Kells Handicap Hurdle (80-102) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 18 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 1.00s
- Off time: 13:56:12
|1st||9 Invincible Don||15/2|
|2nd||6 Magical Moon||7½||11/2|
|3rd||2 Top Spin||½||13/8f|
City Line (IRE) 15
|6||166 11-12 bt||Karl Thornton||Mr E J O'connell||102||10/1|
Top Spin (IRE) 51
|6||165 11-11 t||C A Murphy||M P Walsh||101||13/8f|
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 17
|7||163 11-9||M McDonagh||M P Fogarty||99||12/1|
Trazar (FR) 42
|6||163 11-9 pt||Shane Nolan||R J Molloy (3)||99||8/1|
|8||161 11-7 b||W McCreery||A P Heskin||97||25/1|
Magical Moon 7
|4||161 11-7 b||M Hourigan||B J Geraghty||101||11/2|
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 13
|8||160 11-6 p||Miss M M Gannon||J L Cullen||96||16/1|
Banna Man (IRE) 7
|13||160 11-6||T J O'Mara||P T Enright||96||16/1|
Invincible Don (IRE) 6
|5||160 11-6||J Morrison||P F Mangan||96||15/2|
Byron Blue (IRE) 7
|4||159 11-5||E McNamara||Mr R J Jones (3)||99||16/1|
Insouciant Susie (IRE) 20
|5||153 10-13||D Kinsella||A P Thornton||89||12/1|
What About Harry (IRE) 11
|7||153 10-13||T Cleary||S J Hassett (3)||89||33/1|
Mon Carlos (IRE) 18
|6||152 10-12 t||S J Mahon||R T Dunne||88||12/1|
Takestan (IRE) 335
|10||152 10-12||P O Brady||R P Treacy (7)||88||14/1|
Darraghs Day (IRE) 93
|8||151 10-11||Miss M A Doran||Mr M N Doran (5)||87||33/1|
Native Palm (IRE) 29
|7||151 10-11 t||T Gibney||A E Lynch||87||20/1|
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 29
|7||150 10-10||John O'Shaughnessy||R Loughran||86||33/1|
Desert Roe (IRE) 18
|4||149 10-9||P Fenton||B T O'Connell||89||25/1|
||5||109 b1||J J Hanlon||Reserve 1||85||NR|
||5||108 t||D Hassett||Reserve 2||84||NR|
||7||107 t||T Mullins||Reserve 3||83||NR|
Trazar will attract support after his shock victory at Tramore though the assessor appears to have overreacted with a 10lb rise. Theonewiththeleg had been running well after losing her maiden tag at Sligo in July until falling at Galway and she should get into the shake-up while City Line is generally thereabouts though a strike-rate of 0-28 over hurdles tells its own story. Top Spin is also a maiden over timber and looking high enough in the weights so a chance is taken with INVINCIBLE DON, a winner at Cork in July who ran well on the Flat at Gowran last week.
Luso's Way (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Held up, 5th halfway, pushed along in rear 5 out, ridden and no extra next, weakened and completely tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Shadow Eile (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f beg chs gd in Aug.
He Is Top Class (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Harangue (12-2) at Sligo 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 in Aug, 16 ran.
Zara (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 9th 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, 11th of 17, 42l behind Paddy The Celeb (11-12) at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Invincible Don (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Soon behind in last, moderate 14th and no danger before straight, kept on same pace, 9th of 18, 23l behind Pink Coat (11-10) at Listowel 2m Handicap Hurdle (80-109) (5yo+).
Magical Moon 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, in front before 2 out where bad peck, soon headed and no extra, kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 11l behind Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl.
Top Spin (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Mid-division, progress 3 out, ridden in 4th next, kept on one paced straight, 4th of 15, 7l behind Hurricane Jojo (11-2) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Aug.
Trazar (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 8th halfway, headway into 5th 3 out, improved to 3rd before 2 out, led 2 out, ridden and kept on well from before last, won at Tramore 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Aug beating The Gnathologist (10-6) by 7l, 16 ran.
Mon Carlos (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Waited with towards rear, closed from before 3 out, 6th before straight, kept on under pressure on outer without threatening run-in, 5th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Theonewiththeleg (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Prominent, a bit awkward 2nd, fell heavily 5 out, in a race won by Bridgequarter Girl (10-12) at Galway 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 gf, 15 ran.
Desert Roe (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Jumped a little left 1st, waited with towards rear, moderate 9th after 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 12, 33l behind Vicky De L'oasis (11-0) at Galway 2m 4yo mdn hdl gf.
Byron Blue (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Minella Foru (11-7) at Listowel 2m 4yo mdn hdl, 18 ran.
Ionisphere 25-1 (10-13) Waited with towards rear, 11th and no impression from before straight, kept on same pace, 12th of 19, 19l behind Paudi The Punter (10-9) at Galway 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 gf.
Flying Acrobat (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 12th of 15, well behind Shanpallas (11-8) at Killarney 2m 4f beg chs gd in Aug.
Takestan (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd approaching last where sprawled badly on landing, not recover, 9th of 15, 26l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.
Native Palm (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Keen hold early, chased leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug, 15 ran.
City Line (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Waited with towards rear, improved to track leaders approaching 3 out, 3rd from before next, left 2nd and no impression from last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Banna Man (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Waited with, 11th 5 out, went moderate 7th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 4th of 18, 12l behind Quick Jack (10-13) at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102.
What About Harry (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear early, moderate 12th halfway, no impression from 4 out, 9th of 18, well behind Lagan Canal (11-12) at Listowel 2m mdn hdl sft.
Darraghs Day (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Chased clear leader, 5th halfway, no extra from 4 out, weakened, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Boleybawn Cat (10-5) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd in Oct.
Insouciant Susie (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Waited with towards rear, niggled along briefly 5 out, closer in 6th into straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on without threatening, 4th of 8, 17l behind Shadow Eile (11-8) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hdl in Aug '12.
Ballyspellan Lad (IRE) 40-1 (11-12) Mistake 4th, mid-division best, mistake and hampered 4 out, soon no impression, fell 2 out, in a race won by Minella For Value (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f beg chs, 16 ran.