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14:40 Ballinrobe (IRE)

BoyleSports Rated Novice Hurdle

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 173y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €6,600
  • 2nd: €2,200
  • 3rd: €1,100
  • 4th: €550
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 52.00s
  • Off Time: 14:40:19
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars
  • Form B/72-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 116

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along in 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden and no extra, mistake last, eased, completely tailed off

2
Silk - PINK, maroon star, striped cap
  • Form 6-26126
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 116

tracked leaders, slight mistake 5th, 3rd halfway, 6th and in touch 2 out, pushed along and went 2nd before last, on terms last, soon ridden and led final 150 yards, kept on well

3
Silk - Yellow, brown cross sashes, emerald green cap
  • Form 55-3132
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 113

led, slight mistake 3 out, pushed along and headed before last, 4th at last, no extra

4
Silk - Red, white seams, diabolo on sleeves, red cap
  • Form 08-12U1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 109

held up towards rear, fell 3rd

5
Silk - White, red cross sashes, emerald green sleeves, yellow diamonds, emerald green cap, yellow diamonds
  • Form 21/6624
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 109

mid-division, not fluent 2nd and slight mistake 4th, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression before last, went 4th run-in, kept on one pace

6
Silk - Red, black stars, light green sleeves, red cap, black star
  • Form 10-U51
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

held up towards rear, 7th halfway, progress travelling well on inner to go 3rd 2 out, pushed along and no impression when mistake last, kept on one pace

7
Silk - Maroon, dark blue & maroon striped sleeves, dark blue cap, maroon star
11/1
  • Form 343632
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 101

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd when not fluent 2 out, led before last, pushed along and joined last, ridden after last and headed 150 yards out, kept on same pace

8
Silk - WHITE, black panel, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 0147P8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 104

chased leaders, mistake 5th, 6th halfway, pushed along and no impression before 3 out, lost touch before next, behind when pulled up before last

In depth

Verdict

None of these can be dismissed though Dedanann has yet to prove he stays this far and It Takes Time, the only distance winner, is out of form. Presenting Meghan's Down Royal victory was over an extended 2m though she was going right away at the finish while Arthur's Baby has no problems with the trip having won two handicaps over 2m4f and been narrowly beaten over 3m at Wexford. FAIRYHILL RUN won over 2m2f here but produced her best run to date when chasing home Formal Order in a Limerick Listed contest last Sunday, form that could be good enough for this. The Sliding Rock and My Uncas are capable of big performances despite having to concede weight.

Formwatch

My Uncas (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th after 3 out, no extra before next, 7th of 15, 32l behind You Raised Me Up (12-0) at Listowel 2m mdn sft in Sep.

The Sliding Rock 10-3 (12-0) Towards rear and 8th from halfway, not fluent on inner 3 out and soon pushed along, no impression from next and kept on again into 6th run-in, 6th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Ardaghs Choice (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f gd in Sep.

Fairyhill Run (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held, mistake 5 out and slight mistake 3 out, ridden and joined before 2 out, narrowly headed before last, left in lead last, headed closing stages and no extra, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Formal Order (10-13) at Limerick 2m 5f lst (1) sft in Oct.

Arthur's Baby (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Held up, mid-division halfway, progress in 6th 3 out, 3rd entering straight, disputed 2 out, soon ridden, slight mistake last, kept on best run-in, won at Listowel 2m 4f hcp gd in Sep beating Amor Verdadero (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.

Gallowglass (IRE) 18-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, 4th halfway, ridden approaching 2 out and soon no impression, no extra, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 9 1/2l behind Slige Dala (12-0) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn sft in Sep.

Presenting Meghan (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th and slight mistake 3 out, closer and slight mistake 2 out, stayed on to press leader last, led run-in, kept on well, won at Down Royal 2m mdn Yielding - Soft in Aug beating Bioverdia (11-9) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.

Dedanann (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Chased clear leader, 3rd at 4th, ridden and no impression in 5th after 3 out, stayed on to 3rd 2 out, went 2nd at last, kept on run-in, not reach winner and held close home, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Le Figaro Faoudel (11-10) at Listowel 2m mdn gd in Sep.

It Takes Time (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division on outer, 9th halfway, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and no impression before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 10 3/4l behind Fag An Bealach (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 3f Yielding in Oct.