Kilbeggan Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, 11 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 43.10s
- Off time: 16:25:20
|2nd||8 Tiger Trek||1¾||11/4|
|3rd||2 Captain Carleton||11||11/4|
Alileo (GER) 19
|6||166 11-12 h||W P Mullins||P Townend||11/8f|
Captain Carleton (IRE) 11
|5||166 11-12 t||C W J Farrell||B J Geraghty||11/4|
Captains Measure (IRE) 11
|8||166 11-12||G A Kingston||L P Dempsey (7)||40/1|
Croker Island (IRE) 132
|8||166 11-12 t1||J A Berry||R M Moran||100/1|
Fellow Indian (IRE) 14
|6||166 11-12 p1||T Foley||Mr P T Foley (7)||16/1|
Hootie (IRE) 14
|6||166 11-12 hb||S Donohoe||Andrew J McNamara||33/1|
Master Bones (IRE) 14
|5||166 11-12||J G Coogan||B M Cash||66/1|
Tiger Trek (IRE) 253
|5||166 11-12||D T Hughes||R Loughran||11/4|
Tonius (IRE) 19
|6||166 11-12||S Slevin||P D Kennedy (5)||33/1|
Idontdalaay (IRE) 21
|5||159 11-5||H de Bromhead||B Hayes (3)||81||33/1|
|5||159 11-5||Denis Hogan||B F Cawley (5)||66/1|
||6||115||J O Clifford||MR C L Murphy||NR|
ALILEO attempted to make all at Tramore and was clear at one stage but made too many mistakes and was caught before the last by Oscar Vespasian. While it looked a disappointing run at the time the remainder were well behind and the winner has since run an excellent race in a Cork handicap so Willie Mullins' charge is given another chance. Captain Carleton has had three runs over timber and finished runner-up in each. He just ran out of steam over 2m3f last time and looks certain to reach the frame again. Tiger Trek had one fine run amongst a series of poor efforts last year and has a long absence to overcome while Tonius was a long way behind the selection at Tramore. Fellow Indian ran a bit better when sent over 2m4f on this track last time and that could be his trip.
Official Lady (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division best, ridden in 9th 4 out, no impression and weakened, tailed off, 9th of 16, well behind New River (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gf in Jul '13.
Mysticaltou (IRE) Shantou mare out of Mystical Memories.
Tiger Trek (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden in 10th entering straight, 8th before last and kept on one pace run-in, 8th of 17, 15l behind Western Boy (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Dec.
Captain Carleton (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Settled in 3rd, improved into 2nd after 4th and lead after 3 out, ridden after 2 out and headed after last, no impression and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Landau (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Alileo (GER) 5-6fav (11-4) Led, clear from 3rd, mistake 4th, reduced advantage after 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, headed before last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Oscar Vespasian (10-13) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Idontdalaay (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, pushed along after 4 out, no extra, 12th of 16, 35l behind Pleased As Punch (11-4) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.
Fellow Indian (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Disputed lead, took keen hold early, slight mistake 4 out, headed and 3rd before straight, soon no extra, not fluent 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 17l behind Long House Saint (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Tonius (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, slight peck 1st, slight mistake 5th, moderate 4th halfway, ridden and no impression after 3 out, hampered last, 5th of 10, 43l behind Oscar Vespasian (10-13) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Captains Measure (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up early, improved to lead after 1st, headed after 3 out and soon dropped to 4th, no extra and kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 30l behind Landau (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Master Bones (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon mid-division, moderate 7th after 4th, pushed along after 4 out and some headway on inner, moderate 5th approaching 3 out, soon no danger, 5th of 10, 36l behind Manhattan Swing (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Croker Island (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Ww rr, 8th frm 7th & sl clsr frm 9th, sl prog in 6th bef 3out, mod 6th frm 2out & bhnd when pu bef last, in a race won by Go Philosophical (12-2) at Ballyarthur 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Hootie (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, soon led and clear, reduced lead after 2nd, headed and bad mistake 3 out, soon no extra in 4th, 4th of 10, 35l behind Manhattan Swing (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.