Roscommon

  • 18:15 www.roscommonracecourse.ie Maiden Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.50s
  • Off time: 18:15:03
18:15 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballychorus (IRE) 3/1
2nd Voluptueux (FR) 9/4
3rd Rich Coast 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-5 Pink, royal blue star, royal blue diamonds on sleeves, white cap Italian Riviera 29
Distance Winner
5 11-12 E McNamara P Townend 33/134.00
2 2 Red & black chevrons, black sleeves, red seams, red & black check cap Poetic Lord 10
5 11-12 D T Hughes M A Enright 14/115.00
3 5P- EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Rich Coast 165
6 11-12 h N Meade P Carberry 7/18.00
4 612-43 ORANGE, black triple diamond & sleeves, black diamond on cap Voluptueux (FR) 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-12 P Fenton B T O'Connell 9/43.25
5 3336-1 YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Ballychorus (IRE) 29
5 11-5 Ms M Mullins D E Mullins 3/14.00
6 0 White, dark green stars, white cap Busted Case (IRE) 20
5 11-4 S J Mahon R C Colgan 66/167.00
7 96 Yellow, black cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, red cap Cut The Corner (IRE) 11
6 11-4 M Hourigan A P Heskin 66/167.00
8 3382-32 RED, white Cross of Lorraine, white & orange hooped cap Honey Pound (IRE) 11
6 11-4 A Leahy D N Russell 112 3/14.00
9 4214/05 ROYAL BLUE, orange star & sleeves, white cap, orange stars Kilene Brook (IRE) 20
8 11-4 D A McLoughlin C D Maxwell (3) 66/167.00
10 0/0000- RED, blue, white & yellow sash, red cap Lake Chapala (IRE) 139
5 11-4 M L Fagan M Darcy 100/1101.00
11 5P66/ EMERALD GREEN, black sash, emerald green cap, black spots Long House Island (IRE) 458
6 11-4 Paul Duggan D G Hogan 66/167.00
12 80507-7 White & purple diamonds, purple diamond on cap Ram Them All (IRE) 9
5 11-4 P A Fahy A E Lynch 25/126.00
13 20/00 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Roumanian (FR) 24
8 11-4 M J McDonagh M J Ferris 100/1101.00
14 P2- White & orange check, orange sleeves, white seams, white & orange striped cap Tight Times (IRE) 94
5 11-4 B R Hamilton R M Power 50/151.00
15 FP Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow armlet, royal blue cap, white star Cill Tseadhna (IRE) 23
7 10-11 F Flood J J Burke (7) 66/167.00
16 478/0P-0 Dark blue, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlet, black & white check cap Dolly Varden (IRE) 32
7 10-11 t S K Ryder S G McDermott 100/1101.00
17 268-481 BLACK & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, check cap Give Her Bach (IRE) 10
5 10-11 t Patrick Cronin P A Gallagher (5) 50/151.00
18 0-5 RED, white sash, sleeves & cap Heavenly Star (IRE) 32
5 10-11 P J Rothwell A Ring (7) 33/134.00
Non runners
19P-Cornahilt Boru (IRE)710-11Matthew J SmithReserve 1
2048-Steel King (IRE)511-4P W FlynnReserve 2
21205500-Dream Beat610-11G A KingstonReserve 3

Verdict

This looks much more competitive than the first division. Poetic Lord couldn't get past Cillan's Return in a big field at Tipperary but that was a fine hurdling debut and there's certain to be more to come. Rich Coast is rated 110 on the Flat after landing a Listed contest at Cork in October. He didn't run badly on his hurdling bow but pulled up at Leopardstown in December and hasn't been seen since. Winning bumper Voluptueux started a short-priced favourite on his debut over timber at Kilbeggan but could only finish third behind Queen Alphabet and Erlkonig. The latter has won subsequently so the form looks decent. Ballychorus looked a smart prospect when storming away with a Killarney bumper so she has to be considered but it's about time HONEY POUND was winning and his recent close second to Ashgar at Tramore gives him the edge.