Cork

  • 16:10 Friday Evening Racing Handicap1m 2f 50y

  • 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: 2m 19.12s
  • Off time: 16:11:00
16:10 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rich Coast 5/1
2nd Cheval Rouge (IRE) 7/2
3rd Goldplated (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1/347- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Cleofila (IRE) 307
Nag me
4 9-12 J S Bolger K J Manning 96 13/27.50
2 (6) 613134- PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Diplomat (USA) 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-11 D K Weld P J Smullen 95 7/24.50
3 (2) 24232-5 Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap Rich Coast 43
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 T Carmody N G McCullagh 91 5/16.00
4 (1) 932655- Light blue, maroon spots, light blue sleeves, yellow spots, light blue cap, maroon spots Balrath Hope (IRE) 146
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 G P Cromwell J A Heffernan 89 8/19.00
5 (8) 92468-2 EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap Cheval Rouge (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 bt H Rogers B A Curtis 84 7/24.50
6 (5) 156580- Red & white chevrons, royal blue sleeves, red cap, white spots Goldplated (IRE) 202
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 b J J Murphy C R King (10) 84 20/121.00
8 (7) 331901- Light blue, white & pink striped sleeves, pink cap Mont Blanc 161
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-4 K J Condon R P Cleary 74 4/15.00
9 (9) 120980- Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap Salacious Sally (IRE) 154
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-4 D Kinsella I J Brennan (3) 72 14/115.00
Non runners
7 (4)737070-Castle Bar Sling (USA)88-8T J O'MaraW M Lordan78

Verdict

Cheval Rouge ran a tremendous race in the Irish Lincoln on Sunday, staying on strongly over the mile. This is her trip and she's only been raised 1lb. RICH COAST was very consistent in France last year and made a promising start for new connections behind Steps To Freedom at Dundalk. He looks the one to be on as Diplomat, who loves heavy ground, has disappointed in his last two starts over timber but at least arrives fit enough. Mont Blanc won over 1m4f at Wexford in August and a mile on this track in October so this trip should prove ideal but Cleofila has a long absence to overcome and a big weight to carry.