Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Maiden (Div 1) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 12 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 36.46s
- Off time: 19:04:20
|1st||6 Epic Encounter||13/2|
|2nd||9 Lily Of Kenmare||4||2/1f|
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 21
|4||133 9-7||P J Rothwell||B A Curtis||66/1|
Baby Jake (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||J J Hanlon||F Lynch||33/1|
|3||131 9-5||T Carmody||N G McCullagh||83||3/1|
Calling You (IRE)
|3||131 9-5 t1||A Oliver||C D Hayes||20/1|
Epic Encounter (IRE) 34
|3||131 9-5||E Lynam||D P McDonogh||71||13/2|
Lake Storm (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||J M Barrett||R P Cleary||33/1|
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 21
|4||128 9-2||M Halford||G F Carroll||2/1f|
Attire (IRE) 42
|3||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||7/1|
Daring Queen (IRE) 219
|3||126 9-0||P Stafford||I J Brennan (3)||50/1|
La Oliva (IRE) 96
|3||126 9-0 b1||P W Flynn||W J Lee||67||20/1|
September Lily (IRE) 38
|3||126 9-0||W McCreery||K J Manning||62||5/1|
Title Music (IRE) 34
|3||126 9-0||L Smyth||Megan Carberry (7)||50/1|
||3||95||D P Nagle||J P O'Brien||WD|
||3||95||R Roberts||R P Whelan||WD|
||3||95||M P Sunderland||Reserve 1||NR|
||3||95||J C McConnell||Reserve 2||NR|
||3||J G Murphy||Reserve 3||NR|
Willie McCreey can't buy a victory for September Lily and steps her up to this trip for the first time. Her overall form is strong enough and she performed with credit on her only start on the surface so should be in the shake-up again. EPIC ENCOUNTER is also proving difficult to win with but there was nothing wrong with his recent close second to Qasser at Cork and that form looks good enough for this. Benbecula ran in the Tattersalls Millions for William Haggas after three decent runs on Polytrack. He's now with Tommy Carmody who will be anxious to get him off to a winning start. Attire made a promising debut here in May and didn't reappear until last month so with that run under her belt she's on the short-list.
Aqua Regia (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Aquarist.
Heuston (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of On The Razz.
Jackie Tyrrell (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened from 2 1/1f out, 9th of 13, 25l behind Sidereus Nuncius (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Kharezi (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, progress entering straight, 6th over 1 1/2f out, one pace, 8th of 16, 11l behind Shu Lewis (9-4) at Gowran Park 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Oct.
Harmonie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, weakened 3f out, 11th of 13, 26l behind Civil War (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Epic Encounter (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Prominent chasing winner, ridden in 3rd over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on without ever looking like getting there inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Qasser (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Lily Of Kenmare (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, some headway under 2f out, ridden to chase leaders final furlong, kept on well without getting there, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Rummaging (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Benbecula 33-1 (9-3) Slow into stride, in rear, never on terms, 10th of 14, 25l behind Rougemont (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gs in Apr.
La Oliva (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 19l behind Xsquared (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Aug.
Sterling Cooper (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, never better than mid-division, 11th of 13, 16l behind Rummaging (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol.
Attire (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Settled behind leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Spirituality (8-9) at Dundalk 7f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Lake Storm (IRE) Alkaadhem colt out of Ballyronan Girl.
September Lily (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, progress to lead travelling well and went clear over 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Sidereus Nuncius (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks hvy in Oct.
Calling You (IRE) Erewhon colt out of Lianda.
Baby Jake (IRE) Morozov gelding out of Potters Dawn.
Daring Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, ridden in rear approaching straight, kept on one pace from 2f out, 6th of 8, 25l behind Duntle (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn fll pol in Apr.
Title Music (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, no extra from over 2f out, last of 9, 24l behind Qasser (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn hvy in Oct.