Connacht Spring Show May 19th Handicap Hurdle (80-95) 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, 12 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 46.60s
- Off time: 19:25:33
|2nd||3 Sterling Stuff||4||10/3j|
|3rd||8 Quiverhill Dreamon||6||12/1|
Cherryantor (IRE) 14
|9||164 11-10||I Madden||Andrew J McNamara||93||16/1|
Ballyreesode (IRE) 11
|8||163 11-9||G M O'Neill||P Carberry||92||10/3j|
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 29
|6||160 11-6||R Tyner||A P Crowe||89||10/3j|
World Citizen (IRE) 11
|7||159 11-5||D McDonogh||J S McGarvey (7)||88||5/1|
Martin Cash (IRE) 24
|7||158 11-4 pt||M Cunningham||D J Condon||87||4/1|
Crazy Lad (IRE) 8
|5||155 11-1||P Coffey||J L Cullen||84||33/1|
Quiverhill Dreamon (IRE) 30
|5||155 11-1||P J Colville||Mr D G Lavery (5)||84||12/1|
Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 54
|7||154 11-0||S Ryan||R M Moran||83||25/1|
Celtic Passion (IRE) 11
|5||152 10-12 p1||Laurence Butler||A E Lynch||81||16/1|
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 8
|4||152 10-12||P Fenton||S J Hassett (3)||92||25/1|
Billybuster (IRE) 11
|8||151 10-11 e||William Delahunty||S E Butler (5)||80||12/1|
Personal Shopper 24
|6||151 10-11||H Smyth||T P Treacy||80||16/1|
||5||114||M Keane||M J Ferris||87||NR|
||9||11-7||John G Carr||P Carberry||10/1|
BALLYREESODE produced by far his best race to date when scoring comfortably at Wexford and, though 7lb higher and racing over a shorter trip, he's taken to complete a quick double. World Citizen scored at Punchestown on New Year's Eve and hasn't run badly subsequently so with his rider claiming 7lb he's in with a shout. Martin Cash is still a maiden though this longer trip could bring about some improvement and though Sterling Stuff doesn't have much experience over hurdles he produced a good run at Cork last time and should be in the shake-up.
Calie Eile (IRE) 28-1 (11-4) Rear of mid-division, headway into 7th 3 out, ridden and no impression next, 9th of 15, 22l behind Lady Boulea (10-8) at Wexford 2m mdn hdl sft.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 9th after 4 out, 5th 3 out, improved in 2nd 2 out, led entering straight, ridden before last, strongly pressed run-in, kept on well under pressure close home, won at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-102 sft beating Day Dream Boy (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Sterling Stuff (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Waited with, 12th approaching 6 out, closer order 4 out, moderate 7th approaching straight, closed in 5th 3 out, 4th before 2 out, 3rd at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 18, 2 1/2l behind De Benno (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f Amateur Handicap Hurdle (80-102) (4yo+).
Quiverhill Dreamon (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division best, never a factor, 15th of 20, 38l behind Sitcom (11-7) at Cork 2m mdn hdl in Mar.
Sweetheart Susan (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Towards rear, moderate 10th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 10th of 18, 43l behind Glen Beg (10-11) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl sft in Mar.
Celtic Passion (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Mid-division, weakened to rear and ridden at 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft, 16 ran.
Crazy Lad (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Turban (11-12) at Cork 2m beg chase hvy, 18 ran.
World Citizen (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 2nd halfway, led before 5 out, ridden before 2 out, headed after 2 out, no extra before last, 4th of 14, 12l behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft.
Lady Geronimo (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, no extra approaching straight, completely tailed off, 19th of 21, well behind Living Next Door (10-10) at Cork 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 80-116 hvy.
Cherryantor (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 4 out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 46l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft.
Martin Cash (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, closer in 3rd before straight, kept on same pace under pressure from before last, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Rolling Rocket (10-12) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
Billybuster (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Led, headed halfway, ridden in 5th after 4 out, no extra next, 11th of 16, 29l behind Fitzgutentyte (11-4) at Wexford 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Personal Shopper 66-1 (10-9) Raced towards back, struggling in last from before straight, no extra from 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Rupert Lamb (11-1) at Navan 2m 1f nov chs.