Morocco SOREC Apprentice Handicap 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 11 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 39.47s
- Off time: 17:57:00
|3rd||4 California Rose||1¾||9/2|
Korbous (IRE) 14
|5||142 10-2||R Brabazon||L F Roche||72||10/3f|
Amazing Star (IRE) 10
|9||135 9-9 pt||Denis Hogan||P K Donovan (4)||65||12/1|
Teach Nua (IRE) 14
|10||134 9-8||D K Weld||D C Byrne||64||16/1|
California Rose 7
|5||132 9-6 b||P Martin||C T Keane||62||9/2|
Carenza (IRE) 10
|4||131 9-5 b||D Marnane||C R King||61||5/1|
Le Cheile (IRE) 12
|3||128 9-2 h||B W Duke||R P Whelan||66||6/1|
Mezogiorno (IRE) 8
|3||125 8-13 t||M Halford||C P Hoban||63||10/1|
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 3
|4||124 8-12 b||A P O'Brien||Anastasia O'Brien (4)||54||12/1|
Palace Art (IRE) 20
|4||124 8-12 b1||P Casey||R P Downey (4)||54||22/1|
Love The Feeling (IRE) 13
|3||119 8-7||W McCreery||T P Madden (4)||57||12/1|
Erins Gal (IRE) 72
|7||118 8-6||S G O'Donnell||R Coakley (2)||48||25/1|
CARENZA won this last year and has bounced back to form having been caught right on the line by Teocht at Killarney. He looks to have every chance of completing a long range double in a tricky race. Korbous was also beaten by Teocht last time over this track and trip and looks certain to go well again though his big weight might just anchor him. California Rose has run very well on her two latest starts but could have done without going up 2lb for her defeat at Killarney so the lightly-raced filly Le Cheile, who has just failed to get up over 7f on her last two runs, looks more of a threat. Mezogiorno is getting close to losing her maiden tag and is certain to get a good ride from Conor Hoban.
Mezogiorno (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 4th 4f out, 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Crecora (9-3) at Killarney 1m 3yo hcp gd.
Korbous (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Raced mainly in 4th on inner, ridden over 2f out and soon 3rd, no impression on winner inside final furlong and kept on same pace to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Teocht (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m hcp 50-80.
California Rose 10-3fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, moderate 8th entering straight, 8th 2f out, progress into 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Elusive Prince (10-0) at Killarney 1m hcp gd.
Le Cheile (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Raced in 4th, ridden from over 2f out, improved in 3rd 1f out and kept on well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Fix It (8-10) at Dundalk 7f 3yo hcp 47-75 pol.
Carenza (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd under 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, stayed on to narrow lead under 1f out, headed inside final 100 yards, kept on, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Teocht (9-13) at Killarney 1m hcp gd.
Love The Feeling (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Ran 4th, pushed along and went 3rd 1f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Teoleena (9-6) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo clm gf.
Palace Art (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 10th of 15, 23l behind Ariahey (8-5) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd.
Amazing Star (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Refused to race, in a race won by Ridestan (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 gd, 15 ran.
Teach Nua (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Raced in rear, 8th 3f out and soon ridden, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Rayna (8-13) at Leopardstown 1m 4f App hcp sft.
Erins Gal (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place 2f out, dropped towards rear and no extra 1f out, last of 14, 14l behind Truly Delightful (9-12) at Killarney 1m hcp 47-65 sft in May.
Duarte Fernandes (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 7th 3f out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 7l behind Hangar Five (8-10) at Ballinrobe 1m 5f app hcp 47-65.