Irish Daily Mail Handicap 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, 13 runners)
- Winner €30,000 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500 5th €1,000 6th €500
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 46.80s
- Off time: 16:31:19
|1st||9 Thomas Edison||4/1f|
|2nd||12 Toe The Line||1¼||7/1|
Pique Sous (FR) 260
|7||138 9-12 t||W P Mullins||W J Lee||96||10/1|
Chicago (IRE) 14
|5||136 9-10||J P Shanahan||R P Whelan (3)||94||12/1|
General Brook (IRE) 36
|4||129 9-3||D Wachman||W M Lordan||87||13/2|
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 21
|5||129 9-3 b||D K Weld||L F Roche (3)||87||16/1|
Hisaabaat (IRE) 22
|6||126 9-0 b||D K Weld||P J Smullen||84||6/1|
Thomas Edison (IRE) 22
|7||125 8-13 ht||A J Martin||F M Berry||83||4/1f|
Sang Tiger (GER) 352
|6||123 8-11||J J Lambe||S Corby (7)||81||28/1|
|4||122 8-10||P J Prendergast||D P McDonogh||80||20/1|
Toe The Line (IRE) 6
|5||121 8-9||J E Kiely||C R King (3)||79||7/1|
Rocky Bleier 39
|4||120 8-8||W T Farrell||C D Hayes||78||20/1|
Sundara (IRE) 14
|3||117 8-5 t||J S Bolger||R P Cleary||92||7/1|
Newellen (IRE) 17
|4||116 8-4 h||J M Oxx||N G McCullagh||73||14/1|
Mindy (IRE) 15
|4||116 8-4 h||W McCreery||T P Madden (7)||71||9/1|
||5||h||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||98||NR|
||4||910 t||M Halford||S Foley||94||NR|
||8||96 h||M Halford||C P Hoban||90||NR|
||8||88||H Rogers||D M Grant||78||NR|
Paddy The Celeb (IRE)
||7||9-2||M Halford||S Foley||12/1|
Pique Sous is a very smart stayer and hurdler on his day but might find this a bit on the short side. General Brook was having only his sixth start when beating Einstein's Folly at Cork and should progress further but Hisaabaat has been well beaten over hurdles since his Limerick success and is 8lb higher. Thomas Edison has also ben beaten over timber since his victory on the Flat though he ran very well and is one for the shortlist. SUNDARA was handed a mark of 92 after winning at Leopardstown and that could prove lenient as the 90-rated Marakoush was over 3l behind and is rated 90. Jim Bolger's Galileo colt looks the type to go on to better things and he's handed the vote.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, headway approaching straight and 5th 2f out, ridden and soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Euphrasia (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 2f Listed stks (1) sft in Oct.
Drifting Mist 11-2 (8-9) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Heirloom (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leader and 4th halfway, ridden entering straight and no extra well over 1f out, weakened, 14th of 18, 19l behind Sir Ector (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
Giant's Quest (AUS) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 8th 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 30, 2 1/2l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up, soon towards rear, improved into 8th on outer from 3f out, ridden in moderate 4th over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead on line, won at Curragh 1m 4f hcp in Apr beating Little Rocky (10-0) by ns, 12 ran.
Toe The Line (IRE) 4-6fav (9-2) Chased leaders, improved into close 3rd entering straight, improved on outer to lead 1 1/2f out, soon pushed along and went clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn fll stks beating Dancingwithangels (9-2) by 5l, 9 ran.
Mindy (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, closer approaching straight, ridden and good progress to lead 150 yards out, kept on well, won at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80 beating Positive Vibes (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Chicago (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along straight, 7th 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp.
Pique Sous (FR) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, 3rd travelling well entering straight, improved to lead over 1f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, easily, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep beating Jack Daddy (9-0) by 3l, 18 ran.
Hisaabaat (IRE) 3-1 (9-10) Led, headed halfway, progress to dispute over 3f out and led briefly entering straight, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on under pressure to lead again 150 yards out, kept on well, won at Limerick 1m 3f hcp 50-80 hvy in Apr beating Waydownsouth (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Rocky Bleier 9-2 (9-7) Took keen hold early and soon led, made all, ridden from 2f out, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr beating Ebadani (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Smoker 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in 3rd 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Hes Our Music (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol.
Truthwillsetufree (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along 2f out, ridden in 3rd entering straight and slightly checked, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Sailors Warn (8-12) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp.
Newellen (IRE) 9-4fav (8-4) Ran 5th, progress approaching straight and ridden 2f out, challenged under pressure final furlong, led 100 yards out and kept on well, won at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 beating Waydownsouth (8-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
General Brook (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Always prominent, closed travelling smoothly straight, challenged and on terms 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to be just in front on line, won at Cork 1m 2f hcp in Apr beating Einsteins Folly (9-4) by shd, 12 ran.
Sang Tiger (GER) (8-11) 98th of 18, 9l behind San Martin (9-1) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 2f clm stks gd in Jun.
Sundara (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, disputed after 3f, led after 4f, pushed along to assert under 3f out, ridden under 2f out, kept on well, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f 3yo mdn beating Marakoush (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.