• 14:45 Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €20,474 2nd €5,986 3rd €2,834 4th €946
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 32.00s
  • Off time: 14:45:02
14:45 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Don Poli (IRE) 9/2
2nd Goonyella (IRE) 16/1
3rd Seskinane (IRE) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 233112 LIGHT GREEN & DARK GREEN DIABOLO, light green cap The Job Is Right 54
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 b M Hourigan B J Geraghty 130 13/27.50
2 3-22515 Emerald green, red inverted triangle, halved sleeves, black cap Captainofthefleet (IRE) 40
Course Winner
7 11-2 E O'Connell K M Donoghue 123 12/113.00
3 22-601 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Double Irish (IRE) 55
6 11-2 G Elliott D E Mullins 4/15.00
4 3P1-258 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Goonyella (IRE) 54
Distance Winner
7 11-2 J T R Dreaper A E Lynch 16/117.00
5 P1-1F12 WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Moonshine Lad (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-2 G Elliott Paul Carberry 137 5/23.50
6 1D32U2 Yellow, royal blue triple diamond, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue diamonds Seskinane (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
8 11-2 Brian M McMahon D N Russell 132 20/121.00
7 2-21 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Don Poli (IRE) 21
5 10-13 W P Mullins B J Cooper 9/25.50
8 36051 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Shantou Ed (IRE) 19
5 10-13 P A Fahy M P Walsh 8/19.00
9 0-11301 BLACK, white sash, white stars on sleeves, striped cap The Winkler (IRE) 28
5 10-13 E Doyle M P Butler 14/115.00
10 171-51 LIGHT BLUE, black disc, light blue cap, red star Railway Zira (IRE) 40
6 10-9 David Kelly S W Flanagan 20/121.00


Seskinane has changed stables and hasn't quite taken to chasing but his earlier form over hurdles puts him right in the picture. The Job Is Right is penalised for his victory at this level at Cork but ran well behind the impressive Faugheen at Limerick subsequently. Double Irish produced a surprise when easily beating a decent field of maidens at Leopardstown and the runner-up has scored since. MOONSHINE LAD would probably have won four in succession but for falling at Fairyhouse and was amongst the chief sufferers in the Grade 2 at Leopardstown last month run at a crawl and won by Sure Reef. Gordon Elliot's charge will benefit from the likely fast pace and can get back on the winning trail. Don Poli was having only his third start when battling to victory at Thurles and there's much more to come while the trio at the bottom of the card have all won their most recent races though they'll need to step-up in this company.