13:10 Naas (IRE) 11 Nov 2017

Fishery Lane Hurdle (Grade 3) (Class 1) (4YO only)

Winner €19,987 - 5 run - Draw Advantage: None

3

2m

Soft to Heavy (Heavy in places)

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No.
Form
Horse
Age / Wt / OR
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Age / Wt / OR
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Timeform says (star rating)
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Position
1
1536-20
iT
Black, yellow sleeves, emerald green cap, pink star (S O'Neill)

Amaulino (FR)  123 

bay g Saint Des Saints - Sea Well (Pistolet Bleu)

4 11-3
117
4 11-3
117

Fairly useful hurdler. Eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (24.7f, good to soft, 6/1) 123 days ago. Significantly back down in trip.

Fairly useful hurdler. Eleventh of 14 in handicap hurdle at Roscommon (24.7f, good to soft, 6/1) 123 days ago. Significantly back down in trip.

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Amaulino Score: 288

2
41-21
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, white cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

Delta Work (FR)  178 

br g Network - Robbe (Video Rock)

4 10-13 t h
-
4 10-13 t h
-

Fairly useful hurdler. 1 win from 2 runs this season. 10/11, won 22-runner novice hurdle at Punchestown (16.7f, good) 178 days ago, easily. Stable having good spell. Should improve.

Fairly useful hurdler. 1 win from 2 runs this season. 10/11, won 22-runner novice hurdle at Punchestown (16.7f, good) 178 days ago, easily. Stable having good spell. Should improve.

Delta Work Score: 334

3
3
211-
iT
Maroon, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star (Gigginstown House Stud)

Duca De Thaix (FR)  392 

b g Voix Du Nord - Nouca De Thaix (Subotica)

4 10-13
-
4 10-13
-

Fairly useful hurdler. Won 16-runner juvenile hurdle at Auteuil (17.9f, soft, 65/10). Off 13 months. First run for yard after leaving G. Cherel. Interesting runner.

Fairly useful hurdler. Won 16-runner juvenile hurdle at Auteuil (17.9f, soft, 65/10). Off 13 months. First run for yard after leaving G. Cherel. Interesting runner.

Duca De Thaix Score: 342

2
4
13-1
iT
Emerald green & orange hooped, white cap (John P McManus)

Early Doors (FR)  12 

b g Soldier of Fortune - Ymlaen (Desert Prince)

4 10-13
-
4 10-13
-

Thrice-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 1 run this season. Won 14-runner novice hurdle at Wexford (16f, soft, 4/6) on hurdles bow 12 days ago. This demands more but open to improvement.

Thrice-raced winner under NH rules. 1 win from 1 run this season. Won 14-runner novice hurdle at Wexford (16f, soft, 4/6) on hurdles bow 12 days ago. This demands more but open to improvement.

Early Doors Score: 329

5
5D43-33
iT
White & black hoops, white cap, black star (Paul Holden)

Ex Patriot 41 (14F) 

b g Elusive Pimpernel - Carolobrian (Mark of Esteem)

Non Runner

Non Runner

Useful hurdler. Ninth of 16 in Flat handicap at Leopardstown (12f, soft) 14 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles, creditable on last hurdle run.

Useful hurdler. Ninth of 16 in Flat handicap at Leopardstown (12f, soft) 14 days ago. Switches from Flat to hurdles, creditable on last hurdle run.

Ex Patriot Score: 334

3
6
143-0
iT
Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap (Andrea Wylie & Graham Wylie)

Meri Devie (FR)  175 

ch f Spirit One - Folle Biche (Take Risks)

4 10-6
136
4 10-6
136

Useful hurdler. 31/10 and hooded for 1st time, tailed-off last of 11 to Prince Ali in Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Handicap at Auteuil (19.4f, soft) 175 days ago. Has good chance on form.

Useful hurdler. 31/10 and hooded for 1st time, tailed-off last of 11 to Prince Ali in Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Handicap at Auteuil (19.4f, soft) 175 days ago. Has good chance on form.

Meri Devie Score: 455

1
Verdict

Ellmarie Holden's EX PATRIOT has struggled to get his head in front since scoring on his first start for the upwardly mobile handler, however, he has run with credit when finishing fourth in the Triumph Hurdle and picking up bonze medals in a trio of top hurdles contests. He is reunited with Rachael Blackmore in the saddle here and the combination could be back to their winning best with the horse having shown no signs of regressing when chasing home a resurgent Jezki last time. Meri Devie was well touted last winter and created a taking impression when scoring on his debut for Willie Mullins last Christmas. She could be the main danger here following a break and receives an allowance from her rivals. The Gigginstown pair have to be considered with Delta Work having scored in style at Punchestown last time, while Duca De Thaix won on his last two starts in France and is an interesting newcomer for the Cullentra House handler Gordon Elliott, who saddles both.

Verdict

MERI DEVIE was well held in France in the spring but had shown very useful form when reaching the frame in Grade 1 company at Leopardstown and Punchestown prior to that and is probably the one to beat on her return. The useful Ex Patriot could perhaps be the one to give her most to do unless the market speaks in the favour of Gordon Elliott's French recruit Duca de Thaix.

Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Yielding - Soft 4 Missy Tata 4 10 13 - 124-111 34 days G Elliott (35 miles) K M Donoghue 13/8 4:02.60
2015 Yielding - Soft 4 Gwencily Berbas 4 11 8 - 9R3119 241 days A Fleming (17 miles) A P Heskin 6/5 3:58.70
2014 Soft 5 Kitten Rock 4 11 3 - 12112-4 189 days E J O'Grady (95 miles) R Walsh 7/2 3:52.50
2013 Yielding - Soft 4 Diakali 4 11 10 - 1241-21 153 days W P Mullins (44 miles) R Walsh 4/6 3:48.40
2012 Soft - Heavy 8 Jezki 4 10 13 - 118-51 12 days Mrs J Harrington (17 miles) B J Geraghty 13/8 4:13.10
2011 Yielding - Soft 6 Unaccompanied 4 11 0 - 112-142 6 days D K Weld (17 miles) P Townend 1/2 4:05.20
2010 Soft 6 Alaivan 4 11 7 - 11213-0 199 days E J O'Grady (95 miles) A J McNamara 8/11 3:52.80
2009 Heavy 7 Torphichen 4 11 7 - 41196-2 38 days E J O'Grady (95 miles) A J McNamara 5/1 4:13.00
2008 Soft 8 River Liane 4 11 4 - 33P210 242 days T Cooper (178 miles) N P Madden 6/1 4:15.30
2007 Good 11 Migmatite 4 11 4 - 274021 9 days J E Kiely (86 miles) D J Casey 10/3 3:59.60
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