Clonmel

  • 13:50 Munster Hurdle2m 2f 104y

  • Winner €7,700 2nd €2,388 3rd €1,137 4th €512
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.50s
  • Off time: 13:50:24
13:50 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Runfordave (IRE) 2/9
2nd Ben Dundee (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 141-546 Light blue, pink spots, pink sleeves, pink spots on cap Hunters Call (IRE) 19
7 11-12 J Neilan P Townend 126 10/111.00
2 5-157 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, maroon cap, white hoop Ben Dundee (IRE) 50
5 11-8 A Lynch D N Russell 120 10/111.00
3 2131F3 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Runfordave (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 11-8 G Elliott J W Kennedy 137 2/91.22
4 56255 Maroon, orange chevron & sleeves, yellow cap, maroon diamond Mr Champers (IRE) 14
5 11-2 A Keatley R Loughran 50/151.00
5 672213 YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Ask Susan (IRE) 22
5 10-9 J W Nicholson M A Enright 9/110.00

Verdict

Hunters Call began his hurdles career with a victory at Naas in November 2015 before returning after a year off. He's been highly tried in his last two runs though will need to raise his game. Ben Dundee also won a Naas maiden but has only run moderately in two subsequent starts where mistakes haven't aided his cause. RUNFORDAVE battled to victory in a Fairyhouse maiden and was leading when falling two out at Limerick on St Stephens Day. He ran a fine race over a trip just too short in a Punchestown Grade 2 last month and this should prove within his capabilities. Mr Champers was well beaten in testing ground on his hurdles debut here a fortnight ago but the consistent Ask Susan looks a threat. She had been running well over timber before landing a Tramore bumper then appeared to find 2m4f just stretching her stamina back over hurdles at Fairyhouse.