Sligo GAA Race Day August 19th Handicap 6f 110y
- (3yo+, 6f 110y, 11 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 33.00s
- Off time: 15:42:34
|1st||4 Wexford Opera||7/2f|
|3rd||9 Diamond Daze||2¾||10/1|
|5||146 10-6||M O'Callaghan||G P Halpin (7)||86||7/1|
Wexford Opera (IRE) 6
|4||141 10-1||J S Bolger||K J Manning||81||7/2f|
Versilia Gal (IRE) 21
|4||137 9-11||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||77||16/1|
Seal Rock 6
|6||136 9-10 p||A Oliver||C R King (5)||76||4/1|
Jembatt (IRE) 10
|7||132 9-6 p||Michael Mulvany||M C Hussey||72||10/1|
Vasoni (IRE) 17
|6||130 9-4||T Doyle||W J Lee||70||5/1|
Diamond Daze (IRE) 17
|6||128 9-2 p||H Rogers||C O'Donoghue||68||10/1|
Calling You (IRE) 9
|5||122 8-10 hb||S Donohoe||F M Berry (ex1)||62||9/2|
Chillie Billie 10
|5||116 8-4 p||J Larkin||D M Melia (7)||55||14/1|
Elusive Sally (IRE) 22
|5||116 8-4 p||Ms A Reilly||T P O'Shea||54||25/1|
Art Show 72
|5||116 8-4 t||N C Kelly||Karen Kenny (7)||50||25/1|
||6||102||T Collins||G J Phillips||82||NR|
||7||101 p||P Martin||A P Thornton||81||NR|
||4||84 p1||A McGuinness||NR||52||NR|
Jembatt scored over 5f at Tipperary last month but is equally effective over this trip and should be thereabouts if overcoming a wide draw. Diamond Daze could also have been better drawn and is creeping up the weights without winning while Indian Landing will have to break smartly to get a good position. Fastidious has been in good form on the Polytrack and has won on Turf and Seal Rock was second over 6f at Naas last week. VASONI finished just behind Diamond Daze and Jembatt last time but is better off at the weights with both and is a real Sligo specialist. She looks worth an interest today.
Indian Landing (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leader and 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd and 4 lengths off leader 2f out, closer 1f out, under pressure and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Sophisticated Heir (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f in Mar.
Footprint (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leader and 7th halfway, no impression early straight, no extra final furlong, 10th of 17, 13l behind Sophisticated Heir (8-11) at Leopardstown 7f in Mar.
Beau Satchel 12-1 (9-2) Soon pushed along and switched left, in rear of mid-division, under pressure before halfway, 13th 2f out, no impression when briefly short of room approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 11th of 14, 10l behind Doonard Prince (9-5) at Naas 6f app hcp 47-65 in Apr.
Wexford Opera (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, still 4th 1f out, no impression when short of room 100yds out, kept on, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Gathering Power (9-2) at Naas 6f hcp in Apr.
Fastidious 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and disputed 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Slipper Orchid (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Mar.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Mid-division, progress into 6th 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 3rd over 1f out, kept on final furlong and every chance last 100 yards, no extra in 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (9-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft in Apr.
Versilia Gal (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Raced in near side group to halfway, always towards rear, 14th of 20, 11l behind Srucahan (9-13) at Curragh 6f hcp in Apr.
Chillie Billie 13-2 (8-7) Soon chased leaders, 9th 1f out, soon no impression,, 10th of 17, 6l behind Jembatt (9-13) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gf in Apr.
Vasoni (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Soon led, headed after 2 1/2f, 3rd halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Harley's Harley (9-10) at Tipperary 7f hcp sft in Apr.
Calling You (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th 2f out, soon ridden, 3rd 1f out, disputed lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, headed on line, 2nd of 14, ns behind Hi Emperor (9-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 0-75 pol in Apr.
Seal Rock 20-1 (8-4) Always prominent, on terms from 2f out, soon led, strongly pressed 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final 100yds, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Gathering Power (9-2) at Naas 6f hcp in Apr.
Jembatt (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Soon chased leaders, switched right to stand's rail from 2f out, 7th 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead on line,, won at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gf in Apr beating Hi Empress (8-12) by shd, 17 ran.
Art Show 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 14l behind Lucky Mark (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Elusive Sally (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat from 2f out, 19th of 23, 26l behind Chillie Billie (8-1) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.