Jimmy Mulroy Apprentice Handicap 1m
- (4yo+, 1m, 7 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.73s
- Off time: 19:23:07
|2nd||5 Bualadh Croi||hd||2/1f|
Dimitar (USA) 14
|4||138 9-12||E Lynam||S H James||72||5/1|
Fairylike (IRE) 7
|5||135 9-9 v1||A P O'Brien||Anastasia O'Brien (7)||69||4/1|
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 42
|7||134 9-8 b||G Donnelly||L F Roche||68||9/1|
Bualadh Croi (IRE) 14
|5||130 9-4||D Miley||I J Brennan||64||2/1f|
Lord Kenmare (USA) 7
|7||130 9-4||M Halford||C P Hoban||64||8/1|
Poly Pomona 21
|4||126 9-0||T Carmody||L P Dempsey (4)||60||8/1|
Black N Brew (USA) 7
|7||125 8-13||J C McConnell||R Coakley (4)||59||7/2|
||6||96||David Geraghty||C T Keane||66||NR|
||4||8-11||J S Bolger||D A Parkes||16/1|
Most of these have been running around here all winter with varying degrees of success but there's no denying that CLARE HARRIER has had a very good season. He first ran here in November and finished runner-up off a mark of 47 and is now on 66 after two subsequent victories and another runners-up spot. He was narrowly beaten by Gold Falcon on that latter occasion and though the winner has since been beaten he missed the break and had too much to do. Bualadh Croi was making his handicap debut when creating a shock here a fortnight ago beating the consistent He's Got Rhythm in a driving finish. He's up 7lb here but should still go well along with Black N Brew, though his strike rate of 1-29 on the all-weather is off-putting.
Clare Harrier (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Held up in rear, headway into 7th early straight, went 2nd early final furlong and kept on under pressure, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Gold Falcon (9-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Feb.
Fairylike (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) 6th of 13, 9l behind Rodriguez (11-4) at Dundalk 2m am hcp 50-80 pol.
Bualadh Croi (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Always prominent, mainly 2nd, challenged 1 1/2f out, in front 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m hcap pol beating He's Got Rhythm (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Poly Pomona 16-1 (8-4) Soon mid-division, 8th halfway, kept on same pace from under 2f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Saga Eiger (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Feb.
Dimitar (USA) 10-1 (9-9) Very slowly away, in rear, no impression and kept on from under 2f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Bualadh Croi (8-7) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Lord Kenmare (USA) 8-1 (9-9) Dwelt and in rear, ridden entering straight, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 13, 3l behind Stoichkhov (8-4) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Black N Brew (USA) 7-4fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, 9th on outer 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Esytopolishadimond (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Cash Or Casualty (9-0) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol in Feb.