O'Neills Sports Handicap (47-65) 6f
- (4yo+, 6f, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,175 2nd €1,200 3rd €525 4th €300
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 14.30s
- Off time: 18:31:17
|1st||2 Bangalore Diamond||7/2f|
Gold Falcon (IRE) 12
|4||154 11-0||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||65||11/2|
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 19
|5||153 10-13||T G McCourt||C T Keane (5)||64||7/2f|
Drinmoy Lad (IRE) 14
|4||153 10-13||M McElhone||W J Lee||64||11/2|
Gatamalata (IRE) 14
|5||143 10-3||J G Murphy||S J Gray (5)||54||6/1|
All Silver (IRE) 29
|4||136 9-10||P J Flynn||F M Berry||47||7/1|
Kodaly (IRE) 13
|4||136 9-10||J G Coogan||C D Hayes||47||16/1|
Mt Weather (IRE) 13
|10||136 9-10||R Donohoe||D P McDonogh||47||11/2|
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 14
|8||136 9-10||F Costello||J A Heffernan||47||16/1|
|11||136 9-10||J J Lambe||N P Madden||47||11/1|
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 29
|5||136 9-10||L McAteer||M C Hussey||47||14/1|
||5||106 t||G Stack||Reserve 1||57||NR|
||7||913||M J Browne||Reserve 2||50||NR|
||4||107||Michael Mulvany||Reserve 3||58||NR|
Mt Weather (IRE)
||9||10-2||R Donohoe||P Townend||10/1|
Mt Weather won this a year ago from a 1lb higher mark but only returned to action last month after a very long break. Richelieu has also won here but his recent form has been poor so it's DRINMOY LAD who is handed the vote. He just failed to get up when beaten a short-head over 7f at Sligo but won over 5f on heavy ground at Cork last October and this trip and surface look ideal. Gatamalata has been in fine form, scoring at Dundalk in July, though that was over a mile and this looks on the short side. Bangalore Diamond looks a big threat as he's won three times on Polytrack, all over this trip, and has been in good form this summer.
La Canaada (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 8l behind Lily's Star (9-7) at Naas 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Under Review (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Slowly away and in rear, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without reaching leaders, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Almadaa (9-8) at Cork 6f app hcp 50-75 gd in Aug.
Love Is The Key (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in 4th early, ridden in 5th halfway, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 15l behind Versilia Gal (9-9) at Sligo 6f fll hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders on outer in 3rd, ridden in straight and no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind So Devoted (9-7) at Leopardstown 6f hcp gd in Aug.
Richelieu 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, not clear run 1f out, no extra final furlong, 11th of 14, 13l behind Tsar Paul (9-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Gatamalata (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon disputed lead, gained narrow lead before straight, headed over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Vasoni (10-0) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Blind-fold for stalls entry and impeded a little at the start, soon trailing in rear, 10th approaching straight, no impression 2f out, kept on without threatening under pressure final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Lady O Malley (9-8) at Tipperary 1m 1f hcp gd in Aug.
Drinmoy Lad (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Towards rear, wide straight, ridden to chase leaders 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on well, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Refuse To Sell (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, no extra from over 1f out, 13th of 14, 15l behind Engage The Dance (8-10) at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders early, ridden and no extra halfway, 15th of 19, 10l behind Doonard Prince (9-3) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
All Silver (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden and no extra halfway, 16th of 19, 10l behind Doonard Prince (9-3) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Mt Weather (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Soon pushed along towards rear, never a factor, no danger and kept on final furlong, 8th of 11, 13l behind Summer Isles (8-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Kodaly (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Soon chased leaders, no impression from under 2f out, moderate 7th and kept on same pace from 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Summer Isles (8-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.