tipperaryraces.ie Apprentice Handicap 5f
- (3yo, 5f, 6 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 59.17s
- Off time: 15:46:53
|1st||4 Sword Of Light||7/2|
|2nd||2 Hail Shower||4¾||2/1f|
Dorothy Parker (IRE) 36
|3||140 10-0||K Prendergast||D E Hogan (7)||75||3/1|
Hail Shower (IRE) 3
|3||138 9-12||W McCreery||L P Dempsey (2)||73||2/1f|
She's Not Simple (IRE) 61
|3||138 9-12 ht||J J Lambe||L A McKenna (2)||73||7/1|
Sword Of Light (IRE) 7
|3||134 9-8 b||D Marnane||C T Keane||69||7/2|
|3||131 9-5 h||A L T Moore||M M Monaghan||66||5/1|
Bosworth Field (USA) 49
|3||116 8-4||C O'Brien||R Dawson (2)||47||14/1|
Hail Shower didn't find much off the bridle at Listowel on Friday and hasn't raced over the minimum since spring of last year. He's also gone up another 7lb which may have opened the door for DOROTHY PARKER, who wasn't disgraced at Dundalk last month having won over this track and trip in July. Sword Of Light finished behind Hail Shower over 6f at Listowel last week and is thoroughly exposed but She's Not Simple has only had three starts and appreciated the drop back 6f when getting off the mark at a big price at Naas last time.
Sword Of Light (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Soon towards rear, switched to outer from 2f out, moderate 8th over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 14, 10l behind Hail Shower (9-5) at Listowel 6f 3yo hcp.
Hail Shower (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Led, travelling well early straight, strongly pressed and headed 150 yards out, soon no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Janna's Jingle (9-8) at Listowel 7f 3yo hcp hvy.
She's Not Simple (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Bumped leaving stalls and held up towards rear, ridden in moderate 6th 2f out, closer in 5th 1f out, headway to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Naas 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn gf in Jul beating Cottrell (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Bosworth Field (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, led after 2f, headed 3f out, soon ridden and no extra, 12th of 16, 11l behind Rockview Emperor (9-4) at Naas 7f 3yo hcp 47-65 in Aug.
Dorothy Parker (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Dwelt slightly and squeezed start, rear, ridden 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4l behind Queen Grace (9-0) at Dundalk 5f 3yo stks pol in Aug.
Quinine 10-1 (9-7) Soon prominent on outer and keen hold, lost place a bit from 2f out, 10th 1f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 8l behind Jembatt (9-7) at Roscommon 7f hcp gd.