Cork

  • 13:35 McCarthy Insurance Group Maiden Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.50s
  • Off time: 13:35:51
13:35 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benrouge (IRE) 6/1
2nd Asitsohappens (IRE) 7/1
3rd Boondooma (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5233-2F Red & white chevrons, black sleeves, white seams, red cap, white star Asitsohappens (IRE) 204
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 M McCabe M P Fogarty 7/18.00
2 1034-38 Emerald green, red chevron, red star on cap Bar Stool Bob (IRE) 27
6 11-12 R Tyner P T Enright 6/17.00
3 62-5654 YELLOW & WHITE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap Benrouge (IRE) 27
7 11-12 James Dullea R M Power 6/17.00
4 2434-51 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, black cap Boondooma (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Michael C Griffin D N Russell 6/42.50
5 212-206 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Concordin (IRE) 45
6 11-12 R Tyner A P Crowe 12/113.00
6 4474-09 PINK, light green epaulettes & sleeves, check cap Connaught Manor (IRE) 106
9 11-12 W P Mullins P Townend 104 14/115.00
7 R/F9 YELLOW, royal blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, red cap Deano (IRE) 8
7 11-12 Miss M L Hallahan I J McCarthy (3) 33/134.00
8 5 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Defining Year (IRE) 8
6 11-12 D K Weld M P Walsh 5/16.00
9 7/0665- ROYAL BLUE, yellow sleeves, check cap Fort Carson (IRE) 317
8 11-12 R O'Neill Mr J W O'Neill (7) 40/141.00
10 P-1PP52 BLACK, white diamond, white diamonds on sleeves, black cap, white diamonds Knowhentofoldem (IRE) 34
7 11-12 James Dullea B Hayes (5) 33/134.00
11 8 BLACK, yellow hooped sleeves, red cap, black spots Mardar (IRE) 9
6 11-12 J J Walsh A McCurtin (7) 100/1101.00
12 P-F50 Maroon, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, qtd cap Oscar's Fancy (IRE) 27
7 11-12 T Cleary S E Butler (5) 80/181.00
13 3-DP67 Emerald green, red spots, red sleeves & cap Paddy's Faith (IRE) 8
6 11-12 G Elliott K M Donoghue 33/134.00
14 0 MAUVE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow star on cap Sea Of Steel (IRE) 58
6 11-12 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 100/1101.00
15 RED & YELLOW DIAMONDS, red sleeves, striped cap Touchforcengage (IRE)
6 11-12 D E Fitzgerald M J Ferris 66/167.00
16 P-10 WHITE & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, royal blue spots on cap Shantou Shine (IRE) 20
6 11-5 R Tyner D G Hogan 50/151.00

Verdict

Asitsohappens ran so well behind City Slicker at Punchestown in May that he started a short-priced favourite at Clonmel a month later but was beaten when falling at the last. Benrouge has been coming up against useful opposition without threatening and this looks a slight drop in class. BOONDOOMA ploughed through the LImerick mud last week to gain a very easy success in a bumper and though this is a much stiffer test he's in good heart and is taken to follow-up. Connaught Manor hasn't shown much since making a winning bumper debut in July 2102 but Defining Year, placed numerous times in Listed and Group company on the Flat, is surely better than he showed on his hurdling debut at Leopardstown last week.