Holycross Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 55.40s
- Off time: 15:27:35
|1st||8 Famous Ballerina||5/2f|
|2nd||15 Caitlin Brook||1¼||16/1|
|3rd||10 Island Villa||1½||20/1|
|4th||16 Duty Dance||1¼||16/1|
Lortzing (IRE) 4
|6||165 11-11 h||Karl Thornton||Mr J C Barry (7)||94||13/2|
West Of The Edge (IRE) 14
|5||165 11-11||James Dullea||B Hayes (5)||94||33/1|
Josie S And B (IRE) 25
|6||164 11-10 t||S K Ryder||K C Sexton (7)||93||14/1|
Wisty (IRE) 34
|4||160 11-6 h||E Stanners||M Darcy (3)||92||12/1|
Ballysassian (IRE) 18
|10||159 11-5||T O'Brien||Mr R O Harding (3)||88||5/1|
Luck Pennie (IRE) 151
|6||159 11-5 pt||J J Hanlon||S G McDermott||88||33/1|
Luddsdenene (IRE) 154
|8||158 11-4||P J Rothwell||P Townend||87||16/1|
Famous Ballerina (IRE) 7
|5||156 11-2||J A Berry||M P Fogarty||85||5/2f|
Firethorn (IRE) 22
|4||156 11-2||C A McBratney||B R Dalton (3)||88||8/1|
Island Villa (IRE) 18
|4||154 11-0||Denis Hogan||Andrew J McNamara||86||20/1|
Amazing Star (IRE) 23
|8||153 10-13 t||Denis Hogan||D G Hogan||82||12/1|
Ringned (IRE) 12
|10||153 10-13||T Foley||R Loughran||82||16/1|
Enough Is Enough (IRE) 46
|6||152 10-12||P Meany||R J Jones (3)||81||33/1|
Begerin Bridge (IRE) 18
|6||151 10-11||Miss B A K Murphy||J L Cullen||80||25/1|
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 18
|6||151 10-11 t||S Ryan||S A Shortall (7)||80||16/1|
Duty Dance (IRE) 20
|8||151 10-11 pt||Daniel Howard||D J Howard||80||16/1|
Forgot To Dance (IRE) 606
|7||151 10-11||P McCreery||S E Butler (5)||80||33/1|
Gothen Niece (IRE) 18
|9||151 10-11||C P Donoghue||A P Heskin||80||25/1|
||7||1110||A Slattery||Reserve 1||93||NR|
Doc Hollywood (IRE)
||7||11-7||Mrs G Callaghan||K M Donoghue||7/1|
It's two years since Amazing Star gained his only success over hurdles but he hasn't been running badly on the Flat this summer and should go well. Charging Indian was a big disappointment at Clonmel last time after a much better at Gowran but all recent form points to FAMOUS BALLERINA. She may have been a bit unlucky when beaten a short-head by Hard Bought at Clonmel a week ago and, as that was only her seventh start over hurdles, she's likely to make further progress and this should be her first success. Ballysassian was having his first start since April 2011 when a very good fourth at Cork last month and with that under his belt he looks the main threat.
Charging Indian (IRE) 5-1fav (12-0) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight without threatening, 7th of 18, 29l behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
Famous Ballerina (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Chased leader and 5th halfway, headway to challenge early straight and led after 2 out, not fluent last and headed, kept on under pressure run-in, just failed, 2nd of 18, shd behind Hard Bought (11-4) at Clonmel 2m am hcp hdle 80-95 sft in Oct.
Caitlin Brook (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 8th of 16, 21l behind Four Wives (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Island Villa (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Prominent, on terms before normal 6 out, 2nd approaching straight, soon lost place and no impression, 10th of 16, 26l behind Art Of Payroll (11-7) at Cork 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Duty Dance (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Waited with, 9th approaching 5 out, some progress but still off the pace before 3 out, moderate 6th before next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 18l behind Pat Garrett (11-4) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp chs 0-102 sft in Oct.
Gothen Niece (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Waited with towards rear, 11th after 4 out, no impression and kept on same pace straight, 9th of 16, 22l behind Four Wives (10-4) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Firethorn (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along into 11th 2 out, ridden entering straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 19, 12l behind King Of Oriel (11-2) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Oct.
Josie S And B (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, 8th before straight, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 15l behind Emily Gray (11-7) at Limerick 2m mares mdn hdl gd in Oct.
Luddsdenene (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, never a factor, no threat approaching straight, 17th of 19, 36l behind Ted Dolly (11-3) at Tipperary 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf in Jun.
Wisty (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 20, 35l behind Gambling Girl (11-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Oct.
Ringned (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closer in 5th and ridden 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 15, 24l behind Billybuster (11-7) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Oct.
Lortzing (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden in 12th and no impression after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sullane Chief (10-6) at Cork 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 sft, 20 ran.
Begerin Bridge (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Ld, 2l adv when slow 8th, chall bef 2out, hdd aftr 2out, 2l 2nd & no ch with wnr when fell hvly last, in a race won by Sam Cavallaro (12-2) at Cregg 3m ire ptp gf in Oct, 13 ran.
Amazing Star (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, headway when jumped left and not fluent 3 out, mistake last, one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov '12.
West Of The Edge (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 12th of 17, 38l behind The King Of Brega (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Luck Pennie (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division early, soon towards rear, ridden and no extra before 6 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Samantha Jones (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May, 20 ran.
Enough Is Enough (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 18, well behind Noras Fancy (11-12) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct '11.
Ballysassian (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Towards rear, improved to chase leaders into straight, 6th before 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Alpha And Omega (10-3) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in Oct.
Forgot To Dance (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Ld, clr 7th, mstk 8th, hdd 4out, sn no ex, 7th of 13, 18l behind Ballyhampshire Man (11-4) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Mar '12.