Moate Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 14 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 45.50s
- Off time: 17:05:22
|1st||3 Formal Bid||9/4f|
|2nd||6 Luimneach Abu||hd||6/1|
|3rd||4 Lamb's Cross||7||33/1|
Rock County (IRE) 14
|9||166 11-12 b||J P Ryan||K C Sexton (7)||102||8/1|
Absolute Heretic (AUS) 96
|7||165 11-11 t1||T J Taaffe||G N Fox (7)||101||12/1|
Formal Bid (IRE) 14
|6||165 11-11 bt||G Elliott||D J Condon||101||9/4f|
Lamb's Cross 51
|7||161 11-7||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||97||33/1|
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 20
|8||160 11-6 p||Miss M M Gannon||P F Mangan||96||7/1|
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 50
|5||160 11-6||J P Broderick||M P Walsh||96||6/1|
Come Follow Me (IRE) 14
|7||159 11-5 v||Arthur Goulding||T C Carroll (5)||95||20/1|
Ironmill Lad (IRE) 26
|7||157 11-3 bt||David Kelly||P Townend||93||8/1|
Ancelotti (IRE) 14
|4||153 10-13 bt||Michael G Cleary||B T O'Connell||93||25/1|
|6||152 10-12 b||A McGuinness||D E Splaine (3)||88||25/1|
Bright Light City (IRE) 15
|7||152 10-12 v1||D T Hughes||R Loughran||88||12/1|
Doing Da Dance (IRE) 31
|6||151 10-11||P J Rothwell||A Ring (7)||87||33/1|
Sinntani (IRE) 10
|5||150 10-10||W J Fitzpatrick||I J McCarthy (3)||86||14/1|
Gale Force Lucey (IRE) 14
|6||147 10-7 b1||C Roche||A P Crowe||83||7/1|
||9||115||Peter Fahey||S A Shortall||95||NR|
Andalucia Lady had a run on the Flat to restore some confidence after falling at Sligo and she's not on a bad mark here. Ballyspellan Lad had 5l to spare over FORMAL BID here last month but Michelle Gannon's charge isn't the most reliable type and ran poorly at Tramore a week later. Formal Bid was having his first start since January on that occasion and went one better at Bellewstown so can reverse the form and take this despite a moderate run on a return visit here. Luimneach Abu looked as though he was progressing when scoring at Wexford but he ran so poorly when favourite at Killarney that there's likely to have been something amiss.
Andalucia Lady (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Led early, headed 2nd, tracking leaders when fell 4th, in a race won by Hurricane Jojo (11-2) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug, 15 ran.
Formal Bid (IRE) 11-8fav (10-11) Pushed along and reminders after start, soon well off pace in rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway 4 out, a bit closer in 5th 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind The Black Russian (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Luimneach Abu (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Soon tracked leaders, lost place from before straight, soon no extra, 13th of 16, 49l behind Killcara Boy (11-0) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jul.
Lamb's Cross 20-1 (10-13) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, fell 7th, in a race won by Chrisdonlady (11-3) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Alubari 14-1 (11-1) Waited with, 12th early, no impression from before 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Zane Grey (11-6) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.
Come Follow Me (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 9l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f Conditional Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) gd in Aug.
Rock County (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Prominent in chasing group, well off the pace, a bit closer 3 out, not fluent next, no impression when not fluent again last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 11, 9l behind The Black Russian (11-8) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Aug.
Doing Da Dance (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Towards rear, no danger from 3 out, hampered last, 10th of 17, 18l behind Thomond (11-12) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Bright Light City (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Settled behind leaders early, 6th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 28l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Absolute Heretic (AUS) 9-2fav (11-5) Waited with, closer order from 4 out, 5th after 3 out, no extra 2 out, mistake last, 10th of 14, 49l behind Never A Secret (10-5) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Jun.
Gale Force Lucey (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Soon chased leaders, improved approaching 3 out, soon moderate 3rd, no impression and kept on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 16, 17l behind Katys Girl (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Ancelotti (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer 4 out, ridden 3 out, under pressure in 4th and no impression after 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 25l behind Flanagans Field (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gf in Aug.
Ironmill Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Prominent, left disputing lead briefly after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 10, 46l behind Little King Robin (10-11) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Sinntani (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace from 3 out, 10th of 16, 29l behind Mountain Lough (11-5) at Wexford 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jun.
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 5-1 (11-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 3 out, improved to lead approaching 2 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra before last, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 14l behind Trazar (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug.