17:45 Downpatrick

Friday 18 May 2018

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  • 4YO plus  |   2m 2f 165y  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:48  |   Winning time: 4m 35.3s
1st
Horse silk
4
4/5f
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Close up, 3rd early, on terms approaching 3 out, soon led, not fluent last, quickly asserted, stayed on well, easily tchd 5/6
2nd
Horse silk
9
11
33/1
T: G ElliottJ: M A Enright
Held up, 12th after 4th, went moderate 7th approaching 2 out, soon no impression, stayed on well without troubling winner run-in into 2nd near line
3rd
Horse silk
½
5
15/2
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Tracked leaders, 4th after 4th, 2nd after 3 out, not fluent last, soon no impression, one pace run-in, dropped to 3rd near line op 7/1 tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ¾
2
12/1
T: C A McBratneyJ: A E Lynch
Mid-division early, took keen hold, 8th after 4th, closer in 4th from 2 out, soon one pace tchd 10/1
5th
Horse silk
5 ½
6
4/1
T: N MeadeJ: S W Flanagan
Soon chased leaders, 5th after 4th, closed up after 3 out, 3rd from 2 out, soon one pace op 9/2
6th
Horse silk
2 ¼
9
28/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: J S McGarvey
Mid-division early, 7th after 4th, closer in 6th from 2 out, soon one pace tchd 25/1
7th
Horse silk
3 ¼
14
50/1
T: N G HyndsJ: B Browne (5)
Held up, 13th after 4th, kept on without threatening from 3 out
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
10
25/1
T: J G CosgraveJ: C D Maxwell
Soon led, joined approaching 3 out where not fluent, soon headed and no extra from next
9th
Horse silk
nk
1
611-12
33/1
T: D M O'BrienJ: Rachael Blackmore
Held up, 11th after 4th, went moderate 8th approaching 2 out, kept on same pace op 40/1 tchd 50/1
10th
Horse silk
12
3
40/1
T: P NolanJ: B J Cooper
Unseated rider and ran loose before start, awkward jumping off and raced in rear, some headway from before 6th and kept on same pace without threatening after op 33/1
11th
Horse silk
5 ½
8
40/1
T: Mrs A MooneyJ: M F Mooney
Held up, 14th after 4th, soon in rear, kept on same pace without threatening from 3 out where not fluent op 33/1
12th
Horse silk
20
12
100/1
T: D E FitzgeraldJ: Mr M C O'Donovan (7)
Mid-division early, 9th after 4th, no extra from 3 out
13th
Horse silk
1
7
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D Robinson (5)
Soon prominent in 2nd, lost position from before 3 out where slight mistake, weakened after op 16/1
14th
Horse silk
42
13
66/1
T: P J RothwellJ: J P O'Sullivan (7)
Took keen hold early, soon mid-division, 10th after 4th, no extra from 3 out, tailed off
15th
Horse silk
13
15
33/1
T: Alan WellsJ: A Ring (3)
Soon chased leaders, 6th after 4th and pushed along, weakened after 6th, tailed off

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Non-Runners

16
Horse silk
Devil's Glen46
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 4
T: A Fleming  J: Reserve 1
NR
17
Horse silk
Worth The Wait29
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 6
T: J C McConnell  J: Reserve 2
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€1.70Pl:€1.10, €10.20, €2.90EX:€25.40Trifecta:€289.60SF:€44.78

Forecasts

Caro Des Flos (4/5), Frankiefiveangels (4/1), Count Simon (15/2), Benefit North (12/1), Kilbrew Gold (12/1), Loveinalamborghini (25/1), Lilmaurice (28/1), Ravenhill (33/1), Be My Dan (33/1), Lady Margorie (33/1), Captain Cobajay (40/1), King Of Scotland (40/1), Askyourmammy (50/1), Lesssaidthebetter (66/1), Youandiwillfly (100/1)

Verdict

Excuses are starting to wear thin for the Willie Mullins-trained CARO DES FLOS but there is no doubt the Highclere Racing Syndicate-owned six-year-old looks a cut above the opposition here. Count Simon and Benefit North both look set to show some kind of improvement while Kilbrew Gold could hit the frame at a double-figure price.
  1. Caro Des Flos
  2. Count Simon
  3. Kilbrew Gold

Previous Winners

2017
Dorans River
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
4/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,775.002nd: €2,101.003rd: €1,001.004th: €451.005th: €176.00

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