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14:15 Downpatrick (IRE)

Can You Believe It's October Maiden Hurdle

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 165y
  • Going: Yielding (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €6,775
  • 2nd: €2,101
  • 3rd: €1,002
  • 4th: €450
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 37.80s
  • Off Time: 14:15:56
  • 13 Ran
1
  • Form: P/PP1-44
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: C O'Dwyer
  • Jockey: R A Doyle

mid-division and 6th before 5 out, took closer order in 4th after 3 out and ridden in 3rd before last, no impression and kept on same pace run-in

2
7/1
  • Form: 923539-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

mid-division and 5th before 5 out, pushed along from 2 out and soon no impression, kept on same pace run-in

3
100/1
  • Form: -
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: P Stafford
  • Jockey: A W Short

towards rear, not fluent 2nd, 12th before 5 out, pushed along before 3 out where jumped left, soon no extra

4
  • Form: 4/03
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: H De Bromhead
  • Jockey: J J Slevin

chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead after 5 out, headed after 3 out, pushed along after next and soon dropped to 4th, no impression from before last and weakened

5
8/13
  • Form: 2/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: W P Mullins
  • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

led, headed and dropped to 2nd after 5 out, regained lead after 3 out, not fluent next and headed before last, ridden and no impression on winner run-in

6
  • Form: 52
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Trainer: J P Dempsey
  • Jockey: L P Dempsey

mid-division and 10th before 5 out, progress into 6th after next, pushed along from 2 out, soon no impression and weakened

7
  • Form: 5-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Trainer: C Roche
  • Jockey: M P Walsh

chased leaders and 3rd before 5 out, took closer order after next and good progress to lead before last, ridden and kept on well run-in

8
  • Form: 5-F70
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Trainer: R A Curran
  • Jockey: D E Mullins

mid-division, not fluent at times, 7th before 5 out, pushed along and lost place before 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off

9
100/1
  • Form: FP-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: R K Watson
  • Jockey: C M Leonard

chased leaders and 4th before 5 out, soon lost place, ridden and weakened from next, pulled up before last

10
  • Form: 90-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: P J Rothwell
  • Jockey: J P O'Sullivan

towards rear and in rear before 5 out, pushed along before 3 out, no impression when fell next

11
  • Form: 75/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: J C McConnell
  • Jockey: D J Hand

towards rear and raced keenly, 11th before 5 out, pushed along in 9th from 3 out, no impression in 8th from next and kept on same pace from before last

13
  • Form: 7542-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: S R B Crawford
  • Jockey: G N Fox

mid-division, not fluent 1st, 9th before 5 out, improved into 7th before 3 out and pushed along after next, 5th before last and soon ridden in 4th, kept on without threatening run-in

14
  • Form: 3S-66
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: R M Power

mid-division and 8th before 5 out, pushed along from 3 out and no impression from before next

12
NR
66/1
  • Form: 40-07
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: Christian Delcros
  • Jockey: D J McInerney

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

SYMPA DES FLOS made his racecourse debut in a Listed hurdle at Auteuil just over two years ago and finished second. The lack of a recent run won't be a problem and he looks to have been found an ideal opportunity. Celebrity Status has won between the flags and run reasonably well in two starts over hurdles though probably needs further, a remark that also applies to Out Of The Loop. Victoria Says looked reasonably progressive in the spring and was only beaten a neck at Hexham.

Formwatch

Celebrity Status (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, soon settled mid-division, ridden into 6th 2 out, no impression in 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 6 1/4l behind Arvico Bleu (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 1f mdn sft in Sep.

Isodon (FR) 16-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 8th 5f out, soon ridden and no impression, 9th of 18, 20l behind Canardier (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 2f Good - Yielding in Apr.

Michael James (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, niggled along early, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, 12th of 14, dist behind The Last Indian (9-11) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.

Statistical (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Soon led, slight mistake 4 out, joined and not fluent 3 out, headed from next and soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 12 1/4l behind Burren Life (11-4) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hvy in Sep.

Sympa Des Flos (FR) 20-1 (10-5) 2nd of 11, 8l behind Favorito Buck's (10-5) at Auteuil 2m 2f lst sft in Sep.

Chesterfield King (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, soon in rear, pushed along approaching straight, soon chased winner and one pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 5 1/2l behind Flawless Escape (11-10) at Roscommon 2m hvy in Sep.

Out Of The Loop 11-2 (11-3) Raced mainly in 4th, slightly hampered 4 out and pushed along from next, moderate 5th 2 out and left 4th at last, soon ridden and kept on well without threatening run-in, 3rd of 9, 9 1/4l behind Slippery Serpent (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.

The Jam Man (IRE) 100-1 (11-7) Towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 16th of 19, dist behind Sharjah (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hvy in Sep.

Afareen (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Alw pr, ld 1/2way, ev ch 4out, sn wknd & pu bef 2out, at Loughanmore 3m mdn gs in Apr.

Jamies Sister (IRE) 80-1 (10-13) Mid-division, 9th after 5th, under pressure in 10th before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened, 12th of 15, dist behind Little Folke (10-13) at Tramore 2m mdn Yielding in Apr.

Montys Angel (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Dwelt, held up in last, pulled up quickly 3f out, at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in May.

Victoria Says (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) In touch, headway to go 2nd before last and going well, led and mistake last, soon headed, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Classical Milano (11-5) at Hexham 2m 7f mdn (5) gd in Apr.

Wings Like Arion (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden next, no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Khalessi (11-7) at Limerick 2m 3f mdn gd in May.

Scorpion Sea (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Towards rear and in rear before 5 out, pushed along in 8th from 3 out and soon no impression, 7th of 9, dist behind Slippery Serpent (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 3f mdn Soft - Heavy in Sep.