Cork

  • 15:45 Easter Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner €17,876 2nd €5,225 3rd €2,475 4th €825
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.40s
  • Off time: 15:45:38
15:45 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Byerley Babe (IRE) 2/1
2nd De Dodger (IRE) 7/1
3rd Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42/112-P RED, white sash & armlet, hooped cap Just For Joe (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-7 Mrs H Lee Andrew J McNamara 123 16/117.00
2 10105-2 Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap Salesin 14
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-7 pt N Madden N P Madden 123 8/19.00
3 2-891 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Born In Fire (FR) 56
5 11-6 t M F Morris J M Maguire 122 10/111.00
4 2-78351 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Clar Na Mionn (IRE) 10
Course Winner
6 11-6 V T O'Brien S E Butler (7) 122 14/115.00
5 13-7093 LIGHT BLUE, pink star, light blue cap, pink star Owennacurra Milan (IRE) 14
Course Winner
8 11-5 t Miss M L Hallahan B T O'Connell 121 14/115.00
6 213-415 RED, yellow hoop & armlet, red & white hooped cap Kilcrea (IRE) 73
6 11-4 p1 J J Mangan P F Mangan 120 14/115.00
7 0-31221 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Byerley Babe (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
6 11-0 R Tyner P T Enright 116 2/13.00
8 052440 YELLOW, dark blue seams, white cap, dark blue star Hans Crescent (FR) 28
Course Winner
8 10-13 M Hourigan A P Heskin 115 33/134.00
9 10-0070 EMERALD GREEN, white stars, dark green sleeves & cap Irish Soul (IRE) 63
9 10-9 p J Motherway D E Splaine (5) 111 14/115.00
10 29P-0P5 EMERALD GREEN, light blue star, light blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue stars Beir Bua (IRE) 35
7 10-7 t T Cooper J P Holly (7) 109 20/121.00
11 32231P WHITE & ORANGE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white cap, orange diamond Blazing Sonnet (IRE) 10
7 10-2 p W J Austin A D Leigh 104 7/18.00
12 U01-278 Royal blue, light blue chevron, light blue chevrons on sleeves, light blue star on cap De Dodger (IRE) 28
Course Winner
10 10-1 S Braddish P Townend 103 7/18.00
13 012852 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow star on cap Beneficial Spirit (IRE) 14
10 10-0 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 102 6/17.00
14 P-F5033 DARK BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, red & black quartered cap Odonimee (IRE) 31
9 10-0 b Laurence Butler M A Enright (3) 102 12/113.00

Verdict

SALESIN won this in 2011 and has reappeared in good form after a break. He led for a long way before being overhauled by Gates Of Rome over a slightly longer trip at Wexford on St Patrick's Day and can take this for the second time. Byerley Babe is an obvious threat on her handicap debut as she's been in fine form and looks well enough treated, though she was beaten a length by Born In Fire at Punchestown last month and is only 1lb better off. Beneficial Spirit reverts to hurdling on what could prove a very lenient mark and looks a big threat.