Killarney Avenue/Munster Joinery Handicap 1m 100y
- (3yo, 1m 100y, 7 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 43.76s
- Off time: 18:45:41
|2nd||2 Port Merrion||nse||13/8f|
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 69
|3||140 10-0||P J Flynn||D M Grant||70||7/1|
Port Merrion (IRE) 14
|3||135 9-9||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||65||13/8f|
Mezogiorno (IRE) 11
|3||133 9-7 t||M Halford||S Foley||63||4/1|
Sparkee Sakhee 31
|3||132 9-6||D Leahy||J P O'Brien||62||12/1|
Crecora (IRE) 283
|3||129 9-3||J J Murphy||J A Heffernan||59||14/1|
Raggee (IRE) 45
|3||122 8-10||A L T Moore||W M Lordan||52||5/1|
Pekoe (IRE) 32
|3||117 8-5 h||Ms Sheila Lavery||R P Cleary||47||7/1|
Capitol Hill (IRE)
||3||9-10||J J Murphy||J P O'Brien||9/5|
After a good run over this trip at Listowel, PORT MERRION has been tried over further but hasn't been getting home so this should prove more to his liking and he's given the nod. Brog Deas Nua made a fair start at Dundalk in November but he's run poorly this season and was beaten a distance when last of five at Clonmel in May though that was on very testing ground. Mezogiorno has been showing good pace before fading including over this trip at Bellewstown but in the context of this poor event it would be no shock if she were to hang on. The remainder have shown very little though a market check is best advised.
Crecora (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden approaching straight, soon no impression, 13th of 15, 26l behind Buonarroti (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Port Merrion (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Soon in rear, 4th from 4f out, closed to challenge on outer 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind Panama Hat (9-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f 3yo hcp 47-75 gf.
Mezogiorno (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Soon led, joined halfway, headed 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Moonmeister (8-10) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo hcp 47-70 gd.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to rear 2f out, no extra and soon weakened, last of 5, 35l behind Tonton Macoute (9-5) at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut in May.
Raggee (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along into 7th halfway, ridden under 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Princess Tamay (8-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp gd in Jun.
Pekoe (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th 1f out, soon slightly hampered, kept on final 100 yards, 6th of 12, 6l behind Les Darcy (8-1) at Navan 6f 3yo hcp 47-65 gf in Jun.
Sparkee Sakhee 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, some progress into 5th halfway, no extra from 2f out, weakened, 9th of 10, 17l behind Apache Gold (9-4) at Cork 7f hcp 47-70 gf in Jun.