Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre Handicap 1m 6f
- (3yo+, 1m 6f, 8 runners)
- Winner €7,245 2nd €1,680 3rd €736 4th €419
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 4.41s
- Off time: 15:48:07
|1st||3 Roe Deer||10/1|
|3rd||8 Magical Moon||hd||12/1|
|4||139 9-13||M Halford||S Foley||79||6/1|
Sabaidee (IRE) 15
|4||139 9-13||J J Murphy||C T Keane (5)||79||11/4f|
Roe Deer (IRE) 31
|6||137 9-11 t1||T Collins||P J Smullen||77||10/1|
Baracas (FR) 15
|8||130 9-4||E Griffin||C D Hayes||70||8/1|
Coolfighter (GER) 17
|5||129 9-3||A Mullins||C R King (5)||69||10/3|
Byron Blue (IRE) 32
|4||127 9-1||E McNamara||E J McNamara||67||20/1|
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 6
|6||125 8-13 p||P W Flynn||F Lynch||65||7/2|
Magical Moon 43
|4||117 8-5 b||M Hourigan||W M Lordan||57||12/1|
||3||9-3||T Carmody||N G McCullagh||5/1|
On to the Flat for the last five races. Bensoon tackles this trip for the first time but has always looked as though it would suit and it's certainly no problem for Sabaidee, who won a handicap over 2m1f here last month. She looks a threat to all though the concession of a stone to LIMPOPO TOM may prove beyond her. Paul Flynn's charge hasn't had much experience on the Flat but has been in excellent form over hurdles and stayed on very strongly to score at Cork on Sunday. Baracas ran his best race to date on the level at Tramore a couple of weeks ago when making the short-priced favourite Crystal Earth pull out the stops and a repeat would see him in the frame.
Roe Deer (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Soon raced in 7th, no extra 2f out, 12th of 13, 35l behind El Salvador (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Feb.
Bensoon 11-2 (9-13) Towards rear and 7th halfway, ridden to go 4th approaching straight, went 3rd inside final furlong and switched right, kept on under pressure without reaching first 2, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Sheilas Wish (9-3) at Wexford 1m 4f hcp gd.
Magical Moon 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 3f out, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 16, 23l behind Sabaidee (8-4) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gf in Jul.
Coolfighter (GER) 11-2 (7-13) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Manalapan (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp gd.
Sabaidee (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Kims Dream (8-2) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp gd.
Byron Blue (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leader, led after 3f, headed halfway, ridden and weakened 4f out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Busted Tycoon (9-7) at Galway 2m hcp 55-80 in Jul.
Baracas (FR) 25-1 (8-10) Settled well off pace in last, headway from 4f out, went 4th on outer under 3f out, soon ridden, 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Crystal Earth (8-10) at Tramore 2m hcp gd.
Limpopo Tom (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 14, 14l behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol in Sep.