Ice-vibe.com Horseware Ireland Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 14 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 37.94s
- Off time: 18:55:31
|1st||7 If Per Chance||17/2|
Iron Major (IRE) 14
|5||139 9-13||E Lynam||S H James (5)||88||9/1|
Whipless (IRE) 14
|4||139 9-13 b||J S Bolger||R P Whelan (5)||88||7/1|
Tarrsille (IRE) 14
|6||135 9-9 t||G M Lyons||E J McNamara (3)||84||14/1|
Star Links (USA) 8
|6||134 9-8 b||S Donohoe||Mr D J Benson (7)||83||14/1|
Akasaka (IRE) 14
|5||133 9-7 p1||E Lynam||J P O'Brien||82||13/2|
Toufan Express 14
|10||132 9-6 b||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||81||25/1|
If Per Chance (IRE) 14
|7||131 9-5 p||M Halford||S Foley||80||17/2|
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 96
|7||131 9-5 b||T Cleary||R P Cleary||80||25/1|
Elwazeer (USA) 7
|4||128 9-2||D P Nagle||W M Lordan||77||4/1f|
Joe Eile (IRE) 14
|4||128 9-2||G M Lyons||G J Phillips (7)||77||5/1|
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 7
|5||125 8-13||M J Byrne||C T Keane (7)||74||8/1|
Black N Brew (USA) 7
|6||123 8-11 t1||J C McConnell||R Coakley (7)||72||20/1|
Lord Kenmare (USA) 7
|6||122 8-10 pt||M Halford||C P Hoban (5)||71||10/1|
Casela Park (IRE) 14
|7||121 8-9||J Tyrrell||J F Egan||70||33/1|
No less than eight of these have won over the C&D. Sam James brought Iron Major with a lovely-timed run here a fortnight ago and his mount had a little more in hand than the one length verdict over Joe Eile suggests. Akasaka was a further head behind in third, WHIPLESS a close up in fifth and If Per Chance, Taufan Express and the well-supported Tarrsille further behind. The winner looks certain to go close again but it's Jim Bolger's charge, who was having his first start for eight weeks and only his second on the surface, who gets the vote to turn the tables and take this. Elwazeer is running very well and looks a major threat after last week's cracking effort behind Cool Athlete where he had Knockgraffon Lad and Lord Kenmare behind.
If Per Chance (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, 6th 2f out, soon ridden, no extra in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Akasaka (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 2f out, ridden to lead and dispute 1 1/2f out, headed inside final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Elwazeer (USA) 7-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Cool Athlete (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol.
Iron Major (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway into 5th 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led inside final 100 yards, kept on well close home, won at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan beating Joe Eile (9-7) by 1l, 11 ran.
Joe Eile (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead and dispute 1 1/2f out, headed inside final 100 yards, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Toufan Express 16-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway to lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra, 7th of 11, 5l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Cool Athlete (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Keen hold and chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, headed under 1f out, drifted left under pressure, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Cool Athlete (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol.
Tarrsille (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 11, 6l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Whipless (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th when lost place 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 2l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Black N Brew (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Cool Athlete (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Handicap (60-75) (4yo+) pol.
Miranda's Girl (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Settled behind leaders on outer, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Enchanted Evening (9-1) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Star Links (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, going well on inside over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Viva Ronaldo (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Casela Park (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra and weakened, 10th of 11, 11l behind Iron Major (9-9) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.