Emmett Leahy Millstream Memorial Veterans Handicap Chase (0-123) 2m 6f
- (2m 6f, 8 runners)
- Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 40.70s
- Off time: 15:10:13
|1st||9 Valley Of Thrushes||8/1|
|3rd||5 Sang Bleu||28||11/2|
Give Us A Hand (IRE) 26
|10||162 11-8||J A Berry||P Townend||118||2/1f|
Ponmeoath (IRE) 47
|12||162 11-8||E McNamara||R J Jones (3)||118||6/1|
Droim Toll (IRE) 26
|10||161 11-7||D Hassett||M A Enright (5)||117||6/1|
Sang Bleu (IRE) 75
|10||156 11-2||Mrs Pauline Gavin||A P Crowe||112||11/2|
Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 47
|11||150 10-10 p||C Ross||R C Colgan||106||4/1|
Toomdeely (IRE) 100
|10||149 10-9 p1||P Neville||E J O'connell||105||7/1|
Kilbane River (IRE) 338
|11||146 10-6 p||J Quinn||M Darcy||102||10/1|
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 29
|11||136 9-10||V T O'Brien||P T Enright||92||8/1|
||12||1112||Mrs S A Bramall||J L Cullen||122||NR|
The Bosses Nephew (IRE)
||10||10-10||J Brassil||E J O'connell||8/1|
DOCTOR WOODFIELD, who finished runner-up in the first running of this veteran's race a year ago, has won here subsequently and gets the vote to go one better after another good run on the track last month. Give Us A Hand has to be a threat after his narrow defeat by Murchu at Fairyhouse but he hardly ever wins and probably prefers further, a remark that also applies to Droim Toll. Sang Bleu looks a bigger threat as his close second to Lion Na Bearnai at Punchestown last May is the best form on view and he will be better for a recent run between the flags. Ponmeoath may prove best of the remainder.
Moka De L'Isle (FR) (11-2) 98th of 17, 37l behind Quart Monde (9-13) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 7f chs sft in Oct '11.
Valley Of Thrushes (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, no threat from 5 out and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov, 17 ran.
Toomdeely (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Led and clear, slight mistake 7 out, slow jump 4 out, soon headed and weakened, 7th of 10, 41l behind Colls Corner (11-3) at Listowel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-123 hvy in Sep.
Sang Bleu (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Mid div, 2nd 6out, rddn in 2nd 2out, ko same pcd, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Nedzer's Return (12-0) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct.
Give Us A Hand (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Prominent, led and disputed from 4th, joined and strongly pressed 2 out, stayed on well run-in, headed at line, 2nd of 12, ns behind Murchu (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft.
Droim Toll (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, closer in 4th 5 out, weakened from 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Murchu (9-11) at Fairyhouse 3m 5f hcp chs 0-140 sft, 12 ran.
Kilbane River (IRE) 18-1 (10-7) Soon mid-division, 12th approaching 6 out, no extra and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Come To The Party (11-7) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Jan, 16 ran.
Ponmeoath (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, disputed lead 9th until approaching straight, no extra and dropped to 5th 2 out, left 4th after last, 4th of 8, 17l behind Dancing Tornado (11-10) at Limerick 3m Handicap Chase (9yo+) hvy in Nov.
Doctor Woodfield (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Towards rear, 5th approaching straight and went 3rd 2 out, no impression when left 2nd at last, kept on one pace but no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Dancing Tornado (11-10) at Limerick 3m Handicap Chase (9yo+) hvy in Nov.