Marquees Nationwide (Q.R.) Handicap (50-80) 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, 9 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 24.70s
- Off time: 18:03:10
|1st||2 Saratoga Baby||11/4j|
|2nd||3 Oor Jock||2¾||16/1|
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 16
|4||172 12-4||K J Condon||Mr P W Mullins||80||8/1|
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 39
|5||169 12-1 t||Peter Fahey||Miss J M Mangan (5)||77||11/4j|
Oor Jock (IRE) 27
|5||168 12-0||J P Shanahan||Mr R P Quinlan (3)||76||16/1|
|6||167 11-13||D Marnane||Mr R P McNamara||75||11/4j|
Birzali (FR) 18
|6||164 11-10 t||J J Hanlon||Mr J T Carroll (3)||72||25/1|
Beat The Bell 14
|8||153 10-13||B Lalor||Miss A Foley (3)||61||10/1|
Phils Wish (IRE) 36
|4||148 10-8||J C McConnell||Ms K Walsh||56||6/1|
Smoke Charger (IRE) 14
|4||146 10-6||P D Deegan||Ms N Carberry||54||7/1|
Happy Maverick (IRE) 26
|5||144 10-4 t||D Kinsella||Mr J P McKeown (ex2)||52||16/1|
||5||112||P J Rothwell||Mr C Motherway||64||WD|
Six Silver Lane
||4||12-3||Ms J Morgan||Mr P W Mullins||9/2|
Patrick Mullins rode the winner last year and though Strait Of Zanzibar has been very disappointing it's just possible this unique surface could bring out the best in him. Saratoga Baby appears best over slightly further but is reasonably treated and it will be a surprise if she's not involved though ALMADAA looks the one to be on under Robbie McNamara. He won a Cork handicap last month and was narrowly beaten in a strong handicap over 6f at Dundalk later where he was staying on at the finish. Phils Wish is still a maiden after a dozen starts but has gone very close at Wolverhampton on a couple of occasions.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Attempted to make all, joined approaching straight, headed under 2f out, still close 4th from 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Saratoga Baby (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Raced 5th, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Strandfield Lady (9-13) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll hcp gf in Jul.
Oor Jock (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) In rear, no impression from 2f out, 11th of 13, 7l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp in Aug.
Birzali (FR) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, 6th 4f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from 2f out, 4th of 10, 7l behind Crystal Earth (8-10) at Tramore 2m hcp gd in Aug.
Strait Of Zanzibar (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 13, 8l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Phils Wish (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and one pace and held when not much room on rail inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Burren View Lady (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Soon disputed lead, narrowly headed before straight, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Vasoni (10-0) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Almadaa 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, travelled well behind leaders 1 1/2f out, not clear run 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Farmleigh House (10-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Happy Maverick (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division and 11th halfway, ridden in 9th early straight and no extra from 1f out, 15th of 20, 9l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf in Aug.
Beat The Bell 10-1 (9-3) Led and disputed, headed and no extra from under 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.