Clonmel

  • 16:10 Comeragh Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 54.60s
  • Off time: 16:10:25
16:10 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Troubled (IRE) 14/1
-1 Pigeon Creek (IRE) 7/1
-1 Court Knee (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 50-1614 WHITE, red stars, dark blue & light blue hooped sleeves, dark blue & light blue striped cap Backinthere (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
8 11-11 E F Gallagher A P Heskin 108 7/18.00
2 50U144 BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-10 p E Doyle Mr P D Collins (7) 107 10/111.00
4 8P0329 Emerald green, red cross sashes, red cap Raheenwood (IRE) 116
Beaten Favourite
8 11-7 p C Kidd M A Enright (5) 104 7/18.00
5 380-917 White, royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue cap Ballyquin Queen (IRE) 26
7 11-5 J Motherway D E Splaine (5) 102 6/17.00
6 40-7555 Dark blue & light blue quartered, diabolo on sleeves, light blue cap Itsy Bitsy Spider (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-5 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (5) 102 12/113.00
8 1262P8 Red, white stars, royal blue sleeves, red & royal blue quartered cap Neighbourly (IRE) 126
5 11-2 p G O'Leary M Darcy 101 16/117.00
9 F15P30 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Sophies Shadow (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 10-12 E U Hales J L Cullen 95 14/115.00
10 F9325F EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap The Shoe Doctor (IRE) 43
6 10-8 C F Swan D J Casey 91 8/19.00
11 039461 YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap Day Dream Boy (IRE) 15
8 10-7 E Cawley P T Enright 90 6/17.00
12 6FF008 Red, yellow diamond, white sleeves, red armlet, red & yellow striped cap Play Back Part Two (IRE) 8
5 10-7 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 92 20/121.00
13 79-4465 ORANGE, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Bobsthewizard (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
11 10-6 F Flood J S McGarvey (7) 89 6/17.00
14 9457P4 ORANGE, black star, striped sleeves & cap Swift Lady (IRE) 19
10 10-0 P Meany T C Carroll (5) 83 10/111.00
15 748707/ Black, red spots, emerald green & white striped cap Baraka Boy (IRE) 798
7 9-13 P O Brady M D Briscoe (7) 82 25/126.00
17 30/0080- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Icy Cool (IRE) 606
8 9-12 t P O Brady S J Crimin (7) 81 25/126.00
Non runners
33-8PU00Troubled (IRE)611-10D T HughesD N Russell107
7352PFPigeon Creek (IRE)711-5D E FitzgeraldA E Lynch102
168-0B0PBCourt Knee (IRE)79-12J H CullotyB J Cooper81

Verdict

It was a moderate handicap that DAY DREAM BOY won at Punchestown last month but he jumped and stayed well that day so a 7lb rise in the weights doesn't look enough to prevent a follow up. Backinthere has been making good progress and was by no means disgraced in a better race than this at Leopardstown a month ago when Ballyquin Queen wasn't far behind. The pair can get competitive while the veteran Bobsthewizard is now on his lowest mark for over four years and has Jody McGarvey's claim as a bonus. Raheenwood found heavy ground against him when favourite at Limerick in November and can do much better on today's surface while the five-year-old Neighbourly has a bit more scope than most.