Today's racecards

Cork

  • 15:45 www.racinghomeforeaster.com Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 55.40s
  • Off time: 15:46:55
15:45 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oilily (IRE) 9/4
2nd Castle Wings (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-60533 LIGHT GREEN, dark blue diamond, light green cap Oilily (IRE) 18
Nag me
9 11-5 S Byrne D N Russell 140 9/43.25
2 132/711 Royal blue, pink epaulettes, halved sleeves, hooped cap Abou Ben (IRE) 47
Nag me
10 11-2 A Oliver P Carberry 130 10/34.33
3 F21322 ORANGE & LIGHT BLUE DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, orange cap, light blue diamonds Castle Wings (IRE) 25
Nag me
7 11-2 J J Mangan P F Mangan (3) 130 9/25.50
4 3166/22- PINK, light green spots, pink sleeves & cap Marito (GER) 637
Nag me
6 11-2 W P Mullins R Walsh 9/25.50
5 234622 RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
8 11-2 Miss S J Harty A E Lynch 139 4/15.00

Verdict

Abou Ben has had very little racing for his age and his last two races have been over the minimum trip but he arrives in good form and will be well suited by ground conditions. Oilily won a Grade 3 in October 2010 but hasn't really progressed from that though she's generally performed at a high level. She finished half-a-length behind WON IN THE DARK when placed behind Pittoni at Leopardstown and the latter, another who has become disappointing and hasn't won for over two years, gets the vote in a tight contest. Marito hasn't run since finishing runner-up in a Listed contest at Auteuil in June 2010 but that's rarely a problem for one from this yard while the very consistent Castle Wings can always be relied on though more testing conditions would be a help.