Destination Athlone Handicap Hurdle (80-116) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 13 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 49.20s
- Off time: 18:56:34
|1st||1 The Black Russian||5/2f|
|2nd||7 Treacy Hotels Boy||½||7/2|
The Black Russian (IRE) 5
|8||166 11-12||F M Hanley||B J Geraghty||114||5/2f|
Diamond's Return (IRE) 27
|10||164 11-10||S O'Farrell||Katie O'Farrell (7)||112||50/1|
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 35
|7||161 11-7 t||G Elliott||D J Condon||109||25/1|
Ontheground (IRE) 14
|9||159 11-5||Thomas Foley||G N Fox (5)||107||7/1|
Sin Miedo (IRE) 44
|4||155 11-1 p||Mrs J Harrington||M J Bolger||109||33/1|
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 63
|7||155 11-1||H de Bromhead||D N Russell||103||7/2|
Vinniespride (IRE) 25
|7||154 11-0 t||M M McNiff||D R Fox (5)||102||11/2|
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 47
|7||152 10-12 p||J G Coogan||J J Burke (5)||100||8/1|
Drunken Counsel (IRE) 12
|5||149 10-9 h||G Elliott||K C Sexton (5)||97||16/1|
Cristy's Call (IRE) 14
|5||144 10-4||G P Cromwell||R C Colgan||92||16/1|
Orion's Might (IRE) 12
|4||144 10-4 p||N Carolan||D E Mullins||98||28/1|
Cloudy Morning (IRE) 6
|6||136 9-10||M T O'Donovan||A Ring (7)||84||20/1|
Oscar Wings (IRE) 29
|8||136 9-10 p||Ms A Reilly||S J Crimin (7)||83||16/1|
||8||1110 t1||Mrs H Lee||A P Heskin||112||WD|
||5||910 p||D Kinsella||Reserve 1||82||NR|
||8||11-7||Thomas Foley||R Loughran||11/2|
THE BLACK RUSSIAN was conceding 13lb to Vinniespride when scoring over the track and trip last August and should confirm the form on these terms. He was having his first start since September when attempting to make all at Sligo on Sunday and with that under his belt can gain his second victory here. Ontheground looks a big threat as he also had Vinniespride in second place when landing this a year ago and he looked on the way back to form when falling at Bellewstown a couple of weeks ago. Treacy Hotels Boy hasn't had much experience but showed some improved form here in May and Castletown Bridge reverts to hurdles on what looks a fair mark after falling on his chasing debut at Clonmel.
Just For Joe (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, lost place approaching straight, soon no extra, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Byerley Babe (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 in Mar '13.
Salacious Sally (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Soon led, slight mistake 4th, headed before 5 out, ridden and no extra after 4 out, weakened and tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Routes Delight (10-12) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gf.
The Black Russian (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Led, ridden along in narrow lead after 2 out, no extra when headed at last and dropped to fourth run-in, 4th of 9, 10l behind The Ring Is King (11-5) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Treacy Hotels Boy (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Soon raced in 4th, went 2nd before straight, no impression from before last, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Alf Wright (10-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd in May.
Vinniespride (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Led, clear early, almost joined from 4th, not fluent 5th, just in front last, headed and kept on without matching winner closing stages, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Indian Icon (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Silver Shuffle (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, closer in 4th after 3 out, no impression when not fluent last, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Greatness (10-7) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Jun.
Ontheground (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra in 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Portrade (11-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gd, 16 ran.
Orion's Might (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Held up behind leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 4th before 3 out, slight mistake 3 out, soon ridden in 6th and no impression, 6th of 8, 15l behind Aranhill Chief (11-6) at Bellewstown 2m 4f hdl gf.
Sin Miedo (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Soon chased leaders, on terms 2 out, dropped to 6th approaching straight, soon no extra, 12th of 18, 44l behind Desertmore Stream (11-1) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl in Jun.
Diamond's Return (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) In rear, ridden in moderate 10th 3 out, soon no impression, 12th of 14, 49l behind Celestial Prospect (11-0) at Gowran Park 3m hcp hdl gd in Jun.
Drunken Counsel (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon no extra, 8th of 9, 40l behind The Parishioner (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 5yo mdn hdl gf.
Cristy's Call (IRE) 22-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, mistake 3rd, 5th before 5 out, dropped to moderate 13th and no extra into straight, 14th of 18, well behind Cloudy Morning (10-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in May.
Oscar Wings (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 17, 16l behind Big Generator (11-1) at Roscommon 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Sep.
Cloudy Morning (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Mid-division, mistake 5th, 9th halfway, reminders after 5 out, no extra after 3 out, weakened, completely tailed off, 17th of 20, well behind Kennedys Mor (10-5) at Tipperary 3m hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2nd, 8th early, fell 5 out, in a race won by Afatcat (11-12) at Clonmel 2m beg chase gd in Jun, 15 ran.