- Date: 14 January 2021
- Going: HEAVY
- Surface: Turf
- Status: Completed
Darlands Maiden Hurdle (4) (Class 4)
- Distance: 2m 3f 123y
- Age: 4 years old+
- Runners: 9
- Prize: £5,800
- Race status: Weighed In
Picked up for £115,000 after finishing second in a maiden point in December 2019. Well-fancied but asked to do far too much early when fourth in Uttoxeter bumper. Interesting hurdling debutant.
|30/10/20||Uttoxeter||4/14||Bumper||1m 7f 168y||Soft||11st 2lbs||Jonjo O'Neill Jr.||2.99|
Ex-pointer who showed a bit before seemingly going amiss on Wetherby hurdling bow. Much more like it when second over C&D since, even if he was flattered by his proximity to the easy winner.
|28/11/20||Bangor-On-Dee||2/6||Hurdle||2m 3f 123y||Heavy||10st 12lbs||Richard Patrick||5.73|
|31/10/20||Wetherby||5/9||Hurdle||2m 3f 154y||Soft||10st 12lbs||Adam Wedge||7.33|
Showed a bit in a pair of bumpers back in 2018/19. Improved on his hurdles debut form when second at Hereford (19.7f) 4 weeks ago, left behind by winner straight but long way clear of rest.
|17/12/20||Hereford||2/12||Hurdle||2m 3f 147y||Heavy||11st 5lbs||Charlie Deutsch||6|
|01/11/19||Uttoxeter||7/10||Hurdle||2m 3f 207y||Soft||10st 12lbs||Charlie Deutsch||28.9|
|07/03/19||Carlisle||4/7||Bumper||2m 1f||Soft||11st 2lbs||Charlie Deutsch||3.5|
|05/12/18||Haydock Park||5/9||Bumper||1m 7f 144y||Heavy||11st 7lbs||Noel Fehily||7.88|
Kayf Tara mare who has shown definite signs of ability in a pair of novice hurdles and is bred to be suited by this step up in trip, so not ruled out in an ordinary-looking contest.
|09/12/20||Hexham||5/9||Hurdle||2m 48y||Heavy||10st 10lbs||Ross Turner||26|
|14/11/20||Uttoxeter||7/13||Hurdle||1m 7f 168y||Soft||10st 5lbs||Alan Johns||584.51|
€45,000 Presenting gelding. Dam dual bumper winner. Shaped like a stayer when sixth of 13 in a Southwell bumper on debut, so this longer trip a positive now hurdling.
|01/12/20||Southwell||6/13||Bumper||1m 7f 182y||Gd/Sft||11st 4lbs||Page Fuller||9.87|
Won Irish point on debut in December 2018 but well held completed start over hurdles.
|29/12/20||Doncaster||-/8||Hurdle||2m 3f 88y||Heavy||10st 12lbs||Harry Reed||279.64|
|31/10/19||Stratford-On-Avon||9/10||Hurdle||2m 6f 7y||Soft||11st 0lbs||Dave Crosse||7.56|
No form in a trio of Irish maiden hurdles. Has left Rodger Sweeney.
|26/03/19||Clonmel||13/18||Hurdle||2m||Good||z||11st 4lbs||Sean Flanagan||1000|
|14/02/19||Clonmel||14/17||Hurdle||2m 84y||Gd/Sft||11st 12lbs||Philip Enright||567.96|
|10/01/19||Clonmel||10/16||Hurdle||2m 3f 113y||Gd/Sft||11st 12lbs||Philip Enright||711.85|
Has yet to complete over hurdles, taking little interest at Haydock last time.
|02/12/20||Haydock Park||-/6||Hurdle||2m 6f 177y||Heavy||11st 2lbs||Charlie Deutsch||29.33|
|11/11/20||Bangor-On-Dee||-/8||Hurdle||2m 3f 123y||Heavy||10st 12lbs||Charlie Deutsch||6.4|
€5,000 3-y-o, Shirocco gelding. Dam (c87/h71), 2½m-2¾m hurdle/chase winner, half-sister to fairly useful hurdler (stayed 2¾m) Harrycat. Little impact in Irish points.
FISHKHOV shaped much better than the result in a Uttoxeter bumper, having been asked to do far too much early, so he looks the way to go making a quick switch to hurdling in an ordinary-looking contest. Pennyforapound was much improved when runner-up over C&D in November and can provide the main threat ahead of Representing Bob.