Munster Flat Race 2m
- (5-7yo, 2m, 18 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 42.80s
- Off time: 17:05:13
|1st||12 Band Of Blood||10/3|
|2nd||9 The Pounds||hd||12/1|
Broadway Symphony (IRE)
|6||168 12-0||Miss E Doyle||Mr M P Fogarty (3)||20/1|
|6||168 12-0||Mrs S Dawson||Mr J W Hannon (7)||50/1|
Cyprian Prince (IRE) 45
|7||168 12-0||L J Archdeacon||Mr M J O'Connor||15/8f|
|7||168 12-0||J J Walsh||Mr S Cavanagh (7)||33/1|
|7||168 12-0||Steven E Ryder||Mr M F Hassett (7)||25/1|
Lake Naivasha (IRE) 31
|6||168 12-0||James Dullea||Mr J J Codd||20/1|
Pals Leg (IRE) 101
|7||168 12-0||E M O'Sullivan||Mr E M O'Sullivan (7)||22/1|
Sydney Thompson (IRE) 108
|7||168 12-0||R O'Neill||Mr J W O'neill (7)||33/1|
The Pounds (IRE) 90
|7||168 12-0 t||T Foley||Mr P T Foley (7)||12/1|
|5||167 11-13||J J Hanlon||Mr J T Carroll (3)||10/1|
|5||167 11-13||C O'Brien||Ms N Carberry||5/1|
Band Of Blood (IRE) 331
|5||167 11-13||P Fenton||Mr R J Kiely (5)||10/3|
Diamond Shadow (IRE)
|5||167 11-13||L Young||Mr W T Shanahan (7)||50/1|
|5||167 11-13||P Lacey||Mr F R O'Brien (7)||40/1|
Grange Ville Flyer (IRE)
|6||161 11-7||A J Costello||Mr D P M Collins (7)||33/1|
Catch A Penny (IRE) 73
|5||160 11-6 t1||B T Murphy||Mr R M Murphy (7)||25/1|
Dream Beat 66
|5||160 11-6||J J Walsh||Mr A McCurtin (7)||11/1|
Katelyn's Way (IRE)
|5||160 11-6||John Neilan||Mr D L Queally (5)||33/1|
||6||Daniel Howard||Reserve 1||NR|
||6||R Hackett||Reserve 2||NR|
||6||K Purcell||Reserve 3||NR|
Afatcat made his racecourse debut at Bellewstown in August and ran well behind Aranhill Chief but the winner has been well beaten subsequently. Winning point-to-pointer Band Of Blood made a reasonable start at Limerick last March and has enough pace and stamina in his pedigree to make a decent performer in time while Dream Beat and The Pounds have shown enough to suggest they can get competitive. ARCTIC WOLF's pedigree is more about speed than stamina so any further rain probably wouldn't help his cause but he's a half-brother to several winners and out of a winning mare so can keep up the family tradition and make a winning start. Cyprian Prince easily won a point at Dromahane in December and should be monitored in the market.
Shane Billy (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Garryduff Appeal.
Murtys Delight (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Mid div, 7th halfway, 6th 3out, ko same pace, 5th of 15, 12l behind Indian Gale (12-0) at Templemore 3m ire ptp gf in Apr.
Midnight Flame (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Ballyheigue Castle (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Band Of Blood (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, 3rd into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Kauto Grand Mogol (11-2) at Limerick 2m 4yo nhf sft in Mar.
The Pounds (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Chased leader in 2nd, led briefly 2f out, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Hawaii Five Nil (11-4) at Clonmel 2m N H flat sft in Nov.
Afatcat 11-2 (11-2) Attempted to make all, travelling well over 3f out, attempted to assert approaching 2f out until pressed and joined 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Aranhill Chief (11-7) at Bellewstown 2m 1f N H flat in Aug.
Pals Leg (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 16, 16l behind Blossom Gate (10-12) at Cork 2m 4f mdn hdl in Nov.
Cyprian Prince (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ld/disp until 1l adv gng best 2out, 2l adv last, sow, unextended, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Rocknrollrambo (12-0) by 3l, 8 ran.
Broadway Symphony (IRE) Broadway Flyer gelding out of Flying Hooves.
Drumloose (IRE) Anshan gelding out of Miss Florida.
Arctic Wolf Medicean gelding out of Arctic Air.
Diamond Shadow (IRE) Diamond Green gelding out of Shadow Play.
Katelyn's Way (IRE) Cloudings mare out of Queen High Blue.
Catch A Penny (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Rear of mid-division, weakened 4f out, last of 17, well behind Outlander (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m 4yo nhf sft in Dec.
Buster Molloy Tamayaz gelding out of Maid O'cannie.
Gold Symbol Gold Mark gelding out of Mrs Jones.
Lake Naivasha (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ww rr, 9th when fell hvly 6th, in a race won by Seskinane (12-0) at Killeagh 3m ire ptp sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Sydney Thompson (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind King Of Firth (12-0) at Galway 2m N H flat in Oct.
Diamondintherough (IRE) Diamond Green gelding out of Killgham.
Grange Ville Flyer (IRE) Westerner mare out of Petite Ville.
Dream Beat 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead and dispute 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 5l behind Bell Weir (11-4) at Cork 2m N H flat sft in Dec.