Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Claiming Race 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, 8 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 25.30s
- Off time: 16:33:17
|2nd||3 Iron Major||½||4/1|
|3rd||2 He's Got Rhythm||1¼||11/4|
Akasaka (IRE) 12
|6||145 10-5||E Lynam||R P Whelan (3)||98||11/10f|
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 7
|8||140 10-0||D Marnane||C R King (7)||85||11/4|
Iron Major (IRE) 39
|6||140 10-0||E Lynam||R P Downey (10)||81||4/1|
Barberton (USA) 75
|4||137 9-11||P M Rogers||B A Curtis||48||100/1|
Fleet Captain 37
|5||135 9-9||Jane M Foley||D A McCormack (5)||59||25/1|
Indiana Charmer (USA) 37
|4||134 9-8 v||T Collins||P J Smullen||61||12/1|
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 4
|4||129 9-3||M Hourigan||S Foley||33/1|
Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 21
|3||129 9-3||E P Harty||D P McDonogh||8/1|
||4||Miss M McGuinness||C T Keane||44||WD|
He's Got Rhythm (IRE)
||7||9-7||D Marnane||S H James||9/2|
He's Got Rhythm won this last year when rated 72 and he's now on 85 though Connor KIng's claim will be a big help. Iron Major has slipped 12lb in the ratings in the past year and did show a degree of improvement at Naas as a result but would be better off in a handicap against stablemate AKASAKA, who is rated 13lb higher but concedes just 5lb. He's generally performed at a higher level and wasn't disgraced in a premier handicap at the Curragh last time so looks the one to be on. Nuestra Alegria is the only one of these with any real scope and is likely to improve again from her maiden success at Limerick.
Yo Credo (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Prominent, outpaced when ridden and hung left 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 9l behind Imperial Legend (8-10) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Akasaka (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 3f out, 7th 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Ansgar (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Jun.
Iron Major (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Towards rear, 12th and pushed along entering straight, some headway in 6th over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf in Jun.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Settled behind leaders, 4th 3f out, headway travelling well into 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 gf beating The Alarm Clock (8-1) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Nuestra Alegria (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and 6th halfway, headway in 4th over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Limerick 1m mdn stks gf in Jun beating Burren Trail (9-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Fleet Captain 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along towards rear halfway, ridden into 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-12) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.
Indiana Charmer (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division early, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 14, 9l behind Lily Of Kenmare (9-12) at Fairyhouse 7f hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.
Dancing Ecco (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, moderate 5th under 4f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 7, 23l behind Belle de Crecy (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gf.
Barberton (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 11th of 15, 9l behind Benalex Park (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m hcp 47-65 sft in Apr.