Listowel

  • 17:05 M.j. Carroll Arro Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,625 2nd €2,126 3rd €1,000 4th €625
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.80s
  • Off time: 17:05:39
17:05 Listowel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Laughing Boy (IRE) 7/4
2nd Gallilei (FR) 11/4
3rd Firm Foundations (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Balarouge (FR) 139
4 11-7 A Mullins Rob McCarth (5) 33/134.00
2 8 WHITE, red sash, red armlet, white cap, black star Charging Indian (IRE) 132
4 11-7 J p McAllen P Townend 7/18.00
3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Double Seven (IRE)
4 11-7 M Brassil M P Walsh 20/121.00
4 46 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Easily Pleased (IRE) 115
4 11-7 M F Morris N P Madden 12/113.00
5 77- EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Gallilei (FR) 210
4 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 11/43.75
6 0 Purple, orange cross sashes, orange diamond on cap Guestofthenation (USA) 11
4 11-7 Ms J Morgan D J Condon 33/134.00
7 07-1067 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star, yellow & emerald green striped cap Laughing Boy (IRE) 19
4 11-7 W P Mullins R Walsh 7/42.75
8 866 LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Macklycuddy (USA) 21
4 11-7 P G Kelly S W Jackson 40/141.00
9 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Masked Phantom (IRE)
4 11-7 E P Harty Andrew J McNamara 25/126.00
10 U0 Emerald green & orange quartered, hooped sleeves, qtd cap Merdaam 42
4 11-7 p1 S Neville A P Heskin (5) 50/151.00
11 00-5444 ROYAL BLUE, orange star & sleeves, white cap, orange stars Paintmaker 46
4 11-7 b P W Flynn M Darcy 105 8/19.00
12 5235 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Regal Ambition (IRE) 30
4 11-7 C F Swan D J Casey 14/115.00
13 P0- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, red cap Summerlea (IRE) 24
4 11-7 p1 E Griffin E J O'connell (5) 33/134.00
14 0050-49 RED, large white spots, red sleeves & cap Tony's Treasure (IRE) 27
4 11-7 bt E McNamara R J Jones (7) 99 25/126.00
15 77-RU08 Red, green sash, white sleeves, green cap Ciaras Journey (IRE) 36
4 11-2 t J G Lonergan D F Flannery (3) 50/151.00
16 P62-754 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Firm Foundations (IRE) 4
4 11-2 Michael Mulvany T C Carroll (7) 105 4/15.00
17 060-627 Yellow, red cross sashes, striped sleeves & cap Lady Samphire (IRE) 27
4 11-2 P Budds P F Mangan (5) 99 14/115.00
18 9 LIGHT BLUE & BROWN CHECK, brown sleeves, brown & light blue quartered cap Piercetown Kit (IRE) 54
4 11-2 D Leahy M J Ferris 40/141.00
Non runners
191-Ferris Bueller411-7C O'DwyerReserve 1
203FEndless Desire (IRE)411-7A SlatteryReserve 2
210-Kilnamoragh (FR)411-7T CooperReserve 3

Verdict

Firm Foundations led to the second last in a handicap here on Tuesday and should find this maiden less daunting. He can make a bold bid along with Paintmaker, who has yet to reach a place in six starts over timber but has finished fourth in decent company at Galway and Roscommon recently. Regal Ambition showed promise in bumpers but was well beaten on his hurdling bow at Killarney so this can go to the Willie Mullins/Ruby Walsh partnership via LAUGHING BOY, who scored on the flat at Fairyhouse in June and ran quite well in the Amateur Derby at Epsom last time.