Ladies Day June 25th Beginners Chase 2m 6f
- (5yo+, 2m 6f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,520 2nd €1,280 3rd €560 4th €320
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 30.90s
- Off time: 17:25:03
|1st||4 Coolnagorna Giggs||7/4f|
|2nd||7 Pigeon Creek||½||3/1|
|3rd||9 Naughty Molly||23||10/1|
A New Day (IRE) 11
|8||166 11-12 ht||J P Ryan||Mr R J Jones (3)||104||8/1|
Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 152
|10||166 11-12||W Harney||B J Cooper||93||14/1|
Clara More (IRE) 10
|8||166 11-12||E O'Grady||A E Lynch||108||9/2|
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 10
|7||166 11-12||T Hogan||E F Power||109||7/4f|
Craigs Dream (IRE) 10
|7||166 11-12||M Hourigan||D J Condon||20/1|
Cross To Boston (IRE) 11
|7||166 11-12 pt||P J Rothwell||A P Crowe||14/1|
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 21
|7||166 11-12||D E Fitzgerald||P D Kennedy (5)||111||3/1|
West Council (IRE) 24
|8||166 11-12||I Madden||Andrew J McNamara||25/1|
Naughty Molly (IRE) 29
|6||159 11-5||Mrs H Lee||D R Fox (7)||10/1|
Corskeagh Royale (IRE)
||9||11-12||N Meade||P Carberry||4/1|
Mick Hourigan won the first two renewals of this but Craigs Dream has shown little to date. Clara More would have a favourite's chance on his close second to Dark Prospect at Downpatrick in September and he should be better for his reappearance 10 days ago. Pigeon Creek has failed to finish in two of his three starts over fences but was narrowly beaten in the other. He's an obvious threat if getting round but COOLNAGORNA GIGGS looks the safer option. He ran well in his first two starts over the bigger obstacles earlier in the year so it's a bit of a surprise that he's been hurdling recently.
Coolnagorna Giggs (IRE) 11-4fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, chased leaders under pressure before 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 4l behind All The Way Home (11-7) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
Pigeon Creek (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Held up early, headway into 4th at 6th, bad mistake and unseated rider 8 out, in a race won by Dont Tell De Purty (9-7) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hcp chs 0-116 gd, 8 ran.
Naughty Molly (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Prominent, slight peck 7 out, 4th 5 out, 5th approaching 4 out, 4th again and no impression 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 7l behind She's Got Grit (11-4) at Cork 3m Mares Maiden Hunter Chase (5yo+).
Bruach Na Mara (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, 5th on inner halfway, 6th 4 out, soon no extra, 7th of 17, well behind Whiskey And Red (10-8) at Thurles 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 hvy in Nov.
A New Day (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Towards rear, moderate 10th 5 out, ridden into 6th and no impression 3 out, 5th entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 24l behind Dick Dundee (11-7) at Wexford 2m 3f beg chase sft.
Cross To Boston (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Chased leader, disputed from 6th, mistake 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and headed entering straight, soon no extra, 11th of 16, 28l behind Ballyreesode (10-9) at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft.
Clara More (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch on inside, outpaced after 9th, 5th and beaten before 2 out, 5th of 10, 18l behind The Folkes Choice (11-5) at Tramore 2m beg chase sft.
Craigs Dream (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Always behind, struggling 7th, tailed off before 2 out, 6th of 10, well behind The Folkes Choice (11-5) at Tramore 2m beg chase sft.
West Council (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place from before 5 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hazariban (10-4) at Navan 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-109, 18 ran.