Killarney

  • 19:50 Laurels Handicap Hurdle2m 6f 180y

  • Winner €15,340 2nd €4,940 3rd €2,340 4th €1,040
  • Going: Good (Watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 38.10s
  • Off time: 19:50:11
19:50 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Static Jack (IRE) 4/1
2nd Goodnightngodbless (IRE) 4/1
3rd Eclat Des Mottes (FR) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P54500- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star A Toi Phil (FR) 85
Distance Winner
9 11-12 t G Elliott Katie O'Farrell (5) 142 14/115.00
2 U5/0033- Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap Ball D'Arc (FR) 86
8 11-10 G Elliott K Brogan (7) 140 33/134.00
3 1610-23 Black, yellow cross sashes, striped cap Daybreak Boy (IRE) 55
6 11-1 H De Bromhead Rachael Blackmore 131 10/111.00
4 3P-7151 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, white & yellow quartered cap Macgiloney (IRE) 10
6 11-0 Denis Hogan D G Hogan 130 10/111.00
5 7008-74 Maroon, white cross sashes & sleeves, quartered cap Awayinthewest (IRE) 25
7 10-9 P A Fahy B Hayes 125 20/121.00
6 3/165- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Eclat Des Mottes (FR) 168
Beaten Favourite
5 10-9 W P Mullins D J Mullins 125 10/111.00
7 5124-16 Royal blue, pink seams, white cap Humm Baby (IRE) 25
7 10-6 M Hourigan S W Flanagan 122 14/115.00
8 1450-81 Light blue, purple stars, purple star on cap Roi De Dubai (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 10-5 J C McConnell A W Short (5) 121 8/19.00
9 319U14- Orange, emerald green star, white sleeves, orange cap, emerald green star Snugsborough Benny (IRE) 85
Distance Winner
9 10-5 L P Cusack D F O'Regan 121 7/18.00
10 0/5F350- WHITE, red hoop, red sleeves, white cap, red star Hey Little Boy (GER) 12
6 10-0 W P Mullins D E Mullins 116 16/117.00
11 P/44PP-2 Royal blue, light green star, light green sleeves, royal blue stars, light green cap, royal blue stars Static Jack (IRE) 25
8 10-0 G P Cromwell J M Moore 116 4/15.00
12 9630-20 EMERALD GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, red sleeves, check cap Aasleagh Dawn (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
6 9-12 G P Cromwell C P McNamara (7) 114 11/112.00
13 73392-1 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Goodnightngodbless (IRE) 35
6 9-10 t J Motherway D J O'Keeffe (5) 110 4/15.00

Verdict

A Toi Phil, who ran in the Grand National's at Aintree and Fairyhouse, ran very well in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham on his last start over hurdles. Along with stable companion Ball D'Arc he's probably warming up for the Plate though both are reasonably handicapped with claimers on board. At the other end of the handicap, GOODNIGHTNGODBLESS is 2lb wrong in the weights but is improving at a rate of knots judging by her victory at Roscommon and looks certain to take some beating. Willie Mullins has two entries. Downpatrick maiden winner Éclat Des Mottes disappointed in his next two starts in novice company though starts out in handicaps on what could prove a very lenient mark but Hey Little Boy has been running moderately on the Flat and is another likely to be seen at Galway, a remark that also applies to Snugsborough Benny, a winner at last year's Festival over fences. Static Jack was having his first start for Gavin Cromwell when beaten a nose at Down Royal and could provide the main threat.