Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship European Breeders Fund Handicap (60-100) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 11 runners)
- Winner €15,925 2nd €4,655 3rd €2,206 4th €734
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 23.60s
- Off time: 18:11:38
|1st||1 Mutual Regard||8/1|
|2nd||3 Edge Of Sanity||2||11/2|
Mutual Regard (IRE) 264
|5||140 10-0 p||J P Murtagh||R Coakley (7)||95||8/1|
Drifting Mist 13
|4||139 9-13 t||M Halford||S Foley||94||8/1|
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 22
|5||137 9-11||J S Bolger||K J Manning||92||11/2|
Mourad (IRE) 8
|9||137 9-11||W P Mullins||J P O'Brien||92||14/1|
Paddy The Celeb (IRE) 24
|8||135 9-9 h||M Halford||C P Hoban (3)||90||14/1|
Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 27
|10||129 9-3||T O'Brien||R P Cleary||84||16/1|
Carried (IRE) 22
|4||129 9-3||Mrs P Dobbs||P J Smullen||84||20/1|
Nateeja (IRE) 13
|4||128 9-2 t||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||83||5/2f|
Rawnaq (IRE) 223
|7||125 8-13||Matthew J Smith||D P McDonogh||80||7/2|
Moon Dice (IRE) 9
|9||122 8-10||P W Flynn||C D Hayes||77||14/1|
Secret Seven (USA) 28
|4||119 8-7 h||J L Hassett||W M Lordan||74||7/1|
||5||89||J F Levins||G F Carroll||76||WD|
||6||9-4||C Byrnes||F M Berry||7/1|
Secret Seven was having only his fourth start on the Flat when scoring over 1m4f at Tramore but a 10lb rise looks harsh. MONEY SPIDER looks to have a real chance of completing a hat-trick after her victory over this trip at Limerick, for which she's only gone up 4lb, so she's given the nod. Mutual Regard won five times for Sir Mark Prescott but looks on a high enough mark for his reappearance while Edge Of Sanity faded in the closing stages over 1m6f at Leopardstown and this is further. Drifting Mist is 17lb higher than her last victory but Ballyadam Brook, though better known as a hurdler these days, created a surprise when scoring at Listowel and has to come into the reckoning.
Money Spider (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Chased clear leader, closer in 3rd 6f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 gf beating Caim Hill (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, soon left behind by easy winner, 2nd of 4, 14l behind Statutory (8-5) at Pontefract 2m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.
Edge Of Sanity (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Raced in 8th, took closer order and ridden under 3f out, clear run through on rail to led 2f out, kept on well final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Henry Higgins (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd.
Rawnaq (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leader and 6th halfway, ridden in 4th early straight and no impression from 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 18, 4l behind Sir Ector (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Nov.
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.
Nateeja (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along approaching straight, under pressure and no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Chance To Dance (9-3) at Cork 1m 4f pren hcp gf.
Secret Seven (USA) 14-1 (9-13) Towards rear, pushed along in 11th over 2f out, progress on outer and went 2nd early final furlong, led 100 yards out and stayed on well, won at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gd in May beating Bomber Jackson (9-10) by 4l, 13 ran.
Drifting Mist 14-1 (9-9) Ran 3rd, ridden and no impression in 5th under 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Venus de Milo (9-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Moon Dice (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Prominent, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 6l behind Saint Gervais (11-7) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf.
Carried (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 3f out, pressed and joined under 3f out, headed 2f out and soon no extra, 9th of 10, 12l behind Henry Higgins (9-1) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd.
Ballyadam Brook (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Soon led and clear, reduced advantage halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Listowel 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd beating Hisaabaat (9-7) by shd, 11 ran.
Mourad (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Led and soon clear, reduced lead after 4f out, pushed along and headed over 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 9l behind Marchese Marconi (10-11) at Limerick 2m am stks (4yo+) gf.