Follow TipperaryRaces On Twitter Nursery Handicap 5f
- (2yo, 5f, 10 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 59.98s
- Off time: 15:16:36
|1st||2 Hilltown Gal||9/1|
|2nd||10 Ever Yours||hd||25/1|
|3rd||3 Aru Cha Cha||½||9/4|
Invisible Flash 8
|2||136 9-10||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||75||2/1f|
Hilltown Gal (IRE) 8
|2||131 9-5 t||P Martin||R P Whelan (3)||70||9/1|
Aru Cha Cha 10
|2||128 9-2||D Marnane||F Lynch||67||9/4|
Nakara (IRE) 10
|2||128 9-2||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||67||7/1|
Meebo (IRE) 10
|2||123 8-11 b1||W McCreery||P J Smullen||62||12/1|
Bay Hill (IRE) 15
|2||121 8-9||C Roche||M C Hussey||60||20/1|
Grace Daisy (IRE) 10
|2||121 8-9||M Fitzsimons||J F Egan||60||5/1|
Divine Princess (IRE) 52
|2||119 8-7 p1||Aidan F Fogarty||W M Lordan||58||25/1|
Mrs Ding A Ling (IRE) 45
|2||116 8-4||A J McNamara||R P Cleary||55||25/1|
Ever Yours (IRE) 79
|2||116 8-4||J J Murphy||D M Grant||52||25/1|
Blinkers may bring about further improvement in Meebo but he finished behind Aru Cha Cha when fourth over 7f at Down Royal earlier this month. Nakara was third over this shorter trip at the same meeting and has to be considered but there are races to be won at this level with INVISIBLE FLASH judged on his latest fifth at the Curragh and he has more scope than Hilltown Gal, who is starting to come down the weights but has finished last in her last two starts. None of the others have shown enough so far to merit consideration.
Hilltown Gal (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Held up in last, ridden over 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, last of 4, 10l behind Lady Ultra (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp gd.
Ever Yours (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Always rear and never a factor, ridden 2f out and no extra, 11th of 12, 23l behind Celtic Man (9-5) at Bellewstown 5f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Aru Cha Cha 9-1 (9-0) Attempted to make all, ridden and asserted over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no extra and headed on line, 2nd of 8, shd behind Pillow (9-3) at Down Royal 7f 2yo hcp gf.
Invisible Flash 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra in 5th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 19, 5l behind Guerre (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd.
Bay Hill (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Waited with, 8th before straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 8th of 12, 11l behind Persian Caliph (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Nakara (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, chased leaders in 5th halfway, went 3rd early final furlong, no impression on first 2 and kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Danehill Brook (9-5) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gf.
Meebo (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and no impression well over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Pillow (9-3) at Down Royal 7f 2yo hcp gf.
Mrs Ding A Ling (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no extra, 10th of 11, 20l behind Ballybacka Queen (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks in Aug.
Grace Daisy (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Towards rear and outpaced before halfway, moderate 8th 1 1/2f out, kept on well inside final furlong to snatch 4th on line, 4th of 9, 8l behind Danehill Brook (9-5) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gf.
Divine Princess (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders and 6th halfway, ridden approaching straight and soon dropped to rear, eased when beaten final furlong, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Hidden Oasis (9-5) at Galway 7f 2yo mdn aut hvy in Aug.