3m. 149yds. (Class 1) 4-y-o plus15 Ran
Ryanair Stayers Hurdle (Grade 1) (GBB Race) of £150,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £84,195.00, 2nd - £31,665.00, 3rd - £15,825.00, 4th - £7,905.00, 5th - £3,975.00, 6th - £1,980.00 , 7th - £1,020.00, 8th - £540.00, 9th - £300.00, 10th - £150.00 15 Ran
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I should think he’s finished for the season, but the entries closed this week for the stayers’ hurdle in Punchestown. We didn’t enter. It was 1200 euros. We thought why waste that when it’s likely he’s not going to run. If he is going to go anywhere he’ll go for the Champion Hurdle in Auteuil at the end of May, which is worth more money anyway. Whether he stays over hurdles or goes chasing next season was going to be decided on what happened today so we now need to discuss it. He’s schooled over fences and jumps very well. He’s not the biggest horse in the world, but he will definitely jump fences, although while he looks the best in this league he might stay over hurdles. Philip Hobbs, trainer
Permission was given for Emitom (IRE) to be mounted in the chute and the gelding wore earplugs which were removed at the start.
The performance of Paisley Park (IRE), which was pulled up, was considered.
Emma Lavelle could offer no explanation for the gelding’s performance, other than Paisley Park (IRE) ran flat.
The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination, during routine testing of Paisley Park (IRE), failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Following the race, David Bass reported that Vinndication (IRE), unplaced, stopped quickly; the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Time 6m. 12.13 secs, which is 0.38 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £16.70
Tote Trifecta- £326.00
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