Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap (47-65) (Div 2) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 10 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.71s
- Off time: 19:16:09
|3rd||2 Tsar Paul||nk||5/1|
Amazing Star (IRE) 57
|9||139 9-13 t||Denis Hogan||J A Heffernan||64||14/1|
Tsar Paul (IRE) 23
|9||136 9-10 t||J Nash||J P O'Brien||61||5/1|
Badger Daly (IRE) 21
|8||135 9-9 pt||J Hagan||R Coakley (7)||60||5/1|
Maontri (IRE) 63
|7||134 9-8 h||M J Tynan||C T Keane (3)||59||4/1j|
Busalla (IRE) 21
|5||130 9-4 b||G O'Leary||C R King (5)||55||7/1|
Atlas Peak (IRE) 21
|9||129 9-3 b||John G Carr||C P Hoban (3)||54||4/1j|
Wild China (IRE) 122
|7||129 9-3 t||M C Connell||R P Cleary||54||12/1|
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 14
|5||124 8-12 ht||T Cleary||C D Hayes||49||8/1|
Lily's Prince (IRE) 23
|4||122 8-10 h||G Donnelly||D P McDonogh||47||8/1|
Trinity Rules (IRE) 70
|4||122 8-10 t||K P Cotter||N G McCullagh||47||33/1|
||4||9-10||E Lynam||S M Gorey||7/2|
ATLAS PEAK was in fine form here in the spring and looked well on the way back when just touched off by California Rose last month with Phils Wish, who runs in the previous race, just behind. John Carr's veteran can take this though Tsar Paul is always a threat at this level and is on his lowest mark for some time. Badger Daly doesn't win very often and is better handicapped on Turf so the main threat should come from Maontri, who was having her first start on the surface when run out of it close home in November and has had very little racing for a seven-year-old.
Maontri (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Pyromaniac (9-8) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Busalla (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 8l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Dwelt, towards rear, progress and switched towards outer from under 2f out, 7th and edging right from 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mountain Coral (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Badger Daly (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led after 2f, ridden and strongly pressed entering straight, headed under 2f out, soon 3rd, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Our Manekineko (10-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway and effort on outer 2f out, 10th and no impression 1f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Mountain Coral (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, 2nd 1f out, improved to lead inside final furlong, kept on, headed at line, 2nd of 11, shd behind California Rose (9-11) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Dancingwithangels (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden approaching straight, 7th 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 5l behind Bog War (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Amazing Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, kept on one pace without threatening, 14th of 30, 7l behind C'est Ma Souer (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp gd in Oct.
Wild China (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Prominent and led before halfway, ridden and edged left 2f out, headed over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Usa (11-7) at Laytown 7f amt stk in Sep.
Trinity Rules (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Prominent, 7th before straight, lost place and no impression from under 2f out, 11th of 14, 22l behind Happy Anniversary (9-2) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.