Mongey Communications Handicap 2m
- (3yo+, 2m, 15 runners)
- Winner €10,694 2nd €2,480 3rd €1,085 4th €620
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 25.20s
- Off time: 17:13:50
|2nd||2 Giant's Quest||1¼||7/1|
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 38
|8||140 10-0 p||M Halford||C J McGovern (10)||89||18/1|
Giant's Quest (AUS) 39
|8||133 9-7||H Rogers||C O'Donoghue||82||7/1|
Tri Na Ceile (IRE) 78
|4||133 9-7 p1||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||82||12/1|
Papa's Way (IRE) 26
|4||132 9-6 p||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||81||20/1|
Grecian Tiger (IRE) 27
|5||131 9-5 b||D K Weld||P J Smullen||80||4/1j|
John Constable (IRE) 17
|3||131 9-5 p||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||94||4/1j|
Mireya (IRE) 85
|7||129 9-3||Miss K Harrison||Julie Burke (3)||78||33/1|
Jack Daddy 8
|5||128 9-2||J G Murphy||S Foley||77||14/1|
Kalann (IRE) 23
|7||125 8-13||Miss S J Harty||L F Roche (3)||74||16/1|
Cottesloe (IRE) 16
|5||124 8-12 h||C O'Brien||W J Lee||73||20/1|
Primogeniture (IRE) 11
|3||122 8-10||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||85||10/1|
Benkei (IRE) 26
|4||119 8-7||T Kodama||W M Lordan||68||11/2|
Gentry (IRE) 42
|3||118 8-6 p1||J M Oxx||N G McCullagh||81||10/1|
Carraroe Flyer (IRE) 15
|4||116 8-4||A Keatley||S Corby (5)||64||16/1|
Head Waiter (IRE) 8
|11||116 8-4 p||Miss C Simpson||R P Cleary||64||50/1|
||8||94||A J Martin||C T Keane||79||NR|
Carraroe Flyer has won a couple of minor handicaps but shot up the ratings as a consequence. GIANT'S QUEST enters the fray in top form having won comfortably at Dundalk and followed up in a very competitive handicap hurdle at Killarney. He has a bit more to do but just gets the vote over Grecian Tiger, who ran a superb race when runner-up to the well handicapped Quick Jack at Galway. Redera is a smart dual purpose performer who will give a good account while the three-year-old John Constable improved when stepped up to 2m at Leopardstown and has more scope than most of these.
Redera (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Raced mainly in 7th, dropped to rear 6f out, ridden over 3f out and kept on from under 2f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind El Salvador (11-0) at Killarney 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) gd in Jul.
Kalann (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, tight for room from under 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from before straight, 9th of 20, 10l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Giant's Quest (AUS) 9-4fav (8-13) Raced in 2nd, improved to lead over 3f out, ridden under 2f out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 2m hcp pol in Jul beating Kalann (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Primogeniture (IRE) 3-1fav (7-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, no impression on leaders from 1 1/2f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Timiyan (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp.
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, closer order from over 6f out, 9th 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace without threatening from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 10l behind Mutual Regard (9-7) at Curragh 2m hcp 60-100 gf in Jun.
Grecian Tiger (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd 4f out, led 2f out, headed from early straight, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 20, 3l behind Quick Jack (10-11) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul.
Papa's Way (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 17th of 18, 17l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
Jack Daddy 8-1 (9-12) Prominent and tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 3f out and no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Knight's Parade (9-4) at Tramore 2m hcp gd.
Head Waiter (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no impression in 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Coolfighter (9-6) at Tramore 1m 6f stks gd.
Cottesloe (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Towards rear, some progress in 7th 2f out, ridden in 5th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mojito Royale (10-10) at Tipperary 1m 4f ldy hcp gf.
Tri Na Ceile (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Chased clear leader, closer in 6th 6f out, pushed along and no extra in 7th 2f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 9, 10l behind Money Spider (8-10) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gf in Jun.
Carraroe Flyer (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ayr 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Grand Diamond (8-4) by 2l, 8 ran.
Benkei (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, effort when short of room on inner 2 1/2f out, ridden in 10th entering straight, went 6th 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Hidden Universe (9-13) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 gd in Jul.
John Constable (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Settled towards rear, 5th 4f out, ridden 2f out in 7th, kept on strongly over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cassells Rock (9-0) at Leopardstown 2m hcp.
Mireya (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Waydownsouth (9-9) at Tramore 1m 4f stks 0-80 gd in May.
Gentry (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Held up in 4th, dropped to last 5f out, ridden in moderate 4th on outer entering straight, went 3rd 1f out, kept on without threatening easy winner to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Teoirim (9-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f app stks gf in Jul.