Abbey Hotel Roscommon Handicap Hurdle (80-109) 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, 18 runners)
- Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 4.30s
- Off time: 19:50:51
Start Me Up (IRE) 8
|9||166 11-12 vt||C F Swan||D N Russell||109||6/1|
Griesenau (IRE) 23
|7||165 11-11||L Byrne||Mr P A O'Sullivan (7)||108||33/1|
Saddlers Storm (IRE) 47
|11||163 11-9 t1||A J Martin||P Townend||106||12/1|
Tico (IRE) 11
|8||163 11-9 b1||W F Codd||Mr J P O'Rourke (7)||106||25/1|
Ballygill Gale (IRE) 18
|9||162 11-8||V T O'Brien||T Kelly (5)||105||12/1|
Campbonnais (FR) 13
|8||162 11-8 b||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||105||20/1|
Chebona Bula 11
|7||160 11-6 bt||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||103||14/1|
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 9
|7||160 11-6||T Hogan||D E Splaine (5)||103||4/1f|
Easy Mate (IRE) 11
|7||160 11-6 b1||C A Murphy||R M Power||103||14/1|
Corrick Bridge (IRE) 629
|11||159 11-5 t||A J Martin||S A Shortall (7)||102||20/1|
Courtncatcher (IRE) 18
|6||159 11-5||P J Duffy||Andrew J McNamara||102||8/1|
Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 31
|6||159 11-5||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton (5)||102||16/1|
Handsome Dan (IRE) 28
|7||159 11-5||D Leahy||A P Heskin||102||10/1|
Millieann (IRE) 39
|6||159 11-5||R Tector||G Malone (7)||102||25/1|
Raheenwood (IRE) 9
|8||159 11-5 p||C Kidd||S G McDermott||102||14/1|
Rolling Rocket (IRE) 15
|7||159 11-5||S Ryan||R M Moran||102||9/1|
Schinkel (IRE) 11
|8||159 11-5 p||D T Hughes||M A Enright (3)||102||20/1|
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 29
|6||159 11-5||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||102||5/1|
||6||114||F Flood||Reserve 1||101||NR|
||5||114 p||G Elliott||Reserve 2||101||NR|
||7||113 bt||Mrs G Callaghan||Reserve 3||100||NR|
COOLNAGORNA GIGGS has improved markedly over fences in recent weeks so the fact that he can race from a 15lb lower mark over timber suggests he's very well handicapped and he's given the nod. Raheenwood was behind him at Kilbeggan last week but is better over timber and is another well enough treated. Wontbelongnow was making her reappearance after a long absence when landing a Killarney maiden in comfortable fashion and she won't mind the ground so has to be considered. Courtncatcher has gone close on a couple of occasions without quite getting there while the lightly-raced Rolling Rocket has done well on good to soft going and gives the impression he'll be better on faster ground.
Peace In The West (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Mid-division, badly hampered 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cool Oscar (11-5) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May, 22 ran.
Shattered Dream (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Soon led, headed after 3 out and dropped to 5th next, weakened, 6th of 16, 37l behind John The Soldier (11-2) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Katys Girl (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Soon mid-division, 9th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 8th of 19, 14l behind Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Courtncatcher (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway into 9th after 4 out, ridden into 6th 2 out, 3rd last, kept on to 2nd run-in, 2nd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Samantha Jones (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May.
Tico (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Towards rear, 9th halfway, never a factor, moderate 8th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 28l behind Chebona Bula (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Raheenwood (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Soon chased leaders, 6th 3 out, no impression next, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 9l behind Coolnagorna Giggs (11-9) at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf.
Wontbelongnow (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Mid-division, headway into 6th 4 out, improved to challenge entering straight, led before 3 out, ridden 2 out, kept on well, won at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in May beating Usuel Smurfer (11-4) by 6l, 18 ran.
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Soon tracked leaders, closer order 7 out, on terms from 4 out, led and went on approaching straight, reduced lead and strongly pressed run-in, holding on at the finish, won at Kilbeggan 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gf beating Present Potential (10-9) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Rolling Rocket (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 2 out, soon ridden and headed, no impression on easy winner before last, kept on same pace in 2nd, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Norah Starr (11-11) at Ballinrobe 2m hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in May.
Easy Mate (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Towards rear, no extra 3 out, 15th of 19, well behind Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Schinkel (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Settled in rear, never a factor, no threat from 3 out, 9th of 10, 50l behind Chebona Bula (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May.
Start Me Up (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Waited with, soon mid-division, headway 5 out, on terms into straight, dropped to 3rd and no impression from 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 6l behind Bangonform (10-5) at Listowel 3m hcp hdl.
Ballygill Gale (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th after 4 out, no extra before straight, 12th of 20, 32l behind Samantha Jones (10-7) at Cork 3m hcp hdl 80-109 gf in May.
Campbonnais (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 8th to 11th, weakened quickly from 4 out, 11th of 14, well behind Dont Back Down (11-1) at Punchestown 3m hcp chs 0-123 gf in May.
Handsome Dan (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent in chasing group, lost place from before 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 33l behind Arnaud (11-6) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs sft in May.
Corrick Bridge (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear, some headway 13th, mistake and weakened 4 out, 7th of 12, 37l behind Power Pack Jack (10-3) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Sep '11.
Craddockstown Lad (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Rear of mid-division, 11th and no impression 3 out, soon ridden and no extra, 9th of 17, well behind Perfect Gentleman (11-12) at Punchestown 3m mdn hdl gd in May.
Saddlers Storm (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway from 27th, ridden in moderate 6th 4 out, kept on without threatening, 4th of 17, 6l behind Big Shu (12-3) at Punchestown 4m 1f crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Apr.
Millieann (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, well behind Caoimhe's Delight (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mrs beg chs sft in May.
Chebona Bula 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway to lead approaching 2 out and asserted before last where mistake, ridden and kept on run-in, won at Tramore 2m 6f beg chase gd in May beating Pigeon Creek (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Griesenau (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Reluctant at start, towards rear, mistake 5 out, no extra and fell 3 out, in a race won by Hillman (11-4) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-109 sft in May, 15 ran.