Sligo

  • 17:25 Guinness Opportunity Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner €7,417 2nd €1,720 3rd €753 4th €430
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.80s
  • Off time: 17:25:42
17:25 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st King High (IRE) 12/1
2nd Derrinlanna (IRE) 6/1
3rd Vintage Supreme (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F7-0322 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, white sleeves, green armlet, orange cap Aces And Kings (IRE) 9
Course Winner
9 11-12 W Newman K M Donoghue 109 5/16.00
2 40-03B6 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white star King High (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
9 11-8 t E Doyle M P Butler 105 12/113.00
3 3443P-9 RED & WHITE HALVED, red sleeves, quartered cap Ardboe Abbey (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
6 11-6 h T Hogan K C Sexton (4) 103 16/117.00
4 P920-50 RED & YELLOW DIAMONDS, red sleeves, striped cap Up Sluggarh (IRE) 30
5 11-5 D E Fitzgerald P D Kennedy (2) 102 14/115.00
5 8044-84 EMERALD GREEN Father Jack (IRE) 48
6 11-3 D T Hughes M A Enright 100 9/25.50
6 31F-P60 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Shattered Dream (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 11-3 pt G Elliott D E Splaine (2) 100 10/111.00
7 120400- EMERALD GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, yellow sleeves, white cap, emerald green star Vintage Supreme (IRE) 226
7 11-3 John Hayes Mr R J Jones 100 16/117.00
8 982P-0B EMERALD GREEN, white star, white chevrons on sleeves, white cap Caballo De Marcus (USA) 23
6 11-2 t C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (2) 99 20/121.00
9 707507- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bottle Rattler (IRE) 120
5 11-1 P J Rothwell J S McGarvey (4) 98 9/25.50
10 99/87B-4 Pink, royal blue stars, pink sleeves, white cap Derrinlanna (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
9 10-12 Peter Fahey S E Butler (4) 95 6/17.00
11 U9400-2 Dark Blue, White seams, check cap Sultana Belle (IRE) 11
5 10-9 S R B Crawford C D Maxwell 92 7/18.00
12 5-970 Yellow, red star, emerald green sleeves, red stars, yellow cap, red star Sally Blossom (IRE) 25
6 10-2 P J Rothwell A Ring (4) 85 25/126.00

Verdict

Father Jack was staying on strongly at the finish over this trip at Ballinrobe so has to be on the short-list on his handicap debut. Aces And Kings has a big weight to carry and is better handicapped over fences where he produced a very good run at Wexford last time. Shattered Dream has run poorly this season while Sultana Belle was runner-up in a Perth seller. DERRINLANNA reappeared after a long absence to perform with credit over 3m at Kilbeggan where she was in the lead at this trip and, as she's just 2lb higher than for her only success over timber, she's given the nod to double her tally.