Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap (47-65) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, 13 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,120 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 25.49s
- Off time: 19:15:48
|1st||9 Lily's Prince||8/1|
|2nd||7 Sweet Annathea||1¾||14/1|
|3rd||6 Merry Mast||1||3/1f|
Captains Dilemma (IRE) 21
|7||140 10-0 t||T Collins||P J Smullen||65||11/2|
|6||139 9-13 p||M Kelly||F Lynch||64||25/1|
Cappadocia (IRE) 7
|4||137 9-11 t||S Fahey||C P Hoban (3)||62||12/1|
Stoichkhov (IRE) 21
|6||136 9-10||Michael G Cleary||K J Dowling (10)||61||6/1|
Tsar Paul (IRE) 7
|9||135 9-9 p||J Nash||Anastasia O'Brien (7)||60||9/1|
Merry Mast (USA) 7
|5||133 9-7||A Slattery||W J Lee||58||3/1f|
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 7
|5||132 9-6 b||T Cleary||R P Cleary||57||14/1|
Atlas Peak (IRE) 7
|9||128 9-2 p||John G Carr||G P Halpin (7) (ex1)||53||16/1|
Lily's Prince (IRE) 7
|4||128 9-2 h||G Donnelly||S Foley||53||8/1|
Elusive Gent (IRE) 7
|7||127 9-1 be||J T Gorman||C D Hayes||52||10/1|
Eljowzah (IRE) 21
|6||126 9-0||A A Howard||L F Roche (3)||51||18/1|
Calling You (IRE) 22
|5||122 8-10 b||S Donohoe||S B Kelly (3)||47||5/1|
Eretara (IRE) 7
|5||122 8-10 b||S Donohoe||S Corby (10)||47||33/1|
Slipper Orchid (IRE)
||4||10-0||M Halford||C P Hoban||9/2|
Merry Mast was conceding 6lb to Gold Falcon when narrowly beaten over a mile last week when Elusive Gent, Lily's Prince and Atlas Peak were behind. The latter trio were in front of him a month earlier when Stoichkhov came out on top so it's very difficult to separate them. Captains Dilemma was beaten a neck by Stoichkhov earlier and there's nothing between them at the revised weights but the maiden Calling You was beaten in a poor Wolverhampton claimer last time. With so many confusing form lines it may be worth taking a chance on CAPPADOCIA, who has performed with credit in his two starts here following a break yet has been lowered 3lb to his lowest-ever handicap mark and Conor Hoban's claim is a bonus.
Lily's Prince (IRE) 6-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders and ran freely, 5th halfway, progress to lead 2f out, soon ridden and headed 150 yards out, no extra, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Gold Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up and ran freely, 8th halfway, ridden under 2f out and 6th 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 3/4l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Merry Mast (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Mid-division, 9th halfway, progress early straight and ridden to challenge 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Gold Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Eretara (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind The Bay Bandit (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Stoichkhov (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Rear of mid-division, 9th 3f out, ridden and progress early straight, edged left and went 2nd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Elusive Gent (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Rear of mid-division and 10th halfway, switched right early straight, ridden in 8th 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Gold Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Captains Dilemma (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Made all, ridden 2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb beating Tsar Paul (9-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Tsar Paul (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Reared leaving stalls and towards rear, 10th halfway, ridden early straight and no impression over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Eljowzah (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden approaching straight and no extra from 1f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Captains Dilemma (9-2) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Cappadocia (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden under 2f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Boughtforasong (8-8) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Calling You (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged left, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Pipers Piping (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression when hampered 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 14, 6l behind Gold Falcon (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Breezolini 10-1 (10-0) Held up behind leaders, ridden entering straight, moderate 7th 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 10l behind Strategic Heights (8-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.