Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Maiden 1m 2f 150y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 150y, 8 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 2m 17.43s
- Off time: 21:16:53
|1st||3 Papa's Way||4/1|
|3rd||4 The Visitor||2||5/4f|
Zipped Up (IRE) 14
|5||133 9-7||S Fahey||M C Hussey||66/1|
|4||131 9-5 pt||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||13/2|
Papa's Way (IRE) 63
|4||131 9-5||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||4/1|
The Visitor (IRE) 42
|4||131 9-5||David Kelly||D P McDonogh||67||5/4f|
Winter Lion (IRE) 23
|4||131 9-5||Denis Hogan||J A Heffernan||25/1|
Daddy's Secret (IRE) 49
|5||128 9-2||G Hussey||C R King (5)||33/1|
Sceilg (IRE) 111
|4||126 9-0 b||B W Duke||K K Hennessy (7)||68||5/2|
Tobair An Sheeda (IRE) 14
|4||126 9-0 et||K J Condon||W J Lee||10/1|
||4||9-5||T Carmody||N G McCullagh||5/2|
Jim Bolger couldn't get a victory out of Sceilg who has joined Brendan Duke after ten defeats. He has some decent form on Turf and this surface could be the key to him. However, THE VISITOR has run all of his three races here and his latest effort, when staying on over a mile behind Kavaco, should be good enough. Winter Lion is by Galileo but hasn't shown much to date though his stable are very adept at placing horses and he's one to keep an eye on in the betting. Tobair An Sheeda looks best of the remainder.
Papa's Way (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression, 7th of 13, 10l behind Snow Scene (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Sceilg (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Soon led, joined into straight, soon in front again, headed and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 9l behind Placere (11-13) at Curragh 1m 4f gd in Sep.
The Visitor (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden into 2nd 2f out, under pressure in 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, just held for 2nd, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Kavaco (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Tobair An Sheeda (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 9th 6f out, no impression from under 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 10l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.
Winter Lion (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along before straight, soon no impression, 10th of 13, 23l behind Deep Speed (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Daddy's Secret (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, 4th approaching straight, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Shes No Joke (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Brigade (IRE) Mujadil colt out of Ela Tina.
Zipped Up (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Took keen hold and soon led, headed approaching straight, soon weakened and behind from 2f out, last of 14, 42l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Dec.