Bookings At dundalkstadium.com Handicap (47-65) (Div 1) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €3,850 2nd €882 3rd €378 4th €210
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.30s
- Off time: 19:31:50
|1st||4 Lily's Star||4/1f|
|2nd||3 Cool Athlete||s.h||9/2|
Mctaggart (IRE) 49
|4||139 9-13||W C O'Brien||W J Supple||64||14/1|
Blue Dazzler (IRE) 214
|3||136 9-10 t1||Sean Thornton||J A Heffernan||62||22/1|
Cool Athlete (IRE) 42
|5||134 9-8 p||D Marnane||P J Smullen||59||9/2|
Lily's Star (IRE) 7
|4||133 9-7||H Rogers||N P Madden||58||4/1f|
Going Gaga (IRE) 156
|3||132 9-6||Michael Mulvany||G F Carroll||58||20/1|
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 28
|3||132 9-6||John F Gleeson||M C Hussey||58||7/1|
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 21
|5||132 9-6||J T Gorman||C D Hayes||57||6/1|
Biting Back (IRE) 14
|3||131 9-5||G M Lyons||N G McCullagh||57||12/1|
Yorkshire Pearl (IRE) 61
|4||126 9-0 t||J B McCabe||R P Whelan (5)||51||25/1|
|4||123 8-11||C O'Brien||K J Manning||48||11/1|
Lago Indiano (IRE) 21
|4||123 8-11 b||Peter Fahey||S Foley||48||6/1|
Aristotelian (IRE) 191
|4||122 8-10||M P Sunderland||R P Cleary||47||10/1|
Golden Flight (IRE) 28
|5||122 8-10 p||J C McConnell||M M Monaghan (7)||47||33/1|
Solo Whisper (IRE) 42
|3||121 8-9 pt||T Hogan||C P Hoban (5)||47||10/1|
||4||94||T Cleary||Reserve 1||55||NR|
||3||89||D P Nagle||Reserve 2||47||NR|
||5||813 bt||N Lawlor||Reserve 3||50||NR|
||7||9-5||Mrs Y Dunleavy||J P Murtagh||9/2|
LIBERTY TO ROCK kept finding more when holding off dead-heaters Heroine Chic and Lago Indiano by a neck over C&D three weeks ago. The latter is a couple of pounds better off today but Jim Gorman's gelding looks a tough individual and it would be no surprise if he upheld the form en route to landing the first division of this ordinary handicap. Hopes N Dreams is still a maiden but the filly looked ready for a step up in trip when a close fifth to Ashton Rose over 7f here last time and should be thereabouts again. Cool Athlete won over C&D in July and over 7f at Tipperary subsequently. The handicapper has had his say since but David Marnane's gelding is still entitled to respect in this company.
Miss Martinstown (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 16l behind Simla Sunset (9-3) at Curragh 7f hcp 60-95 in Jul.
Elwazeer (USA) 66-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, 11th of 14, 19l behind Gordon Lord Byron (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Lift The Gloom 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and lost place 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Luttrell Lady (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct '09.
Lily's Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Restrained and towards rear, swift headway in 5th halfway, 3rd 4f out, ridden 2f out, no extra 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Knockgraffon Lad (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 11l behind Flavia Tatiana (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-70 pol in Oct.
Bramante 11-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, never a factor, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Norah Starr (8-12) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 sft in Jun.
Lago Indiano (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and challenged 2f out, kept on, narrowly headed closing stages, no extra dying strides, 2nd of 14, nk behind Liberty To Rock (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Liberty To Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on to narrow lead closing stages, all out (no time taken), won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Heroine Chic (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Aristotelian (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon no extra and weakened, 13th of 16, 30l behind An Mhi (8-13) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Jun.
Solo Whisper (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace in 6th 1f out, no impression leaders, 4th of 14, 6l behind Eastern Rules (9-6) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Biting Back (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Never a factor, 10th of 14, 5l behind Richelieu (8-12) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Going Gaga (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, driven along and no impression early straight, 9th of 10, 11l behind Colour Of Love (9-3) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 60-90 gf in Jul.
Mctaggart (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, driven along approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Acushladear (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Oct.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ashton Rose (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.
Blue Dazzler (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 17l behind Dubai Glory (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Yorkshire Pearl (IRE) 100-1 (8-13) Broke smartly and led or disputed lead, headed approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 9th of 19, 14l behind Atlantic Swing (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft in Oct.
Golden Flight (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Jumped awkwardly, always towards rear, 11th of 14, 8l behind Ashton Rose (9-7) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Nov.