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16:00 Downpatrick (IRE)

Portman Dental Care Handicap Hurdle (80-102)

  • 10 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 46.70s
  • Off Time: 16:01:22
  • 10 Ran
1

Alterno (IRE)

13 b BFCD
14/1
  • Form: 693214
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D McDonogh
  • Jockey: G N Fox

mid-division and 4th before 5 out, took closer order from 3 out, improved to lead on outer before last and pushed out run-in

2
9/4
  • Form: 0P4-560
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: G Elliott
  • Jockey: D N Russell

mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, 8th before 5 out, took closer order on outer before 2 out and soon ridden in 5th, no impression and kept on same pace run-in

3
12/1
  • Form: 5-01230
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 99
  • Trainer: N McKnight
  • Jockey: A W Short

mid-division, not fluent 1st, 7th before 5 out, pushed along after 4 out, ridden in 6th after 2 out and not fluent last, kept on well run-in to go 3rd close home, not threatening principals

4
4/1
  • Form: 422121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: C Bowe
  • Jockey: J J Slevin

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

5
  • Form: 54414
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 97
  • Trainer: S K Ryder
  • Jockey: P D Kennedy

mid-division and 5th before 5 out, ridden in 7th after 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last

6

Ashjan

21 t C
25/1
  • Form: 5210F7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: M M McNiff
  • Jockey: A E Lynch

towards rear and 9th before 5 out, pushed along from 3 out and no impression after next

7
  • Form: 56-2021
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: J P Dempsey
  • Jockey: L P Dempsey

disputed lead early, led after 2nd, briefly joined before 3 out, led again before next, ridden and headed before last, no extra and weakened run-in

8
  • Form: 002412
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 93
  • Trainer: Norman Lee
  • Jockey: D J McInerney

mid-division and 6th before 5 out, not fluent next, pushed along from 3 out and mistake in 8th at next, no impression before last, ridden and kept on into 4th run-in, not threatening principals

9
10/1
  • Form: 509041
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: A Murray
  • Jockey: J W Kennedy

slight mistake 1st, soon improved to chase leader in 2nd, briefly disputed before 3 out, headed before next and ridden, no extra and weakened run-in

10
33/1
  • Form: 543475
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: J P Ryan
  • Jockey: C A Landers

raced in rear, not fluent 1st, slightly closer in 9th before 2 out and soon ridden, no impression and kept on same pace from before last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

PERSIAN WIND, runner-up over the track and trip in August, has subsequently won over fences and can race from a 15lb lower mark back over timber so looks the one to be on. He was behind Tranquil Magic over fences on this track earlier but was conceding 10lb and should gain revenge. The four-year-old Charms Bracelet is up 6lb for last month's course and distance victory and would prefer more testing conditions but Oskar High made a bold bid to follow up his Killarney victory when almost making all at Galway and looks a real threat. Alterno won very easily here in August and was probably undone by heavy going at Gowran so could play a part providing there's no more rain.

Formwatch

Alterno (IRE) 4-1fav (11-6) Chased leaders, 4th after 3rd, slight mistake 3 out, no impression after 2 out and flicked tail before last, kept on same pace run-in and dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 13, 14 1/2l behind High School Days (11-5) at Gowran Park 2m hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Boudry (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, blundered 1st, detached after 6th, kept on one pace from 3 out, never a factor, 11th of 14, dist behind Uptake (10-2) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Better Back Bob (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, lost place 5 out, ridden and dropped towards rear after 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 18th of 22, dist behind Let's Twist Again (11-6) at Navan 2m 6f hcp Yielding in Sep.

Tranquil Magic (IRE) 9-4jfav (11-5) Led and disputed early, not fluent 2nd and dropped to 2nd, improved to dispute lead again from 5 out, headed and dropped to 2nd before 3 out, soon regained lead and clear after next, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Downpatrick 2m 3f Soft - Heavy in Sep beating Persian Wind (11-12) by 5l, 13 ran.

Movingswiftlyalong (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, 5th at last, no extra run-in, 4th of 13, 7l behind Eiri Na Casca (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Ashjan 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division and 4th before 5 out, took closer order from 3 out and pushed along to challenge in 3rd from next, ridden and weakened before last, last of 7, 26 1/2l behind Scotch Beg (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 1f Soft - Heavy in Sep.

Persian Wind (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Prominent, mistake 1st, led approaching 6th, slight mistake 7th, pressed and joined 2 out, soon regained slight lead, kept on well run-in, all out, won at Tramore 2m Yielding in Oct beating Knockraha King (11-4) by shd, 9 ran.

Oskar High (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Led and disputed, headed 4th, regained lead after 3 out, ridden and asserted after 2 out, pressed run-in and headed close home, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Dundrum Lad (11-12) at Galway 2m hcp sft in Sep.

Charms Bracelet (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Chased leader in 2nd, carried left at 1st, improved to lead before next, went clear before 3 out, ridden before last and reduced advantage run-in, kept on well closing stages, won at Downpatrick 2m 3f hcp Soft - Heavy in Sep beating Pinotage (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.

Kitty B (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) In rear, slow jumps 2nd and 3rd, detached from 5th, never a factor, kept on same pace from before 4 out, 5th of 7, dist behind Shattered Love (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f Good - Yielding in Oct.