Friday Horse Racing Returns 27th September Handicap (47-65) (Div 1) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 37.80s
- Off time: 16:33:08
|1st||1 Cool Athlete||9/1|
|2nd||3 Sterling Cooper||1¼||16/1|
|3rd||4 Valley Queen||nse||6/1|
Cool Athlete (IRE) 233
|7||140 10-0 p||D Marnane||F Lynch||65||9/1|
Gold Falcon (IRE) 5
|4||140 10-0 p1||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||65||7/1|
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 51
|5||139 9-13||P J Rothwell||E J McNamara||64||16/1|
Valley Queen 6
|4||137 9-11 hv||T G McCourt||C R King (5)||62||6/1|
Sheer Delight (IRE) 17
|3||135 9-9 b||E Doyle||J R Barry||65||20/1|
Campestral Scene 10
|3||133 9-7 b||G M Lyons||C T Keane (5)||63||7/4f|
Rockview Emperor (IRE) 17
|3||133 9-7||J C McConnell||S Foley||63||10/1|
Samollie (IRE) 21
|4||131 9-5 p||G Donnelly||G J Phillips (7)||56||8/1|
Ledwidge (IRE) 21
|3||127 9-1 pt||L Winters||R P Cleary||57||18/1|
Nareusya (IRE) 95
|5||124 8-12||T Kodama||R Coakley (7)||49||25/1|
Calling You (IRE) 68
|4||122 8-10 t||R P O'keeffe||J A Heffernan (ex2)||47||33/1|
|4||122 8-10 p||T G McCourt||N G McCullagh||47||20/1|
Dark Approach (IRE) 34
|3||119 8-7 t||L McAteer||B A Curtis||49||20/1|
Nics Montoya (IRE) 34
|3||117 8-5 vt||P J Flynn||C D Hayes||47||20/1|
||10||9-13||A McGuinness||I J Brennan||11/1|
The top pair are the only course and distance winners in the line-up. COOL ATHLETE hasn't won for a very long time but has been given a chance by the assessor and is taken to return to winning ways. Gold Falcon gained his only success to date here in February but hasn't been running well enough to recommend and Campestral Scene looks to have more of a chance. He's still a maiden after 10 starts but is getting closer and the last time he ran here he finished an excellent runner-up to Maudlin Magdalen. Rockview Emperor would have to be considered on his victory on soft ground at Naas though he ran poorly when fancied for a follow-up at Tipperary.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Attempted to make all, joined approaching straight, headed under 2f out, still close 4th from 1f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Daliyan (9-11) at Limerick 1m app hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.
Valley Queen 16-1 (9-5) Pushed along early, soon mid-division, 8th approaching straight, ridden into 4th 1f out, 2nd and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace and dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Jembatt (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.
Nics Montoya (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 7l behind Rockview Emperor (9-4) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Samollie (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, 2nd and no impression leader 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Rockview Emperor (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Prominent, keen hold, ridden in 3rd before straight, no impression 1f out, soon lost place and no extra, 9th of 10, 12l behind Art Scene (8-5) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp gd in Aug.
Nareusya (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 11th of 15, 18l behind House Limit (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Calling You (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Soon mid-division, moderate 11th approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, 14th of 16, 15l behind Jumbo Steps (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f hcp 47-70 gf in Jul.
Campestral Scene 5-2 (9-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to press leader 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, not match winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Slipper Satin (9-8) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd in Aug.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Prominent and tracked leaders in 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression on first 2 over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 10l behind Bangalore Diamond (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 47-65.
Sheer Delight (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Keen hold early, always towards rear, last of 10, 14l behind Art Scene (8-5) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp gd in Aug.
Dark Approach (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inner into 9th 2f out, soon ridden and no extra over 1f out, 11th of 16, 10l behind Rockview Emperor (9-4) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Spunky 20-1 (8-7) Rear of mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 34l behind Sian (9-1) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Ledwidge (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 13, 8l behind The Black Devil (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.