• 14:50 McSweeney Arms Hotel Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner €15,275 2nd €4,465 3rd €2,114 4th €706
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 18.60s
  • Off time: 14:50:29
14:50 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Courtncatcher (IRE) 14/1
2nd Protaras (USA) 14/1
3rd Fethard Player (IRE) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212-011 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Desertmore Stream (IRE) 23
6 11-8 h P Fenton B T O'Connell 135 4/15.00
2 3P-0891 Emerald green, red & white hooped slvs, emerald green cap Courtncatcher (IRE) 19
7 11-1 P J Duffy Andrew J McNamara 128 14/115.00
3 2118-10 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Off The Charts (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
5 10-13 v D T Hughes M P Walsh 126 7/18.00
4 060-F51 BLACK, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, white star Blossom Gate (IRE) 20
7 10-10 t Yvonne Latta R M Power 123 13/27.50
5 3-521B4 WHITE, royal blue chevron & slvs, striped cap Fethard Player (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
7 10-10 h W F Treacy I J McCarthy (3) 123 8/19.00
6 P-71572 YELLOW & PURPLE DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamonds Protaras (USA) 13
7 10-8 b N Meade D J Condon 121 14/115.00
7 4F1108- BLACK & YELLOW QUARTERED, black sleeves, emerald green seams, yellow cap, black star Questions Answered (IRE) 202
9 10-7 E McNamara P Townend 120 10/111.00
8 12040/6- ORANGE & BLACK QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Casey Top (IRE) 467
Course and Distance Winner
11 10-5 t L Whitmore S A Shortall (7) 118 16/117.00
9 21P-418 YELLOW & GREY DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, grey cap Golden Kite (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
12 10-1 v1 A Maguire J J Burke (5) 114 11/26.50
10 0-U2901 White & red diabolo, hooped sleeves & cap Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 6
9 10-1 R Murphy S J Crimin (7) 114 9/110.00
11 810946 Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Your Busy (IRE) 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 9-10 t J Nash D J Casey 109 10/111.00


Desertmore Stream could have his Galway form boosted in the previous race by Pink Hat, who finished third in that event. He's running so well at present that even his big weight shouldn't prevent another big effort. Courtncatcher hadn't been running well before returning to form at Cork while Mrs Mac Veale, who completed a hat-trick over timber last autumn, scored over fences at Tramore on Sunday and makes a quick reappearance. Blossom Gate gained a surprise victory at Galway but a 10lb rise looks harsh and Protaras was beaten a long way despite finishing runner-up at Downpatrick. OFF THE CHARTS hasn't always been consistent and was beaten a long way at Galway but his earlier victory over a huge field at Punchestown points to his chances and he may just have needed that last run, his first since May, so he looks the one to be on.