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12:45 Wexford (IRE)

Supporters Club AGM & Table Quiz Maiden Hurdle

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €7,501 added
  • Winner: €5,175
  • 2nd: €1,200
  • 3rd: €525
  • 4th: €300
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 21.40s
  • Off Time: 12:45:26
  • 11 Ran
1
Silk - Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap
  • Form P111-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12

made all, went clear from 3 out, pushed along before last, stayed on well run-in, easily

2
Silk - MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star
10/1
  • Form 1-6
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd 3 out, soon no impression

3
Silk - DARK GREEN & RED CHEVRONS, striped sleeves, quartered cap

El Soro (FR)

22 BF
10/1
  • Form 02-463
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

soon tracked leaders and took keen hold early, ridden 4 out, soon weakened

4
Silk - RED, royal blue disc, royal blue spots on sleeves, emerald green & yellow hooped cap
  • Form P0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened

5
Silk - LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap
33/1
  • Form 54
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, closer in 5th 5 out, ridden in 4th before 2 out, no impression

6
Silk - Maroon, white epaulettes & chevrons on sleeves, qtd cap
100/1
  • Form P-P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division on outer, ridden 4 out, soon weakened

7
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, striped cap
33/1
  • Form 49
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3 out, 3rd before next, kept on one paced

8
Silk - Purple, yellow diamond, red cap
  • Form 6FP
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-4

rear of mid-division, no impression from 4 out, never a factor

9
Silk - Pink, purple stars, purple & pink hooped sleeves, purple cap, pink stars
  • Form 97
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

always towards rear, no impression from 3 out, never a factor

10
Silk - Dark blue, pink epaulettes, pink cap, dark blue spots
  • Form 54
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

in rear, pushed along briefly after 5 out, went moderate 5th 2 out, kept on same pace

11
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

tracked leaders on inner, ridden and went 2nd 3 out, kept on same pace without threatening winner before last

In depth

Verdict

After landing a point-to-point and a Thurles bumper, BRIAR HILL went to the Festival Bumper at Cheltenham as a 25/1 chance but won virtually as he liked under Ruby Walsh. Jumping hurdles shouldn't pose a problem and he's obviously a very exciting prospect. El Soro should ensure he gets a reasonable test as he hasn't been beaten far in his last two starts over hurdles while Behemoth, an impressive winner between the flags in March, started favourite on his bumper debut at Naas last month and though well beaten should do much better. Jazz Concerto is another who proved a costly failure last time and much more is anticipated from him.

Formwatch

Briar Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up behind, headway on outside 5f out, tracked leaders 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar beating Regal Encore (11-5) by 7l, 23 ran.

Behemoth (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Chased clear leaders, closer in 5th halfway, went 3rd entering straight but no chance with easy winner from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 20l behind Racing Pulse (11-10) at Naas 2m 3f N H flat in Oct.

El Soro (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Keen hold, led, clear at stages early, still going well before straight, pressed and headed early run-in, soon no extra, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Gilgamboa (11-12) at Galway 2m 5yo mdn hdl hvy in Oct.

Fossa Island (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, awkward 1st and went left, ridden and no extra before 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind The Game Changer (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft.

Jazz Concerto (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Soon raced in moderate 3rd,, 4th of 8, 40l behind Smiler (12-0) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat sft in Oct.

Pour It On 6-1 (10-13) Ld, hdd 4out, sn wknd, mstk 3out, pu next, in a race won by Stowaway Shark (11-9) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp sft in Oct, 14 ran.

Rasco (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Settled towards rear, headway approaching straight and 6th 2f out, soon no extra, 9th of 15, 15l behind Wrath Of Titans (11-4) at Thurles 2m N H flat gd.

Redwood Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Mid div best, hmprd 9th & 8th from 6out, mod 9th & well btn 4out, bhnd when pu aftr 3out, in a race won by Cliff Lane (11-9) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp, 13 ran.

Fourteensixtysix (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, 7th halfway, no impression and kept on same pace from under 4f out, 7th of 11, 41l behind Supreme Bailerina (11-9) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gf in Jul.

Hell Cat Maggie (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 21l behind Princess Leya (10-13) at Cork 2m mares n h flat 4yo sft.

Molly Connors (IRE) Oscar filly out of Molly Maguire.