18:25 Down Royal

Friday 28 July 2017

All17:5518:2518:5519:2519:5520:2521:00

    Apple Orchard Handicap (45-65)

  • 3YO plus  |   5f  |   Good to Yielding  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:25  |   Winning time: 1m 1.24s
1st
Horse silk
6
(6)
6/1
T: A B JoyceJ: S Foley
Towards rear, some headway on outer 2f out, progress to lead 1f out, ridden to assert inside final furlong, kept on well op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
2
(11)
49-7
13/2
T: A McGuinnessJ: R P Whelan
Tracked leaders, headway to lead after 2f, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong op 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
¾
8
(8)
7/1
T: H RogersJ: D P McDonogh
Towards rear, headway 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, headway between horses and kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home
4th
Horse silk
¾
3
(3)
5/1
T: W McCreeryJ: W J Lee
Disputed early, tracked leaders and 3rd 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, kept on one pace op 11/2 tchd 4/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
(9)
9/2f
T: L SmythJ: S B Kelly (3)
Tracked leaders, 2nd 2f out, ridden in 4th 1f out, no impression inside final furlong op 4/1
6th
Horse silk
hd
4
(1)
33/1
T: T P O'ConnorJ: G Brouder (7)
Soon led, headed after 2f, pushed along in 6th on inner over 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace op 25/1
7th
Horse silk
½
12
(2)
33/1
T: T M WalshJ: K J Leonard (5)
Mid-division, pushed along and no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace
8th
Horse silk
½
10
(5)
11/1
T: K H ClarkeJ: R P Cleary
Towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong op 10/1
9th
Horse silk
hd
7
(12)
7/1
T: G KeaneJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Tracked leaders, 4th 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra op 8/1 tchd 13/2
10th
Horse silk
¾
5
(10)
8/1
T: J FeaneJ: G P Halpin (3)
Mid-division, 7th 2f out, under pressure and no impression over 1f out, no extra op 12/1
11th
Horse silk
2
9
(7)
16/1
T: Barry J MurphyJ: C D Hayes
Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression towards rear 1 1/2f out, no extra, never a factor
12th
Horse silk
3 ¾
11
(4)
25/1
T: J FeaneJ: M A Gallagher
Rear of mid-division, ridden and no extra in rear 1 1/2f out, weakened op 20/1

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Non-Runners

13
Horse silk
Jamington36
Weight: 8-6|  Age: 3
T: D Marnane  J: Reserve 1
NR
15
Horse silk
Calm Bay14
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 11
T: H Rogers  J: Reserve 3
NR
14
Horse silk
Annagassan21
Weight: 8-8|  Age: 4
T: D Kinsella  J: Reserve 2
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€7.20Pl:€2.50, €3.30, €1.10EX:€39.70Trifecta:€286.90Tricast:€287.83SF:€45.61

Forecasts

Duncan Of Scotland (9/2), Sweetest Taboo (5/1), Mr Michael (6/1), Pillar (13/2), Suburban Sky (7/1), Red All Star (7/1), Seaforth (8/1), Molans Mare (11/1), Calm Bay (14/1), Fast Kar (16/1), Blockstar Girl (25/1), Annagassan (25/1), Intense Starlet (33/1), Miss Florence (33/1), Jamington (33/1)

Verdict

DUNCAN OF SCOTLAND carries top weight and is dropping to 5f but he is still expected to take the beating. He's held his form nicely since recording back-to-back wins in May and faces a lot of rivals with questions to answer here so appeals as the most solid option. Mr Michael has been going well of late and can get involved if the pace of this doesn't catch him out while Suburban Sky and Molans Mare rate amongst the more likely contenders in a field that doesn't have great appeal.
  1. Duncan Of Scotland
  2. Mr Michael
  3. Suburban Sky

Prize Money

1st: €6,160.002nd: €1,909.003rd: €910.004th: €410.005th: €160.00

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