Events At Tipperary Racecourse Maiden 1m 1f
- (3yo+, 1m 1f, 6 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 14.28s
- Off time: 18:20:36
Batu (IRE) 95
|4||145 10-5 t||D P Nagle||J A Heffernan||25/1|
The Squatter (IRE) 608
|14||145 10-5||V Clifford||R A Doyle (7)||66/1|
|3||131 9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/8f|
Harbin (IRE) 11
|3||131 9-5||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||20/1|
Resolute Response (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||7/4|
Teoirim (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||J S Bolger||K J Manning||76||3/1|
||3||9-0||J M Oxx||J P Murtagh||7/1|
FREEWHEEL is likely to start at short odds for his debut and the son of Galileo, the first foal of a 6f Group 3 winner, won't need to be a world-beater to make a winning start. With Dermot Weld firing in the winners, Resolute Response should come in for support and the half-brother to Group 1 winner Casual Conquest could be one to follow in his first season. Teoirim has some decent form to her credit and will take advantage if the newcomers fail to come up to expectations.
Freewheel (IRE) Galileo colt out of La Chunga.
Teoirim (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr.
Resolute Response (IRE) Dansili colt out of Lady Luck.
Batu (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened quickly, last of 14, well behind Le Vent D'Antan (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Jan.
Harbin (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 8th halfway, no threat from 2f out, 8th of 13, 28l behind Pay Day Kitten (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut sft in Apr.
The Squatter (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, never a factor, ridden and no extra entering straight, last of 7, 25l behind Curl Cat (9-11) at Clonmel 1m 2f app clm stks gf in Sep '11.