Peter Hook & The Light Race 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, 4 runners)
- Winner €13,000 2nd €3,800 3rd €1,800 4th €600
- Going: Good, Yielding in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 10.27s
- Off time: 18:50:16
|1st||1 News At Six||4/5f|
News At Six (IRE) 8
|4||140 10-0||J S Bolger||K J Manning||100||4/5f|
Specific Gravity (FR) 140
|6||140 10-0||A McGuinness||S Foley||96||11/1|
Azurite (IRE) 11
|3||129 9-3||G M Lyons||C T Keane||91||3/1|
|3||129 9-3||D K Weld||P J Smullen||94||4/1|
Azurite dead-heated with Breathe Easy over this trip at the Curragh in May but hasn't looked as effective over further on his next two starts. He should be happier back at this distance while it's interesting to see Specific Gravity returning to Europe after a long spell in Dubai. He looked quite smart when scoring at Newmarket for Sir Henry Cecil a couple of years ago. Nonchalant didn't get the clearest of runs behind Chance to Dance at the Curragh and the 11lb he receives from NEWS AT SIX gives him an opportunity to get back on track but Jim Bolger's charge followed his victory in the Apprentice Derby at the Curragh with a facile success at Fairyhouse and can hardly be opposed as he seeks a quick hat-trick.
News At Six (IRE) 4-9fav (10-0) Dwelt, soon raced in 5th, closer in 2nd 3f out, travelling smoothly straight, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 gf beating Grecian Tiger (9-12) by 11l, 6 ran.
Nonchalant 6-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 5l behind Chance To Dance (9-8) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Azurite (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Wexford Town (8-4) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in Jun.
Specific Gravity (FR) 33-1 (8-6) 9th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Elleval (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp in Feb.