Killarney

  • 19:20 O'Keeffe's Marquee Hire Rathmore Handicap1m 100y

  • Winner €7,246 2nd €1,680 3rd €734 4th €420
  • Going: Yielding to Soft (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 48.66s
  • Off time: 19:20:55
19:20 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Happy Anniversary (IRE) 5/4
2nd Macnas (USA) 11/1
3rd Maundy Money 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 00199-0 DARK GREEN & YELLOW QUARTERED,red & white halved slvs,red & white hooped cap Cul A Dun (IRE) 100
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-0 J J Murphy R A Doyle (7) 79 20/121.00
2 (9) 080-637 Royal blue & red quartered, halved sleeves, white cap Headford Lady (IRE) 13
7 9-11 J Halpin R P Whelan (5) 76 14/115.00
3 (3) 7600-18 MAUVE, grey hoop on body & sleeves, quartered cap No Trimmings (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 9-8 bt G Keane C T Keane (7) 73 14/115.00
4 (1) 605447 EMERALD GREEN & YELLOW CHECK, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlet, yellow cap, emerald green star Maundy Money 19
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-7 t D Marnane Sam James (3) 72 10/111.00
5 (10) 474106 YELLOW & RED CHEVRONS, hooped cap Pivotal Rock (IRE) 4
5 9-6 t T Stack W J Lee 71 7/18.00
6 (6) 82-0960 Black, orange cross sashes, check sleeves, striped cap Elusive Award (USA) 15
5 9-5 b T J O'Mara P J Smullen 70 33/134.00
7 (2) 0-08211 BLACK & YELLOW HOOPS, emerald green cap, black star Happy Anniversary (IRE) 4 (ex5)
Distance Winner
6 9-3 t R Donohoe J P O'Brien 63 5/42.25
8 (7) 253514 Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap Little Arrows (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
6 9-3 b K J Condon Johnny Murtagh 68 6/17.00
9 (8) 9744-47 RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Macnas (USA) 17
Distance Winner
5 8-10 James J Hartnett M M Monaghan (7) 61 11/112.00
10 (4) 7/90-023 EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap Bobskier (IRE) 25
4 8-4 G O'Leary James J Doyle (10) 55 7/18.00

Verdict

David Marnane has won this three times in the past four years including with Maundy Money in 2008. The eight-year-old enters the fray in poor form but he's dropped in the weights accordingly so don't be surprised by a big run. It's hardly surprising that Dick Donohoe is running HAPPY ANNIVERSARY with a penalty after her comfortable success at Leopardstown on Thursday as she is looking very well handicapped and Joseph O'Brien is a positive booking. She has to be the selection while the ground is still testing though Elusive Award could prove a threat if able to repeat his fine run in a tough handicap at Leopardstown in October as he's now 14lb lower in the weights. Bobskier has run very well on his last two starts over 1m2f and looks well enough treated to make his presence felt.