Tulsk Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, 8 runners)
- Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 40.90s
- Off time: 18:21:12
|1st||3 Solo Performer||8/1|
|3rd||6 Jack Daddy||1¼||12/1|
Hot Prospect 167
|6||138 9-12 h||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (7) (ex1)||94||20/1|
Muck 'N' brass (IRE) 17
|4||132 9-6||J Larkin||B A Curtis||88||12/1|
Solo Performer (IRE) 16
|8||132 9-6 b||H Rogers||C D Hayes||88||8/1|
Alhellal (IRE) 241
|7||130 9-4||M Phelan||K J Manning||86||10/3|
Jack Daddy 9
|4||122 8-10||J G Murphy||G F Carroll (ex1)||78||12/1|
Shadow Catcher 18
|5||122 8-10 p||G Elliott||L P Dempsey (7)||78||4/1|
Time For Action (IRE) 35
|3||122 8-10||D Wachman||W M Lordan||93||6/4f|
Eagle's Pass (IRE) 18
|11||120 8-8 b||T J O'Mara||I J Brennan (3)||76||20/1|
||4||811||M Halford||S Foley||79||NR|
BENSOON performed well over this sort of trip at the backend of last year and would have found 1m1f too short on his reappearance at Gowran last month but stayed on gamely to snatch the spoils and will be much better suited to tonight's trip. He can follow up though the very lightly-raced Jack Daddy had some decent form last summer and will be better for last weekend's effort at Listowel. Time For Action makes his handicap debut and this longer trip will be more to his liking while Solo Performer has generally competed at a much higher level and with 10 victories behind him is always dangerous.
Bensoon 11-2 (8-13) Towards rear, progress final 2 furlongs, led under 1f out, stayed on well, ducked left near line, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May beating Long Journey Home (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Solo Performer (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and no extra early straight, 11th of 20, 11l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-2) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gf in May.
Alhellal (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division, outpaced 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 22nd of 34, well behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Jack Daddy 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 4th over 4f out and ridden approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, weakened, last of 5, 15l behind Fleur De Nuit (9-7) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 60-90 sft.
Hot Prospect 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened from 4f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Ansgar (9-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.
Muck 'N' brass (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Soon mid-division, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 16th of 23, 9l behind Fiesolana (9-2) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in May.
Time For Action (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden from under 3f out, 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 10l behind Leading Light (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo stk in May.
Eagle's Pass (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 9th over 6f out, kept on without threatening under pressure straight, 8th of 13, 6l behind Sky Pilot (8-10) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gd in Jun '12.
Shadow Catcher 28-1 (8-12) Soon towards rear, ridden 4f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 15l behind El Salvador (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Feb.