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  • 13:15 Christmas Greetings Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 281125- Dark green, dark green & white hooped sleeves, white spots on cap Rockyaboya (IRE) 322
Beaten Favourite
8 11-10 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 107 1001
2 65U9/60- WHITE, emerald green star, striped sleeves, yellow cap Chestnut Charlie (IRE) 392
10 11-8 p1 Lindsay Woods D R Fox (7) 105 1001
3 676314 WHITE & RED DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white & yellow check cap Misca Musca (IRE) 9
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-4 L Byrne J L Cullen 104 1001
4 53650/1- PINK & MAROON STRIPES, maroon sleeves, striped cap Dirty Den (IRE) 518
Distance Winner
10 10-12 Mrs J Riordan S G McDermott 95 1001
5 546460 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Khan Tengri (IRE) 55
Distance Winner
6 10-10 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 93 1001
6 660550- WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Martin Cash (IRE) 328
6 10-10 M Cunningham R M Power 93 1001
7 9P0-007 LIGHT GREEN & ROYAL BLUE CHEVRONS, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap Luddsdenene (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
7 10-8 t P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 91 1001
8 686-PP7 PURPLE & YELLOW DIABOLO, quartered cap Quigleys Express (IRE) 27
4 10-6 P J Gilligan A E Lynch 92 1001
9 80-00 MAROON, white panel, halved sleeves, maroon cap Tornado King (IRE) 198
6 10-1 J R Finn B J Cooper 84 1001
10 020060 WHITE, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green stars on cap Tom's Last Euro (IRE) 44
8 10-0 t J Fox R C Colgan 83 1001

Verdict

Patrick Mullins won't get too many more chances to break the amateur riders' record for the number of winners in a year so his presence on board ROCKYABOYA suggests the family mean business. The winner of a maiden hurdle at Downpatrick last September, he then scored over fences which is where his future lies but he's been found a weak handicap to get back on the winning trail. Misca Musca has some scope though he was a bit disappointing at Gowran last week. He's only 7lb higher than when winning comfortably over the C&D on heavy ground, however, so looks the main threat. Dirty Den hasn't run since landing a maiden at Wexford last July while Tom's Last Euro hasn't shown much for a long time and is still a maiden. Khan Tengri looks best of the remainder.