UL Racing Society Maiden 6f 160y
- (3yo, 6f 160y, 7 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 32.71s
- Off time: 13:55:24
|1st||7 Miss Gally Rio||5/1|
|2nd||1 Bush Pilot||½||2/1|
Bush Pilot (IRE) 169
|3||131 9-5 v1||D K Weld||P J Smullen||80||2/1|
Cookie Ring (IRE) 5
|3||131 9-5||C Roche||M C Hussey||50/1|
Russian Roulette (IRE) 18
|3||131 9-5||C O'Brien||F M Berry||33/1|
Space Velocity (IRE) 5
|3||131 9-5||A Oliver||C D Hayes||25/1|
The Islander (IRE) 18
|3||131 9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/10f|
Love The Feeling (IRE) 13
|3||126 9-0||W McCreery||W J Lee||16/1|
Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 8
|3||126 9-0||W McCreery||T P Madden (7)||5/1|
Dermot Weld has begun the new campaign in top form so BUSH PILOT shouldn't be inconvenienced by the lack of a recent run and, though slightly disappointing on his final start at Navan, should have made enough progress during the winter to take this. Most of Aidan O'Brien's runners to date have needed an outing and that may be the case with The Islander, who showed plenty of pace on his debut behind Iveagh Gardens at the Curragh. Miss Gally Rio was well beaten in that latter event but showed the benefit with an excellent close second to Waltzing Matilda on heavy ground at Leopardstown.
Miss Gally Rio (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and challenged early straight, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 7, ns behind Waltzing Matilda (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll mdn hvy.
Bush Pilot (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders in stand's side group, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Golden Amber (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
The Islander (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 5th of 20, 11l behind Iveagh Gardens (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
Space Velocity (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear until pushed along in 5th approaching straight where raced towards outer, soon no impression and weakened from well over 1f out, last of 8, 34l behind Plamas (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn hvy.
Love The Feeling (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden in moderate 6th 3f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 10l behind Sinndar Desert (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Russian Roulette (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Disputed lead, headed and ridden 2 1/2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 20l behind Answered (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn in Mar.
Cookie Ring (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Impeded slightly soon after start, in rear, dropped behind from under 2f out, 7th of 8, 24l behind Plamas (9-0) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo mdn hvy.