Cork Racecourse Veterinary Surgeons (Pro/Am) Flat Race 2m
- (4-7yo, 2m, 15 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 57.50s
- Off time: 15:46:24
|1st||9 Bell Weir||6/1|
|2nd||1 Aerlite Supreme||3||2/1f|
|3rd||8 Wedding Present||nk||14/1|
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 42
|5||168 12-0||M Hourigan||R P McNamara||2/1f|
All Fired Up (IRE) 25
|5||168 12-0||S Byrne||Mr S P Byrne (7)||16/1|
Blazing Warrior (IRE)
|5||168 12-0||W J Austin||Mr D Skehan (7)||7/2|
Clarior Ex Obscuro (IRE) 22
|6||168 12-0||W M Roper||K C Sexton (7)||16/1|
The Old House (IRE)
|5||168 12-0||James Dullea||Mr D L Queally (5)||20/1|
Third Chance (IRE)
|5||168 12-0||P F O'Donnell||Mr W J Gleeson (7)||25/1|
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 28
|5||168 12-0||H de Bromhead||Mr D Roche (5)||9/2|
Wedding Present (IRE) 231
|6||168 12-0||S O O'Brien||Mr C W Fennessy (7)||14/1|
Bell Weir 38
|4||165 11-11||E Doyle||Mr P D Collins (7)||6/1|
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 21
|4||165 11-11||Mrs A Busteed||Mr E O'Sullivan (7)||33/1|
Curvacious (IRE) 14
|6||161 11-7||E Stanners||G Malone (7)||9/1|
Fureys Cross (IRE)
|6||161 11-7||V T O'Brien||Mr T M O'Brien (7)||20/1|
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 385
|7||161 11-7||R Murphy||A Ring (7)||20/1|
Dream Beat 49
|4||158 11-4||J J Walsh||A McCurtin (7)||20/1|
Sarahs Joy (IRE)
|4||158 11-4 b1||C O'Keeffe||Mr E P O'Brien (7)||33/1|
Rory O'Moore (IRE)
||6||12-0||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'Neill||11/1|
This hasn't been a great race for favourite backers in recent years but Michael Hourigan would be disappointed if AERLITE SUPREME cannot build upon his debut at Galway where he looked to be something of an unlucky loser having found his path blocked at a vital stage. Treacy Hotels Boy should have stripped fitter from a recent run in a point-to-point at Ballinaboola though he may turn out to be better over further. Bell Weir has more of a Flat pedigree than most, and the son of Tobougg cannot be ruled out having put up a decent effort in defeat at Clonmel. Curvacious was third to Hidden Universe at Limerick a couple of seasons ago and though this is probably the best form in the race, she has clearly had training issues in the interim.
Bell Weir 12-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway into moderate 5th 3f out, ridden into 3rd under 2f out, kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Posiden Sea (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat in Nov.
Aerlite Supreme (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway into 4th 6f out, ridden into 3rd entering straight, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind King Of Firth (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat in Oct.
Wedding Present (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, went on 2out, kow, won at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Ballymartin King (12-0) by 5l, 17 ran.
Dream Beat 33-1 (10-11) Soon chased leaders, 8th into straight, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 7th of 18, 16l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
The Old House (IRE) Aolus gelding out of Supreme Queen.
Curvacious (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 16th of 19, well behind Joanne One (10-13) at Navan 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) hvy in Nov.
Fureys Cross (IRE) Quws mare out of Fancy Me Not.
Third Chance (IRE) Witness Box gelding out of Princess Isle.
Mrs Mac Veale (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Ww rr, prog from 9th, cl en 4th aftr 6out, cl 3rd aftr 4out until fair 3rd but no ch with 1st 2 aftr 2out, kow, 3rd of 9, 14l behind The Blarney Rose (11-4) at Affane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov '11.
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Rr of mid-div, prog 4out, 3rd 2out, went 2nd on run-in, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Going Concern (12-0) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Clarior Ex Obscuro (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, dropped to 4th after 6f, rear 7f out, ridden in 5th 3f out, 4th and no impression 2f out, kept on to moderate 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Clondaw Court (12-0) at Punchestown 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 49l behind O Maonlai (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Nov.
Sarahs Joy (IRE) Presenting filly out of Molly Be.
Blazing Warrior (IRE) Close Conflict gelding out of Leading Duke.