Ladies Day At Sligo 7th August Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 15 runners)
- Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 54.10s
- Off time: 17:00:22
|1st||16 The Two Jays||20/1|
|2nd||15 Johnston's Best||1||8/1|
|3rd||17 Desert Roe||3||7/2f|
Maya Quest (IRE) 30
|9||166 11-12 p||M Fitzsimons||J J Burke (5)||95||11/2|
Benefitthewest (IRE) 28
|8||161 11-7 t||P W Flynn||K C Sexton (5)||90||7/1|
Castaway Island (IRE) 30
|5||161 11-7 p||David Kelly||G N Fox (5)||90||7/1|
Dowd's Angle (IRE) 19
|8||160 11-6 p||S K Ryder||M Darcy||89||20/1|
Bean Chroi Bhriste (IRE) 19
|11||159 11-5 p||M Flannery||B M Cash||88||16/1|
Try It Sometime (IRE) 44
|6||157 11-3||F Flood||Andrew J McNamara||86||12/1|
Cead Eitilt (IRE) 65
|5||155 11-1||V T O'Brien||T M O'Brien (7)||84||33/1|
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 30
|6||154 11-0 b1||R O'Leary||M P Walsh||83||8/1|
Cool Annie (IRE) 636
|12||151 10-11 t||M M McNiff||S J Gray (3)||80||14/1|
Corrib Princess (IRE) 19
|8||151 10-11 pt||Mrs Y Dunleavy||P D Kennedy (5)||80||33/1|
Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 7
|7||151 10-11 p1||V T O'Brien||R C Colgan||80||50/1|
Grannys Garden (IRE) 30
|8||151 10-11 b||T Gibney||A E Lynch||80||14/1|
Johnston's Best (IRE) 282
|7||151 10-11||W Harney||D E Splaine (3)||80||8/1|
The Two Jays (IRE) 33
|9||151 10-11 vt||C P Donoghue||A P Crowe||80||20/1|
Desert Roe (IRE) 7
|5||158 11-4 p1||P Fenton||B T O'Connell||87||7/2f|
||8||117 t1||David Kelly||S W Flanagan||90||NR|
||7||117||M Cullinane||A Ring||90||NR|
||5||G B Caldwell||Reserve 2||83||NR|
||6||1013 p||P J Rothwell||Reserve 3||82||NR|
||5||11-7||J J Hanlon||Andrew J McNamara||9/2|
Desert Roe would definitely be one to keep an eye on if getting a run from his reserve spot as he's improved with every run. Try It Sometime landed a Tramore handicap in April when well supported but has run poorly in two subsequent outings while Kinneagh Cross, who was in good form last summer, has blinkers fitted after a poor return to action at Clonmel. Castaway Island was making his handicap debut when producing an encouraging effort at Clonmel and further progress will see him in the firing line but MAYA QUEST won so well on that track that he's taken to go in again with his 7lb rise being almost taken care of by his rider's claim. The market should be watched for clues to the remainder in what is a poor contest.
I Had Your Man 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders and dropped to mid-division halfway, mistake 4 out and no threat from 2 out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 30l behind May Dullea (10-13) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f mares mdn hdl gd in Sep.
Top Man Tim (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Towards rear, mistake 6th, some headway but no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 10th of 23, 35l behind Abolitionist (10-12) at Punchestown 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May.
Sligo Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, mistake 5th and lost place, ridden in rear halfway, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Do Be Doin' (10-12) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Catcher On Themoon (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Chased leader, led after 1st, mistake 2nd, jumped right 3rd, ran around approaching 4th where veered right and unseated rider, in a race won by Green Energy (11-0) at Down Royal 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 in Mar, 20 ran.
The Two Jays (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, 7th after 5th, lost place from after 4 out, soon no extra, 14th of 18, 37l behind Imperial Breeze (10-11) at Roscommon 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Jun.
Johnston's Best (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) In rear, dropped behind and pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Pivot Bridge (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Oct, 20 ran.
Desert Roe (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered 5 out, progress into moderate 10th after 4 out, ridden into 3rd before 2 out, mistake 2 out, no extra when slight mistake last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Routes Delight (10-12) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Kinneagh Cross (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, no danger 3 out, 15th of 18, well behind Pierlow (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Cool Annie (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Prominent, 4th approaching 3 out, no extra from before straight and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ballygill Gale (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 hvy in Oct '12, 14 ran.
Maya Quest (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Soon tracked leaders, on terms 3 out, led straight, clear 2 out, stayed on well, won at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun beating Rock On Brian (10-11) by 4l, 17 ran.
Bean Chroi Bhriste (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and lost place before 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 14l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Benefitthewest (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up, 9th approaching 2 out, soon no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 14l behind House Limit (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Corrib Princess (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden into 5th 2 out, no extra before straight, 9th of 15, 22l behind Barney King (10-7) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Dowd's Angle (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Led, mistake 4 out, soon headed, disputed again after next, ridden in lead 2 out, headed after 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 16, 17l behind Diamondgeezer Luke (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Grannys Garden (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Soon prominent, on terms from 4th, headed 6 out and soon reminders, weakened quickly, no danger 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Pierlow (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.
Cead Eitilt (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Soon mid-division, towards rear and no extra approaching straight, tailed off, 17th of 21, well behind Kilnockin Lady (11-7) at Cork 2m 4f mares mdn hdl in May.
Try It Sometime (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, 9th halfway, pushed along and dropped to rear after 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Never Said That (10-12) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in May, 16 ran.
Crabtrees Glory (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, ridden and dropped towards rear halfway, weakened and tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Routes Delight (10-12) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
Castaway Island (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Soon mid-division, 7th into straight, kept on one pace under pressure from before last, 4th of 18, 5l behind Pierlow (10-13) at Clonmel 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jun.