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14:45 Sligo (IRE)

Benbulben Maiden Hurdle

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €7,501 added
  • Winner: €5,175
  • 2nd: €1,199
  • 3rd: €525
  • 4th: €300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 2.00s
  • Off Time: 14:45:27
  • 14 Ran
1
Silk - DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond
  • Form 7-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-7

towards rear for most on slow pace, no impression approaching 2 out

2
Silk - White, emerald green star, striped sleeves, white cap, emerald green diamonds
  • Form 8
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

close up at slow pace, 2nd approaching 2 out, soon lost place and no extra

3
Silk - YELLOW, maroon stars, yellow & emerald green hooped sleeves & cap
50/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

soon towards rear off slow pace, no impression and kept on without threatening approaching 2 out

4
Silk - Emerald green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, emerald green diamonds, emerald green cap, white diamonds
16/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

soon tracked leaders at slow pace, 6th approaching 2 out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace without threatening

5
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

tracked leaders at slow pace, 3rd approaching 2 out, soon under pressure, no impression and kept on same pace from before last

6
Silk - Pink & black quartered, check sleeves & cap
  • Form 52
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

close up at slow gallop, 2nd and ridden to challenge into straight, kept on well under pressure run-in without quite matching winner

7
Silk - White, dark blue sleeves, dark blue & white striped cap
33/1
  • Form 0-05
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

chased leaders at slow pace, moderate 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression and kept on

8
Silk - BLACK, pink hoop, black and white hooped cap
  • Form 070-27
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

mid-division at slow pace, closed from 4 out, 4th approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight

9
Silk - EMERALD GREEN
  • Form 8-01
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

made all at slow pace, pressed from before 2 out, slight mistake last, kept on gamely to hold off rival run-in

10
Silk - Maroon, White triple diamond, striped cap
33/1
  • Form 800-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear off slow pace, 8th approaching 3 out, no extra approaching next

11
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & RED Quartered, halved sleeves, red cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

mid-division at slow gallop, no extra approaching 2 out

12
Silk - Pink, purple star, striped sleeves, purple star on cap
  • Form 9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

mid-division best at slow gallop, no impression approaching 2 out

13
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

close up at slow pace, jumped big, slow jump 4 out, lost place after next, soon no impression

14
Silk - WHITE, black spots, white sleeves & cap
50/1
  • Form 00
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

mid-division at slow gallop, ran off bend approaching 4 out, no impression approaching 2 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

In A Nutshell has done well enough so far and should improve again from his second to Hired Hand at Roscommon but he'll be short enough in the betting. DOWN UNDER was making his racecourse debut when staying on from the rear to finish runner-up to Shady Pines over this C&D in May. With that under his belt he can go one better. Knockgraffon Lad produced an outstanding effort when a 50/1 chance at Cork in April but reverted to type when well beaten at Clonmel a month later. Miss Accurate surprisingly landed a Wexford bumper last month and is probably capable of making a nice hurdler.

Formwatch

Franziskaner (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Sportsmaster (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks sft in Jun (flat).

Blue Monster (FR) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 8th of 12, 25l behind Celebrity Sevi (9-5) at Sligo 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in Jun (flat).

Brian Who (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear for most, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Shady Pines (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May.

Dalkeith 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, 5th of 10, 27l behind Devils Bit (11-4) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo hdl gf in Jun.

Down Under (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Rear of mid-division, some headway in moderate 8th after 3 out, moderate 3rd after next, kept on without troubling winner from before last, 2nd of 16, 11l behind Shady Pines (10-13) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl sft in May.

In A Nutshell (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, closer in 2nd 3 out, challenged and disputed lead after next, headed and kept on without matching winner from last, 2nd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Hired Hand (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl in Jun.

Indicative (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Soon well off pace towards rear, no danger from 5 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 33l behind Redera (11-12) at Wexford 2m nh nov hdl gf in Jun.

Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 10-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, moderate 8th from 4 out, no impression from next, 7th of 11, 27l behind Tom Horn (11-4) at Clonmel 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in May.

Miss Accurate (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, challenged under pressure and gained narrow lead from 2f out, pressed and stayed on well final furlong, all out, won at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in Jun beating Glibin (11-4) by nk, 14 ran.

Mister Boss (USA) 50-1 (10-12) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 18, 41l behind Fearless Falcon (10-7) at Thurles 2m 3yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.

Ruston Bucyrus (IRE) Milan gelding out of Clowater Lassie.

The Society Man (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Virgil Earp (10-13) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.

The Tallyman (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Blue Pool.

Undanta (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no danger and kept on from after 4 out, 10th of 18, 27l behind Hired Hand (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl in Jun.