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2:10 Limerick (IRE) 29 Dec 2017

Guinness Novice Hurdle (Grade 2)

(4yo+) 3m Heavy 14 hurdles
1st €26,255 2nd €8,455 3rd €4,005 4th €1,780 5th €890


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 116 t 102 143
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - Fabalina (FR) (Dear Doctor)
Led, not fluent 9th, headed approaching 2 out, rallied well to lead again at last, ridden clear closing stages (op 8/13)
4 1012 ht 90 131
br g Network (GER) - Robbe (FR) (Video Rock)
Chased leaders in 4th, dropped towards rear at 6th, closer after 3 out in 4th, went 3rd approaching 2 out, kept on well for pressure at last, stayed on well into 2nd closing stages, not reach winner
3  [6¼]
5 113 130 93 134
br g Pelder (IRE) - Burren Valley (IRE) (Phardante)
Raced in rear, 4th at halfway, closer to track leader in 2nd after 3 out, led approaching 2 out until deliberate and headed last, soon no extra and dropped to 3rd closing stages, lost right-fore shoe (vet said gelding was found to have lost its right fore shoe post race) (op 12/1)
4  10 [16¼]
7 1010 77 118
gr m Lavirco (GER) - Joie De La Vie (FR) (Quart De Vin)
Chased leaders in 4th, 3rd at halfway, tracked leaders in 3rd when pecked 3 out, dropped to 4th and no impression before 2 out (op 9/2)
5  [21]
6 113 t 79 119
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Bell Walks Run (IRE) (Commanche Run)
Tracked leader in 2nd until 3 out, soon dropped to rear and detached, no extra, wound on hind pastern (vet said gelding was found to have a wound on its right hind pastern post race)
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