Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey & Trainer Championship Nursery Handicap 1m
- (2yo, 1m, 8 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 38.89s
- Off time: 19:46:06
|1st||2 Harmonic Note||9/2|
|2nd||1 Majestic Queen||hd||7/4f|
|3rd||3 Caged Lightning||3¼||5/1|
Majestic Queen (IRE) 56
|2||136 9-10||T Collins||M C Hussey||80||7/4f|
Harmonic Note 34
|2||135 9-9 b||G M Lyons||E J McNamara||79||9/2|
Caged Lightning (IRE) 21
|2||134 9-8||K Prendergast||D P McDonogh||78||5/1|
Rose Garden 21
|2||130 9-4 b1||D K Weld||P J Smullen||74||15/2|
Rontique (IRE) 34
|2||126 9-0||E Lynam||Johnny Murtagh||70||5/2|
Truly Madly (IRE) 41
|2||126 9-0||J J Murphy||G F Carroll||70||20/1|
Juara (IRE) 37
|2||122 8-10||A Mulholland||J F Egan||66||33/1|
Truly Delightful (IRE) 60
|2||120 8-8 b1||T Cleary||R P Cleary||64||25/1|
||2||9-13||Mrs J Harrington||K C Sexton||7/1|
Majestic Queen created a 33/1 shock when beating Almalekiah over 7f here last month and the runner-up franked the form in easy fashion at Wolverhampton. However, a mark of 80 looks tough. HARMONIC NOTE is handed the vote on her first start on Polytrack as her overall form on testing ground looks strong enough while Caged Lightning ran his best race so far over the C&D three weeks ago when Rose Garden was over 5l behind. Rontique has only raced on ground with plenty of give but Truly Madly finished runner-up over 5f here in May and hasn't looked at ease on very soft ground subsequently. Truly Delightful is another making her all-weather debut and she's been confined to racing in testing conditIons all summer so it will be interesting to see how she handles the surface.
Harmonic Note 7-2fav (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner from 2f out, soon struggling to get there, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Harley's Harley (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Oct.
Majestic Queen (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon mid-division, close 6th 2f out, soon short of room and switched to inner, ridden in 4th 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead close home, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol in Oct beating Almalekiah (9-0) by hd, 12 ran.
Caged Lightning (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Love And Cherish (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Juara (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Involved in bumping away from stalls, always towards rear, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 9 Lake Louise (8-7) at Navan 1m 2yo hcp hvy in Oct.
Truly Delightful (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent and disputed, ridden in 2nd over 2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 11l behind Beyond Thankful (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn in Oct.
Rose Garden 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3f out, ridden in 4th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 7l behind Love And Cherish (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 2yo mdn auc stks pol.
Truly Madly (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Waited with mainly 4th of the 5, closed up to track leaders 2f out, no impression under pressure 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Twilight Zone (9-5) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Rontique (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Towards rear, some headway to chase leaders from 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind Harley's Harley (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Oct.