Roscommon

  • 19:20 Athlone Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €10,005 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €581
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.90s
  • Off time: 19:19:59
19:20 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cara's Oscar (IRE) 14/1
2nd Imperial Shabra (IRE) 14/1
3rd Realt Den Chathair (IRE) 10/1
4th Never A Secret (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5P/0100- Light blue, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap Bombadero (IRE) 122
6 11-9 t D Cullen M P Walsh 118 20/121.00
2 22067-5 White & emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves & cap Baresi (IRE) 8
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-8 J Long D E Splaine (5) 117 6/17.00
3 30/4261- Yellow, red cross sashes, striped cap Lastofthepilots (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
9 11-7 p M P Fitzgerald D J Casey 116 16/117.00
4 7105P- EMERALD GREEN, orange spots, orange sleeves, check cap Cara's Oscar (IRE) 205
7 11-6 t1 C A Murphy R M Power 115 14/115.00
5 3320-61 MAUVE & ROYAL BLUE HALVED, mauve sleeves, quartered cap Notimetoserve (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-5 t Denis Hogan T Kelly (5) 114 5/16.00
6 2F215-4 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Pyrus Gold Wind (IRE) 14
6 11-5 t S J Mahon P Merrigan 114 14/115.00
7 10/114-5 Red, white hoop, white sleeves, white star on cap Face Facts (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
8 11-3 Mrs P Dobbs B J Geraghty 112 11/26.50
8 189/150- BLACK & YELLOW DIABOLO, yellow chevrons on sleeves, black cap, yellow spots Fourth Class (IRE) 167
9 11-3 H de Bromhead Mr P Power (7) 112 20/121.00
12 333/311- Dark blue, white star, light blue sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Realt Den Chathair (IRE) 254
7 11-1 E Griffin Mr E J O'connell 110 10/111.00
13 4-75 PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap Zemario (IRE) 11
7 11-0 J G Murphy S J Gray (3) 109 20/121.00
14 55-31 RED, yellow & black striped sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Elijah Gardner (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 10-12 N Meade P Townend 115 5/16.00
15 650P9-3 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 13
9 10-10 P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 105 14/115.00
16 49111P/ RED, white chevron & sleeves, white cap, red spots Ahorsecalledmolly (IRE) 611
Course Winner
12 10-9 t A Lynch R C Colgan 104 20/121.00
18 7-83 BLACK, red spots, emerald green cap Shabra's Bertolini (IRE) 15
4 10-6 P O Brady A P Heskin 109 20/121.00
19 52P67P- ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, yellow cap The Lady Granuaile (USA) 9
Distance Winner
8 10-9 Mrs P Gavin A P Crowe 104 20/121.00
20 608-231 GREY, red seams, grey cap, red diamonds Never A Secret (IRE) 9
Course Winner
9 10-7 H P Finegan J C Tobin (7) 102 9/110.00
Non runners
9F1/266-PRoss Na Righ (IRE)911-3D T HughesM A Enright112
10PP/00P-PSarteano (FR)1011-3D T HughesR Loughran112
1162/431-Celestial Prospect (AUS)711-2M BrassilN P Madden111
1731F75-3Claragh Native (IRE)810-9A L T MooreA E Lynch104
21905P/52-Grainne Delight (IRE)710-6Mrs D A LoveReserve 3101

Verdict

Last weekend's winner Never A Secret would have to be considered if getting a run but in her likely absence it's NOTIMETOSERVE who looks the one to be on. Denis Hogan was on board when his charge won nicely on soft ground at Ballinrobe and though 10lb higher the trainer relies on Tony Kelly's claim this time. A bit of rain wouldn't go amiss but Celestial Prospect relished the fast going when scoring on the Flat at Wexford last month and scored there when last seen over hurdles in October. Realt Den Chathair has been waiting for the quicker ground and, having scored over 2m and 3m on his last two starts, should be ideally suited by tonight's trip. Elijah Gardner stepped up to this trip for the first time at Clonmel and won a maiden in good style so he doesn't look badly treated on his handicap debut.