Wexford

  • 19:40 Hook Head Chase2m 1f

  • Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
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  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.90s
  • Off time: 19:40:27
19:40 Wexford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Ben (IRE) 11/4
2nd Midnight Game 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5031/64- Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Klepht (IRE) 185
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-12 t T Mullins D J Condon 144 4/15.00
2 4132-81 Light blue & red hoops, halved sleeves, red cap Lord Ben (IRE) 32
Nag me
9 11-12 H de Bromhead A E Lynch 132 11/43.75
3 31340-0 PURPLE & YELLOW QUARTERED, purple sleeves, yellow armlet, quartered cap The Amarillo Kid (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-12 p W F Codd Andrew J McNamara 127 16/117.00
4 57/178-9 GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap Why But Why (USA) 33
Nag me
6 11-8 p Mrs J Harrington R M Power 112 25/126.00
5 260-522 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Game 11
Nag me
7 10-11 G Elliott B T O'Connell 140 7/42.75
6 90410-B LIGHT BLUE, red star & sleeves, white cap, red star Mister Hotelier (IRE) 25
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-11 t C A Murphy D J Casey 9/25.50

Verdict

The race conditions suit MIDNIGHT GAME, who can take advantage on his fourth start over fences. Rated 147 over hurdles at this time a year ago, he attempted to make all over 2m4f at Kilbeggan last month and only faded in the closing stages. Klepht is a useful performer on his day who ran well in the Galway Plate last year and that's likely to be his target again. Lord Ben is a useful and consistent performer over hurdles and fences who will do his best while The Amarillo Kid will have benefited from his recent run at Gowran, his first since down the field in the Paddy Power at Leopardstown's Christmas fixture. The remaining duo will need to improve but are young enough to do so.