Happy Christmas To All Our Patrons Maiden (Div 2) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 13 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 39.36s
- Off time: 19:06:39
|1st||4 Great Soprano||7/4f|
|3rd||11 Legal Lyric||3½||6/1|
Craig Lea 112
|6||132 9-6||P Allen||I J Brennan (3)||40/1|
Baby Jake (IRE) 28
|3||131 9-5||J J Hanlon||F Lynch||33/1|
Great Soprano (USA) 28
|3||131 9-5||T J Taaffe||J A Heffernan||7/4f|
|3||131 9-5||R Roberts||R P Whelan (3)||7/2|
Smoke Charger (IRE) 66
|3||131 9-5||P D Deegan||R P Cleary||33/1|
Tincan Tom (IRE) 28
|3||131 9-5||D P Nagle||W J Lee||50/1|
College Times (IRE) 343
|3||126 9-0||L McAteer||E J McNamara||50/1|
Devine Acclaim (IRE) 7
|3||126 9-0 t||M J Browne||P J Smullen||25/1|
Elusive Leona (IRE) 28
|3||126 9-0||C P Donoghue||S M Gorey (3)||50/1|
Legal Lyric (IRE) 49
|3||126 9-0||W P Mullins||W M Lordan||6/1|
Oh So Lucy (IRE) 21
|3||126 9-0||W Durkan||N G McCullagh||73||5/2|
Strawberry Flavour (GER) 56
|3||126 9-0||A Oliver||C D Hayes||59||9/1|
Tessie Jubilee (IRE)
|3||126 9-0||T Collins||M C Hussey||16/1|
||4||96||J J Murphy||D A McCormack||WD|
||3||A Mulholland||Reserve 1||NR|
||7||96||N Meade||Reserve 2||NR|
||3||P Stafford||Reserve 3||44||NR|
This isn't the strongest of maidens so a market move for the newcomer Heuston would be interesting as he hails from a yard that can get one ready. Legal Lyric was staying on over 1m3f here last month so this is likely to prove too short but Oh So Lucy should appreciate dropping back in trip after disappointing over further. Strawberry Flavour showed a bit of promise in the UK and Andy Oliver will get the best out of her but this can go to GREAT SOPRANO. He started off in a maiden hurdle before finding 6f much too sharp here. He ran much better behind Mona Brown over the C&D next time and looks the one to beat.
Shouts Of Acclaim (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Never a factor, towards rear entering straight, last of 14, 37l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Catchy Lass (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, no impression approaching straight, 9th of 13, 33l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Thrupenny Blue (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, last of 14, 38l behind Penthesilea Eile (9-0) at Wexford 1m mdn stks in Jul '09.
Daring Queen (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, no extra entering straight, weakened, 11th of 12, 38l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Great Soprano (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Settled in rear of mid-division, 9th halfway, 7th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Heuston (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of On The Razz.
Legal Lyric (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division best, kept on from 2f out, 7th of 14, 10l behind Empress Of Tara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Nov.
Strawberry Flavour (GER) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, hampered soon after start, soon mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Hard Road (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Oh So Lucy (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, closer in 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 10l behind Miss Forde (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Nov.
Elusive Leona (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 17l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Smoke Charger (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened from 2f out, 12th of 13, 41l behind Sidereus Nuncius (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Baby Jake (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away and always towards rear, 10th of 12, 23l behind Epic Encounter (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.
Tessie Jubilee (IRE) Kodiac filly out of La Belle Clare.
College Times (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Harry Trotter (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Craig Lea 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra, 9th of 12, 22l behind Oilily (10-9) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gs in Jul.
Devine Acclaim (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always behind, 11th of 14, 27l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol.
Tincan Tom (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 13th of 14, 19l behind Mona Brown (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Nov.