Saltees Islands Handicap Chase (0-116) 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, 11 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 16.40s
- Off time: 20:15:19
|1st||8 Best Value||6/1c|
|3rd||7 Fourth Class||4¾||8/1|
|7||166 11-12 p||M Winters||P Townend||116||7/1|
Rodriguez (IRE) 5
|7||163 11-9 v||C F Swan||B F Cawley (5)||113||7/1|
Ballysteen (IRE) 19
|8||162 11-8||M F Morris||K C Sexton (5)||112||14/1|
Most Chaste (IRE) 21
|9||161 11-7 t||Yvonne Latta||D J Condon||111||6/1c|
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 19
|9||159 11-5||A Slattery||D J Casey||109||20/1|
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 35
|9||158 11-4||F G Hand||S A Shortall (7)||108||6/1c|
Fourth Class (IRE) 21
|10||157 11-3 b1||H de Bromhead||D N Russell||107||8/1|
Best Value (IRE) 19
|7||152 10-12 p1||T J Nagle-Jr||M Darcy||102||6/1c|
Grove Field (IRE) 19
|7||149 10-9||C A Murphy||M J Bolger||99||8/1|
Express Du Berlais (FR) 7
|5||148 10-8 pt||C A Murphy||J J Burke (5)||104||7/1|
Dont Tell De Purty 83
|8||138 9-12 t||A A Howard||A P Crowe||88||20/1|
||9||912||R P Burns||S W Flanagan||88||NR|
||5||911||J J Hanlon||Rachael Blackmore||93||NR|
Count Salazar (IRE)
||8||11-8||E Doyle||J S McGarvey||9/2|
Fennis Moll proved she is at home over the trip and on the ground when beaten a short-head at Fairyhouse in May though she's 8lb higher. MOST CHASTE, a regular winner between the flags, was having only her third start over regulation fences when scoring comfortably here three weeks ago with Express Du Berlais back in third. That was on soft ground but the winner handles quicker going and can make a successful handicap debut. Jansboy progressed well over hurdles last season and has had just three runs over fences so looks the type to do well at the game while the lightly-raced Pestal And Mortar has been running at a slightly higher level without being disgraced and her rider's claim could prove invaluable.
Bunnenaugh (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 6 out, 11th of 15, well behind Most Chaste (11-5) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase.
Fennis Moll (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, slight mistakes 7th and 8th, 5th halfway, ridden entering straight, no impression in 4th and mistake 2 out, kept on same pace into 3rd run-in, just held 3rd close home, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Baby Whizz (11-1) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd.
Best Value (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd when not fluent 5th, tending to edge right approaching 2 out where no impression, one pace, 4th of 18, 6l behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Jansboy 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 8th before straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 12l behind In A Nutshell (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf.
Fourth Class (IRE) 11-2fav (11-12) Always behind, mistake 1st and bad mistake 6 out, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 7th of 14, well behind Kilmurry Kid (10-0) at Wexford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-109.
Grove Field (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, briefly tight for room 8th, slight mistakes 7 out and 6 out, 6th from 3 out, no extra and eased straight, 8th when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by On The Way Out (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf, 11 ran.
Ballysteen (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Soon mid-division, closer order before 5 out, 4th from 3 out, 7th into straight, soon no impression, one pace, 6th of 11, 22l behind On The Way Out (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf.
Most Chaste (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Disputed lead, led from 7th, joined 3 out, ridden led again next, soon went clear, stayed on well from last, won at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase beating Wells China (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, 5th at 3rd, 6th approaching 3 out, no impression and kept on one pace from next, 4th of 11, 7l behind Fisher Bridge (10-11) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp chs gf in Jun.
Dont Tell De Purty 66-1 (11-12) Mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden in moderate 8th 7 out, soon no impression, 7th of 16, well behind Sizing Australia (11-12) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) gf in May.
Rodriguez (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Soon led, 2nd at 8th, niggled along in 5th after 5 out, soon ridden along in moderate 6th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Icy Reply (9-12) at Tipperary 3m hdl, 7 ran.
Prince Of Milan (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place before 6 out, 8th from 3 out, 5th into straight, soon no impression, one pace, 5th of 11, 17l behind On The Way Out (11-1) at Limerick 2m 6f hcp chs gf.
Express Du Berlais (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Led and disputed early, headed after 3rd, mistake 7 out, 3rd before 6 out, ridden after 4 out and weakened after next, 7th of 13, 35l behind Croghill Tuppence (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f beg chase gd.