Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Nursery Handicap 5f 182y
- (2yo, 5f 182y, 3 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.74s
- Off time: 13:35:41
|1st||2 Lady Ultra||4/5f|
Freedom Square (IRE) 24
|2||133 9-7||J S Bolger||K J Manning||88||5/4|
Lady Ultra (IRE) 24
|2||121 8-9 h||Ms Sheila Lavery||R P Cleary||76||4/5f|
Meebo (IRE) 4
|2||116 8-4 b||W McCreery||I T Queally (10)||58||10/1|
Meebo is a massive 13lb out of the handicap and will do well to get anywhere near her two opponents though testing ground can produce strange results and she has the benefit of a 10lb claimer. LADY ULTRA and Freedom Square occupied the last two positions, a long way behind Shining Emerald at the Curragh last month. The former just came out on top and, as she had scored on her previous start, may just have the edge again over Jim Bolger's colt, who has failed to fire after his maiden victory in June.
Lady Ultra (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Upset in stalls, led, joined halfway, headed 2 1/2f out, soon weakened quickly, 7th of 8, 17l behind Shining Emerald (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Sep.
Meebo (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Greanta (8-6) at Cork 1m 2yo hcp.
Freedom Square (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Prominent, improved to dispute lead halfway, ridden and headed 2 1/2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 19l behind Shining Emerald (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Sep.