Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Maiden 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 10 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.05s
- Off time: 19:45:47
|1st||5 Lean And Keen||5/4f|
Bosstime (IRE) 49
|4||133 9-7 h||M Halford||S Foley||11/4|
Delta Beat 12
|4||133 9-7 t||Denis Hogan||P K Donovan (7)||66/1|
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 292
|4||133 9-7 p1||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/2|
Jackamo (IRE) 69
|4||133 9-7||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||16/1|
Lean And Keen (IRE) 12
|4||133 9-7||S Byrne||P J Smullen||74||5/4f|
Pipe Band (IRE) 35
|7||133 9-7 h||D McDonogh||D P McDonogh||50/1|
|4||133 9-7||R Brabazon||F M Berry||20/1|
|4||128 9-2||T Stack||W J Lee||6/1|
Carla's Princess (IRE)
|4||128 9-2 h||N Kennedy||R P Cleary||50/1|
Ere Yesterday (IRE) 295
|4||128 9-2||L Comer||G F Carroll||56||50/1|
||4||92||K P Cotter||J A Heffernan||NR|
||4||9-7||P M Rogers||B A Curtis||4/1|
Bosstime started favourite when runner-up on his debut in January and was made a long odds-on chance on a return visit three weeks later but couldn't cope with the 25/1 chance Undecided. The winner has been well beaten since as has the third so the form looks moderate. It's hard to know what to make of Duarte Fernandes, a half-brother to a Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, as he finished last on his belated debut on soft ground at Cork in June. LEAN AND KEEN had been running well on this track at the backend of last year and will have found 6f on testing ground at the Curragh against him on his reappearance last month. He looks worth another chance in what looks a moderate contest. Jackamo had a run out in a soft-ground bumper in January so what he'll make of a mile on Polytrack is anyone's guess. Barbeque is making her belated debut and only cost 800 euros as a two-year-old.
Rhians Hope (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 6th 4f out, ridden and progress into 5th entering straight, 4th 2f out, soon no impression on leaders, 5th of 14, 10l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Lean And Keen (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Prominent in centre, disputing 2nd briefly and ridden 2f out, no impression from 1f out, 6th of 20, 12l behind Iveagh Gardens (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Bosstime (IRE) 4-11fav (9-2) Always prominent, improved to lead travelling well 2f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Undecided (9-2) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Feb.
Yava (IRE) Invincible Spirit gelding out of Alleviate.
Barbeque (IRE) Elusive City filly out of Babberina.
Carla's Princess (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Karliysha.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th and pushed along halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out, weakened, last of 11, 14l behind Overland Express (9-0) at Cork 1m 1f mdn stks sft in Jun.
Ere Yesterday (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, 7th 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 10th of 11, 22l behind Edith Cowan (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 47-70 in Jun.
Jackamo (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 10th of 12, 29l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.
Delta Beat 50-1 (10-1) Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor, 18th of 20, 36l behind Iveagh Gardens (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Pipe Band (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, soon weakened quickly, 13th of 14, 29l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.