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  • 16:00 Drogheda Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f

  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 90-7P08 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue star, dark blue stars on cap Substitute (IRE) 29
9 11-12 b John G Carr A D Leigh 95 1001
2 0-48469 WHITE, red stars, red cap Theboss On Thehill (IRE) 57
5 11-11 G T Lynch A P Heskin 94 1001
3 03-145P Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Alderimli (IRE) 53
6 11-7 p P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 90 1001
4 88-675P Grey, black epaulettes, royal blue sleeves, black cap Elsie Freda (IRE) 36
5 11-5 p1 Shane Nolan R J Molloy (3) 88 1001
5 PU9702 WHITE & PURPLE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap Hello Louie (IRE) 23
7 11-5 N Dooly J L Cullen 88 1001
6 080 Light blue, dark blue stars, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap Pint Of Porter (IRE) 101
5 11-5 P J Rothwell B T O'Connell 88 1001
7 766-250 Emerald green, white epaulettes & sleeves, white cap Back To Drumdeel (IRE) 34
8 11-4 R Tyner P T Enright 87 1001
8 640 White, red epaulettes & sleeves, red stars on cap Duplicate Daughter (IRE) 13
6 11-4 N Meade D J Condon 87 1001
9 70300-8 Purple, white star, white sleeves, purple stars, white cap, purple stars Gone Wrong (IRE) 68
6 11-4 t1 David Kelly K C Sexton (7) 87 1001
10 F34F8-P Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Its All Hush Hush (IRE) 123
9 11-4 t John G Carr Andrew J McNamara 87 1001
11 00-8 BROWN, pink sleeves, white cap, brown spots Smallman (IRE) 36
5 11-2 Patrick Rooney C D Maxwell (3) 85 1001
12 83F-34F WHITE & RED CHEVRONS, striped cap Spiker The Biker (IRE) 36
9 11-2 bt Miss F Slevin D E Splaine (3) 85 1001
13 PP-6244 Emerald green, white stars, white sleeves, em green cap, white stars Valours Minion (IRE) 18
10 11-2 t V T O'Brien A E Lynch 85 1001
14 P87030 White, white & royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Hipwells Mill (IRE) 23
5 11-1 bt S Fahey S E Butler (5) 84 1001
15 1/9-0886 ROYAL BLUE, white panel & sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Wyndcrest (IRE) 30
6 11-1 John O'Shaughnessy R Loughran 84 1001
16 09-0P0 DARK BLUE, red braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap Theatrical Queen (IRE) 117
5 11-0 p1 C Kidd M P Fogarty 83 1001
17 0963PP/ White, dark blue stars, dark blue sleeves, grey stars, dark blue cap, white star Dochas Beag (IRE) 1475
10 10-12 W McCreery M P Walsh 81 1001
18 5F/P-080 BLACK, white sash & sleeves, red cap, white star Our La Scala Diva (IRE) 34
7 10-11 p Mrs P Dobbs B J Cooper 80 1001
19 597F/P7 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap It's Lou's Turn (IRE) 76
11 10-11 Miss E Doyle B T O'Connell 80 1001
20 0P007 RED & EMERALD GREEN HALVED, emerald green cap, red spots Doing Da Dance (IRE) 22
6 11-2 P J Rothwell Reserve 2 85 1001
21 1-50913 YELLOW, purple triple diamond, purple diamonds on sleeves, purple diamond on cap Lily Of Killarney 23
Distance Winner
5 11-10 p C Bowe Reserve 3 93 1001

Verdict

A low grade handicap where most of the runners are out of form so a market check is advised. Back To Drumdeel would have a chance if the going turned soft which seems unlikely but Valours Minion will enjoy the conditions and though still a maiden may well be suited by tackling this longer trip. HELLO LOUIE has had 15 starts over timber without winning but came close when just failing to catch Strain Of Fame at Clonmel last time and looks ready to lose that maiden tag. Spiker The Biker has been going reasonably well over fences but he's never won a race under Rules and has had plenty of opportunities.