Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Rated Race 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, 8 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 58.22s
- Off time: 14:10:56
|1st||5 Queen Grace||10/1|
|2nd||1 My Good Brother||½||5/2f|
|3rd||2 Speed Dream||hd||9/2|
My Good Brother (IRE) 9
|4||134 9-8||T G McCourt||I J Brennan (3)||83||5/2f|
Speed Dream (IRE) 28
|9||132 9-6||J M Barrett||R P Whelan (3)||81||9/2|
Toccata Blue (IRE) 23
|3||132 9-6||G M Lyons||E J McNamara||83||7/2|
Man Of Erin (IRE) 29
|5||131 9-5||W T Farrell||D P McDonogh||80||6/1|
Queen Grace (IRE) 37
|6||131 9-5 p1||M J Browne||C R King (5)||80||10/1|
Sujet Bellagio 13
|4||131 9-5 bt||D English||Megan Carberry (7)||53||66/1|
Dorothy Parker (IRE) 36
|3||129 9-3||K Prendergast||Gary Paul Halpin (7)||77||10/1|
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 12
|3||129 9-3 b||W McCreery||P J Smullen||78||5/1|
||3||93||D English||R P Cleary||80||NR|
Colour Of Love (IRE)
||4||9-9||W McCreery||W M Lordan||9/4|
There's little between these at the weights and though Toccata Blue just about comes out on top on ratings he's a rare entry over the minimum trip with his last success coming over a mile. MY GOOD BROTHER went up 7lb for an easy success over the course and distance last month but it didn't prevent another fine run at Tipperary and with, Ian Brennan's claim a bonus, he's taken to get back on the winning trail. Dorothy Parker will be having her first start on Polytrack but is progressing nicely as she showed at Tipperary last month and, if taking to the surface, she'll be difficult to beat. Tylery Wonder won a handicap over this trip at Bellewstown and has found longer trips beyond him in subsequent starts.
All Ablaze 7-2fav (9-6) Led, strongly pressed and headed early straight, soon no extra and dropped to rear 1f out, weakened, last of 8, 16l behind My Good Brother (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Jul.
Queen Grace (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders on inner and 4th entering straight, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 9l behind My Good Brother (8-5) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Jul.
My Good Brother (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 1 1/2f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, just failed to get 2nd, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind An Saighdiur (9-9) at Tipperary 5f hcp.
Speed Dream (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace final furlong, 9th of 21, 2l behind Whozthecat (8-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf in Jul.
Toccata Blue (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Always prominent, ridden and strongly pressed winner 2f out, disputed lead 1f out, stayed on but no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Target Acquired (9-8) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Dorothy Parker (IRE) 4-5fav (8-11) Prominent and disputed lead, always travelling best, led halfway and cruised clear inside final furlong, unextended, won at Tipperary 5f mdn stks gf in Jul beating Rockview Emperor (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tylery Wonder (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Led early, headed before halfway and pushed along in 2nd over 2f out, dropped to 4th 1f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Kiss The Stars (8-8) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp.
Sujet Bellagio 12-1 (9-0) Prominent and disputed, narrow lead 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 11th of 19, 8l behind Doonard Prince (9-3) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65.
Man Of Erin (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Keen hold and soon led, headed before halfway, no extra 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Eastern Rules (9-4) at Curragh 7f hcp gf in Jul.