Cork

  • 19:00 Great Value Social Package Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.40s
  • Off time: 19:02:21
19:00 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fairview Star (IRE) Evs
2nd Spot Fine 9/4
3rd Fresh By Nature (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0080- Yellow, purple chevron, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple & yellow striped cap Ballymacrt Boy (IRE) 188
7 11-12 t S Spillane Andrew J McNamara 33/134.00
2 008/ RED, large white spots, red sleeves & cap Dont Engage Em (IRE) 647
6 11-12 E McNamara Mr R J Jones (3) 66/167.00
3 45035-2 Emerald green & yellow quartered, white sleeves, white cap, black stars Fairview Star (IRE) 19
7 11-12 t E Griffin Mr E J O'connell 110 Evs2.00
4 0/503-P8 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star & sleeves, quartered cap Harpor (IRE) 28
8 11-12 t1 S Aherne D J Condon 16/117.00
5 FFP-F Red, royal blue disc, royal blue spots on sleeves, red cap, royal blue spots Lake Naivasha (IRE) 42
6 11-12 James Dullea M Darcy 20/121.00
6 2/400- Royal blue & yellow diabolo, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Moby Dick 309
6 11-12 S G O'Donnell K C Sexton (7) 100 20/121.00
7 860P0/P- ROYAL BLUE, yellow sash, yellow cap, royal blue spots Morebubbly (IRE) 64
9 11-12 F Costello Mr W T Cronin (7) 100/1101.00
8 2600-33 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Spot Fine 28
7 11-12 t M F Morris M A Enright (3) 109 9/43.25
9 8654- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, emerald green chevrons, orange cap, emerald green star The Black Russian (IRE) 257
7 11-12 F M Hanley T Kelly (5) 88 20/121.00
10 761/9-08 ROYAL BLUE, white panel & sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Wyndcrest (IRE) 42
6 11-12 John O'Shaughnessy D E Splaine (5) 40/141.00
11 4P/1-254 Pink, black diamond & sleeves, black diamond on cap Dranagold (IRE) 7
6 11-5 P Sinnott P F Mangan 20/121.00
12 PU76-U6 BLACK, white star & sleeves, black cap, pink star Found It (IRE) 5
6 11-5 R J Tierney Mr D T Atkinson (7) 25/126.00
13 White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Fresh By Nature (IRE)
6 11-5 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 14/115.00
14 0F0 Purple, emerald green sleeves & cap Lady Renata (IRE) 5
7 11-5 J G Fitzgerald J L Cullen 66/167.00
15 0-0 White, red star, red stars on sleeves, royal blue cap Santa Elena's Girl (USA) 5
8 11-5 t1 J J R Foley B M Cash 80/181.00
16 1URPPP- BROWN, orange cross belts, hooped cap Tip For The Top (IRE) 83
7 11-5 W J Burke Mr J J Burke (7) 80 50/151.00

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer Dranagold is a likely improver though probably over further but all known form points to this being a match between Spot Fine and FAIRVIEW STAR. The former ran a fine race behind Shamar over the course and distance in May and is suited by quicker ground than he found at Clonmel last time but it's the latter who gets the vote. He scored on the Flat in April and May and returned to form over hurdles with a very good effort behind Giant's Quest on fast ground at Gowran.