Ballinrobe

  • 18:20 Burleigh Accountants Handicap 1m 2f

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.34s
  • Off time: 18:20:15
18:20 Ballinrobe Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Santo Romano (IRE) 4/1
2nd Keyboard Melody (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
4 (8) 0737 WHITE & BLACK CHECK, black seams on sleeves, black stars on cap Chase The Challis (IRE) 14
3 9-12 p J T Gorman C D Hayes 67 11/112.00
6 (11) 04-5 PINK, white hoop, royal blue cap Santo Romano (IRE) 33
3 9-11 J T R Dreaper S Corby (7) 66 4/15.00
7 (5) 6503 PINK, dark blue diamond, dark blue armlet, white cap, pink spots Trade Marked (IRE) 31
3 9-11 h A Leahy F M Berry 66 13/27.50
8 (4) 9084 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Keyboard Melody (IRE) 10
3 9-9 v1 D K Weld P J Smullen 64 11/43.75
9 (9) 79097 WHITE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap So Sensible (IRE) 10
3 9-7 T Collins R P Whelan 62 10/34.33
10 (7) 6900 White, yellow star, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Temasek Star (IRE) 74
3 9-2 M Halford S Foley 57 6/17.00
11 (10) 676 YELLOW, royal blue stars, halved sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Mira's Peep (IRE) 21
3 8-11 T Cleary R P Cleary 52 16/117.00
Non runners
1 (2)7436Saldanha Bay (IRE)310-0D WachmanW M Lordan69
2 (6)0-580Mouskersize (IRE)39-13J C McConnellG F Carroll68
3 (3)47-0545Brog Deas Nua (USA)39-12P J FlynnD M Grant67
5 (1)902504Almosthaditall (USA)39-11P J FlynnM C Hussey66

Verdict

A low-grade handicap in which a first-time visor and an extra quarter-mile may help KEYBOARD MELODY lose his maiden tag. Dermot Weld's grey made his handicap debut over a mile at Galway and ran well enough to suggest he can improve enough to take this. Santo Romano has shown some ability in maidens and Almosthaditall appears to have been racing over a trip much too short and she'll be suited by any further rain. Brog Deas Nua wasn't far behind the selection at Galway, though his pedigree suggests this would be as far as he'd want to go if the ground turns testing.