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15:05 Downpatrick (IRE)

BMG Insurance Hurdle

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 100y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,000 added
  • Winner: €9,240
  • 2nd: €2,865
  • 3rd: €1,365
  • 4th: €615
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.70s
  • Off Time: 15:05:28
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - DARK GREEN & WHITE STRIPES, green cap, white spots
20/1
  • Form 426842/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 121
  • Trainer A Mullins
  • Jockey A E Lynch

mid-division, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 5th 2 out, moderate 4th approaching last, no extra

2
Silk - White & red diabolo, red & white hooped sleeves, red cap
  • Form 5/3360-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 134
  • Trainer G Elliott
  • Jockey L A McKenna

in rear, never a factor, slight mistake 4th, pushed along and no impression in 6th after 3 out, no extra

3
Silk - Pink, large dark blue spots, dark blue spots on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue spots
7/2
  • Form 45-6135
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 122
  • Trainer N Meade
  • Jockey J M Moore

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along in 2nd 2 out, ridden and no impression in 3rd run-in, kept on one pace

4
Silk - Red, white cross sashes, hooped sleeves, red cap, white spots
  • Form 3-1
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Trainer G P Cromwell
  • Jockey G N Fox

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, headway to lead 3 out, travelled well and asserted after next, ridden run-in and kept on well

5
Silk - DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond
7/4
  • Form 7-3214
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 117
  • Trainer G Elliott
  • Jockey D N Russell

rear of mid-division, pushed along after 3 out and went 3rd next, ridden approaching last and 2nd early run-in, kept on one pace, no impression on winner closing stages

6
Silk - White, royal blue stars, royal blue & white halved sleeves, white & royal blue striped cap
12/1
  • Form 221212-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 100
  • Trainer C Bowe
  • Jockey M P Walsh

led, headed 3 out, soon no impression and not fluent in 4th next, no extra

7
Silk - White, black sash, yellow cap, black star
100/1
  • Form P5P/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Trainer S Millar
  • Jockey Mr N Gault

rear of mid-division on outer, pushed along and dropped to rear before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Midnight Escape, a promising hurdler early last year, hasn't taken to fences and reverts to the smaller obstacles though Count Simon looks best of Gordon Elliott's pair. A winner here last month, he didn't impress with his jumping at Bellestown last week and can do better. Niven, a winner at Ballinrobe in May, also ran at that Bellewstown fixture where he didn't perform badly in a tough handicap. POLITICAL POLICY (NAP) is yet another to have run last week, finishing runner-up on the Flat before landing a maiden on just his second start over hurdles. He can go in again though Tranquil Magic won over hurdles and fences around here last summer and would be a threat if ready after a long break.

Formwatch

Fearachain (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up in 4th early, disputed 3rd from 2nd, ridden to press leaders before 2 out, 2nd and slight mistake last, no impression run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Princely Conn (11-12) at Clonmel 2m gd in May.

Midnight Escape (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, 3rd halfway, slight mistake 7th, pushed along approaching 3 out and soon lost place, no extra, eased after 2 out, 10th of 15, dist behind Balzac Turgot (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m 3f gd in May.

Niven (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 6th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 10, 13l behind Monarch (11-3) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp gf in Jul.

Political Policy (IRE) 10-3fav (11-12) Made all, ridden from 2 out, strongly pressed at last, edged left run-in, stayed on well close home, bumped runner-up near line, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f mdn gf in Jul beating Paris Texas (11-4) by nk, 16 ran.

Count Simon (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Held up towards rear, progress into 5th 4 out, ridden in 4th and no impression before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 8 1/2l behind Pearl Of The West (10-13) at Bellewstown 2m 1f gf in Jul.

Tranquil Magic (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Disputed lead early, headed and dropped to 3rd after 2nd, pushed along in 4th 2 out and soon ridden, went 3rd before last and kept on into 2nd run-in, not matching winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Alterno (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f hcp Yielding in Oct.

Nellys Robin (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Mid-div, wknd aftr 5out, mstk 4out, pu bef 3out, at Largy 3m mdn gd in Apr.