Clonmel

  • 16:15 Nire Valley Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 20.40s
  • Off time: 16:15:15
16:15 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Namarama (IRE) 4/1
2nd Bottle Rattler (IRE) 6/1
3rd Allez Vic (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 164-0B MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Never Complain (IRE) 72
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-8 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 105 12/113.00
2 507-414 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Bottle Rattler (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-7 P J Rothwell M P Walsh 104 6/17.00
3 4/6B10-6 EMERALD GREEN & BLACK STRIPES, black diamonds on sleeves, red cap, black stars Namarama (IRE) 47
Nag me
7 11-3 J Queally N P Madden 100 4/15.00
4 60/9-001 Light green, black epaulettes, striped sleeves, black star on cap Strain Of Fame (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-3 S O'Farrell Miss K O'Farrell (7) 100 14/115.00
6 804116 BLACK & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, check cap Baidin Fheilimi (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 t Patrick Cronin P A Gallagher (5) 98 12/113.00
8 75-6216 EMERALD GREEN, white disc & sleeves, yellow & red striped cap Taken Twice (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 M J McDonagh P Townend 96 8/19.00
9 1-80059 LIGHT BLUE & YELLOW HOOPS, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Handsome Dan (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 bt D Leahy Mr D G Lavery (5) 95 12/113.00
10 9/68-564 Light green & dark blue quartered, light green sleeves, check cap Lol Jk (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 10-12 b1 Mrs J Riordan S G McDermott 95 12/113.00
11 1-50913 YELLOW, purple triple diamond, purple diamonds on sleeves, purple diamond on cap Lily Of Killarney 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 p C Bowe D J Condon 93 8/19.00
12 727-0B9 White, red cross sashes, black sleeves & cap Status Update (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 C Wilkinson R C Colgan 91 16/117.00
13 9/U867-9 RED & WHITE STRIPES, check cap Allez Vic (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 10-6 J Barcoe B Hayes (5) 89 12/113.00
14 PU9702 WHITE & PURPLE DIABOLO, white sleeves, quartered cap Hello Louie (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 10-5 N Dooly M J Bolger (3) 88 5/16.00
16 597-880 Emerald green, white braces, yellow sleeves, maroon cap Fureys Cross (IRE) 56
Nag me
7 9-13 V T O'Brien A P Heskin 82 25/126.00
17 0-07896 ROYAL BLUE, white seams, white cap La Femme Blanche (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 9-13 p A Fogarty D E Splaine (3) 82 20/121.00
19 009-800 BLACK, yellow braces, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Ballybay Hodson (IRE) 9
Nag me
7 9-11 b J J Hanlon Rachael Blackmore (7) 80 25/126.00
Non runners
5675613Derrylea Girl (IRE)511-2T CooperB J Cooper99
7P-P6700Joe Reed (IRE)710-13E McCarthyK C Sexton96
155F8888Derryarkin (IRE)710-3A J MartinR Walsh86
18P-P8608The Bluebell Boy (IRE)59-12Mrs H LeeA Ring81

Verdict

Handsome Dan won this a year ago and is the only course and distance winner in the line-up. He hasn't been in anywhere near that kind of form subsequently so has dropped back to the same mark. Katie O'Farrell gave Strain Of Fame a peach of a ride to beat Hello Louie and Lily Of Killarney over 2m4f here last time but the third can turn the tables over this longer trip as she had previously scored over 2m7f at Downpatrick. Anything saddled by Tony Martin with Ruby Walsh on board has to be considered and though Derryarkin has shown very little to date he may come into his own over this longer trip. Bottle Rattler scored over 2m5f on fast ground at Downpatrick and didn't appear to quite get home over this trip on soft going at Listowel. DERRYLEA GIRL tackles the trip for the first time and by the way she has been finishing her two most recent runs, including her maiden victory at Tramore, she should be suited and is handed the vote.