21:00 Ballinrobe (IRE)

McHale Bale Wrappers Flat Race

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,900
  • 2nd: €1,600
  • 3rd: €700
  • 4th: €400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 4.80s
  • Off Time: 21:00:01
  • 7 Ran
  • Form: 1P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: B R Hamilton
  • Jockey: Mr D G Lavery

held up, 6th halfway, closer in 5th 3f out, ridden in 4th 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just held close home

  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: Miss S O'Brien

held up, 5th halfway, improved into close 2nd 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, under pressure in close 3rd 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, led last strides

  • Form: 9-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: Miss S Barkley
  • Jockey: Mr J J King

chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress into 2nd 4f out, ridden in 4th 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off

  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: Mrs P Dobbs
  • Jockey: Mr P A King

held up towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, weakened and tailed off

  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: J J Hanlon
  • Jockey: Mr P W Mullins

led, disputed halfway, headed 6f out, ridden 5f out, weakened over 4f out, completely tailed off

  • Form: 0-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: T Mullins
  • Jockey: Miss A B O'Connor

chased leaders, 3rd halfway, close up 3f out, ridden in 3rd 2f out, stayed on to challenge entering straight, led 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, headed last strides

  • Form: 0/36834-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: J Morrison
  • Jockey: Miss J M Mangan

chased leader, 2nd halfway, disputed halfway, led 6f out, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong

  • Form: 2-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: Denis Hogan
  • Jockey: Mr J F O'Meara

  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: M Hourigan
  • Jockey: Mr K E Power

In depth


Colwinston was well supported on his reappearance at Down Royal three weeks ago and ran very well. He'll be difficult to keep out of the frame here. Dromrue couldn't handle the much more experienced Double Speak at Killarney but had Shouband behind and should do so again despite the lack of a recent run. CAPTAIN BARBOSSA has more of a speed pedigree than most of these and with the ground in his favour he can make a winning start for Aidan O'Brien.


Bertie Bell (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened quickly halfway, trailing when pulled up 7f out, in a race won by Jetstream Jack (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m NH flat sft in Jan, 9 ran.

Captain Barbossa (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Queens Quay.

Colwinston (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Prominent, 3rd early, 2nd over 2f out, 3rd again over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Okotoks (11-9) at Down Royal 2m NH flat.

Kicking Elf (IRE) Golan gelding out of Broadfield Cruiser.

Morgan Hill (IRE) Suleiman gelding out of Danoelle.

Scoir Mear (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 4th halfway, progress to lead over 4f out, headed early straight, ridden and no impression in 5th 2f out, no extra, 6th of 9, 15l behind Le Legro (11-7) at Killarney 2m 1f N H flat.

Shouband (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Soon mid-division, improved into 4th from 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 9l behind Valerian Bridge (12-0) at Cork 2m NH flat gd in Aug.

Dromrue (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, 4th entering straight, ridden into 2nd under 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Double Speak (12-0) at Killarney 2m 1f NH flat gd in Aug.

Fairymount Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Setled in moderate 7th, pushed along after 3 out, soon ridden, never a factor, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Riviera Sun (11-12) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdle hvy in Mar.