• 12:10 McCarthy Insurance Group Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.60s
  • Off time: 12:11:20
12:10 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackstairmountain (IRE) 4/7
2nd Arnaud (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 763-534 Red, white cap Sailors Warn (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-12 E J O'Grady A E Lynch 144 12/113.00
4 5580-83 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Arnaud (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
5 11-7 C Byrnes D N Russell 130 4/15.00
5 552-352 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 48
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-5 t W P Mullins P Townend 145 4/71.57
6 821F3U WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
11 11-5 T Mullins D J Condon 140 13/27.50
7 214 BLACK, red star, yellow sleeves, black & red quartered cap Brog Deas (IRE) 34
Course and Distance Winner
4 10-11 b1 P J Flynn Andrew J McNamara 10/111.00
Non runners
285P-010Bombadero (IRE)611-9D CullenR M Power120
3487-242Joxer (IRE)611-9W HarneyB J Cooper136


BLACKSTAIRMOUNTAIN, who won the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown just over a year ago, probably prefers better ground than he'll face here but his run behind Staying Article here in November gives him the edge of Sailors Warn, who has to concede 7lb. Joxer is improving and gave supporters of the odds-on Midnight Game a fright at Thurles when Arnaud battled on into third while the chaser Fosters Cross wasn't far behind the useful Rebel Fitz when last seen over hurdles when Sailors Warn was behind.