Today's racecards

Cork

  • 13:15 Follow Us On Facebook Hurdle2m

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Soft (Chase; Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.40s
  • Off time: 13:19:34
13:15 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Staying Article (IRE) 5/4
2nd Blackstairmountain (IRE) 6/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 145- BLACK, pink sash, pink seams on sleeves, pink star on cap Ludo Et Emergo (IRE) 239
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-12 t1 A Lee P T Enright 33/134.00
3 11/213- LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Staying Article (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 E J O'Grady P F Mangan 143 5/42.25
4 1552-35 PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Blackstairmountain (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 t W P Mullins P Townend 147 6/52.20
5 11P1P-F BLACK, yellow panel, quartered cap Count Salazar (IRE) 31
Nag me
7 11-5 E Doyle J R Barry 50/151.00
6 18/7410- YELLOW & GREY CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, grey star Eyesontheprize (IRE) 204
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 P A Fahy A E Lynch 127 12/113.00
7 542P-40 EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap Gudnis Gracious Me (IRE) 97
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 b M Butler S G McDermott 119 40/141.00
8 0054RP- PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Rory Anna (IRE) 208
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-12 J J Walsh B T O'Connell 119 14/115.00
Non runners
121487-2Joxer (IRE)511-12W HarneyM P Butler135

Verdict

STAYING ARTICLE and Blackstairmountain look the pair to concentrate upon with preference just for the former. Edward O'Grady's charge has only had four starts over hurdles and there's much more to come. A very close third under a huge weight to Citizenship in the Boylesports Hurdle at Leopardstown in January, he didn't reappear until last month with a good run on the Flat and looks the type to challenge for honours this season. Blackstairmountain was beginning to make a name for himself over fences last season and produced a tremendous run when third in this year's Galway Plate. He showed he had enough pace to win on the Flat in August and though unable to cope with Captain Cee Bee and others in a Grade 2 over timber at Tipperary last month he still produced a fair effort in defeat. Joxer ran his best race to date behind the classy Monksland at Down Royal last time and will be winning again before long.