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18:50 Roscommon (IRE)

Connolly's Red Mills Horse Care Cubes Handicap (50-80) (Div 2)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €11,000 added
  • Winner: €7,590
  • 2nd: €1,760
  • 3rd: €770
  • 4th: €440
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 40.50s
  • Off Time: 18:51:36
  • 13 Ran
1(11)
Silk - Light blue, yellow epaulettes, yellow star on cap
8/1
  • Form 442232-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 77
  • Trainer D Cullen
  • Jockey N G McCullagh

soon mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure in 6th from over 1f out

2(9)
Silk - YELLOW, purple stars, yellow cap, purple stars
  • Form 02216-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer M Palussiere
  • Jockey Joseph O'Brien

soon mid-division, 8th from over 4f out, headway on rail into 4th over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure to lead inside final furlong, reducing lead at line

3(14)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & WHITE HOOPS, emerald green cap, yellow star
  • Form 72740-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 74
  • Trainer P W Flynn
  • Jockey P B Beggy

chased leaders, struggling from over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace

4(7)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, royal blue sleeves, hooped cap
20/1
  • Form 607480-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer T Cleary
  • Jockey R P Cleary

towards rear, ridden into 5th on outer over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong without getting to winner

5(10)
Silk - WHITE & PURPLE CHEVRONS, quartered cap
33/1
  • Form 21449/0-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 71
  • Trainer M J Phillips
  • Jockey C O'Donoghue

prominent, struggling in 3rd from over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out

6(6)
Silk - Yellow, light blue chevron, halved sleeves, white cap
  • Form 75-7
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 71
  • Trainer D P Kelly
  • Jockey G F Carroll

always prominent, 2nd for much, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out

7(12)
Silk - BLACK, white sash, white stars on sleeves, striped cap
7/1
  • Form 443/41-4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 71
  • Trainer E Doyle
  • Jockey P J Smullen

chased leaders, 6th approaching straight, soon weakened and eased

9(3)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 682-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer C O'Brien
  • Jockey Johnny Murtagh

chased leaders, struggling from over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

10(8)
Silk - PINK, grey chevron & sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 207503-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer W McCreery
  • Jockey K Latham

soon mid-division, 9th over 4f out, kept on same pace under pressure from 2f out

11(4)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
7/2
  • Form 542
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer J S Bolger
  • Jockey K J Manning

prominent, ran off bend inside first half mile, soon raced in 4th, 3rd and kept on under pressure from over 1f out

12(13)
Silk - PURPLE, purple & white striped cap
33/1
  • Form 029600-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 58
  • Trainer T Hogan
  • Jockey B A Curtis

always towards rear

13(5)
Silk - YELLOW, emerald green stars, yellow sleeves, quartered cap
11/1
  • Form 71/0008-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 56
  • Trainer S Harley
  • Jockey W M Lordan

always towards rear

14(1)
Silk - YELLOW, red sleeves, purple cap
25/1
  • Form 850206-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-5
  • Official Rating 55
  • Trainer S J Treacy
  • Jockey S Foley

soon led, attempted to assert from over 2f out, strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and kept on same pace inside final furlong

8(2)
NR
  • Form 010033/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer B Nolan
  • Jockey R P Whelan

In depth

Verdict

LEAH CLAIRE found 1m2f too short on her return to the Flat at Leopardstown in March after some reasonable efforts over timber. She doesn't mind any ground conditions and is just 3lb higher than when scoring on that track in October. Joseph O'Brien's claim negates that rise and she can go in again though the improving Gold Mirage should pose a threat on her handicap debut after a good run behind Confidence at Dundalk. Tupelo Honey was a progressive type last year with a fine run at the Curragh on her latest start at the Curragh in October suggesting she can do well this campaign while the veteran The Fonze, the winner of 15 races in a wonderful and varied career, can never be ruled out though this looks on the short side these days.

Formwatch

Bombadero (IRE) 10-3 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, looked all over the winner when not go through with effort, 2nd of 10, nk behind Gakalina (8-12) at Brighton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.

Leah Claire (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Settled towards rear, some headway early straight, kept on well inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Celtic Dane (8-8) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp 60-100 in Mar.

Boxer Beat (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Never better than mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Pedantic (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 50-80 gf.

Miranda's Girl (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Soon prominent, 2nd halfway, weakened early straight, 13th of 14, 7l behind Arcadian Dream (10-0) at Dundalk 7f app hcp 60-85 pol in Dec.

Calle Aneto (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd entering straight, soon weakened, 15th of 18, 41l behind Laughing Boy (8-12) at Fairyhouse 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in Jun.

Celestial Prospect (AUS) 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway, no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 16, 8l behind Zanughan (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f mdn stks gs in Apr.

The Fonze (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) In touch towards rear in 6th, closed under pressure in 4th over 2f out, not much room on inner and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind End Of The Affair (9-7) at Clonmel 2m hcp 60-90 gd in Apr.

Tupelo Honey (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Broke well and settled in 3rd, closer approaching straight, led entering straight, ridden and pressed from under 2f out, kept on under pressure, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Riynaaz (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks in Oct.

Lizzie Bennett (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway in 8th 2f out, ridden into 4th 1f out, kept on final furlong into 3rd, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Rock Medley (9-7) at Listowel 1m 4f hcp 60-90 in Sep.

Gold Mirage (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden to lead 2f out, soon strongly pressed and headed 1f out, kept on same pace but no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Confidence (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Apr.

Frutti Tutti (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, 16th of 21, 41l behind Big Occasion (9-0) at Curragh 1m 6f hcp 60-90 in Oct.

Key Decision (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In rear, no impression from 3f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Salazaar (9-8) at Sligo 1m 2f hcp 50-70 gf in Jun.

Takasima (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader in 2nd, led under 4f out, headed entering straight, soon no extra, 6th of 16, 7l behind Driveheron (9-6) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Sep.

Kaprun (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to lead 4f out, ridden and challenged 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Sesenta (8-11) at Curragh 1m 4f ext hcp hvy in May '09.