McCarthy Insurance Group Flat Race 2m
- (5-7yo, 2m, 14 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Soft to Heavy (chase: heavy)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 0.20s
- Off time: 15:31:06
|2nd||8 Overbury Prince||13||9/1|
|3rd||14 Nouveau Moulin||1||50/1|
Andiamos (IRE) 238
|6||168 12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||8/1|
Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 8
|7||168 12-0||R P Rath||Mr J J Codd||33/1|
Carrolls Comfort (IRE) 8
|6||168 12-0 t1||Seamus Larkin||Mr R J Kiely (5)||50/1|
Here I Am (IRE) 41
|6||168 12-0||Denis Leahy||Mr J T Carroll (3)||20/1|
|6||168 12-0||Michael Winters||Miss N A Barry (7)||25/1|
|6||168 12-0||E Doyle||R P McNamara||9/1|
Our Rainbow Dream (IRE)
|6||168 12-0||T Cooper||Mr G M Mangan (7)||33/1|
Overbury Prince (IRE) 27
|6||168 12-0||T O'Brien||Mr P D Collins (7)||9/1|
Golantilla (IRE) 27
|5||166 11-12||S O O'Brien||Mr C W Fennessy (7)||7/4f|
Golden Rascal (IRE)
|5||166 11-12||Michael O'connor||Mr M J O'Connor||10/1|
Shanpallas (IRE) 27
|5||166 11-12||C Byrnes||Mr B O'Neill (5)||10/1|
|5||166 11-12||A J Martin||Ms N Carberry||11/4|
|5||166 11-12||A Slattery||Mr R P Quinlan (3)||16/1|
Nouveau Moulin (IRE) 55
|6||161 11-7||J P O'Keeffe||Mr J J Burke (7)||50/1|
Perfect Gentleman (IRE)
||7||12-0||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||5/4|
Willie Mullins has won this twice in the past four years and Andiamos must be kept on the right side despite his moderate form to date as he looks one for the future. GOLANTILLA started a short-priced favourite when making his debut in a point-to-point at Avaune last month and supporters hardly had a moment's concern. He's a half-brother to a winning bumper so should have enough pace to make a winning start under Rules. Overbury Prince ran well over hurdles last time so it's a surprise to see him in a bumper but the main threat could be provided by the newcomer Unbreakable, an expensive son of King's Theatre, who is a half-brother to the useful Staying Article.
Golantilla (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Ld/disp, ld from 4out, easily went clr bef 2out & 10l adv when mstk last, impressive, won at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Concordin (11-7) by 10l, 13 ran.
Overbury Prince (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 6th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 24, 4 1/2l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Nouveau Moulin (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Rear of mid-division and kept wide, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 8th of 12, 32l behind Casablanca Lily (10-13) at Limerick 2m ladies NHF hvy in Nov.
Golden Rascal (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Haydens First.
Andiamos (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd halfway, ridden approaching straight and soon no impression in 3rd, no extra final furlong and dropped to 4th, 4th of 10, 11l behind Top Madam (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m N H flat gs in May.
Leavethelighton (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Royale Boja.
Unbreakable (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Sejour.
Shanpallas (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 15th of 24, 39l behind Starkie (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Jansboy 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, rcd cl 6th 5out, prog up to 3rd 3out, up when sos late on to take 3rd, 2nd of 15, 4l behind After Bert (12-0) at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Dec.
Balynaclash Warior (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 6th early straight, no extra, 7th of 8, 14l behind Tangled Web (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m NH flat sft in Dec.
Carrolls Comfort (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders in 5th, driven along and dropped to rear approaching straight, no extra and weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Tangled Web (11-11) at Leopardstown 2m NH flat sft in Dec.
Upsanddowns (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Courtain.
Here I Am (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Pr & ld til fell 3out, in a race won by Mac's Return (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov, 13 ran.
Our Rainbow Dream (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Cap The Waves.