Dr. Louis O'Carroll Flat Race 2m 4f
- (4-7yo, 2m 4f, 13 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 11.20s
- Off time: 17:19:51
|1st||1 Killer Crow||8/11f|
|2nd||11 Starry Knight||9||7/2|
|3rd||3 Mr Boss Man||2¼||12/1|
Killer Crow (IRE) 67
|5||168 12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||8/11f|
Mr Boss Man (IRE) 15
|6||168 12-0||Miss F Slevin||Mr N T Slevin (7)||12/1|
Castlebeach King (IRE) 18
|7||161 11-7||T Cummins||Mr D G Lavery (5)||40/1|
Highest Benefit (IRE) 16
|5||161 11-7||W J Austin||Mr D J O'Leary (7)||50/1|
Mai Scorpion (IRE) 17
|5||161 11-7 p1||E O'Grady||Mr E P O'Brien (7)||50/1|
Millen Dollar Man (IRE) 17
|5||161 11-7||Declan Ryan||Mr J C Barry (7)||25/1|
Moores Road (IRE) 22
|5||161 11-7||M Hourigan||Mr D J Mullins (7)||13/2|
Rock Lodge (IRE)
|5||161 11-7||J J Mangan||Miss J M Mangan (3)||25/1|
Ryback Jack (IRE)
|7||161 11-7||D E Fitzgerald||Mr D Reddan (7)||50/1|
Starry Knight (IRE) 32
|6||161 11-7||J E Kiely||Mr D L Queally (5)||7/2|
Winters Brook (IRE) 385
|7||161 11-7||W J Lanigan||Ms N Carberry||50/1|
Ballet Dante (IRE) 17
|6||154 11-0||M Keane||Mr R J Kiely (5)||20/1|
Native Rye (IRE) 24
|6||154 11-0||J J Walsh||Mr A McCurtin (7)||33/1|
||5||h||A P O'Brien||Miss S O'Brien||NR|
King Shabra (IRE)
||5||11-7||P O Brady||Mr L P Flynn||8/1|
Winning point-to-pointer Moores Road reverts to a bumper after a decent effort over hurdles at Killarney but whether she'll have the pace for this is another matter. Starry Knight looked progressive when placed in a strong bumper at the Punchestown Festival and though earlier beaten by Killer Crow at Cork should get closer to Willie Mullins' charge on the revised terms. The latter is likely to be all the rage here and he's an obvious threat to all but MACBRIDE looks the one to beat. Sarah O'Brien gave him a strong ride when scoring at Limerick where he battled back powerfully after attempting to make all. His stamina can see him home over this longer trip and with his rider's claim a bonus.
Macbride (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, clear after 6f, ran slightly off bend approaching halfway, soon reduced lead, joined from 4f out, briefly headed over 1f out, regained lead under 1f out and stayed on well,, won at Limerick 2m NH flat in May beating Mm Dazzler (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Killer Crow (IRE) 10-11fav (12-0) Soon led and raced towards outer, pressed straight, drew clear under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Cork 2m NH flat hvy in Mar beating Starry Knight (12-0) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Starry Knight (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, closer order 6f out, ridden to chase leaders approaching straight, soon moderate 4th and no impression, kept on final furlong into 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind High Stratos (12-0) at Punchestown 2m NH flat in May.
Mr Boss Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, closer in 4th from halfway, ridden on inner before straight, soon no impression, kept on into moderate 3rd closing stages,, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Macbride (11-0) at Limerick 2m NH flat in May.
Moores Road (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, slight mistake 4 out, switched right after 3 out, not much room after next, no impression in 5th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 5th of 18, 6l behind Bentelimar (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl in May.
Castlebeach King (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Mid-division early, towards rear before halfway, progress into 8th 4f out, 5th 3f out, ridden in 6th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 18l behind Ground Invasion (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 2f NH flat in May.
Highest Benefit (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up, soon towards rear, some headway but no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace,, 9th of 16, 33l behind Mr Diablo (12-0) at Punchestown 2m 5yo NH flat gd in May.
Ballet Dante (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Held up, 9th 6f out, 8th under 4f out, went moderate 5th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 11l behind Gone Platinum (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m NH flat gd in May.
Rock Lodge (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Bitofabreeze.
Millen Dollar Man (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, still close up when pulled up about halfway, in a race won by Gone Platinum (11-9) at Kilbeggan 2m NH flat gd in May, 13 ran.
Native Rye (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, 6th before straight, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 17, 18l behind Oneforlill (11-2) at Cork 2m NH flat in May.
Mai Scorpion (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Fell 1st, in a race won by Queen Alphabet (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in May, 14 ran.
Ryback Jack (IRE) Garuda gelding out of Rayelteen.
Winters Brook (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Bishops Road (11-9) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat sft in May '13.