I.F.A. Race Day Handicap 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, 15 runners)
- Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 30.42s
- Off time: 17:41:28
|1st||7 Angela's Dream||14/1|
|2nd||5 He's Got Rhythm||2||16/1|
|3rd||11 Iron Major||1||14/1|
Elusive Prince 148
|5||140 10-0||T Hogan||R P Cleary||88||25/1|
|4||138 9-12||M O'Callaghan||F Lynch||86||7/1|
Footprint (IRE) 14
|6||138 9-12 p||P Martin||A P Thornton (3)||86||16/1|
Knights Templar (IRE) 20
|6||135 9-9 t||P J Flynn||D M Grant||83||6/1|
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 14
|8||134 9-8||D Marnane||C R King (5)||82||16/1|
Brown Butterfly 5
|5||132 9-6 v||K Prendergast||Gary Paul Halpin (7)||80||9/1|
Angela's Dream (IRE) 30
|3||131 9-5||G M Lyons||C T Keane (5)||84||14/1|
Lucky Kitten (USA) 19
|3||131 9-5 v1||D K Weld||P J Smullen||84||13/2|
Target Acquired (IRE) 21
|3||131 9-5 p||A Oliver||C D Hayes||84||7/1|
Harpist (IRE) 13
|3||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||79||7/2f|
Iron Major (IRE) 14
|6||126 9-0 p||E Lynam||W J Lee||74||14/1|
Stones Peak (IRE) 8
|6||124 8-12||P Martin||I J Brennan (3)||72||25/1|
Sister Slew (IRE) 20
|3||122 8-10||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||75||16/1|
Global Icon 13
|3||120 8-8||J P Murtagh||N G McCullagh||73||20/1|
Fit The Cove (IRE) 12
|13||119 8-7 bt||H Rogers||S Foley||67||20/1|
||5||811 h||M Halford||D M Melia||71||NR|
||6||86||J F Levins||Reserve 2||66||NR|
||3||9-9||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||3/1|
He's Got Rhythm won this in 2010 but, though successful already three times this year, he's looking high in the weights as a result. Knights Templar was a head behind Footprint at Galway conceding 2lb so should just about be up to reversing the form on these terms though the pair of them are up against some progressive three-year-olds. LUCKY KITTEN has now won twice over a mile on soft ground and won't have any problems dropping in trip. He's just 4lb higher than his last success at Galway and a first-time visor can help him gain victory number three. Target Acquired has already achieved that number of successes and though behind the selection at Gowran he's improved so much that it should be much closer this time. Harpist is another from the younger generation with a real chance as she appeared to find 6f too short at Cork while Brown Butterfly could prove best of the older horses, though she's taking quite a drop in trip.
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden along halfway, no impression 2f out, 14th of 15, 18l behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Dashwood 25-1 (8-6) Dwelt and always rear, no impression from 2f out, eased when well beaten inside final furlong, last of 16, 25l behind Jayed Jidan (9-4) at Curragh 1m hcp gd.
Angela's Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed 1 1/2f out, tight for room no extra inside final furlong, last of 9, 13l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-12) at Curragh 1m fll hcp gf in Jul.
He's Got Rhythm (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 8th of 11, 5l behind Greek Canyon (9-9) at Naas 7f stks.
Iron Major (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden into 8th 2f out, no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Mona Brown (9-2) at Naas 1m Apprentice Handicap (50-80) (3yo+).
Target Acquired (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Led, strongly pressed from over 2f out, soon joined, in front again and stayed on well closing stages, won at Galway 7f 3yo hcp 50-75 in Jul beating Hail Shower (8-13) by nk, 15 ran.
Stones Peak (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent early but dropped to 8th before halfway, ridden in 6th 1 1/2f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Sassaway (9-0) at Curragh 6f fll hcp gd.
Fastidious 11-1 (9-4) Led, ridden under 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Greek Canyon (9-9) at Naas 7f stks.
Sister Slew (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden entering straight, kept on final furlong, strongly pressed close home and all out, just held on, won at Galway 7f 3yo mdn in Jul beating Tax Reform (9-5) by ns, 7 ran.
Brown Butterfly 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 2nd 4f out, ridden and close up 2f out, strongly pressed for 2nd over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Castle Guest (8-10) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gd.
Harpist (IRE) 6-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden under 2f out and headway to go 2nd inside final furlong, kept on under pressure but no real impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Kiss The Stars (8-8) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp.
Global Icon 6-1 (9-10) Chased leaders in 7th and ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Kiss The Stars (8-8) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp.
Footprint (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Greek Canyon (9-9) at Naas 7f stks.
Elusive Prince 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon pushed along and closer in 6th after 2f, pushed along again halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 11l behind Srucahan (9-2) at Curragh 6f ext hcp hvy in Mar.
Knights Templar (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Settled behind leaders, 8th halfway, pushed along 2f out, 3rd entering straight, kept on final furlong to 2nd close home and just held, 2nd of 15, hd behind Footprint (9-11) at Galway 7f hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Lucky Kitten (USA) 11-8fav (9-2) Raced in 2nd and kept wide, ridden to challenge entering straight and led over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Galway 1m hcp 60-95 3yo sft in Jul beating Indian Icon (9-5) by 1l, 4 ran.
Fit The Cove (IRE) 18-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Bainne (8-9) at Sligo 6f hcp.