Cork

  • 15:25 J.P.McManus Hurdle2m 2f

  • Winner €14,300 2nd €4,180 3rd €1,980 4th €660
  • Going: Yielding, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.30s
  • Off time: 15:25:33
15:25 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 4/11
2nd Fosters Cross (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1124-11 DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 24
Course Winner
7 11-8 M Winters D N Russell 154 4/111.36
2 22763-5 Red, white cap Sailors Warn (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 11-7 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 144 4/15.00
3 11123/P- Orange, purple cross sashes, quartered cap Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
8 11-2 T O'Brien D J Condon 136 33/134.00
4 32P6-F8 WHITE, black & royal blue hooped sleeves, black & royal blue striped cap Fosters Cross (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
10 11-2 T Mullins B J Cooper 139 14/115.00
5 06-8533 WHITE, royal blue spots Jack Cool (IRE) 15
6 11-2 p C Byrnes R J Jones (3) 142 25/126.00
6 2115F-3 Black, light green chevron & sleeves, quartered cap Mossey Joe (IRE) 20
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
9 11-2 t D McNamara Mr D Skehan (7) 141 9/110.00

Verdict

The jury is out on Mossey Joe, who arrived on the scene from the point-to-point field with huge expectations. He won a Grade 3 on his debut over hurdles and scored his first two starts over regulation fences but things haven't worked out since and he was last of three when long odds-on here three weeks ago. REBEL FITZ has now won eight of his 13 starts including the lucrative Galway Hurdle last time. He's likely to be seen in better company than this later in the year and will be very difficult to beat. Sailors Warn was 10l behind at Galway and can hardly be expected to reverse the form while Jack Cool reverts to hurdles after a spell of chasing without success.