Treacy Hotel Group Handicap Hurdle (81-123) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 13 runners)
- Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 37.60s
- Off time: 16:41:00
|2nd||4 Malt Gem||1½||5/1|
Benrouge (IRE) 13
|7||166 11-12||James Dullea||R M Power||117||14/1|
Bell Weir 282
|6||164 11-10||E Doyle||M J Ferris||115||16/1|
Hazariban (IRE) 16
|5||164 11-10 t||S Fahey||S E Butler (5)||117||10/1|
Malt Gem (IRE) 16
|6||163 11-9||Miss M L Hallahan||D N Russell||114||5/1|
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 6
|13||162 11-8||J C McConnell||M J Bolger||113||20/1|
|5||162 11-8||E Bolger||Ms N Carberry||115||11/4f|
Danequest (IRE) 23
|5||159 11-5||R Sweeney||A F O'Neill (7)||112||14/1|
Jubilee Year (IRE) 7
|6||158 11-4||J J Walsh||B T O'Connell||109||8/1|
Might Be Magic 7
|9||158 11-4 p||Thomas Foley||Mr P T Foley (7)||109||9/1|
Glenquest (IRE) 21
|11||153 10-13||T O'Brien||P Townend||104||8/1|
Andiamos (IRE) 24
|7||148 10-8||W P Mullins||D J Casey||99||14/1|
On My Own (IRE) 10
|10||143 10-3||P Fenton||D E Mullins||94||28/1|
Roman Numeral (IRE) 16
|6||138 9-12||E Doyle||M P Butler (3)||89||10/1|
Vics Canvas (IRE)
||10||11-4||D A McLoughlin||C D Maxwell||4/1|
Bell Weir hasn't had too much experience but is progressing nicely. He followed his maiden success over timber on this track last April with a convincing victory on the Flat the following month and though absent since then is expected to do well this year. Federici won a couple of times in quick succession at the turn of the year but couldn't keep up the sequence after an 8lb rise in the weights when only fourth here last month. Might Be Magic has been consistent but was beaten a quite a long way when third at Naas and could be in the grip of the handicapper. Jubilee Year landed a Tipperary handicap over this trip then appeared to find 3m too far at Listowel. He was having his first start since June when falling early at Naas last month but will be a threat if feeling no ill effects. Malt Gem followed a very good run at Thurles last month by unseating his rider when there with a chance on the same track a couple of weeks later. He's in with a shout but GLENQUEST is handed the vote as he's very well handicapped on his return to hurdling after a couple of very strong performances over the bigger obstacles.
Hazariban (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along approaching straight and 7th 2 out, under pressure and no impression in 6th before last, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 10l behind Off The Charts (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) in Jan.
Malt Gem (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Off The Charts (10-11) at Thurles 2m 6f Handicap Hurdle (80-123) (4yo+) in Jan, 11 ran.
Andiamos (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Towards rear, some progress approaching straight and 10th 2 out, went 5th before last and kept on run-in, 5th of 16, 9l behind Rightville Boy (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan.
Glenquest (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Soon led, headed 7th, left in lead 6 out, headed 2 out, ridden entering straight, still close up last, no extra run-in, kept on same pace, 6th of 21, 6l behind He'llberemembered (10-4) at Leopardstown 2m 5f hcp chs sft in Jan.
Might Be Magic 9-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th entering straight, no impression in 3rd 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 21l behind Seamus Mor (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
On My Own (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, ridden from 4 out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, well behind Gold Not Silver (11-1) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy.
Jubilee Year (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th when fell 4th, in a race won by Seamus Mor (10-7) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 80-109, 12 ran.
Danequest (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, progress in 8th entering straight, ridden into 5th 2 out, 4th last, kept on to 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Never Enough Time (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 1f in Jan.
Roman Numeral (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Led, soon clear, reduced advantage at 4th, headed 3 out soon short of room and lost place, 8th 2 out, no impression and kept on one pace, 7th of 18, 14l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (11-3) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-102 in Jan.
Bell Weir 9-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, 2nd from 4th, pushed along entering straight, led 2 out, kept on well from before last, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Apr beating Kestrel (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Benrouge (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, closer on rail when hampered after 4 out, 3rd and slight mistake 3 out, ridden in 4th after 2 out, no extra straight, dropped to rear approaching last, last of 5, 26l behind Wicklow Brave (11-8) at Punchestown 2m lst nov hdl (4yo+) (1) hvy.
Federici 11-4fav (10-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 4th before 3 out, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, 2nd and no impression winner last, kept on one pace in 3rd run-in, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 13, 13l behind Never Enough Time (11-1) at Gowran Park 2m 1f in Jan.
Dul Ar An Ol (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Always rear, no extra approaching 2 out, eased in straight, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Never Enough Time (10-11) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140.