Clonmel

  • 20:00 Clonacody Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.10s
  • Off time: 20:00:06
20:00 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elijah Gardner (IRE) 3/1
2nd Bally Longford (IRE) 2/1
3rd Dance Floor King (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F2/2431- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Bally Longford (IRE) 50
5 11-12 W P Mullins R Walsh 2/13.00
2 544177- YELLOW, red hoop, yellow sleeves, check cap Celerity Rules (IRE) 202
8 11-12 M f O'dowd A P Thornton 25/126.00
3 4- PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Zemario (IRE) 37
7 11-12 J G Murphy M P Walsh 6/17.00
5 074- ROYAL BLUE & RED CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Betheholyman (IRE) 34
5 11-4 T Donohue Mr R Deegan (7) 95 25/126.00
6 9PP- RED, red & white striped sleeves, red & emerald green striped cap Bobbackpaddy (IRE) 214
7 11-4 p1 M Fitzsimons R Loughran 33/134.00
7 U/4F167- Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Brown Eyed Joe (IRE) 67
7 11-4 T Cummins P A Gallagher (5) 33/134.00
8 530FP-8 ROYAL BLUE, white hoop & armlet, striped cap Cloudy Morning (IRE) 19
5 11-4 M T O'Donovan Mr D MacAuley (5) 33/134.00
9 48/5 YELLOW, black chevron, check sleeves, yellow cap Dance Floor King (IRE) 19
6 11-4 C A Murphy Andrew J McNamara 11/112.00
10 WHITE, red stars, white sleeves, check cap E Class (IRE)
6 11-4 E Sheehy C L Murphy (7) 33/134.00
11 3 Silver, green spots Key People (IRE) 20
6 11-4 T J Taaffe P Townend 4/15.00
12 P5P0-U WHITE, emerald green disc & spots on sleeves, emerald green cap Kinghenrytheninth (IRE) 14
5 11-4 M Butler M P Butler (3) 33/134.00
13 YELLOW, large royal blue spots, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Logans John (IRE)
7 11-4 P Hughes T C Carroll (5) 33/134.00
15 D7/3335- PURPLE, yellow sash, check cap Rohan's Pride (IRE) 222
7 11-4 James Wilkinson K M Donoghue (3) 20/121.00
16 465/44- WHITE, black hoop, black chevrons on sleeves, white cap Springfield Grey (IRE) 207
8 11-4 Thomas G Walsh M A Enright (3) 14/115.00
17 761/9- ROYAL BLUE, white panel & sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Wyndcrest (IRE) 174
6 11-4 John O'Shaughnessy D E Splaine (5) 33/134.00
18 55-3 RED, yellow & black striped sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Elijah Gardner (IRE) 20
4 10-12 t1 N Meade D J Condon 111 3/14.00
19 26B-0 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Ussius (FR) 17
5 11-4 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton 14/115.00
20 4-B Emerald green, yellow cross sashes, yellow star on cap Callmenewtown (IRE) 17
6 11-4 D E Finn Reserve 2 50/151.00
Non runners
4PP/Augest Benefit (IRE)511-4Miss M A DoranMr M N Doran
149Printing Press (IRE)711-4P J RothwellA Ring
21P-0Udo's Choice (IRE)511-4P J RothwellReserve 3

Verdict

BALLY LONGFORD has been brought along steadily by the champion trainer and there was plenty to like about his bumper success at Downpatrick. A former point-to-pointer, he'll appreciate tackling hurdles and can make a winning debut. Celerity Rules won a Navan bumper in September but has run poorly since but Elijah Gardner has shown potential and looked ready to step up to this trip at Kilbeggan last time. Key People showed promise on his opening run at Kilbeggan and is just the type his trainer does so well with while Dance Floor King made a fair hurdling debut in a strong Limerick maiden and can only improve.