William Fry Handicap 1m 2f
- (4yo+, 1m 2f, 16 runners)
- Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 9.20s
- Off time: 18:31:57
|2nd||6 Strandfield Lady||1¾||16/1|
|3rd||5 Breathe Easy||¾||5/1|
|4th||15 Castle Bar Sling||1¼||33/1|
Rocky Bleier 12
|4||138 9-12||W T Farrell||N G McCullagh||78||8/1|
Snow Scene (IRE) 21
|4||136 9-10||G M Lyons||C T Keane (3)||76||10/1|
Balmont Belle (IRE) 32
|4||135 9-9||T Collins||G J Phillips (5)||75||12/1|
Overland Express (IRE) 26
|4||135 9-9 p1||T Stack||W J Lee||75||20/1|
Breathe Easy (IRE) 32
|4||134 9-8 h||Miss S J Harty||R P Cleary||74||5/1|
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 19
|9||134 9-8||H Rogers||C D Hayes||74||16/1|
Diesel Ten (IRE) 14
|4||133 9-7 p1||P O Brady||G F Carroll||73||40/1|
Neophilia (IRE) 62
|4||133 9-7||J S Bolger||K J Manning||73||9/1|
Denny Crane 77
|8||132 9-6||E Lynam||R Dawson (7)||72||20/1|
Mizyen (IRE) 65
|4||129 9-3 t1||D T Hughes||R P Whelan (3)||69||16/1|
Shadagann (IRE) 32
|4||129 9-3||M Halford||S Foley||69||12/1|
Sharjah (IRE) 29
|4||128 9-2||A Slattery||D P McDonogh||68||25/1|
King Of Oriel (IRE) 36
|5||127 9-1||D Kinsella||T P O'Shea||67||7/1|
Refractor (IRE) 5
|6||126 9-0 bt||Denis Hogan||C P Hoban (3)||66||20/1|
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 234
|9||125 8-13 p||T J O'Mara||W M Lordan||65||33/1|
Pyromaniac (IRE) 196
|4||124 8-12 pt||A J Martin||F M Berry||64||11/4f|
||4||9-1||J S Bolger||K J Manning||13/2|
Jim Bolger won this a year ago and Neophilia will probably be fancied to complete the stable double though supporters will need to forgive a shocking effort in heavy ground at Gowran. The lightly-raced Dundalk winner Balmont Belle will be better for her run at the Curragh last month, her first since September, but it's another with little experience, BREATHE EASY, who looks the one to be on. He landed a Dundalk maiden in February and returned to action at the Curragh a month ago where he shared the spoils with Azurite. He's been raised 6lb but looks better than a 74-rated handicapper and can complete a hat-trick. Shadagann, who was 5l behind in that race at the Curragh, should get closer as that was his first run since November while Pyromaniac is lurking at the bottom of the handicap and looked a much-improved performer on Polytrack in November.
Pyromaniac (IRE) 9-4fav (9-12) Led after 1f, headed approaching halfway, ridden to lead again 1 1/2f out, narrowly headed under 1f out, kept on, no extra close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Cheers Buddy (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Settled towards rear, ridden 2f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Odisseia (8-13) at Navan 1m 2f fll hcp gd in May.
Breathe Easy (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Led, ridden 2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on final furlong, strongly pressed close home and all out, dead-heated at line, won at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf in May deadheating with Azurite (8-10), 10 ran.
Castle Bar Sling (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Settled towards rear, pushed along approaching straight and no threat from 2f out, 20th of 22, 13l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct.
Refractor (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along 2f out, no impression straight, 7th of 9, 12l behind Talitha Kum (9-10) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Snow Scene (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden entering straight, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Hes Our Music (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in May.
Denny Crane 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, 6l behind Tooreen Legend (9-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Mar.
Shadagann (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure in 6th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Azurite (8-10) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp gf in May.
Sharjah (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Always rear, pushed along 5f out, detached approaching straight, weakened, last of 8, 37l behind Newellen (8-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 in May.
Neophilia (IRE) 9-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders, improved 5f out, 3rd approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, soon eased, 5th of 11, 33l behind All About Alfie (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 hvy in Apr.
Mizyen (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Broke well and ran freely, chased leader and 5th halfway, closer 6f out, ridden approaching straight and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 8th of 11, 46l behind Black Spot On (8-4) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 hvy in Apr.
Rocky Bleier 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders until progress to lead after 1f, joined briefly 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed under 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 13l behind Thomas Edison (8-13) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp sft in May.
King Of Oriel (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Settled in mid-division, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th under 2f out and soon no impression, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Amber Romance (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks 0-75 hvy in Apr.
Diesel Ten (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 3f out, soon rear, last of 10, 11l behind Lean And Keen (9-13) at Cork 1m hcp 50-80 in May.
Overland Express (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, tracked leader in 2nd halfway, under pressure and dropped to 7th 2f out, weakened, 11th of 12, 11l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp in May.
Balmont Belle (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 3f out, stayed on into 4th 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Woodsophiesmile (9-3) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.