Hibernia Steel Products Handicap (47-70) 1m
- (3yo, 1m, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 50.51s
- Off time: 20:26:01
|1st||8 California Rose||5/1|
|2nd||9 Massimo Donny||1||14/1|
Chillie Billie 23
|3||140 10-0||J Larkin||R Coakley (7)||70||16/1|
Love Is The Key (IRE) 3
|3||137 9-11||Michael Mulvany||G F Carroll||67||7/1|
Golden Acorn (IRE) 10
|3||136 9-10||A Oliver||C D Hayes||66||5/1|
|3||129 9-3||K Prendergast||D P McDonogh||59||3/1f|
South South West (IRE) 9
|3||127 9-1||P J Flynn||D M Grant||57||4/1|
Tohugo (IRE) 3
|3||125 8-13 p||Michael Mulvany||P J Smullen||55||12/1|
Fibril (IRE) 9
|3||121 8-9||G O'Leary||R P Cleary||51||18/1|
California Rose 21
|3||117 8-5 p1||P Martin||B A Curtis||47||5/1|
Massimo Donny 50
|3||117 8-5||P D Deegan||W M Lordan||47||14/1|
Strategic Heights (IRE) 20
|3||117 8-5||L McAteer||M C Hussey||47||33/1|
Love Is The Key was fancied at Gowran on Tuesday after a superb effort at Limerick but didn't handle the heavy ground and was well beaten. Sleepytimegirl has progressed with each run and there was plenty to like about her close third behind Our Conor in a big field at Naas. She looks certain to go well but may find GOLDEN ACORN just too strong. Andy Oliver's filly makes her handicap debut and was a little disappointing at Ballinrobe last time but she possibly found the 1m1f just stretching her stamina and had done much better over this trip at Leopardstown previously. California Rose had shown absolutely nothing before a much improved run behind the in-form Stocktons Wing at Navan and a repeat of that would see her go very close.
California Rose 28-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, headway into 6th 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Stocktons Wing (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Massimo Donny 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened entering straight, 9th of 15, 10l behind Ok Annie (8-10) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 gs in May.
Fibril (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on from over 1f out, 9th of 19, 5l behind Our Conor (9-3) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 in Jun.
South South West (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace on outer from over 1f out, 8th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Our Conor (9-3) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 in Jun.
Chillie Billie 25-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden in 10th 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 12, 9l behind July Revolution (8-10) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp sft in Jun.
Love Is The Key (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, 4th 1 1/2f out, no extra, 7th of 10, 11l behind Balladiene (9-9) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 50-75 hvy.
Golden Acorn (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Soon led, briefly nudged along on bend 6f out, joined approaching 2f out, pressed and ran wide off bend into straight, kept on final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Allusive Power (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f fll mdn stks sft in Jun.
Sleepytimegirl 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd and ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Our Conor (9-3) at Naas 1m 3yo hcp 47-75 in Jun.
Tohugo (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 15, 27l behind Brother Rabbit (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 hvy.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Soon chased leaders in 6th, challenged 2f out, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Topadee (9-10) at Limerick 7f hcp 47-65 gd in Jun.