August Festival 14th To 17th Rated Race 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, 9 runners)
- Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 46.20s
- Off time: 15:20:47
|3rd||6 Kims Dream||s.h||5/1|
Indian Icon (FR) 20
|4||136 9-10||D T Hughes||M A Enright (3)||80||7/2|
Mireya (IRE) 121
|7||136 9-10||Mrs C Harrison||Miss K J Harrison||80||14/1|
Waydownsouth (IRE) 23
|7||135 9-9 h||P J Flynn||D M Grant||79||7/2|
Rodriguez (IRE) 18
|7||132 9-6 v1||C F Swan||W J Lee||76||14/1|
Days Ahead (IRE) 23
|7||131 9-5||E Doyle||J A Heffernan||70||14/1|
Kims Dream (IRE) 34
|7||131 9-5||N Dooly||C T Keane (3)||72||5/1|
Lindenhurst (IRE) 21
|4||131 9-5 t||J C McConnell||G F Carroll||75||2/1f|
Little Arrows (IRE) 59
|8||131 9-5 p||K J Condon||S Foley||70||16/1|
The Grand Duke 9
|4||131 9-5||J Halley||C R King (3)||80/1|
||4||9-3||J P Murtagh||B A Curtis||6/4|
LINDENHURST has progressed into a smart hurdler and with two Flat victories to his credit deserves the verdict. He should have finished closer at Wexford last time and is probably better than a 75-rated performer nowadays. Mireya is a staying type whose lone success on the level came over 1m6f while Rodriguez won a chase over 2m6f at Ballinrobe last month and is likely to get outpaced. Waydownsouth is very consistent and will love the ground conditions but It was very fast ground when Days Ahead scored on the Flat at Gowran in September and Kims Dream completed a hat-trick on quick going last summer. Little Arrows appears to do better at Dundalk these days so the main threat looks to be Indian Icon, another who has been going well over timber and comes here with a recent victory in a maiden hurdle at Killarney behind him.
Waydownsouth (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Ran freely in 6th, progress on inner to lead entering straight, ridden over 1f out and headed 100 yards out, no impression close home, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Newellen (8-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90.
Lindenhurst (IRE) 15-8fav (10-0) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression in 8th over 2f out, progress over 1f out and went 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mindy (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f app hcp 50-80.
Kims Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th over 2f out, weakened, 11th of 14, 6l behind Shalaman (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f app hcp pol in Sep.
Days Ahead (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Raced in 7th, ridden over 2f out and no extra 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Newellen (8-4) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90.
Indian Icon (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and dropped to rear under 2f out, no extra, 10th of 11, 20l behind Bertimont (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp in Mar.
Mireya (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Soon chased leaders, off the pace, closer in moderate 6th 5f out, in pursuit of eventual 2nd from over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead near line, won at Galway 1m 6f am stks (4yo+) hvy in Oct beating Rory O'Moore (10-7) by nk, 13 ran.
Rodriguez (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Chased leaders and closer in 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and no extra from 2f out, 8th of 12, 20l behind Aughnacurraveel (10-11) at Dundalk 2m am hcp 50-80 pol in Mar.
The Grand Duke 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 12l behind Designs On Rome (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn in Aug '12.
Little Arrows (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Raced in 8th, ridden entering straight and no extra under 2f out, 9th of 11, 21l behind Amber Romance (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f stks 0-75 hvy in Apr.