O'Keeffe's Marquee Hire Rathmore Handicap 1m 100y
- (4yo+, 1m 100y, 10 runners)
- Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
- Going: Yielding to Soft (Yielding in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 48.66s
- Off time: 19:20:55
|1st||7 Happy Anniversary||5/4f|
|3rd||4 Maundy Money||1||10/1|
Cul A Dun (IRE) 100
|6||140 10-0||J J Murphy||R A Doyle (7)||79||20/1|
Headford Lady (IRE) 13
|7||137 9-11||J Halpin||R P Whelan (5)||76||14/1|
No Trimmings (IRE) 30
|6||134 9-8 bt||G Keane||C T Keane (7)||73||14/1|
Maundy Money 19
|9||133 9-7 t||D Marnane||Sam James (3)||72||10/1|
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 4
|5||132 9-6 t||T Stack||W J Lee||71||7/1|
Elusive Award (USA) 15
|5||131 9-5 b||T J O'Mara||P J Smullen||70||33/1|
Happy Anniversary (IRE) (ex5) 4
|6||129 9-3 t||R Donohoe||J P O'Brien||63||5/4f|
Little Arrows (IRE) 8
|6||129 9-3 b||K J Condon||Johnny Murtagh||68||6/1|
Macnas (USA) 17
|5||122 8-10||James J Hartnett||M M Monaghan (7)||61||11/1|
Bobskier (IRE) 25
|4||116 8-4||G O'Leary||James J Doyle (10)||55||7/1|
Aragorn Icon (IRE)
||4||8-13||D Marnane||C O'Donoghue||5/2|
David Marnane has won this three times in the past four years including with Maundy Money in 2008. The eight-year-old enters the fray in poor form but he's dropped in the weights accordingly so don't be surprised by a big run. It's hardly surprising that Dick Donohoe is running HAPPY ANNIVERSARY with a penalty after her comfortable success at Leopardstown on Thursday as she is looking very well handicapped and Joseph O'Brien is a positive booking. She has to be the selection while the ground is still testing though Elusive Award could prove a threat if able to repeat his fine run in a tough handicap at Leopardstown in October as he's now 14lb lower in the weights. Bobskier has run very well on his last two starts over 1m2f and looks well enough treated to make his presence felt.
Happy Anniversary (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Settled in mid-division, headway into 4th entering straight and progress to lead over 1f out, kept on well and drew clear closing stages, won at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 sft beating Toufan Express (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Macnas (USA) 25-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 7th of 15, 11l behind Princeton Plains (8-11) at Curragh 1m 2f hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Maundy Money 5-1 (9-1) Prominent and took keen hold, pulled way into lead after 2f out, headed 2f out and soon no extra, eased when beaten final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Boom To Bust (9-3) at Naas 1m hcp 60-90 in Jun.
Bobskier (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Held up in 4th and took keen hold, headway to lead entering straight, soon strongly pressed and headed over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Strandfield Lady (10-2) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 50-80 sft in Jun.
No Trimmings (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Soon mid-division, kept on same pace under pressure in 7th from over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind New Magic (9-13) at Limerick 1m fll hcp 60-90 gd in Jun.
Elusive Award (USA) 16-1 (9-12) Soon mid-division, 8th before halfway, dropped behind from over 1f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Winning Impact (9-12) at Curragh 7f hcp 50-85 sft.
Little Arrows (IRE) 7-4fav (8-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Boom To Bust (9-6) at Bellewstown 1m hcp 60-90 hvy.
Cul A Dun (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always behind, ridden along approaching straight, last of 11, 34l behind Sunset Beauty (8-10) at Cork 1m 2f hcp gf in Apr.
Headford Lady (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 3rd on outer 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 7, 13l behind Potomac (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp hvy.
Pivotal Rock (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed from halfway and led briefly entering straight, soon headed and dropped to 6th 1f out, no extra, 6th of 11, 12l behind Happy Anniversary (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m app hcp 50-80 sft.