BBQ Evening August 13th At Gowran Park Handicap (47-75) 7f
- (3yo, 7f, 12 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.67s
- Off time: 15:16:53
|1st||10 Tom Dooley||9/1|
|2nd||4 Focas Mor||½||10/1|
|3rd||12 Right First||½||14/1|
Rathealy (IRE) 10
|3||138 9-12 h||K Prendergast||Gary Paul Halpin (7)||73||11/2f|
Iontas (IRE) 191
|3||135 9-9||M Halford||C P Hoban (3)||70||25/1|
Sandy Smile (IRE) 11
|3||134 9-8||M Halford||S Foley||69||12/1|
Focas Mor (IRE) 11
|3||133 9-7 b||J S Bolger||K J Manning||68||10/1|
Almosthaditall (USA) 5
|3||131 9-5||P J Flynn||C R King (3)||66||7/1|
Mr Moondance (IRE) 21
|3||129 9-3||T Doyle||W J Lee||64||12/1|
Fix It (IRE) 11
|3||128 9-2 p||J P Murtagh||N G McCullagh||63||6/1|
Witchy Woman 88
|3||126 9-0 t||W McCreery||P J Smullen||61||10/1|
Tom Dooley (IRE) 8
|3||125 8-13 bt||Michael Mulvany||D P McDonogh||60||9/1|
Singapore Secret (IRE) 11
|3||122 8-10||D A McLoughlin||L F Roche (3)||57||13/2|
Right First 15
|3||116 8-4||D Wachman||W M Lordan||50||14/1|
Snap Click (IRE) 8
|3||116 8-4 p1||J T Gorman||C D Hayes||50||7/1|
||3||96||T G McCourt||C T Keane||67||NR|
Mr Moondance showed improvement when fourth at Listowel but a wide draw might be a problem here. Nedera wasn't beaten far at Wexford last month and is making her handicap debut while Rathealy could easily bounce back wearing headgear and with Gary Halpin claiming 7lb. Almosthaditall might have gone close at Sligo earlier this week had he not blown the start but this can go to Johnny Murtagh's FIX IT, who had Focas Mor behind when fourth to Share A Secret at Fairyhouse 11 days ago and has won over this trip on the Polytrack.
Nedera 25-1 (8-9) Ran 5th, progress on outer entering straight and close 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 1 3/4l behind Backdrop (9-0) at Wexford 1m 3yo fll mdn in May.
Tom Dooley (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, progress on outer into 3rd 2f out, 2nd briefly inside final furlong, no impression final 100 yards and dropped to 4th, 4th of 13, 2l behind Local Flier (9-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Focas Mor (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Towards rear, pushed along early, 12th before straight, went moderate 11th 1f out and kept on one pace, 9th of 15, 8l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Right First 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no extra under 2f out, 13th of 15, 15l behind Earth Drummer (9-12) at Limerick 7f mdn stks gf.
Fix It (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Soon chased leaders, 4th before straight, kept on under pressure inside final furlong without quite matching principals, 4th of 15, 3/4l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Almosthaditall (USA) 14-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway under pressure from over 2f out, soon 4th, challenged from over 1f out, soon briefly impeded, stayed on well without getting to winner close home, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Flic Flac (9-13) at Sligo 6f fll hcp gd.
Snap Click (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead under 2f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, shd behind Local Flier (9-6) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 47-65 gf.
Singapore Secret (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, took keen hold, 6th before straight, 5th on outer 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong, not quite reach 1st 2, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Sandy Smile (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up, 10th before straight, ridden to go moderate 9th 1f out and no impression, kept on same pace, 10th of 15, 12l behind Share A Secret (8-7) at Fairyhouse 7f 3yo hcp gf.
Iontas (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Kaminari (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn fll pol in Dec.
Rathealy (IRE) 10-3 (8-4) Led after 1f, challenged 1f out and headed 100 yards out, no impression and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind The Ring Is King (9-9) at Leopardstown 1m app hcap gd.
Mr Moondance (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) In rear, 8th halfway, 7th approaching straight, ridden over 1f out and kept on for 4th, 4th of 13, 5l behind Princess Tamay (8-10) at Listowel 1m 3yo hcp gd.
Witchy Woman 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Desert Colours (8-10) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.