Aherns BMW Castleisland Maiden 1m 3f
- (4yo+, 1m 3f, 8 runners)
- Winner €6,554 2nd €1,520 3rd €665 4th €380
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 25.70s
- Off time: 14:00:16
|2nd||8 Tobair An Sheeda||6||8/1|
Chatterton (IRE) 10
|4||133 9-7||K J Condon||C R King (3)||12/1|
Ebadani (IRE) 10
|4||133 9-7||M Halford||C P Hoban (3)||77||1/3f|
Lions Charge (USA) 47
|7||133 9-7 t1||C Wilkinson||R P Cleary||62||20/1|
The Flying Danzer (IRE)
|5||133 9-7||M Winters||R Coakley (5)||20/1|
Absaroka (IRE) 304
|4||128 9-2||E P Harty||F M Berry||7/1|
Aroy (IRE) 34
|8||128 9-2||D Bunyan||L F Roche (3)||50/1|
Tobair An Sheeda (IRE) 167
|4||128 9-2 pt||K J Condon||J A Heffernan||60||8/1|
Well Done Dolly (IRE) 47
|5||128 9-2||M Winters||S B Kelly (3)||25/1|
||4||92||W P Mullins||W J Lee||73||NR|
||6||9-7||H De Bromhead||W J Lee||6/4|
Ebadani has now finished runner-up six times in ten starts though there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with his resolution, he just keeps bumping in to decent winners and lacks a change of gear. He'll be very difficult to beat this time but the concession of 5lb to LAVINIAD may just prove beyond him as Willie Mullins' filly has run very well in two fast-ground handicaps recently and should have the edge. The remainder look to be playing for places with Tobair An Sheeda, who has only run at Dundalk so far, perhaps the best of them.
Laviniad (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Ran 5th, 4th 3f out, ridden and no impression on winner over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Panama Hat (9-8) at Naas 1m 2f hcp gf.
Ebadani (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd for most, ridden entering straight, dropped to 3rd briefly 2f out, 2nd again 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Ashjar (9-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Tobair An Sheeda (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Disputed lead early, headed after 5f, 4th 4f out, ridden entering straight, weakened from 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Shield (9-12) at Dundalk 2m mdn stks pol in Jan.
Aroy (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 12th halfway, no extra under 4f out, 12th of 13, 32l behind Gusty Rocky (11-0) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks gd in May.
Lions Charge (USA) 40-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra in 9th 3f out, weakened, last of 13, 48l behind Gusty Rocky (11-0) at Tramore 1m 6f ladies mdn stks gd in May.
Absaroka (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 10th before straight, moderate 8th over 1f out, soon switched, kept on well without threatening inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 14l behind Fulminata (9-0) at Listowel 1m mdn flls stks in Sep.
Chatterton (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 9l behind Ashjar (9-7) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gd.
Well Done Dolly (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Reluctant to line up, towards rear, pushed along and no impression in 8th 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 21l behind Rayna (9-0) at Tramore 1m 4f fll mdn stks gd in May.
The Flying Danzer (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Flying Romance.