• 15:45 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle 2m

  • Winner €40,625 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.10s
  • Off time: 15:45:36
15:45 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Fitz (FR) 9/4
2nd Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 113454- ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIABOLO, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, hooped cap The Real Article (IRE) 30
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-9 E J O'Grady B J Geraghty 151 5/23.50
2 254/11U- ROYAL BLUE, purple sash, white cap, purple star Bahrain Storm (IRE) 10
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-7 b P J Flynn D J Casey 154 20/121.00
3 43/3185- EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Captain Cee Bee (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-7 E P Harty M P Walsh 145 2/13.00
4 22/5263- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Luska Lad (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-7 J J Hanlon Andrew J McNamara 147 9/110.00
5 121124- DARK BLUE, orange & dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap Rebel Fitz (FR) 73
Distance Winner
7 11-7 M Winters D N Russell 139 9/43.25
6 31510-8 BLACK & YELLOW STRIPES, yellow spots on cap Burrenbridge Lodge (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 11-3 t K Purcell T J Doyle 129 25/126.00
7 203054- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots One Cool Shabra (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
4 11-1 p P O Brady S G McDermott 131 16/117.00


A very good prize has attracted a quality line-up and could develop into a tremendous battle as it did last year between CAPTAIN CEE BEE and The Real Article. The former, obviously much better known as a chaser, won by a short-head on that occasion when in receipt of 4lb. He showed himself in top form by scoring on the Flat at the Curragh three weeks ago and is just handed the vote over his great rival, who had today's rival Luska Lad 8l behind when beating him in a Grade 2 here in October. Bahrain Storm may find the ground too testing but Rebel Fitz is a very progressive novice who has been competing at a high level and was runner-up in a Grade 2 at Navan in November.