16:55 Cork (IRE)

Cork Handicap

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,000 added
  • Winner: €7,392
  • 2nd: €2,292
  • 3rd: €1,092
  • 4th: €493
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.28s
  • Off Time: 16:56:00
  • 8 Ran
  • Form: 30240-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Official Rating: 78
  • Trainer: D K Weld
  • Jockey: P J Smullen

towards rear, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and no impression on outer over 2f out, 5th 1f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong


Honor Oak (IRE)

141 BFD
  • Form: 405218-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-8
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: T Hogan
  • Jockey: W J Lee

rear of mid-division, travelled well and progress over 2f out, switched left and ridden to go 2nd 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed

  • Form: 45-4213
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • Official Rating: 67
  • Trainer: J G Murphy
  • Jockey: C R King

tracked leaders, ridden and lost place on inner under 2f out, no extra in rear 1f out, weakened

  • Form: 43-94
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 75
  • Trainer: A Mullins
  • Jockey: K J Manning

mid-division on outer, pushed along early straight and ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace

  • Form: 7-334
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 72
  • Trainer: Jane M Foley
  • Jockey: S Foley

pushed along early and soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

  • Form: 890-211
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-6
  • Official Rating: 69
  • Trainer: B Nolan
  • Jockey: C P Hoban

tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out and no impression over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, eased close home

  • Form: 8-35
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-5
  • Official Rating: 68
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: R P Cleary

tracked leader, 2nd halfway, ridden over 2f out and led over 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, held on

  • Form: 445-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 66
  • Trainer: R P McNamara
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh

dwelt and in rear, pushed along early straight and progress under 2f out, 4th 1f out and kept on inside final furlong

In depth


Heartful had been well supported in most of her races before finally coming good at Dundalk in February where she was always travelling like a winner. Honor Oak is 8lb higher than her victory at Dundalk in December while Tenerezza won a minor handicap at Wolverhampton when trained in the UK and this looks tougher. Vocal Response makes her handicap debut from a lowly mark and should be capable of better though everything points to another victory for KEEP BELIEVING. Brian Nolan's charge is on a hat-trick after recent victories at Navan and Gowran and, though 9lb higher, is in such good heart that he can overcome the extra.


Heartful (IRE) 11-4jfav (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, improved to lead travelling well over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 1m mdn fll pol in Feb beating Teagan Angel (9-0) by 3 3/4l, 10 ran.

Honor Oak (IRE) 9-2jfav (10-1) Mid-division, 7th on outer halfway, travelled well 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Dance Alone (9-11) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Dec.

Tenerezza (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ran freely, 7th halfway, progress between horses under 2f out and ridden to lead over 1f out, under pressure and edged right inside final furlong, no extra and headed closing stages, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind King Christophe (8-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Mar.

Saga Altais (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Mid-division, 8th approaching straight, 7th 1f out, kept on without matching principals closing stages, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Shannon Soul (9-12) at Limerick 1m hcp gd in Apr.

Harbour A Secret 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along 2f out, ridden and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra, 4th of 10, 5l behind Remember The Days (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn pol in Feb.

Keep Believing (IRE) 2-1fav (9-9) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden to lead under 2f out, under pressure over 1f out and edged left over 100 yards out, drifted right and kept on well close home, won at Gowran Park 1m hcp sft in Apr beating Binary Code (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.

Vocal Response (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Ran 4th, pushed along approaching straight, ridden and no impression in 5th over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Pecheurs De Perles (9-5) at Tipperary 7f mdn sft in Apr.

Simafar (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, progress to dispute after 4f, pushed along and headed entering straight, ridden and no impression in 3rd over 1f out, no extra, weakened, 5th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Three Jacks (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn Soft - Heavy in Oct.