16:25 Downpatrick
Armstrong Surfacing Maiden Hurdle 4yo+
Armstrong Surfacing Maiden Hurdle 4yo+
Going:
Good
Good
Distance: 2m 5f 165y Runners: 6
Hurdle Turf
Good 2m 5f 165y
Cheltenham Champion Bumper eighth MOUNTAIN ROCK could have had things pan out more kindly at Leopardstown on the Flat recently behind 157-rated chaser Sandymount Duke. He is taken to have the measure of Joseph O'Brien's Mischievious Max who lost little in defeat last time at Limerick and could potentially cause Keatley's charge some trouble if this turns into a stamina test. [Mark Boylan]
POSTDATA Mountain Rock
SPOTLIGHT Mountain Rock
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
2
Mountain RockBF
D N Russell/A Keatley
Age: 5
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 358-72
122 5/6, 4/5
8/11
SP
Dual bumper winner finished just over 10l behind Fayonagh in the Champion Bumper; runner-up to the in-form Knockmaole Boy on second start over hurdles in a maiden at Down Royal in June before finishing second to Galway Plate fifth Sandymount Duke on Flat at Leopardstown latest, winner looked to have first run; major player in first-time cheekpieces if stays trip.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/07/17
    LEO 15GF Md,6K
    11-7
    2/7 5l, Sandymount Duke[9/10F]11-4
    Mr J J Codd
    1
    45
  • 23/06/17
    DRO 16Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    2/12 3/4l, Knockmaole Boy[15/8F]11-12
    Mr J J Codd
    103
    119
  • 05/06/17
    LIS 16Y MdHd,7K
    11-12
    7/17 12l, Uradel[12/1]11-12
    Roger Loughran
    92
    107
  • 16/05/17
    KLN 17Y ,7K
    9-4
    4/6 6l, Supreme Vinnie[13/8]9-1
    Shane Foley
    2
    63
  • 05/04/17
    LEO 14Sft ,8K
    9-5
    4/7 8l, Torcedor[8/1]9-5
    Shane Foley
    18
    85
  • 15/03/17
    CHL 16GS 4-6yCl1 G1NHF,43K
    11-5
    8/22 10 1/2l, Fayonagh[66/1]10-12
    Jack Kennedy
    119
    98
    120
3
Mischievious Max
J J Slevin/J P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 11-6
Spotlight Form: 531342
119 7/4, 9/4
5/2
SP
Down Royal bumper winner built on Sligo fourth over an insufficient extended 2m to just get touched off at Limerick last month (2m4f) by a very determined rival, making an error at the final flight didn't help his cause by any means either; increased distance likely to be no issue and if it becomes a stamina test with the Keatley runner, he may hold the key.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 27/07/17
    LIM 20Gd MdHd,7K
    11-0
    2/9 1/4l, Absolute Grit[2/1]11-9
    J J Slevin
    92
    109
  • 16/07/17
    SLI 16Gd 4yMdHd,6K
    11-2
    4/12 7 3/4l, Father Mattie[5/1]10-9
    J J Slevin
    92
    108
  • 05/06/17
    LIS 20Y 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-1
    3/10 12 1/2l, Humm Baby[4/1]10-9
    Mr T Hamilton
    98
  • 26/05/17
    DRO 16Gd 4-7yNHF,5K
    11-1
    1/6 4 1/2l, Winter Time[8/11F]11-7
    Mr T Hamilton
    3
    98
  • 14/05/17
    KLN 17Gd 4yNHF,6K
    11-2
    3/16 13l, Cornelius Sulla[20/1]11-2
    Mr T Hamilton
    100
  • 01/05/17
    DRO 16Gd 4yNHF,5K
    11-2
    5/17 4 1/2l, His Dream[14/1]11-0
    Mr T Hamilton
    43
    102
1
Blue EmpyreanCBF
K M Donoghue/G Elliott
Age: 7
Weight: 11-12
Spotlight Form: 424-46
107 6/1, 7/1
8/1
SP
Travelled well for a long way on first run for 292 days here two runs ago before disappointing 11-4 joint-fav here over C&D, found to be coughing after; no surprise to see him go well but probably has to up his game, with Russell, who partnered him last time, now aboard Mountain Rock.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/07/17
