14:00 Downpatrick (NI) 12 Oct 2018

Molson Coors Maiden Hurdle (4YO plus)

Winner €6,775 - 11 run - Draw Advantage: None

1
No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Age / Wt / OR
Jockey / Trainer
Timeform says (star rating)
Timeform says (star rating)
Printouts
Data quality55%
Position
1
9-085P6
iT
Royal blue & yellow check, yellow sleeves, check cap (H Smyth)

Arizengo 14 

b g Yeats - Zagaleta (Sri Pekan)

5 11-12
-
5 11-12
-

33/1, sixth of 7 in bumper at this course (17.3f, good) 14 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

33/1, sixth of 7 in bumper at this course (17.3f, good) 14 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

PDF Downloads:

You can now take attheraces.com with you when you're not in front of your PC thanks to our new PDF form print-outs service. Available for every UK and Irish Race, the PDFs are online daily from early afternoon and are available in two formats - standard size and large print size.

Please note:
Full racecards with Silks and Tips will usually be available from 6pm, however basic versions without these details are online from early afternoon.

Arizengo Score: 232

2
9-0428
iT
Yellow, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue cap, yellow star (Neil McKnight)

Greenandwhitearmy (IRE)  22 

b g Craigsteel - Reynella Breeze (Oscar)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 10 in bumper at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft, 14/1) 22 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

Lightly-raced maiden under NH rules. Eighth of 10 in bumper at Clonmel (16.5f, good to soft, 14/1) 22 days ago. Switches from bumpers to hurdles.

Greenandwhitearmy Score: 260

3
F-P8
iT
Emerald green, orange stars, white cap, orange star (J Morrison)

Hells Angel (IRE)  130 

ch g Papal Bull - Hill Fairy (Monsun)

6 11-12
-
6 11-12
-

Papal Bull gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler North Hill. Dam (c126/h115) hurdle/chase winner up to 2½m. Unplaced on completed start in points last time (Jun 4).

Papal Bull gelding. Half-brother to fair hurdler North Hill. Dam (c126/h115) hurdle/chase winner up to 2½m. Unplaced on completed start in points last time (Jun 4).

Hells Angel Score: 241

4
52-0B02
iT
Emerald green, black diamond & sleeves, black cap (Turlough Blessing)

A Place Apart (IRE)  11 

b g Power - Simadartha (Gone West)

4 11-8
102
4 11-8
102

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 10 hurdle runs. 16/1, good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, sticking to task. Each-way contender.

Fair hurdler. Remains a maiden after 10 hurdle runs. 16/1, good second of 12 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, sticking to task. Each-way contender.

A Place Apart Score: 313

3
5
S-
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Adulterated (IRE)  171 

b g Fame And Glory - No Bodys Flame (Saddlers' Hall)

4 11-8 h1
-
4 11-8 h1
-

Once-raced maiden. Refused to settle and was weakening when slipped up in bumper (9/1) at Punchestown (16.4f) on NH debut in April. Hooded for hurdles debut.

Once-raced maiden. Refused to settle and was weakening when slipped up in bumper (9/1) at Punchestown (16.4f) on NH debut in April. Hooded for hurdles debut.

Adulterated Score: 291

4
6
iT
Black & pink diamonds, black sleeves, pink cap, black diamond (Mrs B Cunningham)

Autumn Berry (IRE)  

g g Salutino - Follyfoot (Croco Rouge)

4 11-8
-
4 11-8
-

€7,200 3-y-o, Salutino gelding. Dam maiden hurdler (stayed 2½m), 9f winner on Flat.

€7,200 3-y-o, Salutino gelding. Dam maiden hurdler (stayed 2½m), 9f winner on Flat.

Autumn Berry Score: 264

7
22-3
iT
Emerald green & red quartered, hooped sleeves, striped cap (Brian Mellon & Adrian P Kelly & P McBride)

Free Ranger (IRE)  11 

b g Lope De Vega - Purple Tigress (Dubai Destination)

4 11-8 t1 p1
-
4 11-8 t1 p1
-

Fair maiden on Flat. 5/6, third of 16 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, unlucky not to finish closer. Sets the standard. Tongue tie/cheekpieces on for the first time.

Fair maiden on Flat. 5/6, third of 16 in novice hurdle at Roscommon (16f, good) 11 days ago, unlucky not to finish closer. Sets the standard. Tongue tie/cheekpieces on for the first time.

Free Ranger Score: 429

1
8
7-4
iT
Purple, mauve epaulettes, mauve armlet, mauve star on cap (Miss Sarah O'Brien)

Joe The Crow (IRE)  11 

b g Olden Times - Brown Bess (Definite Article)

4 11-8
-
4 11-8
-

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 16 in novice hurdle (20/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) on hurdles bow 11 days ago, travelling as well as any. May have more to offfer.

Twice-raced maiden under NH rules. Fourth of 16 in novice hurdle (20/1) at Roscommon (16f, good) on hurdles bow 11 days ago, travelling as well as any. May have more to offfer.

Joe The Crow Score: 264

9
7
iT
Yellow & purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star (Mrs Shauna Kelly)

Rising (IRE)  14 

b g Rip Van Winkle - Cause Celebre (Peintre Celebre)

4 11-8 t
-
4 11-8 t
-

Fair maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code, offered little when last of 7 in novice hurdle (33/1) over C&D (good) on NH debut 14 days ago.

Fair maiden on the Flat. Once-raced maiden. Tongue strap on for 1st time in this code, offered little when last of 7 in novice hurdle (33/1) over C&D (good) on NH debut 14 days ago.

Rising Score: 244

10
46-2533
iT
Light blue, red star, red slvs & cap (One Plus Two Partnership)

Ar Eagla Na Heagla 64 (38F) 

b f Trans Island - Touch of Ivory (Rossini)

4 11-1 b
104
4 11-1 b
104

Fair hurdler. 14/1 and blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Naas (12f, good) 38 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Creditable on last hurdle outing.

Fair hurdler. 14/1 and blinkered for 1st time, eleventh of 14 in handicap at Naas (12f, good) 38 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles. Creditable on last hurdle outing.

Ar Eagla Na Heagla Score: 328

2
11
4248
iT
Yellow, white sleeves, red cap (Mrs Orla Cleary-O'Kane)

Misty Mountain (USA)  34 

g f Lemon Drop Kid - Saratoga Fling (Pulpit)

4 11-1
104
4 11-1
104

Lightly-raced maiden. 4/1, below form eighth of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 34 days ago.

Lightly-raced maiden. 4/1, below form eighth of 14 in novice hurdle at Wexford (16f, good to soft) 34 days ago.

Misty Mountain Score: 286

Verdict

Free Ranger has placed in each of his three starts over timber to date and warrants respect with both a tongue-tie and cheekpieces fitted, while A Place Apart, Joe The Crow, Ar Eagla Na Heagla and Misty Mountain also bring some useful hurdles form to the table. However, ADULTERATED was held in high enough regard to contest a Punchestown Festival bumper on his debut (albeit things didn't go to plan with him slipping up) and he gets the vote to score on his jumping bow.

Verdict

FREE RANGER was unlucky not to finish closer when third at Roscommon on his return earlier this month and is worth another chance on that evidence. Adulterated and Joe The Crow are others who could get involved in a fairly weak race.