Cassidys XL Carrickmacross Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 11 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 37.26s
- Off time: 20:16:51
|1st||5 Dancing Cosmos||8/1|
|2nd||2 Equation Of Time||1||11/4f|
|3rd||10 Shabra Emperor||½||10/1|
Captain Cullen (IRE) 14
|5||139 9-13 h||G Keane||C R King (5)||88||4/1|
Equation Of Time 28
|5||132 9-6 h||G Donnelly||G J Phillips (5)||81||11/4f|
Fleet Captain 42
|6||128 9-2||Jane M Foley||G F Carroll||77||6/1|
Sadler's Mark 277
|7||127 9-1||D A McLoughlin||T P Madden (7)||76||33/1|
Dancing Cosmos (IRE) 49
|4||125 8-13||J P Shanahan||W M Lordan||74||8/1|
Elusive Prince 170
|6||123 8-11||T Hogan||C P Hoban (3)||72||16/1|
Granny On Fire (IRE) 135
|4||122 8-10||Michael Mulvany||D P McDonogh||71||20/1|
Made In Design (IRE) 271
|4||117 8-5||L Comer||D M Grant||66||20/1|
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 7
|6||116 8-4||L Smyth||C D Hayes||65||9/2|
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 7
|5||116 8-4||P O Brady||N G McCullagh||63||10/1|
Tribal Path (IRE) 7
|4||116 8-4 t||D English||R P Cleary||62||8/1|
He's Got Rhythm (IRE)
||8||8-7||D Marnane||S H James||5/1|
Equation Of Time went up 14lb for scoring here in September but came good again a month ago. He's gone up another 8lb and will find this more demanding. Cheers Buddy has been going well enough to be a threat but has suffered in the ratings accordingly. Dancing Cosmos beat the consistent Victor's Beach here in December and should make the frame though it's FLEET CAPTAIN who is handed the vote. He carried a big weight to victory here in November and has performed with credit in two subsequent runs and didn't get much of a run behind Captain Cullen last time so it would be no surprise to see him turn the tables.
Dancing Cosmos (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression in 4th final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Maontri (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan.
Equation Of Time 3-1fav (8-5) Tracked leaders, 4th on outer into straight, on terms from under 2f out, jinked slightly over 1f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, stayed on well closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Feb beating Akasaka (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Shabra Emperor (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 3rd entering straight, soon no impression on leaders in moderate 3rd, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Maontri (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 4yo stk pol in Feb.
Fleet Captain 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, effort when short of room under 2f out, pushed along when checked 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Captain Cullen (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Captain Cullen (IRE) 10-3fav (9-10) Tracked leaders and ran freely, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out and no impression in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Fastidious (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Cheers Buddy (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Reckless Lad (9-1) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Feb.
Sadler's Mark 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra early straight, never a factor, last of 14, 23l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf in Jun.
Tribal Path (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led and soon well clear, reduced advantage 3f out, soon ridden, strongly pressed over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Alvar (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp pol in Feb.
Elusive Prince 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt a bit and pushed along, soon chased leaders, ridden in 5th approaching straight, lost place and no extra 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Cash Or Casualty (8-11) at Listowel 7f hcp hvy in Sep.
Made In Design (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, weakened to rear 2f out, soon eased, 15th of 16, 35l behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf in Jun.
Granny On Fire (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, went 5th under pressure over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Diesel Ten (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.