16:45 Navan

Saturday 20 May 2017

All14:2515:0015:3516:1016:4517:1517:45
  • Matthews Agri Maiden
  • 1m 2f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:46  |   Winning time: 2m 8.43s
1st
10
(10)
6/1
T: Ms S LaveryJ: R P Whelan
Rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, ridden over 3f out, good headway to lead narrowly over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong op 11/2 tchd 5/1 and 13/2
2nd
1 ¾
2
(4)
9/10f
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Soon led, ridden over 2f out, under pressure and headed 1 1/2f out, soon dropped to 3rd, improved to 2nd under 1f out, kept on, held op 10/11 tchd Evens and 4/5
3rd
1 ½
8
(7)
3/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: Anastasia O'Brien (3)
Raced 3rd on outer, improved to 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon headed, dropped to 3rd under 1f out, kept on same pace op 10/3 tchd 11/4
4th
2 ¼
4
(3)
50/1
T: W DurkanJ: K J Leonard (5)
Slowly into stride, soon raced 4th, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, 4th over 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace op 40/1
5th
½
9
(11)
7/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
In rear, 9th halfway, ridden into 7th under 2f out, progress to 5th 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace op 6/1 tchd 9/2
6th
2
3
(8)
39-5
16/1
T: M HalfordJ: S Foley
Towards rear, 8th halfway, ridden over 2f out, some progress to 6th 1f out, no impression, kept on one pace tchd 20/1
7th
½
5
(6)
20/1
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Broke well, soon tracked leader in 2nd, under pressure in 3rd over 2f out, weakened 1 1/2f out op 16/1
8th
¾
11
(2)
20/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Slowly into stride, soon raced in mid-division, 4th halfway, dropped to 8th and short of room over 1f out, no extra op 16/1
9th
11
1
(9)
66/1
T: E McNamaraJ: E J McNamara
Towards rear, 7th halfway, dropped to 9th over 2f out, ridden and detached 1 1/2f out, weakened, eased close home

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Non-Runners

7
(5)
Social Bandit
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: T Doyle  J: C D Hayes
NR
6
(1)
Peace Maker20
Weight: 9-5|  Age: 3
T: J Feane  J: O J Orr
NR
12
(12)
Stay With Me45
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: D Bunyan  J: P J Smullen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€7.80Pl:€2.20, €1.02, €1.30EX:€17.70Trifecta:€49.20SF:€12.35

Forecasts

Clongowes (9/10), Spanish Steps (3/1), Twin Star (6/1), Spiral Galaxy (7/1), Peace Maker (12/1), Haroon (16/1), Mauricio (20/1), Wooster (20/1), Social Bandit (20/1), Stay With Me (20/1), Ilikehim (50/1), Alfred Wegener (66/1)

Verdict

CLONGOWES has the best form on offer in this contest and can get off the mark at the seventh time of asking dropping 2f in trip today. Jim Bolger's charged chased home Belgravia (runs in the previous race on this card) at Leopardstown earlier this month and can defeat Spiral Galaxy who shaped as if a step up in trip would suit when finishing fourth over 1m at Dundalk last week. Of the remainder Spanish Steps ran a better race than appears to be the case having been short of room at a crucial point on debut at Leopardstown in October and he can take third in this.
  1. Clongowes
  2. Spiral Galaxy
  3. Spanish Steps

Prize Money

1st: €8,007.002nd: €2,483.003rd: €1,183.004th: €534.005th: €208.00

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