Clonmel

  • 14:35 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.30s
  • Off time: 14:35:57
14:35 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Gold Spark (IRE)
-1 Jolly Mac Vic (IRE)
-1 Seanie Boy (IRE)

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-3P224 Emerald green & mauve halved, slvs reversed, quartered cap Ancient Days (IRE) 113
6 11-4 J Queally Andrew J McNamara 112 11/53.20
2 00 Red, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap, Red spots Better Again (IRE) 91
6 11-4 M Butler S G McDermott 661/1067.10
3 F4-10 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap, red stars Big Dec (IRE) 237
6 11-4 t Ms Debbie Hartnett J L Cullen 16/117.00
4 P69/709 BLACK & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, check cap Canon Sheehan (IRE) 43
7 11-4 t Patrick Cronin P A Gallagher (5) 50/151.00
5 P4-P678 White, maroon hoop, maroon sleeves, white cap Clay Boy (IRE) 28
6 11-4 E McNamara R J Jones (3) 25/126.00
6 1/63 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Dick Dundee 22
8 11-4 P Nolan D E Mullins 7/24.50
7 804 EMERALD GREEN Father Jack (IRE) 15
6 11-4 D T Hughes B J Geraghty 5/23.50
10 58 Light blue & emerald green hoops, light blue & yellow hooped sleeves, orange cap, red star Mountain Fort (IRE) 26
6 11-4 M Phelan E Mullins 20/121.00
11 7-PP0F5 WHITE, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Petit Garson (IRE) 15
7 11-4 K Purcell A F O'Neill (7) 25/126.00
12 F7P8 Red, grey cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Putintheboot (IRE) 7
6 11-4 J J Walsh F A McCurtin (7) 40/141.00
14 F/1P4P-9 WHITE, emerald green spots, emerald green sleeves & cap Shazner (IRE) 22
8 11-4 M McCabe B J Cooper 18/119.00
15 F-F60 YELLOW, red cross of lorraine & sleeves, hooped cap Town Pond (IRE) 60
7 11-4 Peter L Kavanagh D J Condon 50/151.00
16 00 ROYAL BLUE, white inverted triangle, yellow cap Kilbeg Katie (IRE) 16
6 10-11 p1 W J O'Doherty N P Madden 50/151.00
17 935700 ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap Mimosa Star (IRE) 14
6 10-11 Mrs J Cashin M Darcy 50/151.00
18 3261-79 WHITE, red stars, dark blue & light blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & light blue striped cap Zarzamora (IRE) 14
6 10-11 E F Gallagher A P Heskin 20/121.00
19 267207 Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 14
7 11-4 p John Neilan Reserve 97 8/19.00
Non runners
80Gold Spark (IRE)611-4P J GilliganB M Cash
9246447Jolly Mac Vic (IRE)711-4D E FitzgeraldA E Lynch105
13F073-00Seanie Boy (IRE)711-4P StaffordC D Maxwell106
20PP24/9P-John The Soldier (IRE)811-4R HurleyReserve 2104

Verdict

This is a very moderate looking maiden which affords ANCIENT DAYS a good opportunity. John Queally's charge finished runner-up in a couple of decent maidens in the autumn before struggling in heavy ground over a much longer trip subsequently and everything looks right for him to gain his first success. Winning point-to-pointer Dick Dundee has been well beaten in both starts over timber but has been taking on much stronger opposition and can be expected to improve. Jolly Mac Vic hasn't fulfilled the promise shown on his hurdling debut at Roscommon in August but he's been racing in much heavier conditions and today's better ground could bring about a revival. Father Jack was staying on over the minimum trip last time and he should make his presence felt while Noble Pageant would be a major threat if getting a run from his reserve spot.