Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap (47-65) (Div 2) 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 13 runners)
- Winner €4,339 2nd €1,001 3rd €434 4th €245
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.82s
- Off time: 20:22:51
|1st||7 Gold Falcon||12/1|
|2nd||3 Clare Harrier||½||3/1f|
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 14
|6||139 9-13 t||T Stack||P C O'Donnell (10)||64||8/1|
Clare Harrier (IRE) 56
|6||137 9-11||David Geraghty||C T Keane (5)||62||3/1f|
Samollie (IRE) 21
|4||137 9-11||G Donnelly||Megan Carberry (7)||62||12/1|
Silenceofthewind (USA) 7
|6||137 9-11 p1||P D Deegan||P K Donovan (10)||62||20/1|
Black N Brew (USA) 21
|7||134 9-8||J C McConnell||S Foley||59||9/2|
Gold Falcon (IRE) 14
|4||133 9-7 h||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||58||12/1|
Legal Lyric (IRE) 14
|4||131 9-5||W P Mullins||J A Heffernan||56||9/2|
The Reek 98
|5||131 9-5 t||P Martin||P J Smullen||56||8/1|
Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 21
|4||129 9-3 b||M P Sunderland||B A Curtis||54||8/1|
Spirit In The Rye (IRE) 14
|4||129 9-3 t||J P Ryan||R P Cleary||54||25/1|
Atlas Peak (IRE) 14
|8||127 9-1 b||John G Carr||C P Hoban (5)||52||12/1|
Wellmarked (IRE) 28
|6||124 8-12 et||P G Fahey||M C Hussey||49||14/1|
Refuse Colette (IRE) 14
|4||122 8-10 b||B P Galvin||C R King (10)||47||16/1|
||7||p||D Marnane||F Lynch||65||NR|
Clare Harrier has suddenly found his form and completed a track and trip double with a smooth victory over Alvar in December. He doesn't mind a break between races and has to be on the short-list despite another hike in the weights. The Reek has been incredibly consistent and deserved his first success here in November though a 7lb rise takes him to his highest ever mark. Atlas Peak gained a surprise victory over the course and distance last month and didn't appreciate dropping back in trip last time so he's one to keep on the right side. Samollie is just 2lb higher than when scoring here in December but hasn't run as well subsequently and though Black N Brew ran very well here last month connections won't be happy with a 6lb rise. COOL ATHLETE has run well on all three starts here since returning from a break so it's a surprise that the assessor has seen fit to drop him 5lb, which just gets him into this handicap. He was in fine form at this time a year ago and can get back to winning ways despite his big weight.
Cool Athlete (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Akasaka (10-3) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Jan.
Gold Falcon (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, some late headway in 9th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway into 8th 2f out, ridden to close in 7th 1f out, kept on to challenge final 100 yards, narrow lead closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec beating Alvar (8-9) by nk, 13 ran.
Wellmarked (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, 10th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Red Laser (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Black N Brew (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leader in 3rd, closer early straight and ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong but not match winner, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Alvar (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Spirit In The Rye (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind La Belle Maison (9-2) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Maiden Stakes (4yo+) pol.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 10l behind Cash Or Casualty (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
The Reek 4-1fav (8-9) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, challenged travelling well 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Nov beating Red Laser (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Legal Lyric (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, 6th 2f out, soon hampered, not clear run 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Cookie Crumbles (8-8) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Samollie (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Chased leaders on inner, 6th halfway, ridden early straight and went 5th over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 8l behind Alvar (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in 7th over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 4th of 13, 8l behind Alvar (9-2) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Silenceofthewind (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt and in rear, ridden when slightly hampered and not clear run 1 1/2f out, switched to inner inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Khyber Pass (9-6) at Dundalk 7f 4yo stk pol.