Chia Bia (Q.R.) Maiden Hurdle 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, 12 runners)
- Winner €6,037 2nd €1,400 3rd €612 4th €350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 9.00s
- Off time: 15:50:04
|1st||9 Magical Moon||5/2|
|2nd||3 Buster Dan Dan||2½||25/1|
|3rd||10 Saltmills Blackie||6||5/1|
Corr Point (IRE) 33
|7||166 11-12 pt||C A Murphy||Mr B O'Neill (3)||107||8/1|
Tempest Missile (IRE) 30
|5||159 11-5||W P Mullins||Mr P W Mullins||2/1f|
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 133
|6||158 11-4||M J O'Connor||Mr M J O'Connor||25/1|
Dushydancer (IRE) 57
|5||158 11-4||J P Brennan||Mr J J Slevin (7)||33/1|
Just Need Luck (IRE) 68
|5||158 11-4||J M Burke||Mr D Skehan (7)||66/1|
Killabraher Cross (IRE) 84
|7||158 11-4||M Winters||Mr D L Queally (5)||16/1|
Knockraha Prince (IRE) 28
|6||158 11-4||P C O'Connor||Mr C Motherway (3)||18/1|
Magical Moon 8
|5||158 11-4 b||M Hourigan||Mr Derek O'Connor||104||5/2|
Saltmills Blackie (IRE) 424
|6||158 11-4||H De Bromhead||Mr P Power (7)||5/1|
Brite Spark (IRE) 32
|9||151 10-11||A Moloney||Mr R M Cody (7) (ex1)||100/1|
Fiord Cottage (IRE) 2
|7||151 10-11||R Murphy||Mr R J Kiely (5)||12/1|
Pale Face (IRE) 12
|4||148 10-8||D T Hughes||Miss A B O'Connor (7)||8/1|
||8||114 v1||E J O'Grady||Mr D Collins||95||NR|
||6||1011||E Doyle||Mr R P Quinlan||98||NR|
Fairy Court (IRE)
||7||11-4||T Cummins||Mr M J O'Connor||16/1|
Tempest Missile (2/1), Magical Moon (5/2), Saltmills Blackie (5/1), Corr Point (8/1), Pale Face (8/1), Fiord Cottage (12/1), Killabraher Cross (16/1), Knockraha Prince (18/1), Buster Dan Dan (25/1), Dushydancer (33/1), Just Need Luck (66/1), Brite Spark (100/1)
Tempest Missile makes her hurdling debut after landing a Kilbeggan bumper and is certain to have been well schooled. Magical Moon is definitely the form pick after several near misses but it's difficult to suggest a 28-race maiden as a likely winner despite Derek O'Connor's presence in the saddle. The lightly-raced and progressive PALE FACE posted her best effort to date at Roscommon last time and today's longer trip coupled with a conditional's 7lb allowance could see Dessie Hughes' filly off the mark. Corr Point has been chasing so far this year but has the past form over hurdles to figure.
Dr Beaujolais (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Disputed early, chased leaders and 8th halfway, pushed along 5 out and no extra after 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 12th of 20, well behind Kennedys Mor (10-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Jul.
Indian Fairy (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along after 3 out and no impression on easy winner after next, went moderate 2nd early run-in, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Do Na Paisti (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Magical Moon 11-8fav (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along in 3rd entering straight, not fluent 2 out, 2nd and no impression on winner last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Kolaphos (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f mdn hdl.
Buster Dan Dan (IRE) 9-2 (12-2) Ld, jnd 8th, hdd aftr 5out, wknd frm 4out & bhnd when pu bef 2out, in a race won by Nevskij (12-2) at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp sft in Apr, 10 ran.
Saltmills Blackie (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Prominent, niggled along 6 out, ridden 4 out, no extra from next, 9th of 16, 25l behind Benemeade (11-12) at Wexford 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun '13.
Corr Point (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Towards rear and bad mistake 1st, 12th after 7 out and fell 5 out, in a race won by Fort George (11-7) at Killarney 2m 6f hcp chs 0-116 gd in Jul, 15 ran.
Dushydancer (IRE) 40-1 (11-9) In rear, ridden 4 out, no impression from next, modest late progress, 6th of 12, 27l behind Riverside City (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f 5yo mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Pale Face (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd after 4 out, ridden in 4th before 3 out, kept on one pace from 2 out, 4th of 17, 5l behind She's A Leader (11-5) at Roscommon 2m mdn hdl gd.
Knockraha Prince (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, mid-division halfway, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 21l behind Rich Coast (11-12) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl in Jul.
Killabraher Cross (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Made virtually all, jnd brfly 6out, 1l adv when mstk 4out, lft in ld 2out, 2l adv & gng best last, ko, won at Inchydoney 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Imperial Trix (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Tempest Missile (IRE) 4-11fav (11-7) Soon led, joined after 6f, lead again from 5f out, pressed from 2f out, ridden inside final furlong and kept on well close home to hold on, won at Kilbeggan 2m 3f NH flat gd in Jul beating Supreme Vinnie (11-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Brite Spark (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, slow 2nd and soon trailing, completely tailed off from halfway, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Formidableopponent (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jul, 11 ran.
Just Need Luck (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Slightly impeded start, soon raced alone on inner, disputed lead before halfway, headed and reminders over 6f out, soon weakened and eased, completely tailed off, last of 17, well behind New Kid In Town (12-0) at Roscommon 2m NH flat in Jun.
Fiord Cottage (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Soon raced in moderate 4th, left moderate 3rd from 4 out, no impression 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Equity Swap (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd.