Clonmel

  • 13:40 Clonmel Festival Week Maiden Hurdle2m 100y

  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 23.70s
  • Off time: 13:41:17
13:40 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alf Wright (IRE) 11/4
2nd Flaming Pop (IRE) 12/1
3rd Coolking 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 487127 WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star Alf Wright (IRE) 7
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6 11-4 E Doyle B J Geraghty 11/43.75
2 09 BLACK & PINK CHEVRONS, pink sleeves, pink & black hooped cap Dark Raven 121
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6 11-4 W Hayes M P Burke (7) 50/151.00
3 4P1-67P LIGHT BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Handsome Dan (IRE) 14
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6 11-4 D Leahy K Whelan 20/121.00
5 355227 Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 26
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6 11-4 John Neilan T J Doyle 3/14.00
6 00 Black, large white spots, white spots on cap Alluvium 7
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5 11-3 p1 L Walshe R J Jones (5) 100/1101.00
7 0-307 ROYAL BLUE, white hooped sleeves, pink cap Coolking 18
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5 11-3 J J Hanlon B Hayes (7) 7/18.00
8 6P-267 PURPLE & PINK DIAMONDS, purple cap, pink diamonds Dushybeag (IRE) 12
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5 11-3 D M O'Brien D N Russell 9/110.00
9 5-046 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Miradane 96
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5 11-3 t M F Morris Andrew J McNamara 97 9/25.50
10 WHITE, light green star, orange cap Rising Altitude (IRE)
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5 11-3 P Nolan M N Doran (5) 8/19.00
11 8-P PURPLE, beige chevron & sleeves, dark green cap Saxon Wing (IRE) 14
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5 11-3 p1 D Leahy Mr B M Linehan (7) 40/141.00
12 4-0 Brown, light green cross sashes, striped cap Flaming Pop (IRE) 272
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6 10-11 W Harney B J Cooper 12/113.00
13 880 EMERALD GREEN, royal blue panel & sleeves, emerald green cap Tip For The Top (IRE) 8
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6 10-11 W J Burke J R Barry 100/1101.00
14 0 Emerald green, orange triple diamond, orange & emerald green halved sleeves, royal blue & emerald green striped cap Wynns Castle (IRE) 53
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6 10-11 J J Murphy D E Splaine (7) 100/1101.00
15 0 ORANGE, emerald green stars on sleeves, white cap Ardkilly Cloud (IRE) 37
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5 10-10 R J Tierney K T Coleman 100/1101.00
16 00-0 WHITE, emerald green chevron & sleeves, white cap Johnston's Best (IRE) 19
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5 10-10 J Nash C A Landers (7) 50/151.00
Non runners
4035Latest Trend (IRE)611-4Mrs M C O'ConnorM J Ferris

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer Alf Wright made a good start over hurdles when runner-up over 2m5f at Tramore but appeared to find this trip too short at Gowran last week. It's also a surprise to see Noble Pageant racing over the minimum as his last three runs have been at around 2m6f. He's also been making mistakes and will need to jump better. The front-running Miradene will probably have these soon at a stretch but he's been fading and the testing ground looks against him. This doesn't look the easiest of races to be making a racecourse debut but RISING ALTITUDE gets the vote as he has plenty going for him in that he's closely related to some high-class jumpers and out of a mare who won on the Flat and over hurdles.