Downpatrick

  • 14:00 Molson Coors Maiden Hurdle2m 2f 165y

  • Winner €6,775 2nd €2,101 3rd €1,001 4th €451
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.80s
  • Off time: 14:00:40
14:00 Downpatrick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st A Place Apart (IRE) 9/2
2nd Free Ranger (IRE) 6/4
3rd Ar Eagla Na Heagla 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9-085P6 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, check cap Arizengo 14
5 11-12 H Smyth A Ring 100/1101.00
2 9-0428 Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star Greenandwhitearmy (IRE) 22
6 11-12 N McKnight A W Short (3) 33/134.00
3 F-P8 EMERALD GREEN, orange stars, white cap, orange star Hells Angel (IRE) 130
6 11-12 J Morrison M A Enright 66/167.00
4 52-0B02 Emerald green, black diamond & sleeves, black cap A Place Apart (IRE) 11
4 11-8 G P Cromwell G N Fox 102 9/25.50
5 S- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Adulterated (IRE) 171
4 11-8 h G Elliott D N Russell 11/26.50
6 BLACK & PINK DIAMONDS, black sleeves, pink cap, black diamond Autumn Berry (IRE)
4 11-8 B R Hamilton D J Mullins 25/126.00
7 22-3 Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap Free Ranger (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
4 11-8 pt N Meade J M Moore 6/42.50
8 7-4 Purple, mauve epaulettes, mauve armlet, mauve star on cap Joe The Crow (IRE) 11
4 11-8 Joseph P O'Brien S A Shortall 11/26.50
9 7 YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Rising (IRE) 14
4 11-8 t N C Kelly C J Orr (7) 66/167.00
10 46-2533 LIGHT BLUE, red star, red slvs & cap Ar Eagla Na Heagla 38
Beaten Favourite
4 11-1 b Francis Casey P Townend 104 8/19.00
11 4248 YELLOW, white sleeves, red cap Misty Mountain (USA) 34
4 11-1 J J Lambe Rachael Blackmore 104 10/111.00

Betting

Forecast

Free Ranger (6/4), A Place Apart (9/2), Adulterated (11/2), Joe The Crow (11/2), Ar Eagla Na Heagla (8/1), Misty Mountain (10/1), Autumn Berry (25/1), Greenandwhitearmy (33/1), Hells Angel (66/1), Rising (66/1), Arizengo (100/1)

Verdict

Adulterated, who cost 100,000gns, slipped up in his only bumper start in April but has a smart pedigree for jumping. Free Ranger continues to frustrate and was a beaten favourite for the sixth successive time at Roscommon earlier this month. However, that was his first start since March and he didn't get the run of the race. JOE THE CROW was making his hurdling debut that day and looked like winning when taking up the running three out. He faded in the closing stages but, with that under his belt, looks the one to beat. A Place Apart ran his best race over hurdles when runner-up in a handicap on that same Roscommon card but is now 0-21 in career starts. Ar Eagla Na Heagla was narrowly beaten twice at Sligo in mid-summer before a poor run on the Flat.