Western People Flat Race 2m
- (5-7yo, 2m, 9 runners)
- Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 33.10s
- Off time: 20:25:10
|1st||1 Five Hawk Wings||25/1|
|2nd||7 Calibre Style||11||9/10f|
|3rd||8 Carrow Queen||1¾||16/1|
Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 59
|6||168 12-0||S J Mahon||Mr P J Casey (3)||25/1|
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 30
|5||168 12-0||M Hourigan||Mr J J King (7)||8/1|
Openminded (IRE) 23
|7||168 12-0 t1||M Cullinane||Mr R P Geoghegan (7)||33/1|
Theboss On Thehill (IRE) 70
|5||168 12-0||G T Lynch||Mr D L Queally (5)||14/1|
Walking Man (IRE) 10
|6||168 12-0 t1||T Hogan||Mr D Skehan (7)||7/1|
Ballyadam Dancer (IRE) 37
|6||161 11-7||J P Ryan||Mr P A King (7)||3/1|
Calibre Style 191
|5||161 11-7||R Tyner||Mr B O'Neill (3)||9/10f|
Carrow Queen (IRE) 11
|5||161 11-7||V T O'Brien||Mr T M O'Brien (7)||16/1|
Xolani (IRE) 14
|7||161 11-7||G B Caldwell||Mr J J Delaney (7) (ex1)||14/1|
Dancers Dilemma (IRE)
||7||12-0||D K Weld||R P McNamara||4/6|
Not the easiest of races to finish the evening but CALIBRE STYLE has shown enough to suggest she can add to her victory between the flags last March. Beaten narrowly by Definite Dream at Tipperary a year ago, she had anything but a clear run on her only subsequent start at Cork in October and is much better than that. Ballyadam Dancer could hardly have been more impressive in landing a point-to-point at Rathmorrissey last month and could be anything while Walking Man has shown a bit of promise and could be good enough for a place. Xolani showed good pace for a long way on her opening run at Fairyhouse and should have improved enough to get involved.
Five Hawk Wings (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) In rear, ridden and some modest progress from 3f out, kept on one paced, 8th of 14, well behind Some Tikket (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Calibre Style 9-2 (10-10) Soon mid-division, progress from before straight, short of room and stumbled under 3f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 18, 13l behind Elegant Statesman (12-0) at Cork 2m N H flat in Oct.
Carrow Queen (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Mid-division early, clipped heels, stumbled and unseated rider after 4f, in a race won by Garron Crest (11-2) at Wexford 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-5yo) sft, 11 ran.
Theboss On Thehill (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, no extra approaching straight, 16th of 22, well behind Irish Thistle (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Feb.
Holeinthewall Bar (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Mid div, 4th 3out, wknd 2out, ko onepcd, 5th of 12, 23l behind Measureofmydreams (12-0) at Quakerstown 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Openminded (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Alw in rr, pu 2out, in a race won by Face The Music (11-4) at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m ire ptp, 12 ran.
Xolani (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, closer order halfway, 3rd from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 22, 23l behind Storm Of Swords (11-7) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft.
Ballyadam Dancer (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Made all, n j well, row from 2out, won at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Usk Lady (11-7) by 15l, 16 ran.
Walking Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 16l behind Dibdabs (12-0) at Tramore 2m N H flat sft.