Cork

  • 17:25 Paddy Power Cork Grand National November 4th Flat Race2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.90s
  • Off time: 17:25:22
17:25 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elegant Statesman (IRE) 10/1
2nd Thekingofconnemara (IRE) 16/1
3rd Get Back To Me (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Black, white chevron & sleeves, em green & royal blue striped cap Accordion Legacy (IRE)
5 12-0 D Cullen N M Kelly (7) 25/126.00
2 26705-3 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 21
5 12-0 M Hourigan Mr T M O'Brien (7) 12/113.00
3 25- YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Elegant Statesman (IRE) 295
5 12-0 T E Hyde Mr K E Power 10/111.00
4 P- ROYAL BLUE, royal blue cap, emerald green spots Get Back To Me (IRE) 217
5 12-0 G T Hourigan Mr R J Kiely (5) 16/117.00
5 49- EMERALD GREEN Globalized (IRE) 329
6 12-0 D T Hughes Mr J J King (7) 12/113.00
6 EMERALD GREEN, yellow stars, emerald green sleeves, check cap Lastofthedolly's (IRE)
6 12-0 K Purcell Mr J E Burns (7) 11/26.50
7 2- Royal blue, white stars on sleeves, white cap Our Knight (IRE) 182
5 12-0 Michael O'connor Mr M J O'Connor 10/111.00
8 P7P-6P0 BLACK & RED CHEVRONS, hooped sleeves & cap Pairc Na Leasa (IRE) 145
6 12-0 t D E Finn Mr M C O'Donovan (7) 50/151.00
9 Brown, white chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Thekingofconnemara (IRE)
5 12-0 Miss E Doyle M P Fogarty (3) 16/117.00
10 1P4- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Torn Asunder (IRE) 195
5 12-0 G Elliott Mr J J Codd 13/82.62
11 Red & yellow diamonds, emerald green sleeves, em green cap, yellow diamonds Joshella (IRE)
4 11-10 A Mullins Mr P G Murphy (3) 20/121.00
12 C3- Maroon, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd cap Pencil Pusher (IRE) 210
4 11-10 J Halley Mr Josh Halley (7) 33/134.00
13 4- RED & GREY QUARTERED, striped sleeves, purple cap Top Othe Ra (IRE) 255
4 11-10 T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 25/126.00
14 P/F3F1P- BLACK, red sash, black cap, red star Victors Girl (IRE) 232
6 11-7 t1 A J Black Mr D P Howard (7) 33/134.00
15 PP90 White, royal blue sash, royal blue cap, white stars Wizard Queen (IRE) 87
5 11-7 Miss S A Finn Mr E P O'Brien (7) 66/167.00
16 312- Purple & yellow diabolo, yellow armlet, quartered cap Calibre Style 185
4 11-3 R Tyner Miss J M Mangan (7) 9/25.50
17 7 RED, white stars, white sleeves, white star on cap Dream Beat 94
4 11-3 J J Walsh A McCurtin (7)(ex1) 33/134.00
18 LIGHT GREEN, royal blue & light green hooped cap Michaela's Choice (IRE)
4 11-3 D Ahern Mr J J Burke (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

The combination of Gordon Elliott and Jamie Codd looks formidable and Torn Asunder, a winner between the flags in February, should have made enough progress over the summer to get into the frame. Mick Hourigan won this last year and can repeat the process with DUSHYBEAG. He's been alternating between bumpers and hurdles and was just touched off in a Clonmel bumper last time. Calibre Style won a point-to-point in March and made a bright start under rules in a Tipperary bumper the following month so she can go close along with Mikey O'Connor's Our Knight, who made a good impression when narrowly beaten in a Dromahane point-to-point in April.