Killiney (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2m
- (4yo, 2m, 7 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 56.60s
- Off time: 17:20:02
|1st||4 Off The Mark||9/4|
|2nd||3 Never Never||1¾||16/1|
Aminabad (FR) 36
|4||166 11-12||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||8/11f|
|4||159 11-5||William P Murphy||Mr N J Redmond (7)||50/1|
Never Never (IRE) 25
|4||159 11-5||T M Walsh||Ms K Walsh||16/1|
Off The Mark (IRE)
|4||159 11-5||C Roche||Mr P Roche (3)||9/4|
Rockingham Bay (USA) 36
|4||159 11-5||J Halley||Mr Josh Halley (7)||8/1|
Stand Aside (IRE)
|4||159 11-5||T J Taaffe||G N Fox (7)||20/1|
Kallerina (IRE) 29
|4||152 10-12||M J Bowe||Mr N McParlan (5)||28/1|
||4||11-5||A P O'Brien||Miss K Harrington||8/1|
AMINABAD made a successful debut here in January and though penalised the form has already worked out well with the runner-up winning subsequently. Willie Mullins' charge should go in again though Rockingham Bay, who was beaten around five lengths, should get closer on the revised terms. Never Never was a further three lengths back and has since performed moderately. Off The Mark is by High Chaparral out of a winning jumper and is worth noting in the market.
Off The Mark (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Adarma.
Never Never (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Led, joined after 4f, led again halfway, joined 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 14l behind Red House Hill (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Feb.
Rockingham Bay (USA) 25-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, led before halfway, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.
Aminabad (FR) 2-1fav (11-7) Led and disputed early, 2nd before halfway, improved to lead 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, all out, won at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan beating What Lies Ahead (10-11) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Stand Aside (IRE) Golan gelding out of Lady Accord.
Kallerina (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, led and soon clear, reduced lead after 5f, headed over 2f out, 3rd over 1 1/2f out, soon no extra, 8th of 10, 25l behind Twentytwo's Taken (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m mrs N H flat hvy in Feb.
Ballacolla (IRE) Iffraaj gelding out of Balgren.