Clonmel

  • 14:15 Munster Hurdle2m 4f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.70s
  • Off time: 14:15:01
14:15 Clonmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 5/2
2nd Our Katie (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 37-3626 LIGHT BLUE & MAROON HOOPS, blue sleeves, striped cap Rubi Light (FR) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 R Hennessy A E Lynch 161 11/26.50
2 43-41 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Indian File (IRE) 55
Nag me
6 11-4 C Roche A P Crowe 13/82.62
3 43P-122 EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap Perfect Gentleman (IRE) 91
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 11-4 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins (ex1) 127 5/23.50
4 2231PF- Emerald green & orange hooped, orange and  emerald green quartered cap The Westener Boy (IRE) 392
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 10-12 C A Murphy M P Walsh 9/110.00
6 115-146 Yellow, black hoop, yellow sleeves, emerald green & black hooped cap Our Katie (IRE) 21
Nag me
7 10-11 G Ahern B Hayes (5) 122 9/25.50
Non runners
510-15Late Night Deed710-11G J PowerP Townend

Verdict

Willie Mullins had eight of the original 18 entries and relies on Perfect Gentleman. He's won a bumper and a maiden hurdle and probably would have won at Thurles last time but for a last flight mistake and the ground shouldn't prove a problem. Rubi Light is a Grade 1 winning chaser reverting to hurdles for the first time in almost four years. He's in the Grand National and this should be a nice warm-up. The Westerner Boy is also a chaser and has a very long absence to overcome but INDIAN FILE is progressing at a rate of knots and galloped his rivals into the ground at Limerick in December. These are better opponents but he's taken to complete the double. Our Katie has been well beaten since landing a Thurles maiden in November while Late Night Deed's victory over the course and distance in May was on very fast ground.