Vision Express Handicap Hurdle (81-123) 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, 16 runners)
- Winner €12,420 2nd €2,880 3rd €1,260 4th €720
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 17.50s
- Off time: 14:45:35
|1st||4 Blossom Gate||18/1|
|4th||14 Prosperity Square||6||25/1|
Tabhachtach (IRE) 143
|7||166 11-12||S Slevin||Mr M T Slevin (7)||120||14/1|
Dancing Roe (IRE) 20
|6||163 11-9 b||C Roche||J S McGarvey (5)||117||12/1|
Blossom Gate (IRE) 12
|7||159 11-5 t||Yvonne Latta||R M Power||113||18/1|
Knocklong (IRE) 14
|6||159 11-5 p||C Roche||A P Crowe||113||20/1|
Everything Zain (IRE) 5
|5||158 11-4||D T Hughes||G B Noonan (7)||112||16/1|
Diamond's Return (IRE) 4
|10||156 11-2||S O'Farrell||Miss K O'Farrell (7)||110||9/1|
Samantha Jones (IRE) 28
|8||152 10-12||M Winters||D N Russell||106||8/1|
Stolberg (IRE) 10
|6||150 10-10 t||A J McNamara||Andrew J McNamara||104||8/1|
Boss Croaker (IRE) 54
|7||149 10-9 p||R Tyner||P Townend||103||5/1f|
Prosperity Square (IRE) 19
|9||148 10-8||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (3)||102||25/1|
Kostar (FR) 18
|7||146 10-6 p||I Madden||J J Burke (5)||100||12/1|
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 6
|6||145 10-5 p||M O Cullinane||D E Mullins||99||16/1|
Easy Vic (IRE) 26
|10||143 10-3 t||A J Martin||S A Shortall (7)||97||11/2|
Down Time (USA) 41
|4||141 10-1 pt||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (3)||102||7/1|
An Capall Mor (IRE) 50
|8||141 10-1 pt||A Middleton||James Banks (5)||95||40/1|
Captain Luke (IRE) 316
|10||141 10-1||G T Lynch||A P Cawley||95||33/1|
||5||118||N Meade||D F O'Regan||116||NR|
||5||113||J E Kiely||M P Walsh||111||NR|
||6||108 t||N Meade||D J Condon||102||NR|
||5||108||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||102||NR|
||6||108||J W Nicholson||K C Sexton||102||NR|
||4||107 b||P W Flynn||B F Cawley||108||NR|
||12||101 t||A J Martin||Reserve 3||95||NR|
Victrix Gale (IRE)
||7||10-10||A J Martin||R Walsh||7/2|
Easy Vic continues to frustrate and one victory in 36 starts says it all. Tulsa Jack is progressing but makes his handicap debut in what is a tough race while Stolberg also faces a stiff task with a 7lb rise for landing an amateurs' event at Limerick. MAGICAL MOON ran very well behind Greatness here on Wednesday and stepping up to this trip for the first time could do the trick. He's yet to win a race in 27 starts but hopefully can break his duck here. Down Time is only a four-year-old and the assessor has been hard on him with a 12lb rise for his very easy victory at Kilbeggan.The Parishioner was engaged in the 3.10 here yesterday so that result should be monitored.
Tulsa Jack (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Held up, closer in 5th 3 out, soon improved and travelling smoothly in 3rd before straight, led approaching 2 out where slightly left, asserted from before last where slightly left again, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul beating Jimmy Shan (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
The Parishioner (IRE) 10-11fav (11-4) Mid-division, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden to challenge before 2 out, 2nd and slight mistake 2 out, kept on well from last, led closing stages run-in, won at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf in Jul beating Killiney Court (11-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Bose Ikard (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Mid-division, mistake 5th and dropped towards rear, in rear before 6 out, moderate 8th before 2 out and kept on same pace from before last, 6th of 13, 35l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd in Jul.
Magical Moon 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division, progress into 6th after 3 out, 3rd before 2 out, ridden after 2 out, no impression on leader in 2nd last, 3rd run-in and kept on same pace, 3rd of 20, 2l behind Greatness (9-7) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
Up The Hill 14-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 2nd, slight mistake 4 out, soon ran out on bend, in a race won by Grand Partner (11-8) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hdl in Jul, 8 ran.
Seeyouallincoppers (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2 out, no extra in 5th before last, left 4th last, kept on one pace in 3rd run-in, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Xsquared (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Corrick Bridge (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 9th after 3 out, no impression when bad mistake and almost unseated 2 out, 9th of 14, 20l behind Top Chief (10-12) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Blossom Gate (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Held up, mistake 2nd, soon towards rear, closer in 6th 2 out, ridden in 5th after 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 12l behind Whatever It Takes (10-3) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f hcp hdl in Jul.
Kostar (FR) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, slightly hampered 5th, mid-division in 8th halfway, ridden in 7th entering straight, no impression 3 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Giant's Quest (11-2) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Knocklong (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) In rear, slightly impeded by faller at 3rd, 9th halfway, ridden after 3 out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 35l behind Westhaven (9-13) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp chs in Jul.
Prosperity Square (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Chased leader, 6th after 7 out, ridden before 4 out and no impression after 3 out, 8th of 15, 44l behind Fort George (11-7) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul.
Roadtotheisland (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up, headway into mid-division entering straight, soon no impression under pressure, 7th at last, kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 10l behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Easy Vic (IRE) 9-4fav (10-7) Held up, progress into 6th entering straight, ridden in 4th 3 out, no impression 2 out, moderate 3rd before last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Rodriguez (11-0) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl gf in Jul.
Dancing Roe (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, slight mistake 3rd, 4th halfway, pushed along after 4 out and soon no impression on easy winner, moderate 2nd and not fluent last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 20l behind Orgilgo Bay (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gf in Jul.
Boss Croaker (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Soon chased leaders, not fluent 1st and 2nd, slightly hampered 6th, ridden to go 3rd 2 out, no impression and kept on same pace from before last, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Knockanarrigan (11-8) at Roscommon 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Jun.
Diamond's Return (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, ridden into moderate 10th before 2 out, 8th entering straight, kept on run-in, 4th of 20, 4l behind Greatness (9-7) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd in Jul.
Stolberg (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to dispute lead from 3 out, gained narrow lead from 2 out, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Limerick 2m 6f amat hcap hdle 80-109 in Jul beating Whatsdacraic (10-2) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Everything Zain (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 35l behind Celestial Prospect (11-0) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Down Time (USA) 12-1 (10-8) Held up, not fluent 7th, improved 4 out to track leaders, short of room briefly before 3 out but soon on terms, led approaching straight, clear 2 out, mistake last, stayed on well run-in, comfortably, won at Kilbeggan 3m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun beating She Be Fine (11-12) by 12l, 16 ran.
Samantha Jones (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Ran freely, soon led and disputed, 2nd from 4th, led again 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra in 3rd 2 out, 4th last, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 13l behind Abolitionist (11-1) at Bellewstown 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jul.
Tabhachtach (IRE) 40-1 (10-10) Led until 1st, prominent, mistake 2nd, blundered and unseated rider 14th, in a race won by Spring Heeled (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f amat hcap ch (2) gd in Mar, 23 ran.
An Capall Mor (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, outpaced 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 16l behind Mister Wall Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Captain Luke (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders off the pace, moderate 7th and no impression from before straight , kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 28l behind Shantalla (10-11) at Listowel 3m hcp chs 0-102 in Sep.