NICFC Apprentice Handicap (47-65) 1m 4f 195y
- (3yo+, 1m 4f 195y, 14 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 46.90s
- Off time: 18:46:05
|2nd||10 City Line||9½||4/1f|
|3rd||2 Posh Frock||hd||10/1|
Table Forty Six (IRE) 9
|7||139 9-13||D Cullen||R Coakley (2)||64||7/1|
Posh Frock (IRE) 9
|4||135 9-9 b||Mrs J Harrington||M M Monaghan||60||10/1|
Sian (IRE) 21
|4||134 9-8||Mrs P Dobbs||G P Halpin (2)||59||5/1|
Dubai's Success 16
|3||131 9-5||Edmond Kent||P K Donovan (4)||65||14/1|
Time Travel 10
|8||129 9-3 bt||D English||Megan Carberry (2)||54||14/1|
Banker Burke (IRE) 16
|3||128 9-2||Mrs J Harrington||R Dawson (2)||62||6/1|
Whisky Galore 24
|7||125 8-13 b||N Moran||I T Queally (4)||50||16/1|
Afram Blue 52
|8||122 8-10||Miss M McGuinness||P C O'Donnell (4)||47||25/1|
|6||122 8-10 p||Miss C Simpson||G J Phillips (2)||47||25/1|
City Line (IRE) 14
|6||122 8-10 bt||K Thornton||C J Elliott (2)||47||4/1f|
Live Trade (IRE) 13
|6||122 8-10 pt||V T O'Brien||G P Brouder (4)||47||20/1|
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 21
|4||122 8-10 p||A Mulholland||L P Dempsey (2)||47||12/1|
Wyoyo (IRE) 37
|3||122 8-10 t1||G M Lyons||C T Keane||56||13/2|
Charpoy (USA) 57
|5||140 10-0 t1||L Smyth||D M Redmond (7)||65||16/1|
||3||87||A McGuinness||Reserve 1||53||NR|
||4||92 t||L Smyth||Reserve 3||53||NR|
Annie Go (IRE)
||8||9-3||A J Martin||C T Keane||9/2|
Although City Line has been running reasonably well over hurdles, he's never won in 28 starts. He reverts to the Flat on a very lowly mark, however, so should get competitive. SIAN ran poorly when tried over 2m at Wexford but her earlier victory at Ballinrobe gives her a clear chance in this contest and Gary Halpin's claim can help see her home. Table Forty Six is generally thereabouts at this sort of level as she showed when scoring at Wexford last month. She couldn't handle an 8lb rise when sent to Gowran though that looked a better race than this. Colin Keane has a fine record for Ger Lyons so the lightly-raced Wyoyo is worth noting at the bottom of the weights.
Mountain Woman (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, led briefly 5f out, ridden in 2nd 3f out, weakened from under 2f out, 12th of 16, 13l behind Days Ahead (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf.
Harbin (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Settled 4th, ridden entering straight, dropped to rear 2f out, no extra, eased inside final furlong, last of 5, 26l behind Protestant (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn in May.
King's Wharf (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inner and 7th halfway, ridden and no impression in 8th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 20, 4 1/2l behind At Boolavogue (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gf in Aug.
Wyoyo (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd 3f out, soon ridden to lead briefly, headed 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 15l behind Flight Ofthe Saker (9-7) at Sligo 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
City Line (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 16l behind Blue Ridge Lane (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Posh Frock (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, 9th of 16, 12l behind Days Ahead (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf.
Table Forty Six (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, close enough in 8th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 8l behind Days Ahead (10-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf.
Charpoy (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Broke well and led, driven along approaching straight and headed 2f out, soon no impression and moderate 3rd early final furlong, lost further place close home, 4th of 9, 15l behind Fairylike (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 2f App hcp gf in Jul.
Banker Burke (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Prominent in chasing group and soon a long way off the pace, under pressure in poor 4th from 3f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 9, 7l behind Long Journey Home (10-0) at Killarney 1m 3f hcp gd in Aug.
Valley Of Stars (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Melanippe (8-5) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gs in Jun.
Dubai's Success 14-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, wide and progress straight, no impression in 8th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Tri Na Ceile (9-0) at Killarney 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gd in Aug.
Sian (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Led early, headed after 4f and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and lost place approaching straight, weakened, 11th of 15, 42l behind Celestial Prospect (9-12) at Wexford 2m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Afram Blue 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division best, kept on same pace from over 2f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind Grand Cru (9-1) at Wexford 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in May '11.
Caracal 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, lost place and no impression from over 3f out, 10th of 12, 24l behind Three Bells (9-12) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Whisky Galore 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hampered after 6f, pushed along and dropped towards rear halfway, weakened and completely tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Sabaidee (8-4) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Time Travel 12-1 (10-0) Rear of mid-division and 8th halfway, ridden after halfway and no extra from 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 13l behind Toufan Express (10-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65.
Live Trade (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 12, 15l behind Marlos Moment (9-9) at Roscommon 1m 4f Handicap (47-70) (4yo+) sft in Aug '12.