Cork

  • 16:05 Follow Us On Twitter Flat Race2m

  • Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
  • Going: Soft (Chase; Soft to Heavy, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.20s
  • Off time: 16:05:57
16:05 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Way Up In The Air (IRE) 4/1
2nd Lord Of Tara 9/10
3rd Band Leader (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 000149/ Royal blue, red hollow box, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Band Leader (IRE) 941
Distance Winner
7 12-0 t1 T Foley Mr P T Foley (7) 6/17.00
2 22-4 Light green, dark blue hoop, white sleeves, dark blue armlet, light green & dark blue striped cap Lord Of Tara 15
6 11-7 t1 A J Martin R P McNamara 9/101.90
3 2/34 Light green & red halved, sleeves reversed, white cap Lord Orphan (FR) 20
7 11-7 S Aherne Mr G M Mangan (7) 12/113.00
5 GREY & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, grey sleeves, grey cap, royal blue star Golden Eclipse (IRE)
4 11-4 P Fenton Mr R J Kiely (5) 10/111.00
6 8 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star In The Gate (IRE) 15
4 11-4 C F Swan B F Cawley (7) 9/110.00
7 3257-3 ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, royal blue sleeves, yellow & royal blue check cap Way Up In The Air (IRE) 177
5 11-0 R Tyner Mr D Skehan (7) 4/15.00
9 9 ROYAL BLUE, white star, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Crowhill (IRE) 14
4 10-11 Denis Hogan Mr L P Flynn (3) 25/126.00
10 7 WHITE, purple diamond, purple spots on sleeves & cap Searenity (IRE) 14
4 10-11 E Stanners J S McGarvey (7) 14/115.00
Non runners
42Thekingofconnemara (IRE)511-7Miss E DoyleMr J T Carroll
854Bridgequarter Girl (IRE)410-11J E KielyMr P S Kiely

Verdict

LORD OF TARA, runner-up in two point-to-points around this time last year, made his debut under Rules at Down Royal a couple of weeks ago and really caught the eye with a promising start. He'll have improved markedly for that and gets the nod ahead of Way Up In The Air, who hasn't been seen since a fine run in a big field here in May and could just need the outing. Thekingofconnemara wasn't fancied on his debut here last month but came from way behind to snatch second spot behind Elegant Statesman and has to be considered with improvement virtually guaranteed. Philip Fenton's newcomer Golden Eclipse is well worth a check in the market.