Regeneron Ireland Day At The Races Handicap (50-85) 2m 1f
- (3yo+, 2m 1f, 9 runners)
- Winner €7,501 2nd €2,500 3rd €1,250 4th €625 5th €375 6th €250
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 58.63s
- Off time: 20:30:15
|2nd||4 Rich Belief||6||11/2|
|3rd||3 Curious Bride||hd||50/1|
Choice Of Mine (AUS) 36
|5||142 10-2 p||J J Hanlon||D McMonagle|
Scott Lang (IRE) 15
|5||132 9-6||P W Flynn||W J Lee|
Curious Bride (IRE) 25
|5||129 9-3 t||E O'Connell||D W O'Connor|
Rich Belief 19
|5||126 9-0 b||K Thornton||R C Colgan|
Harriet's Force (IRE) 8
|6||124 8-12 h||K H Clarke||M A Enright|
Artistic Choice (IRE) 12
|3||122 8-10 p1||Donnacha O'Brien||G M Ryan|
Waterville (IRE) 28
|3||122 8-10||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan|
Abstract (IRE) 31
|4||121 8-9||R O'Brien||J A Powell (7)|
Fox Fearless 8
|6||120 8-8 b||O McKiernan||A J Slattery|
Run For Mary (IRE)
||7||10-2||C Byrnes||C T Keane||7/4|
Rich Belief loved the fast ground when landing a decent handicap over timber at Ayr last month but was almost five lengths behind Scott Lang when the latter landed a Navan handicap over 1m5f in March. Artistic Choice has only had four starts, three on testing ground and another on Polytrack. He ran well enough on his handicap debut behind Buckman Tavern at Listowel last time and should be thereabouts. WATERVILLE cost €280,000 but has been disappointing to date. He's by Camelot out of a mare who has produced winners with all eleven offspring to race so the half-brother to Sea Of Class needs to keep up the family tradition which he may do over this trip. Abstract's third to the progressive Unanswered at Gowran was a good run and he reportedly lost a shoe when favourite at Killarney.
Waterville (IRE)10-11fav (9-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Vellner (9-8) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn Good - Yielding in May.
Rich Belief9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, led narrowly after 2 out, ridden and strongly pressed last, stayed on well to assert run-in, won at Kelso 2m hcp (2) gf in May beating The Navigator (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Curious Bride (IRE)100-1 (9-1) Edged slightly left from stalls, towards rear and 12th from halfway, pushed along from 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, 10th of 13, 23 3/4l behind Rosscarbery (10-0) at Roscommon 1m 2f hcp fll sft in May.
Abstract (IRE)7-2fav (9-2) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 3f out, soon disputed, headed over 2f out, under pressure in 2nd 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 6 3/4l behind Monty's Way (10-2) at Killarney 2m 1f hcp sft in May.
Artistic Choice (IRE)9-4 (8-7) Prominent, tracked leader in 2nd after 2f, nudged along 5f out, pushed along and reminder over 3f out, 3rd 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Buckman Tavern (9-3) at Listowel 2m hcp Yielding in Jun.
Harriet's Force (IRE)14-1 (9-5) Prominent on outer and soon tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and lost place over 1f out, no impression in 6th 1f out, no extra, 8th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Giladah (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 1f hcp fll Good - Yielding in Jun.
Fox Fearless33-1 (9-10) Pushed along and soon tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 18, 6 1/4l behind Harry's Legacy (9-13) at Leopardstown 1m 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Jun.
Scott Lang (IRE)7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 2nd halfway, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened entering straight, 13th of 14, 32 1/4l behind Startedwithakiss (9-8) at Leopardstown 1m 5f hcp gd in Jun.
Choice Of Mine (AUS)66-1 (11-8) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and towards rear 5 out, soon detached, no extra, behind and pulled up before last, at Clonmel 2m 3f hcp gd in May.