Bet With The Tote Handicap Hurdle 3m
- (4yo+, 3m, 12 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 9.40s
- Off time: 14:45:11
|1st||7 Express Du Berlais||9/1|
|2nd||10 Vincent Row||1||8/1|
|3rd||12 City of Doral||2¾||25/1|
Annie Oakley (IRE) 29
|6||164 11-10||Mrs J Harrington||R M Power||114||6/1|
Carsonstown Bridge (IRE) 16
|9||162 11-8||A Stronge||Andrew J McNamara||112||12/1|
Day Dream Boy (IRE) 54
|9||159 11-5||E Cawley||P Carberry||109||9/2j|
Montana Slim (IRE) 16
|12||158 11-4||M O'Hare||R C Colgan||108||10/1|
Tipped Up Harry 26
|8||154 11-0||Mrs D Foster||A P Heskin||104||9/2j|
Express Du Berlais (FR) 8
|5||153 10-13 t||C A Murphy||B F Cawley (5)||105||9/1|
Father Jack (IRE) 93
|7||151 10-11||D T Hughes||M Darcy||101||9/1|
Street Runner 24
|8||148 10-8 p||Karl Thornton||A Ring (7)||98||8/1|
Vincent Row (IRE) 16
|7||148 10-8 b||P J Rothwell||B T O'Connell||98||8/1|
Baroque Style (IRE) 40
|8||143 10-3 p1||G Stewart||A P Thornton||93||10/1|
City of Doral 16
|12||140 10-0 p1||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (7)||90||25/1|
Vicsaflia (IRE) 26
|8||136 9-10||D A McLoughlin||C D Maxwell (3)||85||25/1|
||6||117||O McKiernan||P F Mangan||111||NR|
Annie Oakley battled to victory at Punchestown in January but couldn't follow up when strongly fancied at Navan where an early mistake unsettled her. Another Challenger scored at Navan in December and was 10lb higher when catching Mini Vic close home at Thurles. He loves heavy ground so some rain would aid his cause as it would Day Dream Boy, whose victory over the frustrating Easy Vic in January has been boosted by the runner-up. He had earlier narrowly defeated Rightville Boy at Limerick off level weights while TIPPED UP HARRY beat the latter by over four lengths at Punchestown in receipt of 8lb. That suggests there's very little between the pair here but it's the latter who is just handed the vote. The consistent but so far winless Vincent Row looks best of the remainder.
Another Challenge (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Took keen hold early, soon tracked leaders, improved to be prominent 5 out, challenged before 2 out, soon on terms, led run-in, stayed on well, all out, won at Thurles 3m hcp hdl 80-116 hvy in Feb beating Mini Vic (10-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Express Du Berlais (FR) 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, 2nd when slight mistake 4 out, ridden from next, no impression from 2 out, 6th of 12, 31l behind Ttebbob (11-10) at Naas 3m mdn hdl.
Vincent Row (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 3rd, slow 5 out, ridden along after 4 out, kept on under pressure in 9th before straight, 5th 2 out, 4th and no impression last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Concordin (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
City of Doral 33-1 (10-0) Always behind, ridden and no impression after 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Concordin (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Street Runner 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, 3rd 4 out and no extra approaching 2 out, eased when beaten before last, 11th of 20, 48l behind The King Of Brega (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-102 in Nov.
Tipped Up Harry 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, progress after 3 out, 5th 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on well run-in, won at Punchestown 2m 6f hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Feb beating Rightville Boy (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Day Dream Boy (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, 2nd 4 out and ridden to lead after 2 out, kept on under pressure run-in, all out to hold on, won at Fairyhouse 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-109 in Jan beating Easy Vic (10-7) by shd, 16 ran.
Vicsaflia (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, 11th of 21, 37l behind Dromnea (11-4) at Punchestown 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Baroque Style (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) In rear, some progress 4 out, pushed along in moderate 8th 3 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 42l behind Say It Again (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Annie Oakley (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 6th, closer in 6th approaching 3 out, ridden and no extra after 2 out, 7th of 9, 25l behind Inis Meain (11-10) at Navan 2m 7f hcp hdl hvy in Feb.
Carsonstown Bridge (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Held up, progress into 9th after 4 out, ridden into 7th 2 out, no impression before last, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 17l behind Concordin (10-8) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-116.
Father Jack (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, 3rd before straight, soon no extra, 9th of 15, 42l behind Miss Xian (11-5) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp hdl 80-116 in Dec.
Montana Slim (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, improved into 2nd halfway, challenged and hampered 5 out, close up and mistake next, 2nd 3 out, travelled well to challenge 2 out where slight mistake, soon ridden, no extra in 3rd run-in, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Cherryantor (9-3) at Navan 3m hcp chs (10yo+).