Bennettsbridge Maiden 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, 16 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 48.59s
- Off time: 16:31:53
|1st||9 Shu Lewis||6/4f|
|2nd||5 Clara Bel La||4¼||20/1|
|3rd||7 Nurse Ryan||s.h||16/1|
Koko Lane (IRE) 30
|5||138 9-12||W P Mullins||P Townend||16/1|
Morning Ireland (IRE) 23
|5||138 9-12 t||C Roche||A P Crowe||20/1|
Nureyev's Boy (IRE)
|4||138 9-12||J Leavy||L P Dempsey (10)||40/1|
Onzo Mor (IRE) 55
|8||138 9-12||D Cullen||R C Colgan||25/1|
Clara Bel La (IRE) 30
|6||133 9-7||J E Kiely||A P Thornton (3)||20/1|
Mel Del (IRE) 13
|7||133 9-7||Miss M A Doran||C T Keane (7)||100/1|
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 8
|6||133 9-7||Martin Hassett||S J Hassett (3)||16/1|
On A Jetplane (IRE) 4
|5||133 9-7||Miss S J Harty||D J Bates (5)||22/1|
Shu Lewis (IRE) 20
|6||133 9-7||Ms M Blake||S M Gorey (3)||6/4f|
Sister Rita (IRE) 21
|4||133 9-7 p1||S Fahey||A D Leigh||100/1|
Artful Artist (IRE) 85
|3||131 9-5 t||J F O'Shea||M A Cleere (5)||100/1|
|3||131 9-5 b||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||70||8/1|
Fred Diamond (IRE) 12
|3||131 9-5||T Doyle||M A Enright (5)||66/1|
Jack Daddy 71
|3||131 9-5||J G Murphy||W J Lee||9/4|
Kharezi (IRE) 26
|3||131 9-5||M Halford||S Foley||8/1|
Manuka (IRE) 26
|3||131 9-5||T Carmody||N G McCullagh||7/1|
||4||912||Miss S J Harty||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||912||J Motherway||Reserve 2||NR|
||8||912||Miss S A Finn||Reserve 3||NR|
Shu Lewis won her first three starts in bumpers and had a couple of runs under Flat rules in mid-summer before an excellent run in the Irish St Leger. She was a 100/1 chance that day but was less than five lengths behind the winner and had a couple of very useful rivals behind. Although that was probably a falsely-run race she is difficult to ignore here though the trip is on the short side. Exact has been disappointing to date but a step up in trip may produce a better performance though JACK DADDY looks the one to be on. He made a really promising debut over this trip at Leopardstown before returning there with a fine effort behind Katiola where he battled on stoutly. Further progress appears likely and this should be his day.
Ned's Indian (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Cul Baire (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Munsaab (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) In rear, some progress into moderate 8th entering straight, no impression, 8th of 16, 23l behind Olympiad (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks sft in Apr.
Mr Lomas (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Missunited (10-9) at Listowel 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Sep.
Shu Lewis (IRE) 100-1 (9-8) Towards rear, driven along in 8th entering straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Royal Diamond (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) in Sep.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 10l behind Cul Baire (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 13, 5l behind Civil War (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Jack Daddy 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon led and strongly pressed, narrowly headed final 200 yards, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Katiola (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Jul.
Exact 11-8fav (9-5) Soon led, pushed along 3f out, ridden entering straight, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Troon (9-9) at Listowel 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Manuka (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear, 16th and ridden entering straight, kept on without threatening from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 20, 12l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
Koko Lane (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Cul Baire (9-7) at Gowran Park 1m 6f mdn stks gs in Sep.
Kharezi (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, 13th on outer early straight, 9th and no impression final furlong, 8th of 20, 11l behind Ebazan (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks in Sep.
On A Jetplane (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along in 6th 3f out, ridden over 2f out, moderate 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Angels Guard Thee (9-0) at Roscommon 1m 4f fll mdn stks hvy.
Fred Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and always behind, 13th of 16, 17l behind Fastidious (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Artful Artist (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden approaching straight and soon no extra, 9th of 11, 17l behind Shelford (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 4f mdn stks sft in Jul.
Morning Ireland (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Held up in 5th, some progress under 3f out, ran on straight to go moderate 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Missunited (9-12) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f mdn stks hvy in Aug.
Onzo Mor (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, some headway in 8th entering straight, kept on in straight to go 3rd inside final furlong but no chance with principals, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Oilily (10-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gs in Jul.
Nureyev's Boy (IRE) Fasliyev gelding out of Inzar Lady.
Mel Del (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, no danger and kept on same pace from over 3f out, 8th of 14, 38l behind Zamiyla (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul '08.
Sister Rita (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division for most, never a factor, 9th of 14, 30l behind Honour And Obey (9-0) at Down Royal 1m 2f fll mdn stks in Sep.