Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Handicap 1m 50y
- (3yo+, 1m 50y, 6 runners)
- Winner €12,420 2nd €2,880 3rd €1,260 4th €720
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 47.03s
- Off time: 19:37:15
|1st||2 Maggie Dalton||10/3|
|2nd||1 Talitha Kum||3½||11/10f|
Talitha Kum (IRE) 6
|4||138 9-12||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||92||11/10f|
Maggie Dalton (IRE) 263
|5||132 9-6||J S Bolger||R P Whelan (3)||86||10/3|
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 12
|5||120 8-8||T Cleary||R P Cleary||74||12/1|
Suite (IRE) 9
|3||120 8-8 t||P Martin||C P Hoban (3)||85||25/1|
Namurian Sunset (IRE) 14
|3||116 8-4 h||P J Prendergast||D M Grant||80||9/2|
Pretty Angel (IRE) 22
|3||116 8-4||M Halford||S Corby (7)||77||6/1|
||6||86 b||H Rogers||S Foley||72||NR|
Pearl Of Africa (IRE)
||3||8-7||E Lynam||F Lynch||5/2|
TALITHA KUM produced an extraordinary performance at Listowel on Sunday where she walked out of the stalls and got left 10 lengths yet still managed to win easily. She's been raised 9lb and won't get away with a poor start again but, if in that kind of mood, is difficult to oppose. Diamond Daze just can't get her head in front and has now had 31 races without winning. She was beaten narrowly over 1m2f at Ballinrobe last time but has the pace for this and will probably be placed again. Maggie Dalton looked a bright prospect a year ago, scoring at the Curragh and finishing runner-up in the Ulster Derby. She ended the campaign with a poor run on heavy ground at Listowel but if Jim Bolger has her right she'll definitely be in the mix. Pretty Angel is 4lb out of the handicap and her best runs have been on Polytrack.
Diamond Daze (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, progress under 2f out, ridden into 4th entering straight, stayed on to challenge final 150 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Killourney Empress (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp sft in May.
Maggie Dalton (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened, 12th of 13, 23l behind Romantic Stroll (9-6) at Listowel 1m fll hcp hvy in Sep.
Talitha Kum (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Awkward leaving stalls and missed break, detached in rear, progress into 8th halfway, ridden to improve into 3rd approaching straight, led under 2f out and kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gd beating Footprint (9-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Namurian Sunset (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed from 3f out, lost place and no impression from 2f out, eased from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 23l behind Tonton Macoute (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp sft in May.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering straight, soon no extra, 5th of 8, 8l behind Killourney Empress (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f hcp sft in May.
Pretty Angel (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division on inner early, short of room and dropped to rear after 2f, last halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, went 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Relentless Pursuit (9-2) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp pol in May.
Suite (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly into stride, soon raced in 5th, no impression from over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 8, 17l behind Pearl Earing (9-5) at Fairyhouse 6f 3yo stk in May.