Market Bar Drogheda Handicap (47-65) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.30s
- Off time: 20:48:08
|1st||11 Gold Falcon||12/1|
|2nd||6 Merry Mast||½||15/2|
|3rd||10 Elusive Gent||1¾||8/1|
Lord Kenmare (USA) 14
|8||138 9-12 pt||M Halford||C P Hoban (3)||63||7/1|
Sin Miedo (IRE) 14
|4||136 9-10 p||Mrs J Harrington||Miss K Harrington||61||20/1|
California Rose 14
|5||133 9-7 b||P Martin||P J Smullen||58||6/1c|
Hilary (IRE) 28
|7||133 9-7||G Stack||D Robinson (7)||58||6/1c|
Ballynakelly (IRE) 63
|5||131 9-5 b||J G Coogan||F M Berry||56||9/1|
Merry Mast (USA) 28
|5||130 9-4||A Slattery||W J Lee||55||15/2|
Atlas Peak (IRE) 14
|9||129 9-3 b||John G Carr||S Corby (10)||54||9/1|
Lily's Prince (IRE) 28
|4||129 9-3 h||G Donnelly||G J Phillips (5)||54||6/1c|
Trans City (IRE) 14
|6||128 9-2||J Nash||Anastasia O'Brien (7)||53||20/1|
Elusive Gent (IRE) 28
|7||127 9-1 be||J T Gorman||C D Hayes||52||8/1|
Gold Falcon (IRE) 14
|5||127 9-1 h||A McGuinness||S B Kelly (3)||52||12/1|
Sovereign Princess (IRE) 28
|4||125 8-13 pt||Ms J Morgan||W M Lordan||50||25/1|
Tohugo (IRE) 14
|5||123 8-11 b||Michael Mulvany||D P McDonogh||48||20/1|
Thefiddlerofduneen (IRE) 35
|4||122 8-10 h||P W Flynn||I T Queally (10)||47||25/1|
||5||J J Lambe||Reserve 1||65||NR|
||4||h||J T Gorman||Reserve 2||51||NR|
||4||96 h||A Leahy||Reserve 3||57||NR|
||6||9-0||M J Browne||J F Egan||11/2|
Hilary gained her first ever victory on her 24th start over the course and distance a month ago and her 6lb rise is wiped out by her rider's claim. California Rose, who stayed on into a close fourth, is a couple of pounds better off and likely to get much closer with Pat Smullen on board. Elusive Gent has never won on the surface but produced his best run for some time behind Stoichkhov last month when Lord Kenmare, who has since finished runner-up over 1m3f, was around 6l behind. However, the one to take from the race and the selection this time is ATLAS PEAK, who was a close third and has a 10lb claimer on board which should give him the edge.
Revolution (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 8l behind Attraction Ticket (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) pol in Jan.
Relay 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ran freely, ridden early straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 14, 9l behind Well Insured (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Papal Avenue 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, closer in 5th entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 11th of 18, 13l behind A Star Is Born (9-0) at Cork 1m mdn stks in Oct.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Reluctant to enter stalls, dwelt and in rear, ridden 2f out and kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Merry Mast (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 6th early, ridden to go 4th under 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Stoichkhov (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th from halfway, ridden on outer from 2f out, 3rd from 1f out, no impression on winner and kept on into 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Stoichkhov (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
California Rose 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden early straight and 6th 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong to go moderate 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Well Insured (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Soon towards rear, ridden on outer in 9th into straight, 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 11, 10l behind Stoichkhov (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Dwelt and towards rear, closer early straight and went 6th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Clare Harrier (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Tohugo (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden 2f out and not clear run inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Well Insured (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Hilary (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Held up, 8th early, improved into 5th on outer 1f out, led and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb beating Cheers Buddy (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Ballynakelly (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd at line, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind The Firm (9-1) at Dundalk 1m mdn clm pol in Jan.
Trans City (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Rear of mid-division, 10th halfway, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 14, 8l behind Well Insured (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace to go 4th close home, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Soon led, clear after 3f and 8 lengths advantage halfway, reduced lead early straight and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Clare Harrier (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Sovereign Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold early, ridden 2f out, dropped to 8th and no impression 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Hilary (8-9) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Thefiddlerofduneen (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened quickly, last of 12, 30l behind Pivot Bridge (9-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.