Sligo

  • 20:20 Tote 24% Better Than Bookies Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.70s
  • Off time: 20:22:23
20:20 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Some Officer (IRE) 11/8
2nd Our Maimie (IRE) 7/1
3rd Better Back Bob (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3320-22 Royal blue, emerald green chevron, emerald green armlet, emerald green & royal blue striped cap Popmurphy 96
7 11-12 bt Ross O'Sullivan Andrew J McNamara 110 10/34.33
2 P-63213 White & red stripes, white & royal blue striped cap Some Officer (IRE) 16
Course Winner
6 11-12 T Hogan K C Sexton (7) 11/82.38
3 1666-43 ORANGE, purple stars, orange sleeves & cap Cheyenne Girl (IRE) 12
6 11-5 P Martin D E Splaine (5) 100 10/111.00
4 0/0505U- EMERALD GREEN, royal blue diamond, emerald green cap, royal blue diamond Acclaimed Piper (IRE) 49
8 11-4 p W J McLernon K M Donoghue (3) 82 40/141.00
5 323114/ ROYAL BLUE, white sleeves, royal blue cap Better Back Bob (IRE) 479
7 11-4 N McKnight R C Colgan 20/121.00
6 506P-P WHITE, red chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Bye Bye O Bye (IRE) 10
6 11-4 M Kelly N P Madden 33/134.00
7 RR69 White, red braces, check cap De Marshall (IRE) 26
5 11-4 A A Howard B M Cash 16/117.00
8 P/B- Orange & white chevrons, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap End Zone (IRE) 254
9 11-4 J H Culloty D N Russell 14/115.00
9 23-F207 Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap Gone Bust (IRE) 12
6 11-4 M Cullinane C D Maxwell (3) 50/151.00
10 P/ Purple, pink stars, pink chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, pink stars In The Long Grass (IRE) 512
5 11-4 t1 J J Gault T Dowling (7) 50/151.00
11 F-UPP70 WHITE, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, white stars Mon Carlos (IRE) 16
6 11-4 t S J Mahon D E Mullins 25/126.00
14 U1-8P8 MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Ballyadam Dancer (IRE) 9
6 10-11 bt J P Ryan D F Flannery (5) 25/126.00
15 4-00636 WHITE, royal blue stars, royal blue armlet, royal blue star on cap Definite Elegance (IRE) 10
6 10-11 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 8/19.00
16 68-6272 BROWN, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, white cap Our Maimie (IRE) 12
7 10-11 R McGlinchey M J Bolger (3) 7/18.00
Non runners
120/Mountain Stream (IRE)1011-4V T O'BrienB R Dalton
13Westend Music (IRE)511-4J MonroeD J Condon
17Slim Pickens (IRE)511-4P J PrendergastReserve 1
180P/Tara Dream (IRE)1011-4M V ManningReserve 2
192P-0B77Caballo De Marcus (USA)611-4C O'DwyerReserve 395

Verdict

Some Officer makes his hurdling debut after a bumper success on this course followed by a fine run in a better race at Galway. Like Popmurphy, a winner on the Flat and very consistent over hurdles, he's penalised and the concession of so much weight to Definite Elegance won't be easy with conditions in favour of Denis Hogan's mare. OUR MAIMIE was beaten a long way by Some Officer in a bumper but has done much better over hurdles and her latest second to Scarlet Prince over this track and trip just about gives her the edge.