2m. 4f. 110yds. 15 Declared.
Mary Hearn Memorial H'cap H'dle of €10,500.00 4-y-o plus
1st - €6,300.00 2nd - €2,100.00 3rd - €1,050.00 4th - €525.00 5th - €315.00 6th - €210.00
FormscanBy Donal Murphy - This looks a race that could produce a surprise winner. Having said that, the step-up in trip to 2m4f may prove ideal for HE'S LEADING ME ON. The five-year-old has filled the runner-up spot on his last four starts, all of which have been over shorter trips. He appeared to relish the hill on his most recent visit to Tramore when going down by just a neck, and another bold bid looks likely from him now, despite carrying top-weight. Let Her Flow was a good fourth at Cork recently and had Junior Bee, who won at Ballinrobe on Monday, a place behind. A winner at Bellewstown last summer when trained by Matthew Smith, the Scorpion bay is now in the care of Denise O'Shea. Western Dreaming was a good fifth of 16 at Killarney on his last start and looks capable of making his presence felt with Conor Brassil taking 5lb off. Others for the shortlist in this competitive contest are Creggsman, Echoes Of Family, Kayla's Delight and Westernerona.
An extended handicap hurdle for four years old and upwards rated 80-95Penalties - Winner of a hurdle race after calculation of the handicap shall carry 7lb extra for each hurdle race won.