Willie Murphy Jewellers, Downpatrick Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m 7f
- (4yo+, 2m 7f, 10 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 36.60s
- Off time: 17:25:06
|1st||8 Lily Of Killarney||9/1|
|2nd||1 Friendly Society||2||10/1|
|3rd||6 Native Court||4½||8/1|
Friendly Society (IRE) 16
|8||161 11-7||M Hourigan||A P Heskin||94||10/1|
Key Account (IRE) 9
|5||161 11-7||L Byrne||M J Ferris||94||8/1|
Ultra Light (FR) 9
|5||161 11-7 p||R Hennessy||A E Lynch||94||8/1|
Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 6
|7||157 11-3 bt||Ross O'sullivan||Andrew J McNamara||90||10/1|
Ginger Dolly (IRE) 8
|6||156 11-2||J J Hanlon||B Hayes (5)||89||7/1|
Native Court (IRE) 43
|7||156 11-2 t||M M McNiff||M P Butler (3)||89||8/1|
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 31
|8||155 11-1||F G Hand||M J Bolger (3)||88||7/4f|
Lily Of Killarney 45
|5||151 10-11 p1||C Bowe||D J Condon||84||9/1|
Golanedge (IRE) 38
|5||149 10-9 b1||E Sheehy||M Darcy||82||20/1|
Carheenlea (IRE) 15
|11||147 10-7 t||Mrs Y Dunleavy||B R Dalton (3)||80||10/1|
Whiskey And Red (IRE)
||7||10-10||P A Roche||D N Russell||9/2|
PESTAL AND MORTAR ran her best race over hurdles over this course and distance last June and it was over fences that she returned to form at Wexford last month. She's well treated on a mark of 88 and this moderate affair should be within her capabilities. Pocketfullapennies had been in reasonable shape before running a shocker at Sligo last week and will need to bounce back while Key Account tackles the trip for the first time and has given little indication he would stay this far. Carheenlea ran his best race for a long time over this track and trip a couple of weeks ago and off this sort of mark should get into the frame with a similar effort.
Lily Of Killarney 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders early, lost place and mid-division halfway, towards rear 4 out and no impression after, 9th of 22, 34l behind Railway Icon (11-12) at Cork 3m mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Friendly Society (IRE) 28-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, mistake 5 out, headway into 2nd after 4 out, ridden 3 out, no impression in 5th next, soon no extra, 7th of 11, 35l behind Double Seven (11-6) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs gd.
Native Court (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Towards rear, never a factor, some headway approaching straight and kept on into 5th run-in without threatening, 5th of 13, 17l behind Sherco Sports (10-13) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Jul.
Ultra Light (FR) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra before 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 15, 16l behind Derrylea Girl (10-6) at Tramore 2m 5f mdn hdl gd.
Ginger Dolly (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Waited with, no impression from 3 out, kept on, 6th of 16, 18l behind Jack The Hat (11-1) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gd.
Carheenlea (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Reluctant to start and slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden 3 out, 6th next, kept on run-in, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Bouncing Betty (10-12) at Downpatrick 2m 7f hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Pestal And Mortar (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, improved to be on terms 4 out, soon led, clear approaching 2 out, reduced lead from before straight, stayed on well from last, won at Wexford 2m 3f beg chs gf in Jul beating Leblon (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Key Account (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra before 3 out, 10th of 16, 30l behind Trazar (11-3) at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Pocketfullapennies (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Prominent, pushed along 4 out, not fluent next, soon no extra, 12th of 16, 50l behind Harangue (12-2) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95.
Golanedge (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, slight mistake 4 out, ridden and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 16, well behind New River (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mares mdn hdl gf in Jul.