Roscommon

  • 18:10 J.F. Hanley Nursery Handicap7f 70y

  • Winner €7,084 2nd €2,196 3rd €1,046 4th €472
  • Going: Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.60s
  • Off time: 18:12:02
18:10 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballot Box 8/1
2nd Piper Bomb (IRE) 16/1
3rd Shifted Strategy (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 866 Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap, yellow star Reehaab 10
2 9-11 p1 M O'Callaghan S P Davis (7) 76 13/27.50
2 (3) 932 ORANGE & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, orange sleeves, emerald green cap Vicky Cristina (IRE) 52
2 9-10 W McCreery N M Crosse (7) 75 6/17.00
3 (9) 0732 DARK BLUE & PINK HALVED, sleeves reversed, white cap, dark blue spots Shifted Strategy (IRE) 4
2 9-8 J A Stack C D Hayes 73 3/14.00
4 (1) 5733 DARK BLUE, white star, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon stars Big Bad Sal (IRE) 4
2 9-5 H Rogers C T Keane 70 10/34.33
6 (10) 60942 Royal blue Ballot Box 12
Beaten Favourite
2 9-4 Mrs J Harrington C O'Donoghue 69 8/19.00
7 (12) 0003 YELLOW, emerald green panel, emerald green cap Piper Bomb (IRE) 34
2 8-10 t1 A McGuinness L F Roche 61 16/117.00
8 (6) 996 PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Premier League (IRE) 8
2 8-10 Michael Mulvany R P Whelan 61 33/134.00
10 (4) 460 Dark blue, beige disc, beige stars on sleeves, beige cap Mister Magic (IRE) 93
2 8-7 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 58 10/111.00
12 (11) 889 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Rince Deireanach (IRE) 23
2 8-4 J S Bolger R P Cleary 55 12/113.00
Non runners
5 (2)877Blood Red Sky (IRE)29-5K J CondonC R King70
9 (5)0405Shecanrally (IRE)28-9P J PrendergastUnknown Jockey60
11 (7)047Taylor Velvet (IRE)28-5T ClearyUnknown Jockey56

Verdict

Vicky Cristina has steadily improved and only just failed to make all over this trip at Limerick. She'll make a bold bid as will SHIFTED STRATEGY, who produced his best run at Galway last week and makes his nursery debut. He had Big Bad Sal behind that day and should do so again and take this but Ballot Box was beaten in a claimer last time and will need more here. Piper Bomb had shown nothing at big prices before a much better effort at Fairyhouse when attracting a bit of support so can probably do better.