William Hill Pick Your Places Handicap 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, 8 runners)
- Winner €13,199 2nd €4,399 3rd €2,200 4th €1,100 5th €660 6th €440
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 1m 12.43s
- Off time: 19:30:28
|3rd||2 Dream Today||½||11/2|
Rough Diamond (IRE) 42
|5||140 10-0||E Lynam||D McMonagle||95|
Dream Today (IRE) 42
|7||133 9-7 pt||A McGuinness||C J MacRedmond (5)||88|
Hodd's Girl (IRE) 14
|5||130 9-4||A McGuinness||Adam Caffrey (7)||85|
|5||129 9-3 p||P J McKenna||J Kearney (7)||84|
Ivasecret (IRE) 14
|4||129 9-3||J J Hanlon||C D Hayes||84|
Transcendental (FR) 21
|4||128 9-2||G P Cromwell||G F Carroll||83|
Rocky Dreams 16
|5||123 8-11||J McAuley||R P Whelan||78|
|4||122 8-10||R O'Brien||N M Crosse||77|
Dream Today (IRE)
||6||10-0||A McGuinness||C J MacRedmond||20/1|
IVASECRET gets the nod in a tight handicap where nothing can be ruled out. Four-times a winner on Polytrack in the UK, he made a very promising debut for Shark Hanlon when just over two lengths behind Dandyville with the in-form Hodd's Girl less than a length ahead. He's expected to reverse the form with the latter and gets the verdict though Rough Diamond was in excellent form in October and was having only his second start on the track when comfortably seeing off Dream Today. Hodd's Girl and Ampeson are very closely matched on their 1-2 last month while Benavente looks well handicapped though has done better over 7f.
Ampeson20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 2f out, pressed leaders 1f out, disputed final 150 yards, headed last 50 yards, no extra, 4th of 12, 1/2l behind Yerwanthere (8-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp pol in Dec.
Ivasecret (IRE)14-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 1 1/2f out, disputed 1f out, headed inside final 150 yards, no extra close home, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Dandyville (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Dream Today (IRE)8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong to go 2nd, no impression on winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/4l behind Rough Diamond (9-2) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Oct.
Hodd's Girl (IRE)9-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on well closing stages, 2nd at line, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Dandyville (8-13) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Nov.
Rocky Dreams10-3 (10-2) Rear of mid-division, pushed along early straight, 7th and ridden over 1f out, kept on well on outer to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Hale Bopp (10-2) at Dundalk 1m pol in Nov.
Rough Diamond (IRE)9-2jfav (9-2) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to close under 2f out, led 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Oct beating Dream Today (9-4) by 3 1/4l, 13 ran.
Benavente50-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, took keen hold, ridden in 13th 2f out, moderate 11th 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, 3rd near line, just failed, 3rd of 14, nk behind Marsa (9-6) at Dundalk 7f pol in Nov.
Transcendental (FR)80-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, took keen hold, no impression from 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Marsa (9-6) at Dundalk 7f pol in Nov.