Crowne Plaza Hotel Race & Stay Handicap (47-65) (Div 1) 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, 14 runners)
- Winner €3,850 2nd €882 3rd €378 4th €210
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.74s
- Off time: 17:48:24
|1st||1 Rigid Rock||13/2|
|2nd||14 Till Dawn||nk||16/1|
|3rd||10 Cookie Crumbles||1¼||9/2|
Rigid Rock (IRE) 64
|5||140 10-0||J T Gorman||K J Manning||65||13/2|
Dixiedoodledandy (IRE) 21
|3||135 9-9||J G Murphy||D P McDonogh||60||5/1|
One Of Three (IRE) 41
|6||134 9-8||Michael Mulvany||G F Carroll||59||20/1|
Lily's Star (IRE) 14
|5||133 9-7||H Rogers||B A Curtis||58||7/1|
Red Army Blues (IRE) 215
|4||132 9-6||J C McConnell||M C Hussey||57||20/1|
Little Village (IRE) 7
|6||130 9-4||K P Cotter||C T Keane (5)||55||7/1|
Whatyoumaycallit (IRE) 14
|4||127 9-1 b||D Miley||Johnny Murtagh||52||4/1f|
Doonard Prince (IRE) 21
|3||124 8-12||Miss E Doyle||C P Hoban (5)||49||11/1|
Mt Weather (IRE) 21
|9||124 8-12 t||R Donohoe||P J Smullen||49||25/1|
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 7
|5||123 8-11 t||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||48||9/2|
Strategic Heights (IRE) 21
|3||123 8-11 b||L McAteer||C D Hayes||48||16/1|
Fanny Price (IRE) 86
|3||122 8-10||P J Flynn||I T Queally (10)||47||20/1|
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 7
|3||122 8-10 b||T Cleary||R P Cleary||47||25/1|
Till Dawn (IRE) 21
|4||122 8-10||R Sweeney||F Lynch||47||16/1|
||4||95 b||T G McCourt||Reserve 1||56||NR|
||5||P G Fahey||Reserve 2||51||NR|
||5||810||P McCreery||Reserve 3||47||NR|
||9||8-12||L Smyth||C D Hayes||9/2|
Low numbers are best in maximum fields over this trip so Whatyoumaycallit may struggle from his outside berth, especially as he seems better over an extra furlong. Doonard Prince, who finished just behind him here earlier this month, has an even worse draw to contend with and may have to wait for another day. RIGID ROCK is a decent performer at this level though he's never won on the surface. He's gone close on several occasions and this could be his time to finally get off the mark. Dixiedoodledandy, who was in front of tonight's first reserve Bangalore Diamond and Mt Weather when runner-up over the C&D three weeks ago, can make her presence felt but Lily's Star is probably still a few pounds high and though Cookie Crumbles has the best of the draw and is consistent enough the fact that she's still a maiden after 22 starts is off-putting.
Bangalore Diamond (IRE) 11-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders early, 7th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Wellmarked (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, ridden and dropped to rear early straight, kept on one pace final furlong, 8th of 12, 14l behind Fit The Cove (9-3) at Tipperary 7f hcp 47-65 sft in Jul.
Sovereign Secure (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 2f out, last of 14, 17l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Rigid Rock (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Disputed early, pushed along in 4th halfway, weakened under 2f out, last of 14, 12l behind Grey Danube (9-13) at Dundalk 5f hcp pol in Sep.
Till Dawn (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 10l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Cookie Crumbles (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Artful Lady (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
One Of Three (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Raced on near side, close up and disputed lead, no impression and kept on same pace from under 1f out, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Drinmoy Lad (8-12) at Cork 5f hcp 47-65 hvy in Oct.
Whatyoumaycallit (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Waited with, headway 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, hd behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Lily's Star (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Waited with, progress 2f out, no impression and kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Mount McLeod (9-3) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol.
Doonard Prince (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on in 5th 1f out, 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 1l behind My Good Brother (9-5) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Sweet Annathea (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders racing keenly, 4th halfway and travelling well early straight, ridden and no extra 1f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 8l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Mt Weather (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, some late final furlong, never a danger, 7th of 14, 6l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Strategic Heights (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Little Village (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway on inner in straight to go 6th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Thebarberkelly (9-3) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Dixiedoodledandy (IRE) 11-2fav (9-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to lead 2f out, soon ridden and kept on, headed close home, shared 2nd on line, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Cailin Coillteach (9-10) at Dundalk 6f hcp 47-65 pol.
Red Army Blues (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 11th of 16, 13l behind Little Village (8-3) at Navan 6f hcp 47-70 sft in Apr.
Fanny Price (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, 13th of 16, 20l behind Arbitrageur (9-2) at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks gs in Sep.