Cork

  • 14:35 Mallow Town Summer BBQ Evening July 12th Handicap6f

  • Winner €13,000 2nd €3,799 3rd €1,799 4th €600
  • Going: Heavy (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 21.95s
  • Off time: 14:35:41
14:35 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyorban (IRE) 6/1
2nd Versilia Gal (IRE) 14/1
3rd Gathering Power (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 324221- EMERALD GREEN & RED QUARTERED, red sleeves, striped cap Ballyorban (IRE) 146
3 9-10 K J Condon W J Lee 85 6/17.00
2 (8) 416244- GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Katchy Lady 252
3 9-8 p1 P J Prendergast C D Hayes 83 10/111.00
3 (4) 991-4 Grey, pink star & sleeves, pink star on cap Your Pal Tal 50
Distance Winner
3 9-7 T Stack W M Lordan 82 6/17.00
4 (5) 542724- WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Gathering Power (IRE) 160
3 9-6 E Lynam F M Berry 81 7/24.50
5 (3) 84222- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rapid Approach (IRE) 99
Beaten Favourite
3 9-3 t J S Bolger K J Manning 78 5/23.50
6 (6) 754-261 DARK BLUE, WHITE chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Eusepio (IRE) 29
3 9-0 t D Marnane P J Smullen 75 13/27.50
7 (7) 655278- Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Versilia Gal (IRE) 113
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 P Martin C P Hoban (5) 75 14/115.00
8 (1) 235237- PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Truly Madly (IRE) 120
3 8-4 p1 J J Murphy I J Brennan (3) 62 12/113.00

Verdict

Eddie Lynam won this last year and GATHERING POWER is handed the vote as she will be straight for this. Her best runs were on heavy going so conditions won't be a problem nor will they be for Ballyorban, who got off the mark on his ninth start at Leopardstown and is just 1lb higher. Rapid Approach has been in good form at Dundalk and is 4lb better off with Your Pal Tal for the half-a-length he was beaten in December. Versilia Gal began last season strongly and though her form tailed off later she's on a fair mark. Eusepio got a soft lead at Dundalk a month ago and won easily but needs to transfer that form to testing ground.