Cork Derby (Premier Handicap) 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, 14 runners)
- Winner €30,000 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500 5th €1,000 6th €500
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 33.96s
- Off time: 16:26:33
|1st||6 Chance To Dance||11/2f|
|2nd||14 Eighteen Summers||½||16/1|
Cardinal Palace (IRE) 57
|4||139 9-13||J J Murphy||J P O'Brien||98||10/1|
Croi An Or (IRE) 42
|5||139 9-13||T Stack||W M Lordan||98||16/1|
Erlkonig (GER) 10
|4||131 9-5||A Mullins||T P Madden (7)||90||8/1|
Chance To Dance (IRE) 27
|4||129 9-3||J S Bolger||K J Manning||88||11/2f|
Diplomat (USA) 23
|5||127 9-1 b||D K Weld||P J Smullen||86||8/1|
Sailors Warn (IRE) 34
|7||126 9-0||E J O'Grady||F M Berry||85||10/1|
Clara Bel La (IRE) 14
|8||124 8-12||J E Kiely||C R King (3)||83||10/1|
Hes Our Music (IRE) 30
|5||123 8-11||P J Flynn||D M Grant||82||16/1|
Nateeja (IRE) 240
|4||123 8-11 t1||Mrs J Harrington||S Foley||82||16/1|
Shalaman (IRE) 10
|5||121 8-9 pt||Denis Hogan||F Lynch||80||10/1|
Cliff House (IRE) 27
|4||120 8-8||J J Walsh||N G McCullagh||79||6/1|
Eighteen Summers (USA) 23
|7||119 8-7||E Lynam||C D Hayes||78||16/1|
Mindy (IRE) 9
|4||119 8-7 h||W McCreery||L F Roche (3)||78||7/1|
Shamiran (IRE) 19
|9||116 8-4 b||R Sweeney||S Corby (7)||68||25/1|
||5||G M Lyons||C T Keane||99||NR|
||5||910||J P Murtagh||R Coakley||95||NR|
Cliff House just got the better of Chance To Dance at Roscommon last time and Eighteen Summers finished ahead of Diplomat over 1m2f here last month. Sailors Warn has been upped 13lb for winning easily at Sligo while Mutual Regard has his first start for Johnny Murtagh and is 10lb higher than when scoring at Ffos Las. Cardinal Palace has claims after finishing ahead of both Chapter Seven and Croi An Or when fourth at this track, but the vote goes to ERLKONIG. A winner when trained in Germany, he scored over hurdles for his new yard at Tipperary earlier this month and has plenty of room for further improvement on the Flat.
Chapter Seven 8-1 (10-0) Towards rear early, 11th 3f out, went 8th under 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 9l behind That's Plenty (9-7) at Curragh 1m hcp in May.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, soon left behind by easy winner, 2nd of 4, 14l behind Statutory (8-5) at Pontefract 2m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.
Chance To Dance (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 6th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, disputed lead inside final furlong, led briefly close home, headed near line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Cliff House (9-3) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcap in May.
Eighteen Summers (USA) 9-1 (8-5) Made all, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and all out close home, won at Cork 1m 2f hcp in May beating Lucky Bridle (9-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Nateeja (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Perfect Heart (9-9) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Cliff House (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd on inner 2f out, close 4th 1f out, stayed on well on inner inside final furlong, led near line, won at Roscommon 1m 4f hcap in May beating Chance To Dance (10-0) by shd, 14 ran.
Shalaman (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up early, mid-division halfway, ridden 3f out, stayed on into 6th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 5l behind Money Spider (8-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp gf.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Made all, took keen hold early, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in May beating Smoker (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mindy (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Raced mainly in 8th, ridden and dropped to 10th under 3f out, no impression from 2f out and soon eased, last of 11, 18l behind Missunited (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Sailors Warn (IRE) Evensfav (8-12) Held up in rear, closer in 5th over 4f out, pushed along to challenge on outer 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Sligo 1m 4f hcp in May beating All About Alfie (8-4) by 5l, 7 ran.
Diplomat (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Eighteen Summers (8-5) at Cork 1m 2f hcp in May.
Croi An Or (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Soon mid-division, 7th approaching straight, under pressure from 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 7l behind Piri Wango (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m hcp in May.
Clara Bel La (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Very slowly away and detached in rear, improved into 11th after 6f, 9th halfway, ridden in 6th approaching straight, stayed on well final 2f without troubling principals, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Ballyadam Brook (9-2) at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd.
Shamiran (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Soon led, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, no extra, 22nd of 30, 20l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Erlkonig (GER) (9-0) won at Hannover(GER) 1m 2f 3yo stk gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Cardinal Palace (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Soon led, headed after 2f, on terms again 1f out, every chance and kept on well final furlong, dropped to 4th near line, 4th of 12, 1l behind General Brook (8-9) at Cork 1m 2f hcp in Apr.