Kilberry Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 9 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.40s
- Off time: 14:55:11
|1st||7 Glen Beg||11/1|
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 21
|6||157 11-3||D T Hughes||Mr J J King (5)||121||3/1|
Drumlee (IRE) 15
|6||156 11-2 h||C F Swan||D J Casey||120||7/4f|
Wooly Tom (IRE) 57
|10||153 10-13 pt||P Mooney||M F Mooney||117||8/1|
Sir Ector (USA) 133
|7||151 10-11||J J Lambe||R C Colgan||115||11/2|
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 14
|7||149 10-9||P Nolan||C M Walsh (7)||113||25/1|
Glen Beg (IRE) 35
|7||149 10-9 p||Miss E Doyle||K C Sexton (5)||113||11/1|
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 315
|6||145 10-5||E J O'Grady||M P Walsh||109||12/1|
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 63
|7||142 10-2||E Cawley||M A Enright||106||12/1|
Suffren (USA) 987
|8||140 10-0||E J O'Grady||S J Hassett (3)||104||16/1|
||5||1110||C O'Brien||G N Fox||128||NR|
Mount Colah (IRE)
||7||11-7||J G Cosgrave||Mr N McParlan||4/1|
Stocktons Wing looked potentially high class when landing a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse last February but couldn't cope at the very highest level later. He has a long absence to overcome but can make his presence felt. Drumlee had been threatening to win a race before landing a maiden here. He makes his handicap debut in a tougher contest but should still get involved and can take care of Glen Beg and Wooly Tom, who were just in front of him at Naas in January. Tobar Na Gaoise hasn't run since last May but would have every chance if ready though the vote goes to SIR ECTOR. Jimmy Lambe's charge, a winner on the Flat at Leopardstown when last seen in November, appeared to get better on the level last summer and looks on a handy mark.
Stocktons Wing (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Raced last of the 6, niggled along 5th, no extra straight, last of 6, 35l behind Diakali (11-0) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr.
Glen Beg (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression in 5th approaching last, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 8l behind Lughnasa (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Feb.
Somethingwonderful (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, closer order from 4 out, 3rd before straight, challenged and on terms from 2 out where not fluent, every chance under hands and heels run-in, no extra in 2nd and kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Getoutwhenyoucan (10-8) at Naas 2m hcp hdl in Feb.
Drumlee (IRE) 9-10fav (11-12) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, led before 4 out, mistake 2 out, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Navan 2m mdn hdl beating Brod Na Heireann (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 25 ran.
Wooly Tom (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Prominent, 2nd under pressure before last, kept on well run-in, not match quite winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Glen Beg (9-12) at Naas 2m hcp hdl sft in Jan.
Suffren (USA) 7-2fav (11-7) Soon mid-division, closed to chase leaders from 8th, 3rd approaching straight, chased winner from 2 out, kept on well run-in, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 18, nk behind Sparkling Tara (10-12) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 8Evens16 gd in Jul '11.
Oscar Buzz (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, closer order 6th, on terms from 4 out, led before next where not fluent, joined 2 out and not fluent, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd near line, 3rd of 23, 10l behind Aklan (11-10) at Navan 2m mdn hdl sft in Jan.
Tobar Na Gaoise (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tracked leader in 2nd, headway to lead briefly 2 out, driven along and headed approaching last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Cops And Robbers (11-7) at Wexford 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Oct '12.
Sir Ector (USA) 3-1fav (11-11) Chased leaders, reminder approaching 4 out, soon lost place and no extra, 18th of 19, well behind Shanpallas (10-12) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Acapulco Gold (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, pushed along before 3rd, no impression from 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 26l behind Art Of Payroll (11-1) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 sft.