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1:50 Thurles (IRE) 21 Jan 2018

W.T. O'Grady Memorial Irish EBF Novice Hurdle

(5yo+) (2m6f61yds) 2m6½f Heavy 14 hurdles
1st €8,932 2nd €2,769.50 3rd €1,319.50 4th €594.50 5th €232


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 112 t 87 149
b g Great Pretender (IRE) - Qena (FR) (Le Balafre)
Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, 6th after 8th, closer in 4th 4 out, went 2nd after next going well and led from 2 out, driven clear before last where slight mistake and in command, stayed on strongly, easily (op 10/1)
2  16
5 112 t1 72 133
b g Saint Des Saints (FR) - La Bombonera (FR) (Mansonnien)
Towards rear when not fluent 1st, close 3rd from 4 out, slight mistake 2 out and soon no impression on easy winner when switched in 3rd between last 2, dropped to 4th at last until kept on again run-in into moderate 2nd (op 100/30 tchd 3/1)
3  2 [18]
5 1011 69 131
b g Saddler Maker (IRE) - Quentala (FR) (Lone Bid)
Settled behind leader, disputed 2nd at halfway, pushed along in 3rd before 4 out and soon lost place, weakened into 5th before 3 out, kept on again into 4th 2 out and went moderate 2nd briefly run-in until soon dropped to moderate 3rd (op 8/1)
4  [22¾]
6 1110 t 73 135
b g Westerner - Thegoodwans Sister (IRE) (Executive Perk)
Led before 1st, pressed closely 4 out where not fluent and again next, headed from 2 out and soon no impression on winner in under pressure 2nd, moderate 2nd at last and weakened run-in (op 4/1 tchd 9/2)
5  dist [52¾]
8 105 114
b m High Chaparral (IRE) - Daisy A Day (IRE) (Asir)
In rear throughout and detached early, never a factor (op 66/1 tchd 33/1)
8 115
b g Definite Article - Lugante (IRE) (Luso)
Chased leaders in 4th early, lost place and dropped to 6th briefly after 6th, took closer order and disputed 2nd briefly before 9th where slight mistake and pushed along, soon weakened quickly into 6th, pulled up after 4 out (jockey said gelding stopped quickly five out. vet said gelding was post-race normal) (op 9/4 tchd 11/4)
6 115 ht1
ch g Tiger Groom - Je Te Donne (FR) (Mansonnien)
Settled behind leader, disputed 2nd at halfway, close 2nd after 4 out, weakened into 4th from next and soon no extra, eased in 5th before 2 out, tailed off when pulled up before last (jockey said gelding got very tired) (op 10/1 tchd 11/1)
5 117 129
b g Special Kaldoun (IRE) - Toscane Des Fleurs (FR) (Truth Or Dare I)
Held up in touch early, niggled along in 7th after 3rd, not fluent next, trailing towards rear when pulled up after 6th (jockey said gelding never travelled. vet said gelding was post-race normal) (op 10/1)
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