'Everyone Loves Downpatrick' Mares Handicap Hurdle (80-116) 2m 2f 50y
- (4yo+, 2m 2f 50y, 5 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 56.50s
- Off time: 16:20:58
|1st||4 Pennys Tune||7/2|
|2nd||3 Dashing Lady||1¾||10/11f|
Only Exception (IRE) 27
|5||161 11-7||M C Grassick||S A Shortall (7)||105||12/1|
Dashing Lady (IRE) 7
|6||158 11-4||J W Nicholson||K C Sexton (5)||102||10/11f|
Pennys Tune (IRE) 28
|7||158 11-4 t1||M M McNiff||D R Fox (5)||102||7/2|
|5||146 10-6 bt||G Elliott||D J Condon||90||9/2|
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 16
|6||145 10-5||L Lennon||L A McKenna (7)||89||8/1|
||8||1110 t||Martin Hassett||L P Dempsey||108||NR|
||9||113 bt||P O Brady||M J Bolger||101||NR|
||5||P J Rothwell||A Ring||84||NR|
Magnetic Force (IRE)
||6||11-2||R Hennessy||A E Lynch||14/1|
Not for the first time, Pennys Tune reared up at the start and refused to race at Sligo, coming a month after her victory on this track. She's good enough to win this but can't be trusted. DASHING LADY was in good form before scoring at Killarney and may have found the minimum trip too short at Galway so she looks a more realistic option. Hilden, a winner over the course and distance in June, has run poorly in two subsequent starts.
Nurse Ryan (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 9l behind Golden Ticket (9-12) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, went 5th after 4 out, dropped to 6th and no extra 2 out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Courtncatcher (11-10) at Cork 3m hdl gd.
Heavenly Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Held up in 4th, closer in 4th halfway, ridden in detached 4th after 3 out, no extra, tailed off, 4th of 5, 47l behind Queen Alphabet (11-1) at Sligo 2m mrs nov hdl gf in Jul.
Pennys Tune (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Cocked jaw, reared up, whipped round and refused to race, in a race won by Roadtotheisland (10-4) at Sligo 2m 4f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gf in Jul, 13 ran.
Dashing Lady (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, lost place before 3 out, 6th approaching 2 out where 5th, 4th before straight, raced on stand's side run-in, kept on without getting to 1st 2,, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Park Ranger (11-0) at Galway 2m cond hcap hdle.
Maple Valley Gold (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Mistake, hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Dedoctorsdaughter (11-2) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Only Exception (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Always rear, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, last of 5, well behind Orgilgo Bay (11-6) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hdl gd in Jul.
Hilden 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden and no impression before 3 out, 12th of 16, 35l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf in Jul.