• 12:45 Christmas Novice Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 24-3192 EMERALD GREEN, yellow sleeves, white cap, yellow spots Ted Veale (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
5 11-10 A J Martin R C Colgan 130 1001
2 12/1 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Touch The Eden (FR) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-10 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 1001
3 4-11 LIGHT GREEN, red diamond & sleeves, quartered cap Art Of Logistics (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
4 11-7 D T Hughes B J Cooper 1001
4 7-381 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Sizing Jo'burg (IRE) 38
4 11-7 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 130 1001


Ted Veale's close second to Sizing Rio in a Grade 3 here last month sets the standard though he doesn't appear to have as much scope as TOUCH THE EDEN, who gets the vote. Willie Mullins introduced the French import at Thurles three weeks ago and he impressed in defeating his stablemate Raise Hell. He'll need to improve again but that shouldn't be a problem and a Grade 1 entry over Christmas suggests he's held in high regard. Art Of Logistics is progressing nicely and battled to victory at Down Royal while Sizing Jo'burg won very easily at Downpatrick, though may do better over a longer trip than this.