Frank Gillane Memorial Maiden Hurdle 2m
- (6yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
- Winner €6,037 2nd €1,400 3rd €612 4th €350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 46.80s
- Off time: 14:50:26
|1st||7 Oscar Vespasian||9/2|
|3rd||1 B L Swagger||22||12/1|
B L Swagger (IRE) 23
|6||166 11-12||Ms M Mullins||D E Mullins||99||12/1|
Dainty Diva (IRE) 23
|6||159 11-5||D Coffey||S A Shortall (7)||8/1|
Alileo (GER) 19
|6||158 11-4||W P Mullins||P Townend||5/6f|
Chakisto (FR) 12
|6||158 11-4||E Doyle||M J Ferris||20/1|
Joshella (IRE) 24
|6||158 11-4 ht||David Kelly||S W Flanagan||12/1|
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 2
|6||158 11-4 p||J Queally||J J Burke (5)||95||9/2|
Tonius (IRE) 12
|6||158 11-4||S Slevin||P D Kennedy (5)||8/1|
Wexford Bridge (IRE) 287
|8||158 11-4||G M Doyle||M Darcy||50/1|
Wilde 'N Wide (IRE) 42
|6||158 11-4||A J McNamara||Andrew J McNamara||50/1|
Leitrim Rose (IRE) 276
|6||151 10-11 b1||F Flood||J S McGarvey (5)||66/1|
||6||1112||N Dooly||J L Cullen||104||NR|
Coolfighter gained an easy victory in a claimer here on Thursday and was due to run again in the 6.25 last night. The French import ALILEO is taking his time to find form but Willie Mullins will have him spot on for this moderate event and he can gain his first success for new connections. B L Swagger is out of form and like Coolfighter has a penalty to carry so it's Oscar Vespasian, who ran poorly at Galway but had been in much better form earlier, who can provide the biggest threat.
Coolfighter (GER) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 4th of 11, 10l behind Mumbo Bay (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Oscar Vespasian (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Prominent, tight for room after 3 out, dropped behind 2 out, soon no extra, 19th of 20, well behind Beckwith Star (11-0) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 88-109 gd in Jul.
Alileo (GER) 12-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, soon chased leaders, not fluent 6th, mistake 8th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along and no extra, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ellie Mia (10-11) at Roscommon 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun, 18 ran.
B L Swagger (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Mid-division, moderate 8th halfway, ridden 4 out, no extra next and weakened, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Bashful Beauty (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Dainty Diva (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra next, mistake last, 8th of 15, 36l behind Bashful Beauty (11-4) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Tonius (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders and ran freely, 4th halfway, improved to lead and dispute 4 out, ridden and challenged 3 out, soon headed, no extra before last, 5th of 17, 6l behind She's A Leader (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
Joshella (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up early, soon tracked leaders and took keen hold, 2nd 3 out, led into straight, headed approaching 2 out where 3rd when mistake, soon no extra and dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 8, 23l behind Tulsa Jack (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Chakisto (FR) 50-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and no impression after 4 out, kept on one pace straight, 8th of 17, 16l behind She's A Leader (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
Wilde 'N Wide (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, under pressure from 4 out, soon no impression, kept on, 10th of 15, 34l behind Eight Till Late (11-12) at Limerick 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Leitrim Rose (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden and no extra from over 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Massini's Brook (11-9) at Clonmel 2m NH flat in Nov.
Wexford Bridge (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Alw in rr, 12l last 1/2way, nvr a factor, eased 2out, pu last, in a race won by Definite Magic (12-2) at Grennan 3m ire ptp in Nov, 9 ran.