Dubai Duty Free Millenium Millionaire Celebration Stakes (Listed) 1m
- (3yo+, 1m, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner €29,249 2nd €8,550 3rd €4,050 4th €1,351
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 35.65s
- Off time: 15:40:17
|1st||6 Count Of Limonade||7/2|
|3rd||2 Captain Joy||½||8/1|
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 9
|4||135 9-9||G M Lyons||E J McNamara||104||12/1|
Captain Joy (IRE) 20
|4||135 9-9||T Collins||R P Whelan||106||8/1|
Croi An Or (IRE) 52
|4||135 9-9||T Stack||W M Lordan||95||25/1|
Hot Prospect 7
|6||135 9-9||J J Lambe||T O'Shea||90||50/1|
Caponata (USA) 62
|4||133 9-7||D K Weld||P J Smullen||110||2/1f|
Count Of Limonade (IRE) 22
|3||125 8-13||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien (ex1)||104||7/2|
Elleval (IRE) 91
|3||125 8-13||D Marnane||F M Berry||106||8/1|
Flashy Approach 30
|3||125 8-13||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||13/2|
Scintillula (IRE) 9
|3||120 8-8 t||J S Bolger||K J Manning||104||5/1|
||4||9-12||J M Oxx||J P Murtagh||8/13|
Caponata won a Listed event at Gowran in April but will find today's ground fast enough. Count Of Limonade won't mind the going but today's shorter trip could prove a problem after finishing runner-up over 1m3f at Leopardstown last time. Scintillula makes more appeal as she looked more like her old self when landing the odds on her latest start but a chance is taken on FLASHY APPROACH. She's upped in class after a maiden win at Gowran but John Oxx isn't one to tilt at windmills and it's likely there is much more to come from her. Elleval makes more appeal than the older pair, Brendan Brackan and Captain Joy, as he returns from a lay-off.
Count Of Limonade (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader and 3rd halfway, headway to lead early straight and tried to assert, strongly pressed and headed over 100 yards out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Dibayani (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3f 3yo lst stk (1) gf.
Scintillula (IRE) 6-5fav (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m fll mdn stks gf beating Belle de Crecy (9-10) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Captain Joy (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, moderate 4th approaching straight, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from under 2f out, 5th of 10, 10l behind Trading Leather (8-13) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gf.
Caponata (USA) 5-4fav (9-12) Chased leaders, closer in 3rd entering straight, ridden to lead under 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, stayed on well close home, snugly, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f fll lst stks (1) sft in Apr beating We'll Go Walking (8-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Elleval (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Lines of Battle (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden into 5th 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Along Came Casey (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gf.
Flashy Approach 6-4fav (9-5) Led and disputed, pushed along over 1f out, asserted and drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gf in May beating Wexford Opera (9-5) by 2l, 10 ran.
Croi An Or (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden in 6th on outer 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 10l behind Vastonea (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in May.
Hot Prospect 33-1 (8-13) Towards rear, 12th on outer halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra and weakened, 13th of 14, 24l behind Sir Ector (9-3) at Down Royal 1m 5f hcp gd.