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  • 15:25 Albany Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 451084 Pink and Purple quartered, Pink sleeves, quartered cap Landero 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-10 A Heffernan B J Geraghty 122 1001
2 825BP4 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, emerald green sleeves, quartered cap Aranhill Chief (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-1 pt S J Mahon R T Dunne 118 1001
3 70P-401 Yellow, emerald green cross sashes & sleeves, yellow cap Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 13
Nag me
7 11-1 R P Rath M P Fogarty 109 1001
4 224-141 BLACK & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, emerald green sleeves, yellow cap Croghill Tuppence (IRE) 36
Nag me
8 11-1 J A Berry R M Moran 1001
5 3334-61 Light blue, red hoop, red armlet, yellow cap, red spots Fairy Court (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-1 t T Cummins P A Gallagher (5) 109 1001
6 5-64212 CERISE Silver Tassie 10
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5 11-1 N Meade D J Condon 128 1001
7 35-4210 BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots King Shabra (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 10-10 t P O Brady R P Treacy (7) 1001
8 852122 ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, sleeves reversed, yellow cap, royal blue stars Little King Robin (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 10-8 t C Bowe M P Walsh 109 1001
9 DARK BLUE, yellow diamond, yellow sleeves, dark blue diabolo, yellow cap, dark blue star Diyala (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-12 ht G Elliott B J Cooper 1001

Verdict

A four-year-old won this last year so Gordon Elliott's hurdling newcomer Diyala is worth a look in the market. Landero is heavily penalised and 6lb lower in the ratings than SILVER TASSIE, who receives 9lb. Noel Meade's charge, a very easy winner at Downpatrick in July, was headed in the final strides on soft ground at Listowel last week and compensation awaits. Aranhill Chief has generally competed at a high level and the trip and fast ground are ideal while Little King Robin is still a youngster and has been improving with every run.