Killarney

  • 17:35 Irish Stallion Farms E.b.f. Novice Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €13,455 2nd €3,315 3rd €1,561 4th €975
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 29.30s
  • Off time: 17:38:33
17:35 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Queiros Bleu (FR) 5/1
2nd Casey Top (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 426-113 YELLOW, emerald green star & chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Bacher Boy (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
6 11-7 G Elliott Paul Carberry 122 4/15.00
2 5254-31 ORANGE & BLACK QUARTERED, halved sleeves, quartered cap Casey Top (IRE) 36
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-4 t L Whitmore B J Geraghty 123 13/82.62
3 600-12 ROYAL BLUE, pink stars Moon Dice (IRE) 14
5 11-4 t1 P W Flynn M Darcy 3/14.00
4 FF-2416 EMERALD GREEN, yellow chevron & sleeves, red cap Queiros Bleu (FR) 46
6 11-4 H De Bromhead A E Lynch 114 5/16.00
5 0/6-1210 EMERALD GREEN, yellow star & sleeves, yellow star on cap First Beauty (IRE) 22
6 11-2 D T Hughes B J Cooper (5) 115 14/115.00
6 523 YELLOW, black sash, striped cap Regal Ambition (IRE) 63
4 10-8 C F Swan D J Casey 16/117.00

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer CASEY TOP has been gradually improving as he has stepped up in trip over hurdles and could hardly have been more impressive than when scoring over the C&D last time. He probably has more to offer and can take this though he's up against in-form rivals and it won't be easy. Bacher Boy ran a fine race on his hat-trick attempt at Galway where he was only outpaced on the run-in and Moon Dice lost little in defeat by Carrigmartin at Sligo and is still improving. Queiros Bleu didn't appear to be at his best at Bellewstown last time but he would appreciate some rain.