Review Cork 5th May

Fri 5th May 2017, 20:40

Prince Charmin' (8-1) was impressive in seeing off more experienced rivals to land the Live Concerts At corkracecourse Handicap Hurdle in the hands of Ruby Walsh.

Tony Martin's four-year-old came into the race on the back of a maiden success over jumps and was having just his fourth National Hunt outing.

Decent on the level for John Oxx, he travelled strongly into contention after jumping the third-last and stretched two and a quarter lengths clear of Admiral Brian, with the promise of more to come.

Look Closer continued on his upward curve to land the Follow Us On Twitter Rated Novice Hurdle for the in-from Ellmarie Holden team.

Rachael Blackmore made her move rounding the home turn on the 2-1 favourite and when Little Folke threatened to make a nuisance of himself,p>Look Closer pulled out plenty to triumph by three-quarters of a length.

Blackmore followed up on 8-1 chance Jump For Dough in the first division of the Buy Online At Corkracecourse.ie Handicap Hurdle.

The Summer BBQ Evenings Maiden Hurdle was fought out by a couple of French imports, with the Walsh-ridden Royal Hawk just getting the better of Delta Work.

Gordon Elliott's Delta Work jumped the last in front, but his Willie Mullins-trained rival landed with more momentum and got on top close home to land odds of 2-5 by half a length.

Special Diamond and Arbor Des Champs went clear approaching two out in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Maiden Hurdle and were still locked together at the last.< Arbor Des Champs wasn't clever at it, though, andp>Special Diamond capitalised to make a winning debut by half a length at odds of 12-1.

Whatsinthecorner looked like he had established a race-winning lead in the Cork GAA Clubs Go Racing Maiden Hurdle but was worn down by Double Windsor (20-1).

Tristram Shandy (16-1) came out best in the Buy Online At Corkracecourse.ie Handicap Hurdle (Div 2), while Treasure Mountain won the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Flat Race.

Landmark winner for Delahunt up north

Just six went to post for the BMG Insurance Maiden Hunters Chase at Downpatrick but it provided an exciting finish with Cant Pay Wont Pay upsetting the odds-on Mullaghmurphy Blue.

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