Best Catering At Champions Restaurant Dundalk Stadium Maiden 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 11 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 3m 25.38s
- Off time: 18:46:20
|1st||6 Wither Hills||4/1|
|2nd||7 Cape Glory||½||15/8j|
|3rd||3 Moon Dice||3½||6/1|
Dalasiri (IRE) 20
|5||136 9-10||Miss S J Harty||R P Cleary||15/8j|
Doux Douce (IRE) 343
|7||136 9-10 b1||J Leavy||R Aguiar||48||25/1|
Moon Dice (IRE) 12
|9||136 9-10 h||P W Flynn||F M Berry||6/1|
Too Straight (IRE) 14
|5||136 9-10 t||Martin Hassett||S J Hassett (3)||50/1|
Wandering Aengus 51
|8||136 9-10||P J Prendergast||D P McDonogh||16/1|
Wither Hills (IRE) 14
|8||136 9-10 p||B R Hamilton||J P O'Brien||4/1|
Cape Glory (IRE) 150
|4||131 9-5 t1||G Elliott||C P Hoban (3)||76||15/8j|
Heidi's Kode (IRE)
|4||131 9-5||Michael G Cleary||K J Dowling (10)||50/1|
Shabra Charity (IRE) 14
|9||131 9-5 t||P O Brady||N G McCullagh||20/1|
Togoville (IRE) 13
|4||131 9-5||J J Lambe||S Corby (10)||57||40/1|
Back To Focus (IRE)
|4||126 9-0||John G Carr||C T Keane (3)||33/1|
Raise The Beat
||8||9-10||C A Murphy||W J Lee||1/1|
Winning hurdler Dalasiri wasn't beaten far when runner-up to Shield over the track and trip in January and though subsequently beaten over hurdles should make a bold bid. Moon Dice is a decent hurdler and chaser who has been racing in strong company but is having his first start under Flat Rules. Wandering Aengus has some excellent form in bumpers though that was a very long time ago but Wither Hills has been running well and will have found 1m3f much too short here a fortnight ago. CAPE GLORY ran four times in quick succession last autumn and though failing to secure a victory was never far away. He looks a hurdler in the making but this can prove within his capabilities before he goes jumping.
Wither Hills (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, progress into 5th 4f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on in 3rd final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Cape Glory (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Chased clear leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd approaching straight and headway to challenge under 2f out, kept on under pressure, no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Mckinley (9-5) at Curragh 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Moon Dice (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Always behind, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, last of 10, 33l behind Art Of Payroll (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft.
Wandering Aengus 25-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra after 5 out, weakened, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan, 16 ran.
Doux Douce (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 13l behind Romantic (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Apr.
Dalasiri (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, 4th 3f out, soon ridden, 3rd 2f out, disputing 2nd 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on without reaching winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Shabra Charity (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, checked badly 6f out, ridden in 7th 4f out, no impression straight, 9th of 14, 16l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Too Straight (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 14, 17l behind Breathe Easy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Feb.
Togoville (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 11l behind Wexford Opera (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn gd in Sep.
Back To Focus (IRE) Red Clubs filly out of Ashbilya.
Heidi's Kode (IRE) Kodiac gelding out of Mark The Begining.