Meath Handicap (55-80) 1m 2f
- (3yo+, 1m 2f, 19 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft to Heavy (Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 17.66s
- Off time: 17:36:51
|1st||2 King of Dudes||14/1|
|2nd||16 Eighteen Summers||½||12/1|
|3rd||4 King of The Picts||¾||9/1|
Ashva (USA) 16
|4||140 10-0||T Carmody||J P Murtagh||77||5/1|
King of Dudes 12
|3||137 9-11 b1||T Carmody||L P Dempsey (10)||79||14/1|
Un Hinged (IRE) 55
|12||135 9-9 t||J J Coleman||C T Keane (7)||72||25/1|
King of The Picts (IRE) 20
|3||133 9-7||J P Shanahan||R P Whelan (3)||75||9/1|
Mahaazen (IRE) 16
|3||132 9-6 b||D K Weld||P J Smullen||74||8/1|
Purple (IRE) 19
|3||132 9-6 p||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||74||8/1|
Gris Ladera (IRE) 30
|4||131 9-5 t||S Weld||F Lynch||68||16/1|
Salacious Sally (IRE) 9
|3||131 9-5||D Kinsella||R A Doyle (7) (ex2)||73||14/1|
Adam's Return (IRE) 17
|6||130 9-4 p||G O'Leary||B A Curtis||67||33/1|
Dream Scape 5
|3||129 9-3||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||71||25/1|
Leroy Parker (IRE) 22
|4||129 9-3||N Meade||C P Hoban (5)||66||12/1|
Szabo's Destiny 249
|4||128 9-2||G Elliott||E J McNamara||65||20/1|
Irish Reel (IRE) 37
|5||126 9-0 p||H Rogers||Sam James (3)||63||14/1|
Valbucca (IRE) 30
|5||126 9-0 b||W McCreery||W M Lordan||63||10/1|
Eighteen Summers (USA) 36
|5||124 8-12||J S Bolger||K J Manning||61||12/1|
To The Sky (IRE) 10
|4||124 8-12 p||Ms J Morgan||W J Lee||61||9/2f|
Solar Heat (IRE) 146
|3||123 8-11 p1||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||65||14/1|
Blue Mimosa (IRE) 23
|3||122 8-10||K Prendergast||D P McDonogh||64||20/1|
Reina De Luz (IRE) 16
|3||122 8-10 p||L Smyth||C O'Donoghue||64||20/1|
||3||813||Ms J Morgan||S Foley||67||NR|
||5||87 t||H Rogers||R P Cleary||56||NR|
Tupelo Honey (IRE)
||4||9-4||C O'Brien||J P Murtagh||6/1|
A very tough handicap for punters to unravel but To The Sky will attract support after his impressive victory at the Curragh though an 8lb rise may just be enough to stop him. Daigreen has shot up the weights since his two victories at Ballinrobe and might just be a few pounds high so it's VALBUCCA who is given the vote. Still a maiden after 16 starts, she's finished runner-up on several occasions though there's nothing wrong with her enthusiasm and she ran really well at Galway last time when Salacious Sally and Leroy Parker were behind. Mahaazen won on heavy ground as a juvenile and has to be respected despite being a beaten favourite on her two latest starts but Purple soon capitulated when headed at Listowel and doesn't look the most reliable type.
Daigreen (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch, 6th halfway, progress 2 1/2f out, 3rd 2f out, moderate 2nd and no impression straight, 2nd of 15, 7l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy in Sep.
Cave Artist (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 4th 4f out, soon no impression, last of 8, 31l behind Blackstairmountain (11-5) at Bellewstown 1m 4f stks sft in Aug.
King of Dudes 4-1fav (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression straight, 9th of 14, 6l behind Russian Soul (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Sep.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 5-1 (8-6) Mostly 4th, ridden before straight, one pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Encrypted Message (9-1) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp in Sep.
King of The Picts (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 3f out, no impression, kept on one pace straight, 6th of 8, 16l behind Marlos Moment (8-6) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp hvy in Sep.
Valbucca (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress on inner over 2f out, 3rd into straight, 2nd and kept on well inside final furlong, finished best, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Leyland (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp hvy in Sep.
Leroy Parker (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, 7th halfway, progress on outer over 2f out, 4th early straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Leyland (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp hvy in Sep.
Adam's Return (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened from 3f out, 15th of 16, 12l behind Core Element (9-12) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Irish Reel (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Led early, tracked leader, no extra from 2f out, eased when beaten, last of 10, 33l behind Maude Adams (8-13) at Roscommon 1m 2f fll hcp in Sep.
To The Sky (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway in 6th 2f out, improved to challenge 1f out, soon ridden to lead, kept on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f app hcp 50-70 in Sep beating Silver Shuffle (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Purple (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Led, edged clear approaching straight, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, soon outpaced, 3rd and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Shifting (9-4) at Listowel 1m 1f hcp 50-80 hvy in Sep.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 5th 3f out, stayed on to 2nd under 2f out, no chance with winner and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 10, 19l behind Hide The Evidence (8-6) at Roscommon 1m 4f app hcp 50-70 hvy.
Ashva (USA) 8-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep.
Reina De Luz (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Led and disputed, headed halfway, regained lead 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Salacious Sally (9-8) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo app hcp hvy in Sep.
Dream Scape 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 5th and ridden straight, kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 11, 5l behind Empresario (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo clm gd.
Solar Heat (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Zariyna (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo fll mdn gs in May.
Blue Mimosa (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division best, 10th early, kept on same pace under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 7th of 13, 12l behind Jappeli (8-8) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp hvy in Sep.
Un Hinged (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Dwelt and in rear, ridden 4f out, soon trailing, weakened and tailed off, last of 9, well behind Phantom Of Plenty (8-6) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gs in Aug.
Gris Ladera (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, 7th and effort 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Leyland (9-3) at Galway 1m 4f App hcp hvy in Sep.
Szabo's Destiny 16-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Master Melody (7-11) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Mahaazen (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Led, headed after 1 1/2f, 3rd halfway, ridden to narrow lead 2f out, strongly pressed, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Rigoletta (9-2) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f stks 0-80 hvy in Sep.