Sligo

  • 18:50 Abbvie Supporting Sligo GAA Apprentice Handicap1m 2f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 24.15s
  • Off time: 18:53:38
18:50 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Irish Mint (IRE) 16/1
2nd Temasek Star (IRE) 11/4
3rd Rathealy (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 2-14307 Red, white braces & sleeves, white cap Rathealy (IRE) 15
3 10-1 K Prendergast Gary Paul Halpin (4) 71 7/18.00
2 (1) 90842 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Keyboard Melody (IRE) 8
Beaten Favourite
3 9-10 b D K Weld L F Roche 66 11/43.75
3 (5) 675 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Peter's Square (IRE) 18
3 9-9 p1 D Wachman C R King 65 9/25.50
4 (7) 545 EMERALD GREEN, orange epaulettes & armlet, orange cap, white star Clear Intent (IRE) 21
3 9-7 p1 Ms J Morgan C T Keane 63 8/19.00
5 (4) 0-85 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Irish Mint (IRE) 30
3 9-6 P J Prendergast R P Whelan 62 16/117.00
6 (3) 69004 White, yellow star, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star Temasek Star (IRE) 8
3 9-2 p1 M Halford C P Hoban 58 11/43.75
7 (8) 5-52777 Yellow & purple check, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Meihua (IRE) 15
3 8-11 t1 M O'Callaghan S Corby (2) 53 10/111.00
8 (2) 90-6875 MAROON & WHITE STRIPES Raggee (IRE) 34
3 8-7 b1 A L T Moore R Coakley (2) 49 20/121.00

Verdict

St Peter's Square might do better now going handicapping, though Clear Intent has shown more promise so far and is equally unexposed. Irish Mint has only beaten one home so far in her three starts, however. KEYBOARD MELODY showed his turn wasn't far away when only beaten half-a-length by Santo Romano at Ballinrobe. The grey is a couple of pounds higher here but still looks the one to beat as Rathealy has disappointed in his last two starts, though wasn't beaten far off a higher mark at Leopardstown in June.