16:25 Killarney (IRE)

Killarney Park & The Ross Hotel Handicap

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €10,000 added
  • Winner: €6,900
  • 2nd: €1,600
  • 3rd: €700
  • 4th: €400
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 12.47s
  • Off Time: 16:26:02
  • 11 Ran
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, purple sash, white cap, purple star
  • Form 85/77-07
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer P J Flynn
  • Jockey Mr D J Benson

tracked leaders, 3rd from 3f out, not get to winner from 2f out, kept on same pace

Silk - Purple, pink stars, pink & purple hooped sleeves, pink cap, purple stars
  • Form 75/2140-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer J E Kiely
  • Jockey P J Smullen

soon tracked leaders, 6th 4f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out

Silk - YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars
  • Form 400-326
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 76
  • Trainer M Palussiere
  • Jockey D M Grant

waited with towards rear, headway on outer straight, chased leaders and no impression from 2f out, kept on same pace

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
  • Form 61-88
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 84
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey Joseph O'Brien

soon mid-division, 5th from 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out

Silk - WHITE, emerald green & grey quartered cap
  • Form 33-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 80
  • Trainer D Wachman
  • Jockey W M Lordan

chased leaders, closer in 4th from 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, dark blue sleeves, check cap
  • Form 10094/0-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 69
  • Trainer A J Martin
  • Jockey D P McDonogh

very slowly away, always in rear, no extra from 5f out, behind when pulled up about 1f out

  • Form 24-1722
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer C O'Brien
  • Jockey Fran Berry

waited with, 8th for much, ridden into moderate 6th over 1f out, kept on without threatening

Silk - Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap
  • Form 146/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer T Mullins
  • Jockey S Foley

soon led, joined 4f out, headed into straight, no extra from 3f out, tailed off

Silk - Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap

Seventh Sign

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  • Form 047811
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 79
  • Trainer T Carmody
  • Jockey N G McCullagh

always prominent, mainly 2nd, on terms 4f out, in front into straight, went clear 2f out, stayed on well, comfortably

Silk - RED, black sash, quartered cap
  • Form 65333
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer M Winters
  • Jockey J A Heffernan

prominent, 2nd from 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out

Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 524710
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer J S Bolger
  • Jockey K J Manning

dwelt, always towards rear

  • Form 042435
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer J J Murphy
  • Jockey D A McCormack

In depth


Seventh Sign only just held on to complete a double over this trip at Ballinrobe and an 11lb rise makes things much more difficult. Teofolina ran very poorly at Galway but that wasn't her true form as she looked very progressive when scoring at Tipperary six days earlier. JESSIE JANE is the unknown in the event having had two runs when beaten by classy fillies last season and returning to land a Polytrack maiden in July. There should be much more to come from David Wachman's filly who is handed the vote. Frontier has been beaten a long way in two Listed events this season but Apache Drums can never be dismissed though he was beaten seven lengths when runner-up at Tipperary last time.


Bahrain Storm (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders mainly 4th, ridden and dropped to rear entering straight, no extra, finished 8th & placed 7th, 7th of 8, 9l behind Whatuthink (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Jul.

Oneeightofamile (IRE) 9-2fav (10-5) Towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 2f out, 11th of 20, 20l behind Fosters Cross (10-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul '11.

Leah Claire (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, struggling in 5th under 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 15, 3l behind Paddy The Celeb (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in May.

Frontier (GER) 25-1 (8-10) Soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened from 4f out, last of 8, 25l behind Tannery (8-10) at Limerick 1m 3f Listed stks (1) sft in Jun.

Jessie Jane (IRE) 4-7fav (9-0) Prominent, keen hold, closed up into straight, soon challenged and on terms from over 1f out, stayed on well to gain upper hand closing stages, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jul beating Knight Of Bangkok (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Osirixamix (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, no impression from 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Drombeg Dawn (8-13) at Curragh 1m Extended Handicap (4yo+) sft in Mar '11.

Apache Drums (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden into 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 7l behind First Friday (9-11) at Tipperary 1m 4f ldy hcp hvy in Aug.

King Of Queens (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden and not clear run straight, kept on well without threatening, 6th of 15, 9l behind Eagle's Pass (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcap gd in May '09.

Seventh Sign 6-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd 4f out, led 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, strongly pressed closing stages, won at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcp 47-65 in Aug beating Annie Go (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.

Silver Chief (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Waited with towards rear, progress from over 2f out on inner, soon 4th, no impression and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Susiescot (9-1) at Curragh 7f hcp sft in Aug.

Teofolina (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Took keen hold in rear, no impression from 3f out, last of 11, 19l behind Sure Reef (8-12) at Galway 1m 4f 3yo hcp 60-90 gd in Jul.

Noble Call (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders at ordinary pace, lost place and no impression under pressure from 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3l behind Smithfield (9-4) at Killarney 1m 3f mdn stks in Jul.