Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show Maiden 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, 6 runners)
- Winner €8,280 2nd €1,920 3rd €840 4th €480
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.90s
- Off time: 18:51:13
|1st||8 Some Spirit||5/1|
Chase The Challis (IRE) 67
|3||131 9-5||J T Gorman||C D Hayes||66/1|
Dazzle The Duel (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||W T Farrell||S Foley||20/1|
|3||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||11/4|
Rightway (IRE) 20
|3||131 9-5||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||9/10f|
Tithonus (IRE) 337
|3||131 9-5||J M Oxx||N G McCullagh||12/1|
Some Spirit (IRE) 45
|3||126 9-0 h||G M Lyons||C T Keane||5/1|
||4||912||P Martin||C P Hoban||NR|
||3||95 t1||J S Bolger||K J Manning||NR|
Rightway started favourite for his debut in a Curragh maiden and didn't run badly in third. The runner-up has won since so with progress to come he should get into the mix. John Oxx also runs Tithonus, who hasn't been seen since August when mid-division in a Gowran maiden. Flight Risk was thought good enough to make his debut in a Listed contest at the Curragh in September and didn't perform at all badly. It's a slight concern that he hasn't run subsequently but Jim Bolger should have him straight enough. FIRST SITTING is a full-brother to the Group 1 winner Emulous and a Listed winner and related to several other winners. He's making his belated racecourse debut but it would be no surprise to see him make a successful start. Some Spirit looks best of the remainder.
Pivy's Pride 25-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, progress to challenge over 1f out, 3rd and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Flight Risk (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, progress on outer over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Shining Emerald (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Sep.
Some Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, settled in mid-division, ridden over 2f out and wandered slightly, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Hazaraba (9-0) at Naas 7f fll mdn stks in Jun.
Rightway (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Feach Ar Agaidh (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gf in Jun.
Chase The Challis (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden in 3rd halfway, driven in 2nd 4f out, weakened entering straight, last of 7, 31l behind Sundara (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn in May.
First Sitting Dansili colt out of Aspiring Diva.
Tithonus (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden into 6th under 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Mekong River (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Dazzle The Duel (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Roo.