Brandon Hotel Handicap 7f
- (4yo+, 7f, 15 runners)
- Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
- Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 37.95s
- Off time: 15:36:51
|1st||13 Captain May||8/1|
|2nd||1 Indian Landing||1¼||6/1f|
Indian Landing (IRE) 41
|5||141 10-1||T Collins||P J Smullen||81||6/1f|
Waydownsouth (IRE) 128
|6||137 9-11||P J Flynn||I T Queally (10)||77||9/1|
Measured Approval (IRE) 20
|5||136 9-10||P J Flynn||D M Grant||76||11/1|
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 305
|4||133 9-7 t||J S Bolger||K J Manning||73||14/1|
Vasoni (IRE) 28
|5||133 9-7||T Doyle||W J Lee||73||13/2|
Winning Impact (IRE) 106
|6||133 9-7 t||J G Coogan||J P O'Brien||73||10/1|
Enigma Code (UAE) 14
|8||131 9-5 pt||D English||R P Cleary||71||16/1|
Jackemil (IRE) 107
|4||131 9-5||J J Walsh||R P Whelan (3)||71||16/1|
Jembatt (IRE) 14
|6||131 9-5 p||Michael Mulvany||D P McDonogh||71||14/1|
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 26
|6||130 9-4||J F Levins||R Coakley (7)||70||7/1|
Three Bells (IRE) 8
|4||130 9-4 t||P Downey||G F Carroll||70||14/1|
|4||128 9-2 p||T J O'Mara||W M Lordan||68||11/1|
Captain May (IRE) 14
|6||126 9-0 t||A Lee||B A Curtis||66||8/1|
Fit The Cove (IRE) 29
|13||126 9-0 bt||H Rogers||C D Hayes||66||12/1|
Borussia (IRE) 20
|4||125 8-13||A Leahy||F M Berry||65||25/1|
||4||85 t||D P Nagle||Reserve 1||57||NR|
||4||85 p1||S Fahey||Reserve 2||57||NR|
||6||84 t||S G O'Donnell||Reserve 3||50||NR|
Fit The Cove won this a year ago but is now a teenager and hasn't been in that kind of form. Waydownsouth will love the ground conditions but won over hurdles in January and will probably find this on the short side. This is Vasoni's trip and ground but an 8lb rise for last month's Sligo success puts her on her highest ever mark. Enigma Code scored on the sand at Laytown last time and has been raised 4lb while Captain May gained his first ever victory on that track and is just 3lb higher. The former Luca Cumani-trained AVALANCHE was having only his second start for new connections when not too far behind Capitol Hill at Galway last month and, as that was only the fifth run of his career, he's taken to improve enough to gain his first success.
Batu (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 8l behind Mamma Rosa (9-5) at Tipperary 7f app hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Fast On (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, last of 14, 18l behind Red Laser (9-6) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Zelos Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leaders, 4th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Ned's Indian (9-5) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Captain May (IRE) 3-1fav (10-3) Made all, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Laytown 7f mdn stks beating That's Plenty (10-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Indian Landing (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp in Aug.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden into 4th under 2f out, 2nd and no impression leader 1f out, kept on final furlong, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp in May.
Jumbo Steps (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Led until over 2f out, chased leader until 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Quintet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Winning Impact (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division and 8th halfway, pushed along and no threat under 2f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Slipper Orchid (9-3) at Naas 7f hcp gf in Jun.
Three Bells (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 3f out, kept on under pressure, no extra final furlong, 9th of 17, 7l behind Star Links (9-11) at Galway 1m hcp 50-75 gd.
Vasoni (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Loaded without rider, soon tracked leaders, improved to challenge and lead over 1f out, stayed on well to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Sligo 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug beating Gatamalata (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Measured Approval (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Blind-folded for stalls entry, keen hold towards rear, some headway on outer straight, eased inside final furlong, rider reported that his mount hung left in running, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-12) at Killarney 1m hcp gd in Aug.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Pushed along to dispute after 1f, ridden in 4th halfway, weakened entering straight, last of 15, 19l behind Angela's Dream (9-0) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd in Aug.
Borussia (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Soon raced in 6th, 5th over 2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Piet Mondrian (9-5) at Killarney 1m mdn stks gd in Aug.
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Mid-division, 9th approaching straight, no extra from 2f out, 12th of 13, 10l behind Supernovae (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Jembatt (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders and pushed along in 7th halfway, some headway into 3rd over 1f out, no impression under pressure inside final furlong and lost 3rd near line, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Enigma Code (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70.
Enigma Code (UAE) 11-1 (10-8) Made all, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, kept on best under pressure inside final furlong, won at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70 beating Ucanchoose (11-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Jackemil (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and 3rd briefly entering straight, soon no extra and dropped to 7th over 1f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 14l behind Empresario (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 sft in Jun.
Avalanche 16-1 (9-9) Prominent, moderate 4th into straight, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Capitol Hill (9-6) at Galway 7f hcp 50-75 sft in Aug.