Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 6 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 40.35s
- Off time: 19:21:58
|1st||5 Atticus Finch||16/1|
|2nd||4 Golden Shoe||1¼||5/1|
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 14
|6||137 9-11||N Madden||N P Madden||86||11/5f|
Core Element (IRE) 28
|6||135 9-9||S Buggy||P J Smullen||84||5/1|
|4||135 9-9||D Marnane||F Lynch||84||5/2|
Golden Shoe (IRE) 14
|5||130 9-4||J T Gorman||K J Manning||79||5/1|
Atticus Finch (IRE) 14
|4||127 9-1 t||E Lynam||R P Downey (10)||76||16/1|
Maundy Money 14
|10||117 8-5||D Marnane||S Foley (ex1)||66||6/1|
If Per Chance (IRE)
||7||9-5||M Halford||S Foley||17/2|
The veteran Maundy Money has never won on the surface and finished behind Golden Shoe and Suehail over 7f a fortnight ago. Both winner and runner-up are better over this extra furlong and the form should be confirmed though CORE ELEMENT looks the one to be on. She'd been running in much better company without much luck before arriving here a month ago and beating Fastidious with Golden Shoe well beaten. A 5lb rise won't help but she's worth following now she's struck form.
Atticus Finch (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outer, 5th halfway, ridden in 6th early straight and soon no extra, last of 9, 11l behind Golden Shoe (9-0) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan.
Golden Shoe (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Reluctant to enter stalls, tracked leader in 2nd, led 2f out and soon ridden, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan beating Suehail (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Maundy Money 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, some headway on outer into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Golden Shoe (9-0) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan.
Shake The Bucket (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway to challenge early straight and ridden to dispute over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Gretzky (8-6) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Jan.
Core Element (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Prominent, 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, led narrowly under 1f out, soon joined, edged ahead near line, won at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan beating Fastidious (8-11) by ns, 11 ran.
Suehail 9-2 (9-10) Mid-division, 5th early straight, went 2nd and edged right over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong but no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Golden Shoe (9-0) at Dundalk 7f hcap pol in Jan.