    DPT 21Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    6/7 21l, Rueben James[11/4J]11-4
    Davy Russell
    62
    100
  • 17/06/17
    DPT 21Gd MdHd,6K
    11-12
    4/12 16l, Immortal Bridge[14/1]11-4
    Keith Donoghue
    58
    103
  • 29/08/16
    DPT 23Gd MdHd,5K
    11-12
    4/7 19 1/2l, Bertie Bell[2/1]11-12
    Jack Kennedy
    73
    97
  • 04/08/16
    SLI 20Hy MdHd,6K
    11-10
    2/7 4l, Duke Cass[7/2]10-13
    Chris Timmons
    105
  • 02/07/16
    BEL 24Y MdHd,5K
    11-12
    4/14 19 1/2l, Bel Sas[11/4]11-12
    Keith Donoghue
    43
    100
  • 12/06/16
    DPT 17Gd/Y 5-7yNHF,4K
    12-0
    1/11 1/2l, Sweet Shirleen[6/4F]11-0
    Ms N Carberry
    89
    105
4
Scotch BegC
A E Lynch/A Oliver
Age: 5
Weight: 11-5
Spotlight Form: 6-7513
116 13/2, 7/1
9/1
SP
Appreciated sound surface here to get off the mark in a bumper at sixth time of asking in June, bettering Bellewstown maiden hurdle winner It's All Guesswork; not disgraced on hurdles debut last time when appearing to tire over this trip; likely needs to improve a little to make her mark.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 13/07/17
    DPT 21Gd MdHd,6K
    11-5
    3/7 10l, Rueben James[8/1]11-4 cp
    A E Lynch
    66
    104
  • 18/06/17
    DPT 18Gd 5-7yNHF,5K
    11-0
    1/5 1/2l, Its All Guesswork[10/1]11-9 cp
    Miss H Mooney
    39
    105
  • 09/06/17
    CLO 16Y 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-6
    5/17 45l, Like An Open Book[8/1]11-2 cp(1)
    Mr S Clements
    66
  • 17/05/17
    PUN 16Gd 5-7yNHF,5K
    11-4
    7/16 15 1/2l, Simone[16/1]11-4
    Mr N McParlan
    86
  • 14/01/17
    PUN 16Sft 5-7yNHF,5K
    11-4
    6/12 11l, Fintara[20/1]11-2 t(1)
    Mr S Clements
    89
  • 17/12/16
    FAI 16Sft/Hy 4yNHF,5K
    11-4
    11/16 66l, Awayinthewest[9/1]11-0
    Mr N McParlan
    41
6
Out Of Africa
Rachael Blackmore/C Bowe
Age: 6
Weight: 10-11
Spotlight Form: 71-607
96
50/1
SP
Won 6yo+ mares' maiden point at Inch in April but rules form nothing worth shouting about, with her Tipperary rules debut in a bumper the most promising of her starts on the racecourse; best watched for now.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 19/07/17
    KLN 22Gd MdHd,6K
    10-13
    7/11 40l, Open To The World[20/1]10-13
    Rachael Blackmore
    65
    69
  • 24/06/17
    GOW 20Gd MdHd,7K
    11-7
    16/20 89l, Brogine[20/1]11-4
    Mark Walsh
    19
  • 11/05/17
    TIP 18Gd 4-7yNHF,6K
    11-9
    6/18 26l, Duhallow Gesture[14/1]11-9
    Mr B O'Neill
    3
    79
5
Rail Park Lad
C A Landers/K Purcell
Age: 5
Weight: 11-4
Spotlight Form: P-0P
75
66/1
SP
Pulled up on point-to-point debut and beaten 50l on rules introduction at Gowran in June; failed to complete at Cork since and tongue-tie now applied; nothing to recommend him and gets a handicap mark after this.
  • Date
    Race conditions
    Weight
    Analysis
    Jockey
    OR
    TS
    RPR
  • 14/07/17
    COR 24Gd MdHd,7K
    11-5
    PU/12 Major Destination[80/1]11-12
    Cathal Landers
  • 24/06/17
    GOW 20Gd MdHd,7K
    11-5
    10/13 50l, Venezia[40/1]11-12
    Cathal Landers
    26
    65
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UNNAMED 2nd FAVOURITE
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