Cork

  • 13:55 Www.corkracecourse.ie Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €18,525 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,850 4th €1,140
  • Going: Soft, Yielding to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.10s
  • Off time: 13:56:13
13:55 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ainama (IRE) 9/2
2nd Big Game Hunter (IRE) 6/1
3rd The Bishop Looney (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 B-022PP WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 14
8 11-10 T Mullins T C Carroll (7) 135 8/19.00
2 5873-16 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Ainama (IRE) 44
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-5 N Madden N P Madden 130 9/25.50
3 066F01- DARK BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Prince Rudi (IRE) 206
8 10-12 p1 S T Nolan R J Molloy (3) 123 11/112.00
4 20/546-5 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHEVRONS, halved sleeves, white cap The Bishop Looney (IRE) 3
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-12 T J Nagle-Jr S J Gray (3) 123 6/17.00
5 45-9030 RED, black sleeves, red chevrons, black cap Kirbybroguelantern (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
9 10-8 pt T Hogan D J Casey 119 25/126.00
6 4352-16 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Big Game Hunter (IRE) 35
4 10-7 M F Morris A P Heskin (5) 122 6/17.00
7 2P1412- ROYAL BLUE, white armlet, quartered cap Shuil Aris (IRE) 204
Distance Winner
9 10-7 P Nolan M N Doran (7) 118 7/24.50
8 25-8027 DARK BLUE, white stars on sleeves, white cap, dark blue stars Tally Em Up (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
7 9-10 p P J Rothwell D J Bates (7) 105 13/27.50
9 055225 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Ordinary Man (IRE) 10
5 9-10 W J Burke S J Hassett (3) 102 8/19.00

Verdict

SHUIL ARIS has a much higher rating over fences and can revert to the smaller obstacles in style. Paul Nolan's mare ended her last campaign with an easy victory on heavy going at Fairyhouse and a fine second in a tough Punchestown handicap on going just too quick. Fosters Cross is also better known as a chaser but has scored on the Flat recently and is still useful over hurdles. Ainama won easily over three miles here in September and that could be his trip, a remark that also applies to Prince Rudi, an impressive winner at Punchestown in April but 10lb higher for his reappearance. Big Game Hunter has yet to prove himself over today's distance but will have conditions in his favour.