4 R Tyner A P Crowe 6/42.50
6 7P0642- Yellow,brown hoop and slvs,yellow cap Kestrel (IRE) 21
5 11-4 Edward P Mitchell Mr R J Jones (3) 106 9/110.00
7 SF7F00- Yellow, pink sash, pink & yellow quartered cap Kilbixy (IRE) 14
7 11-4 A Murray R M Power 33/134.00
8 207335- Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 23
7 11-4 p John Neilan A E Lynch 97 14/115.00
9 2213- Yellow & purple hoops, yellow sleeves, purple cap Our Man Zebo (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
6 11-4 M Hourigan B J Geraghty 11/26.50
10 121FF2- Orange, royal blue star, hooped sleeves, white cap Soweheard (IRE) 17
6 11-4 G Elliott P Carberry 13/27.50
11 6P0756- LIGHT BLUE, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, maroon diamonds The Bard O Tully (IRE) 21
5 11-4 t B Arthey J S McGarvey (7) 25/126.00
12 0- ORANGE, brown spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cahermacnally Lady (IRE) 14
5 10-11 L P Cusack A P Thornton 110 50/151.00
13 820/700- Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Honourable Lady (IRE) 61
6 10-11 t M Cullinane B F Cawley (7) 33/134.00
14 04- DARK GREEN, red triple diamond, red diamonds on sleeves, dark green cap Kalico Kalista (IRE) 10
5 10-11 J P Ryan Mr D G Lavery (5) 16/117.00
15 5U- Yellow,emerald green hollow box,emerald green slvs,yellow armlet,emGreen cap Texas Rose (IRE) 8
6 10-11 P G Kelly P Townend 12/113.00
Non runners
1600-Dr Nana (IRE)611-4S J MahonReserve 1
17F7P-Native Brook (IRE)611-4M CullinaneReserve 2
1880-Watchthesteps (IRE)611-4Laurence ButlerReserve 3

Verdict

Craddockstown Lad was reappearing for the first time since landing a point-to-point a year ago when a good third at Navan three weeks ago and Ruby Walsh is an interesting booking. Kestrel appeared to find quicker going to his advantage when runner-up to Bell Weir at Gowran so these conditions won't help while Noble Pageant has now had 30 starts without winning and can hardly be trusted. Our Man Zebo, a progressive point-to-pointer, made his debut under Rules in a Cork bumper at the beginning of the month and with that under his belt can make enough progress to get into the frame though KANDINSKI also has some fine bumper form and, with the experience of a run over timber in January, he's the one to be on here. Soweheard is one to keep an eye on for the future as he looks a nice staying prospect.