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15:25 Killarney (IRE)

Europe Hotel & Resort Handicap

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €8,500 added
  • Winner: €5,866
  • 2nd: €1,360
  • 3rd: €595
  • 4th: €340
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 4.86s
  • Off Time: 15:26:00
  • 14 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(11)
Silk - WHITE, red sash, red armlet, white cap, black star
  • Form 43111/0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

waited with towards rear, headway on outer 5f out, no extra and eased from under 2f out

2(13)
Silk - RED & PINK STRIPES, pink sleeves, black cap
14/1
  • Form 1641/52-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

soon mid-division, niggled along briefly over 6f out, went 4th but no impression under pressure from over 1f out, kept on same pace

3(3)
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap
  • Form 7/8-3351
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 68

waited with, switched towards outer to get a run straight, no impression in 6th over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong

4(12)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPED, red & white quartered cap

Leblon (IRE)

11 b D
12/1
  • Form 328/14-7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 67

soon chased leaders, no impression under pressure in 5th from over 1f out, kept on without troubling winner into 2nd closing stages

5(1)
Silk - Emerald green, red cross of lorraine, striped sleeves, red cap, emerald green spots
25/1
  • Form 411306-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 67

chased leaders, no impression under pressure straight, eased when beaten from over 1f out

6(2)
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 2639-73
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 66

waited with in mid-division, effort straight, no impression in moderate 8th and kept on same pace from over 1f out

7(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, pink diamond & sleeves, white cap
  • Form 010890/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 66

waited with, struggling from 6f out, soon no impression and kept on

8(10)
Silk - White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap
11/2
  • Form 6/4290-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 65

waited with towards rear, good progress on outer to challenge 2f out, in front 1 1/2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably

9(4)
Silk - RED, white star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap
  • Form 24740/8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 58

soon tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, 5th into straight, soon no impression

10(6)
Silk - PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap
16/1
  • Form 81-0678
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 55

soon tracked leaders, 3rd into straight, no extra and eased from under 2f out

11(14)
Silk - PURPLE, large yellow spots, white sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 79-0624
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 54

soon tracked leaders, 4th into straight, 3rd and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace

12(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & WHITE CHECK, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white star
16/1
  • Form 8075-24
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 50

soon mid-division, improved on outer into straight to soon track leaders, no impression in 7th and kept on same pace from over 1f out

13(8)
Silk - Black, red chevron, white slvs, black & red hooped cap
16/1
  • Form 24/0-008
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 49

led, pressed approaching 2f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace from over 1f out

14(7)
Silk - Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap

War (IRE)

23 bt
33/1
  • Form 09705-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 47

soon prominent, challenged under pressure and on terms when wandered about a bit 2f out, soon no impression, 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The Boylesports Hurdle winner Citizenship ran in tough handicaps after his Leopardstown triumph and was fancied to make a winning return to the Flat back there last month but found the 1m4f trip too short. Darenjan, six times a winner on the Flat, was chasing when last seen in October and has an entry in the Galway Plate while Knockcroghery is 7lb higher than when just managing to hang on over 1m6f at Bellewstown earlier this month. FARANADOONEY went into that latter event with a favourite's chance after scoring over hurdles at Listowel but didn't quite fire on the heavy ground. He's given a chance to prove that running all wrong on what should hopefully be better going. Super Sonic Boom has been showing nothing over hurdles while Hangar Five just can't get his head in front on the Flat or over timber and has now gone 20 runs without a win.

Formwatch

Darenjan (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 5th into straight, kept on under pressure without threatening winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 2l behind Pozyc (10-0) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 gd in Jul '11.

Knockcroghery (IRE) 10-3 (9-13) Led early, soon chased leader in 2nd, led over 3f out, pushed clear 1 1/2f out, ridden 1f out, tired inside final furlong, all out close home, won at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy beating Cinderella Story (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.

Leblon (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra under 3f out, 7th of 11, 19l behind One Cool Shabra (10-11) at Bellewstown 1m 6f Amateur Handicap (60-90) (3yo+) sft.

One Hit Wonder 3-1 (9-6) Chased leading trio, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms after, 6th of 7, 5l behind Avon River (9-6) at Folkestone 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs in Sep.

Concrete And Clay 7-2 (8-12) In rear, pushed along approaching straight, headway to go 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Whatuthink (8-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft.

Super Sonic Boom (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, kept on same pace from 2f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Bob Le Beau (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo hcp 60-100 gd in Jun '10.

Citizenship 5-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, some headway to go 3rd entering straight, soon ridden and no extra in 5th 1f out, weakened, 8th of 9, 13l behind Beach Of Falesa (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp sft.

Sutherland Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 11, 20l behind One Cool Shabra (10-11) at Bellewstown 1m 6f Amateur Handicap (60-90) (3yo+) sft.

Hangar Five (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Rear of mid-division, 11th approaching straight, ridden and headway early straight to go 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs.

Faranadooney (USA) 3-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway into 3rd 4f out, ridden in 2nd 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Knockcroghery (9-13) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy.

Academic Accolade 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 17, 10l behind Lough Ferrib (9-6) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 sft in Jun.