Holycross Flat Race 2m
- (5-7yo, 2m, 5 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 12.30s
- Off time: 15:55:36
|1st||3 Briar Hill||1/5f|
Boondooma (IRE) 43
|6||168 12-0||Michael C Griffin||Mr J Griffin (7) (ex1)||16/1|
The Gotfor Man (IRE)
|6||168 12-0||J C McConnell||Mr T Reilly (7)||25/1|
Briar Hill (IRE) 229
|5||166 11-12||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||1/5f|
In The Gate (IRE) 46
|5||166 11-12||C F Swan||Miss N Carberry||5/1|
Cyras Love (IRE) 3
|5||159 11-5||S Fahey||Mr M Fahey (3)||12/1|
||6||12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||1/3|
BRIAR HILL will be at short odds and owner Graham Wylie will be keen to recoup some of the £100,000 outlay at the Doncaster Sales after the five-year-old won between the flags at Necarne in May. In The Gate has shown very little in two bumper starts so Cyras Love, who has his first start in a bumper after a couple of reasonable efforts over timber, looks the main threat. Boondooma won a point at Lemonfield in March but was tailed off on his bumper debut at Fairyhouse while it's difficult to know what to make of the newcomer The Gotfor Man, whose dam was a winning sprinter in Italy.
Briar Hill (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ww, gd prog 4th 2out, gd prog to ld last, row, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Malapie (11-7) by 3l, 11 ran.
Boondooma (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Waited with in rear, closer in 7th 1 mile out, niggled along from 5f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 9, well behind Defy Logic (11-11) at Fairyhouse 2m 2f N H flat sft in Nov.
In The Gate (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in the centre of the track and no impression from over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 30l behind Way Up In The Air (10-7) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
Cyras Love (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Towards rear, closer in 6th after 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before next, 6th of 11, 19l behind Chasing Shadows (10-8) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl hvy in Dec.
The Gotfor Man (IRE) Whitmore's Conn gelding out of Dea Vesta.