OnePlace IT Supporting Naas Hurling Handicap 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, 6 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 37.08s
- Off time: 20:30:35
Flic Flac (IRE) 8
|6||141 10-1||D K Weld||Holly Farrell (10)||88||7/1|
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 39
|4||136 9-10 b||D T Hughes||C T Keane (3)||83||11/4|
Barack (IRE) 24
|8||133 9-7 bt||W McCreery||L F Roche (3)||80||5/1|
|5||133 9-7 p1||J P Murtagh||N G McCullagh||80||4/1|
The Ring Is King (IRE) 13
|5||131 9-5 ht||P W Flynn||J P O'Brien||78||15/8f|
Curl Cat (USA) 388
|8||118 8-6 pt||T Cleary||R P Cleary||65||20/1|
The Ring Is King was upped only 2lb for an earlier win at Dundalk and duly won again at Leopardstown last time. He's been raised only 2lb once again so looks sure to be thereabouts. FLIC FLAC has a 5lb hike to contend with after scoring at Sligo but Holly Farrell's 10lb claim take care of that and Dermot Weld's mare gets the vote to go in again. Dalkova steps back down in trip but Barack is back on a winning mark and is also preferred to the out of sorts Mordanmijobsworth.
Dalkova 12-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, soon no impression, one pace, 7th of 9, 12l behind Dragon Fei (8-5) at Curragh 1m 2f fll hcp.
Barack (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leader in 4th on inner, pushed along halfway, kept on one pace straight, 4th of 9, 6l behind Talitha Kum (9-10) at Listowel 1m hcp 60-90 gd.
Mordanmijobsworth (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden in 7th 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 22, 13l behind Campanology (10-0) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep.
Flic Flac (IRE) 3-1 (9-13) Soon chased leaders, 4th before halfway, closed up approaching 2f out, soon 2nd travelling smoothly, led over 1f out, soon edged right to rail, quickly straightened and came a little left, stayed on well, won at Sligo 6f fll hcp gd beating Almosthaditall (8-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Curl Cat (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, under pressure in 14th and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 12th of 21, 9l behind Saratoga Baby (8-12) at Curragh 1m hcp 50-80 gf in May '13.
The Ring Is King (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders and ran freely, 2nd halfway, progress to challenge 1f out, led 100 yards out and kept on well, won at Leopardstown 1m app hcap gd beating Focussed (9-1) by 1/2l, 7 ran.