John O'Connor Engineering Handicap 1m 100y
- (3yo, 1m 100y, 6 runners)
- Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 43.56s
- Off time: 17:28:50
|1st||2 Slipper Satin||9/2|
|2nd||3 Campestral Scene||1½||5/2|
Flawless Filly (IRE) (ex5) 2
|3||138 9-12 h||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||62||5/2|
Slipper Satin (IRE) 106
|3||134 9-8||J J Murphy||J P O'Brien||63||9/2|
Campestral Scene 11
|3||133 9-7 p||G M Lyons||G F Carroll||62||5/2|
Longfield Lad (IRE) 23
|3||133 9-7 p||J J Walsh||R P Whelan (3)||62||10/1|
Athenaire (IRE) 48
|3||131 9-5||D Wachman||W M Lordan||60||9/4f|
Rock Of Dunamase (IRE) 14
|3||129 9-3||P J Flynn||I T Queally (10)||58||20/1|
||3||812 h||D Marnane||C R King||53||WD|
||3||8-13||J J Murphy||S Foley||9/2|
It's hardly surprising that Paul Deegan is running FLAWLESS FILLY so quickly under a penalty after her victory at Ballinrobe on Monday. She's been improving with every run and was conceding 18lb to the runner-up so tonight's task looks well within her capabilities. Campestral Scene has yet to win a race but produced a strong performance at Dundalk last time and has shown potential on Turf. He looks the main threat as Longfield Lad has yet to prove he stays this far though Athenaire is a possible improver on her handicap debut as she showed some promise at Limerick in June before a poor run on Polytrack.
Wordsaplenty (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slow to load and blind-fold for stalls entry, towards rear, some headway to chase leaders but no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 6l behind Art Scene (8-5) at Tipperary 7f 3yo hcp gd.
Slipper Satin (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Hanky Panky (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May.
Campestral Scene 9-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, 2nd 1f out, no impression winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Maudlin Magdalen (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol.
Longfield Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent and led before halfway, ridden 2f out and headed 1f out, soon no extra and dropped to 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Kiss The Stars (8-8) at Cork 6f 3yo hcp gd.
Flawless Filly (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Rear of mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden in 4th 2 1/2f out, improved to lead under 1f out, stayed on well under pressure, won at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo hcp 47-65 beating Las Encinas (8-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Rock Of Dunamase (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Held up in 5th, ridden 4f out, soon no impression, last of 6, well behind Lindenhurst (9-1) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo hcp 47-65 gd.
Athenaire (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent and took keen hold, 2nd halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, weakened, 8th of 14, 14l behind Veronica Falls (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 3yo mdn stks pol in Jul.