Cork

  • 13:25 www.racinghomeforeaster.com Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft to Heavy (Yielding to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.00s
  • Off time: 13:25:57
13:25 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valseur Lido (FR) 5/2
2nd Voluptueux (FR) 7/1
3rd Valmy Baie (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 33-12 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Blow The Doors Off 21
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4 11-7 C O'Dwyer B R Dalton (3) 2/13.00
2 B9 LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, quartered cap Cappagh Castle (IRE) 14
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4 11-7 A J McNamara S G McDermott 66/167.00
3 35 Red, yellow braces, white sleeves & cap Federici 14
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4 11-7 E Bolger A P Heskin 33/134.00
4 5-6 ROYAL BLUE, red panel, hooped cap Kylestyle (IRE) 20
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4 11-7 F Flood K M Donoghue 50/151.00
5 PP0032 Royal blue & white stripes, white seams on sleeves, white cap Long House Saint (IRE) 21
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4 11-7 M Hourigan I J McCarthy (3) 14/115.00
6 MAROON, yellow stars, maroon sleeves, striped cap Oryx Falcon (IRE)
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4 11-7 M F Morris R C Colgan 33/134.00
7 Maroon & white diamonds, white armlet, white star on cap Plastiki 106
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4 11-7 T J O'Mara P T Enright 66/167.00
8 0-F RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Seven Acres (IRE) 7
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4 11-7 P Nolan M P Fogarty 40/141.00
9 410- ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Shield (IRE) 33
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4 11-7 A P O'Brien R M Power 13/27.50
10 8P6 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW QUARTERED, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlet, yellow & royal blue hooped cap The Mad Well (IRE) 14
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4 11-7 E M O'Sullivan Edmond Linehan (5) 50/151.00
11 6332- YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star Valmy Baie (FR) 264
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4 11-7 G Elliott D E Mullins 12/113.00
12 61- MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Valseur Lido (FR) 356
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4 11-7 W P Mullins P Townend 5/23.50
13 61 ORANGE, black triple diamond & sleeves, black diamond on cap Voluptueux (FR) 34
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4 11-7 P Fenton B T O'Connell 7/18.00
14 213 Purple, white stars, pink sleeves, mauve cap, white stars Katie T (IRE) 14
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4 11-0 K Prendergast C Brassil (7) 8/19.00

Verdict

Shield won a Leopardstown bumper in March and ran well on the Flat at the Curragh last month. Blow The Doors Off landed a Sligo bumper in May and there was plenty to like about his first start over hurdles at Galway last month when runner-up to Very Wood. Valmy Baie has already had four runs over timber in France and has joined Gordon Elliott after an excellent second at Enghien in February. Valseur Lido landed a bumper in France a year ago over 1m4f and will be much better suited by this stiffer test while Katie T should go well after a decent effort here a fortnight ago. VOLUPTUEUX showed the benefit of his opening run when well supported in a bumper at Limerick and coming home in fine style. He's given the nod in a race that should produce plenty of future winners.