Clonmel

  • 20:20 Frank Purcell Memorial Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,199 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.60s
  • Off time: 20:20:24
20:20 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hevelius 6/1
2nd Mind The Steps (IRE) 14/1
3rd Watermelon (IRE) 9/1
4th Unwanted Gift (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 850723- PURPLE, white hollow box, white stars on sleeves, white star on cap Amazon Warrior (IRE) 271
5 11-12 t V T Keane M N Doran (7) 95 11/112.00
2 0000- Emerald green, black epaulettes, black sleeves, emerald green stars, black cap, emerald green stars Laureldeans Best (IRE) 56
5 11-12 bt G Elliott P Carberry 95 16/117.00
3 00215-P EMERALD GREEN, white sash, red cap, emerald green spots More Claret (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
5 11-12 K F O'Donnell T J Doyle 95 12/113.00
4 P80-8 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Hevelius 29
6 11-8 E McNamara R J Jones (7) 91 6/17.00
5 527U5-5 ROYAL BLUE, white panel, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Watermelon (IRE) 24
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 t M T Moran E J O'connell (5) 91 9/110.00
6 000609- Navy blue, sky blue sash, quartered cap Raise The Rafters (IRE) 9
6 11-7 pt T Hogan D E Splaine (7) 90 20/121.00
7 0060/UF- BLACK, white chevron & stars on sleeves, black cap, white star Inch Rebel (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
8 11-6 M L Fagan J L Cullen 89 14/115.00
9 120609- RED, royal blue stars, white sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Unwanted Gift (IRE) 112
6 11-6 L J Archdeacon B J Cooper (3) 89 6/17.00
10 8460/07- Royal blue, red chevron, red sleeves, royal blue diamonds, red cap, royal blue star Mind The Steps (IRE) 372
6 11-5 D M Kelly B T O'Connell 88 14/115.00
11 840P74- RED & BLACK HOOPS, red sleeves, black cap, red spots Jackieandy 145
Distance Winner
8 11-4 M Winters J P Holly (7) 87 14/115.00
12 7/88057- RED & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES Mini Budget (IRE) 41
7 11-4 T Foley D J Condon 87 12/113.00
13 56P433- Emerald green & yellow hoops, white sleeves, green & white hooped cap Clara More (IRE) 47
Beaten Favourite
6 11-3 E O'Grady P T Enright 86 7/18.00
14 07P087- DARK GREEN, yellow hollow box, yellow sleeves, yellow & white quartered cap Moving On (IRE) 35
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-3 p Mrs M Flavin P F Mangan (5) 86 8/19.00
15 800400- BLACK, white braces, white cap Orange Touch (GER) 121
Distance Winner
11 11-3 t W J O'Doherty M W Bowes (5) 86 16/117.00
16 960804- ROYAL BLUE, black & emerald green quartered cap Come On Flash (IRE) 42
5 11-2 P J Flynn T C Carroll (7) 85 14/115.00
18 850-79 MAROON, dark blue epaulettes & cap Catu (IRE) 24
6 11-0 A J McNamara Andrew J McNamara 83 16/117.00
Non runners
81408/6F-Moon Prince (IRE)911-6M WintersM J Ferris89
174P408-0Allyonice (IRE)711-0F G HandS W Flanagan83
190066-Scottish Reel (IRE)411-2J P BroderickReserve 193
20700/PF6-Mismak (IRE)910-11S AherneReserve 280
21000-Tornant (IRE)511-5F FloodReserve 388

Verdict

Amazon Warrior is saddled with a big weight despite never having won a race but he's still improving and was in very good form on fast ground last autumn. More Claret has been chasing and is better handicapped over hurdles while Watermelon is on the same mark as when just touched off over the C&D in June and will be better for her recent reappearance. Jackieandy appears better with some give in the ground while Clara More is another who may find conditions too quick for her. Gordon Elliott tries Laureldeans Best in first-time blinkers which could bring about some improvement but a chance is taken with MOVING ON, who is hardly consistent and has won just two out of 64 starts over hurdles but likes fast ground and this track and trip and is well enough handicapped to give a good account of himself.