16:10 Killarney

Wednesday 23 August 2017

All15:1015:4016:1016:4517:1517:5018:20
  • Celtic Steps Handicap
  • 1m 50y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:11  |   Winning time: 1m 46.36s
1st
12
(1)
14/1
T: J J MurphyJ: S Foley
Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to challenge over 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong
2nd
1 ½
2
(4)
16/1
T: D DonovanJ: C T Keane
Held up towards rear, progress on outer 2f out, ridden into close 5th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong into 2nd closing stages, no impression on winner
3rd
1
6
(11)
8/1
T: T J O'MaraJ: K J Leonard (5)
Settled behind leaders early, mid-division in 7th halfway, progress under 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, under pressure in 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd closing stages op 7/1
4th
sh
5
(9)
49-5
2/1f
T: D HoganJ: L F Roche
Held up towards rear, progress under 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 11/4
5th
1 ½
1
(7)
8/1
T: P D DeeganJ: D W O'Connor (5)
Chased leaders, led after 1f, ridden and pressed over 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on one pace
6th
nk
3
(12)
11/2
T: D K WeldJ: P J Smullen
Mid-division, progress under 3f out, ridden into 5th 2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace op 4/1
7th
2 ¼
9
(5)
8/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: D P McDonogh
Mid-division early, soon held up towards rear, ridden and switched to outer 2f out, some progress into 9th 1f out, kept on one pace op 7/1 tchd 9/1
8th
1 ½
8
(10)
16/1
T: T DoyleJ: W J Lee
Held up towards rear, ridden into 9th 2f out, no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace
9th
¾
4
(2)
25/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra over 1f out
10th
3 ¾
10
(8)
48-13
33/1
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: C O'Donoghue
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 3f out, under pressure behind leaders 2f out, soon no extra
11th
3
7
(6)
33/1
T: A KeatleyJ: D E Sheehy (7)
Mid-division best, ridden and dropped towards rear 3f out, no extra over 2f out
12th
1 ¾
11
(3)
8/1
T: S LaveryJ: G F Carroll
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden 3f out, soon no extra and slightly short of room tchd 15/2
13th
3 ½
13
(13)
66/1
T: V CliffordJ: R P Cleary
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden and no extra over 2f out, weakened

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€16.50Pl:€4.40, €4.10, €2.30EX:€318.20Trifecta:€4,391.10Tricast:€1,983.42SF:€218.61

Forecasts

Atlas (2/1), Sorelle Delle Rose (11/2), Avalanche (8/1), Aussie Valentine (8/1), Beau Satchel (8/1), Empress Lyla (8/1), Rosin Box (14/1), Cash In Mind (16/1), Northern Surprise (16/1), Fiscal Focus (25/1), Nevsky (33/1), The Mcgregornator (33/1), Hurricane Twister (66/1)

Verdict

Aussie Valentine, once rated 100, now runs off a mark of 88, with fire along here in the early stages from stall seven. The early pace though may be the front-runners undoing, as, Beau Satchel, last win came in a Leopardstown handicap over 1m and is now 8lb below that, while a distance winner on four occasions and EMPRESS LYLA, up 10lb for a win at the Galway festival, can go past in the closing stages.
  1. Empress Lyla
  2. Beau Satchel
  3. Aussie Valentine

Previous Winners

2016
Valentana
Weight: 9-1  |Age: 4
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €7,700.002nd: €2,388.003rd: €1,137.004th: €512.005th: €200.00

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