XL Handicap (47-65) 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, 12 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.17s
- Off time: 18:45:27
|3rd||8 Chillie Billie||hd||12/1|
Cappadocia (IRE) 21
|4||140 10-0 bt||S Fahey||W M Lordan||65||4/1|
Catwilldo (IRE) 21
|4||136 9-10 b||G Donnelly||G J Phillips (5)||61||5/2f|
Tsar Paul (IRE) 14
|9||135 9-9 p||J Nash||Anastasia O'Brien (7)||60||5/1|
Rigid Rock (IRE) 7
|7||133 9-7||J T Gorman||K J Manning||58||14/1|
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 14
|5||132 9-6 b||T Cleary||R P Cleary||57||20/1|
Boughtforasong (IRE) 86
|4||130 9-4||J J Lambe||S Corby (10)||55||7/1|
Affinia Fifty (IRE) 14
|4||122 8-10 bt||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||47||11/1|
Chillie Billie 21
|5||122 8-10 p||J Larkin||R Coakley (7)||47||12/1|
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 185
|6||122 8-10||L McAteer||M C Hussey||47||18/1|
Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 14
|3||119 8-7||L Smyth||C D Hayes||58||12/1|
Conocedor (IRE) 86
|3||116 8-4||A Slattery||N G McCullagh||53||20/1|
Ever Yours (IRE) 77
|3||116 8-4||J J Murphy||D M Grant||53||14/1|
Kano's Ghirl had her first run for new connections behind the prolific Strategic Heights last month but this is her first attempt beyond 5f. CATWILLDO also finished behind that winner last time when attempting to concede weight. She had beaten him in January and should be up to taking this with Gary Philips' claim a bonus. Tsar Paul hasn't won on this surface since 2010 and has done all of his racing in recent years at longer trips. Boughtforasong is still a maiden after 21 starts but is rarely beaten far and has dropped to a very winnable mark. Cappadocia scored twice for Mick Channon at Kempton and has dropped just enough in the ratings to get her into this race though he appeared to do better over 7f last time.
Boughtforasong (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, 10th early, progress 2f out, 6th 1f out, soon short of room, kept on well without threatening closing stages, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mountain Coral (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Catwilldo (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd throughout, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Strategic Heights (8-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Chillie Billie 11-1 (8-10) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden entering straight, 3rd 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Strategic Heights (8-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression final furlong, 12th of 14, 8l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Settled in rear, switched right and progress 1f out, went 2nd 100 yards out and kept on well, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Ever Yours (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Took keen hold and soon prominent on outer, dropped to 6th before straight, switched right towards outer from over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 6l behind Hazledoc (8-1) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Cappadocia (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th on outer 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on without threatening, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind The Firm (9-6) at Dundalk 7f stks 0-70 pol in Feb.
Yellow Dandy (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Dwelt and ridden along to chased leaders on near side, 7th halfway, no extra from well over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 13l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Affinia Fifty (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, 11th approaching straight, no impression from 1f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Conocedor (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Soon in rear, never a factor, last of 10, 27l behind Quadrivium (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn stks pol in Dec.
Kano's Ghirl (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Strategic Heights (9-9) at Dundalk 5f stks (0-75) pol in Feb.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 13, 9l behind Reckless Lad (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.