Cork

  • 17:35 Friday Evening Racing Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 50.90s
  • Off time: 17:35:38
17:35 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Simenon (IRE) 9/10
2nd Dazzling Susie (IRE) 16/1
3rd Knockcroghery (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 0310/15- BLACK, purple cap, white star New Phase (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 b D K Weld Mr R P McNamara 135 10/111.00
3 51203- Purple, orange seams, orange star on cap Simenon (IRE) 31
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-8 W P Mullins R Walsh 140 9/101.90
4 6223B-1 RED, dark blue chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Won In The Dark (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-8 Miss S J Harty A E Lynch 138 9/25.50
5 57064-1 Red, emerald green star,emGreen slvs,black armlet,black & green quartered cap Gimli's Rock (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 b Mrs J Harrington T P Treacy 135 13/27.50
6 91643P- LIGHT TAN, red hoop, black sleeves, red hoop, red cap Perfect Smile (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-2 t N Meade P Carberry 132 10/111.00
7 4/347P7- ROYAL BLUE, yellow hoop & armlet, white cap Total Excitement (IRE) 168
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-2 p T Cooper B J Cooper 120 25/126.00
8 376508- Brown, royal blue cross of lorraine, royal blue armlet, royal blue cap Dazzling Susie (IRE) 68
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 John F Phelan T J Doyle 116 16/117.00
9 539580- YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Knockcroghery (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-1 J W Nicholson M A Enright (7) 116 20/121.00
Non runners
1211P00-Savello (IRE)611-12A J MartinD N Russell134

Verdict

An excellent turnout and Won In The Dark finally got back in the winners' enclosure after a long absence when landing a similar race over 2m4f at Killarney last week though he may find this on the short side. New Phase loves this track and trip though his victories have come on soft ground and he ran poorly on the Flat last month when returning from a break. Savello looked a nice prospect at the backend of last year but hasn't progressed as expected but SIMENON, who won on heavy ground here in January, ran as well as could be expected in the Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown and has the scope to take this. Gimli's Rock hasn't won over hurdles since landing a Grade 2 at Down Royal in November 2010 but he's won on the Flat and over fences subsequently so has to be taken seriously.