Cork

  • 15:20 Follow Us On Twitter Handicap1m 100y

  • Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 58.05s
  • Off time: 15:20:25
15:20 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Never Again (IRE) 28/1
2nd Oiche Mhaith Boy (IRE) 11/2
3rd Acid 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 392319- BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star Sarah Joyce (IRE) 160
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-12 J P Shanahan G P Halpin (5) 77 9/25.50
2 (3) 52434- MAROON, dark blue epaulettes, dark blue cap, maroon spots Magic Of Christmas (IRE) 161
Beaten Favourite
3 9-6 P D Deegan D O'Brien (7) 71 10/34.33
3 (1) 788- BLACK & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green cap Acid 161
3 9-3 K Prendergast C D Hayes 68 7/18.00
4 (10) 0060- Dark blue, white stars, white sleeves, dark blue cap, red stars Royal Distinction 168
3 9-2 p1 P D Deegan C P Hoban 67 12/113.00
5 (8) 95528- Black & yellow stripes, emerald green cap, pink stars Oiche Mhaith Boy (IRE) 161
3 9-0 K Purcell N G McCullagh 65 11/26.50
6 (9) 000- WHITE, purple panel, check cap Sun Focus (IRE) 213
3 8-9 h J S Bolger K J Manning 60 7/18.00
7 (4) 8907- Light green, royal blue cross sashes & sleeves, light green cap, royal blue spots Extreme Appeal (IRE) 161
3 8-6 D Wachman M C Hussey 57 5/16.00
8 (6) 800- DARK GREEN & YELLOW QUARTERED,red & white halved slvs,red & white hooped cap Macalla (IRE) 160
3 8-4 J J Murphy G J Phillips (5) 54 25/126.00
9 (2) 708- GREY, emerald green diamond & cap Elm Grove (IRE) 254
3 8-4 P O'Rourke L F Roche 52 25/126.00
10 (7) 5997- PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Never Again (IRE) 200
3 8-4 J J Walsh R P Cleary 47 28/129.00

Verdict

Jim Bolger has won this for the past two seasons and though Sun Focus hasn't shown much he's expected to do much better in his second term. Sarah Joyce won a handicap by a head from Oiche Mhaith Boy over the course and distance in October and there's very little between the pair here with the former just fancied to come out on top again. Royal Distinction was 8l behind and looks held. MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS was beaten narrowly by Sarah Joyce over the track and trip when in receipt of 7lb so once again they look evenly matched though Donnachta O'Brien's claim may just swing the way of the former. Extreme Appeal showed a bit more potential on his final start at Leopardstown and should enjoy the conditions.