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Al Basti Equiworld Mercury Stakes (Listed)

Class 1  |   5f  |   Standard  |   13 Runners  |   Polytrack

Weighed In

Off time: 20:01  |   Winning time: 58.55s

1st
2
(1)
8/11f
T: D C GriffithsJ: D Allan
Led, switched right 2f out and brought towards stands' side, pushed along and headed over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong to lead again close home op Evens
2nd
nk
1
(8)
16/1
T: D BunyanJ: L F Roche
Tracked leader, brought to stands' side in straight, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home op 14/1
3rd
1 ½
12
(11)
9/2
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Mid-division, brought to stands' side in straight, 4th and switched left over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 10/3
4th
¾
6
(14)
8/1
T: E LynamJ: R P Downey
Mid-division on outer, ridden and no impression on stands' side over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 11/1
5th
1 ¼
3
(12)
6/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Rear of mid-division, pushed along and some headway in centre over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong op 7/1
6th
1 ¼
10
(7)
16/1
T: C HillsJ: C O'Donoghue
Tracked leaders, ridden under 2f out and 5th in centre 1f out, under pressure and no impression inside final furlong op 14/1
7th
¾
5
(2)
22/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no impression in centre 1f out, no extra inside final furlong op 25/1 tchd 20/1
8th
2 ¾
13
(6)
20/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, 5th in centre 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra final furlong op 18/1
9th
1 ¾
4
(4)
50/1
T: J J MurphyJ: S Foley
Mid-division, pushed along and no impression 2f out, no extra over 1f out op 40/1
10th
1 ¼
9
(5)
100/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: G Brouder
Tracked leaders, pushed along towards stands' side in 4th 2f out, ridden and no extra over 1f out op 80/1
11th
5 ½
14
(13)
100/1
T: Miss BrownJ: N G McCullagh
Always towards rear, never a factor, no impression in rear under 2f out op 80/1
12th
½
7
(10)
80/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: J A Heffernan
Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra from 2f out
13th
2
11
(3)
100/1
T: D BunyanJ: M A Gallagher
Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, no extra under 2f out op 80/1

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Non-Runners

8
(9)
Go Kart50
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 4
T: P J Prendergast  J: R P Whelan
Betting

Forecast

Take Cover (8/11), Declarationofpeace (9/2), Ardhoomey (6/1), Moviesta (8/1), Go Kart (14/1), Hit The Bid (16/1), Love On The Rocks (16/1), Blue Uluru (20/1), Duplication (22/1), Confrontational (50/1), Annie Fior (80/1), Intense Starlet (100/1), Mrs Hitchcock (100/1), Optionality (100/1)

Verdict
The popular veteran TAKE COVER is the selection to land the spoils from a plum draw to make all and continue his fine form in the twilight of his glittering career. Speedsters, Moviesta, Go Kart and Declarationofpeace will be sure to be making life difficult late on in proceedings.
  1. Take Cover
  2. Moviesta
  3. Declarationofpeace

Previous Winners

2016
Caspian Prince
Weight: 9-13  |Age: 7
Weight: 9-13  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: D P McDonogh
  |  
T: Roger Fell
6/1
Prize Money
1st:
€28,025.00
2nd:
€9,025.00
3rd:
€4,275.00
4th:
€1,900.00
5th:
€950.00
6th:
€475.00

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