16:15 Leopardstown

Sunday 13 May 2018

All14:0514:3515:1015:4016:1516:4517:15

John R Fitzpatrick Agricultural Contractor Handicap

7f  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:16  |   Winning time: 1m 28.04s

1st
4
(2)
49-6
13/2
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Close up on inner, 3rd halfway, switched right under 2f out, ridden and progress to lead narrowly 1f out, ran on strongly, comfortably op 6/1
2nd
1 ¾
15
(3)
17/2
T: P MartinJ: K J Leonard (3)
Mid-division, 9th halfway, ridden under 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on well to 2nd close home, not trouble winner op 14/1
3rd
½
14
(4)
8/1
T: T HoganJ: C D Hayes
Chased leader, 6th halfway, improved to 4th 1f out, soon ridden, headway to 2nd final 150 yards, no impression on winner, kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd close home tchd 9/1
4th
¾
1
(8)
16/1
T: D MarnaneJ: D W O'Connor (3)
Towards rear, 14th over 3f out, progress on inner under 2f out, 8th 1f out, ridden and kept on well, nearest finish
5th
½
2
(11)
20/1
T: M HalfordJ: C P Hoban
Prominent and ran freely early, 2nd halfway, almost on terms over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong op 16/1
6th
½
11
(14)
8/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
In rear, 15th over 3f out, travelled well entering straight, headway 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer op 9/1 tchd 15/2
7th
1
3
(10)
10/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: R P Downey (3)
Rear, 13th over 3f out, not much room over 2f out, ridden under 2f out, ran on well final furlong, never on terms op 12/1
8th
hd
16
(1)
25/1
T: J GeogheganJ: L F Roche
Rear of mid-division, 11th halfway, headway on inner entering straight, 7th 1f out, not much room final 100 yards, soon eased
9th
1
12
(13)
16/1
T: D EnglishJ: R P Cleary
Prominent, led after 1f, ridden under 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened
10th
hd
5
(6)
20/1
T: John FeaneJ: S Foley
Missed break, raced in rear, 16th over 3f out, progress on inner under 2f out, no extra final furlong op 25/1
11th
hd
9
(12)
16/1
T: John FeaneJ: D E Sheehy (5)
Broke well to lead early, soon held up, 5th halfway, progress to 3rd 2f out, ridden and weakened 1 1/2f out
12th
nk
10
(15)
58-11
9/1
T: Denis HoganJ: N M Crosse (7)
Towards rear, 12th over 3f out, ridden and some headway under 2f out, kept on final furlong, no danger op 10/1
13th
2 ¾
13
(7)
12/1
T: E LynamJ: W M Lordan
Towards rear, progress to 10th halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra op 9/1
14th
nk
7
(9)
11/2f
T: C O'DwyerJ: W J Lee
Soon tracked leader, 4th halfway, under pressure and lost place 2f out, soon weakened op 6/1
15th
5
6
(5)
9/1
T: John FeaneJ: D E Hogan (5)
Chased leader, 7th halfway, under pressure approaching straight, weakened over 2f out op 10/1
16th
3 ¾
17
(17)
20/1
T: A OliverJ: N G McCullagh
Soon ran freely in rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, under pressure and weakened 2f out op 16/1 tchd 25/1

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Non-Runners

8
(16)
Fuwairt142
Weight: 8-13|  Age: 6
T: G P Cromwell  J: R P Whelan
Betting

Forecast

Jon Ess (11/2), Zorion (13/2), Honor Oak (8/1), Casimiro (8/1), Ishebayorgrey (17/2), Atlas (9/1), Not A Bad Oul Day (9/1), Master Speaker (10/1), Captain Power (12/1), Fuwairt (14/1), Settle For Bay (16/1), Geological (16/1), Have A Nice Day (16/1), Surrounding (20/1), Tresorier (20/1), The Phantom Punch (20/1), Silk Cravat (25/1)

Verdict
NOT A BAD OUL DAY was one of the success of last season and though he was well held on his reappearance, there's every chance that run was going to be needed. As such, it appears folly to discount him having dropped below his last winning mark. The Phantom Punch improved to win a maiden on the AW when dropped to this trip last time and could be a big threat if taking to the turf now sent handicapping. Surrounding should run his race while Casimiro is likely to improve on what he did on debut for Ger Lyons. Settle For Bay may struggle to continue his winning sequence from this rating back on turf.
  1. Not A Bad Oul Day
  2. The Phantom Punch
  3. Casimiro

Previous Winners

2017
Geological
Weight: 9-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: S Foley
  |  
T: D English
20/1
Prize Money
1st:
€15,990.00
2nd:
€4,940.00
3rd:
€2,340.00
4th:
€1,040.00
5th:
€390.00

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