16:00 Listowel

Thursday 23 September 2021

All13:4014:1514:5015:2516:0016:3517:1017:40

    Tote Ireland Handicap (50-80)

  • 3YO plus  |   1m 1f  |   Yielding  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:02  |   Winning time: 1m 55.12s
1st
Horse silk
4
(9)
410-1
14/1
T: J S BolgerJ: W T Byrne (7)
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, disputed 9th into straight on outer, soon effort, stayed on well inside final furlong, came close with rival and led close home op 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
½
3
(15)
5/1j
T: M MulvanyJ: W Joyce (7)
Tracked leaders, 3rd and effort into straight, soon every chance, 2nd and came close with rival closing stages, kept on without quite matching winner op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
16
(6)
25/1
T: M J SmithJ: R P Downey
Pushed along briefly early, close up and disputed lead, led approaching straight, soon attempted to assert and went on, reduced lead and headed close home, soon dropped to 3rd op 16/1
4th
Horse silk
½
9
(1)
11/2
T: A McNamaraJ: E J McNamara
Led early, tracked leaders, 4th into straight, effort and switched left over 1f out, kept on without matching principals after op 6/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
(4)
6/1
T: J G MurphyJ: Tom Kiely Marshall (10)
Waited with, soon rear of mid-division, 11th into straight, soon effort to chase leaders, kept on same pace final furlong op 10/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
11
(17)
40/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
Towards rear early, soon mid-division, under pressure and headway to chase leaders approaching straight in 5th, kept on same pace final furlong op 33/1
7th
Horse silk
½
15
(13)
17/2
T: Mrs J HarringtonJ: S Foley
Chased leaders, disputed 7th into straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out op 11/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¾
8
(12)
59-12
5/1j
T: D BuckleyJ: R P Whelan
Prominent, soon disputed lead, headed approaching straight, soon no extra
9th
Horse silk
½
14
(8)
80/1
T: D HoganJ: Izzy Clifton (7)
Towards rear early, soon mid-division, 12th into straight, kept on same pace without threatening from 2f out op 40/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ½
12
(7)
15/2
T: D HoganJ: J M Sheridan (3)
Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along at stages, kept on same pace without threatening straight op 9/1
11th
Horse silk
2
10
(11)
69-10
11/1
T: A SlatteryJ: A J Slattery
Close up and disputed lead early, dropped to 6th and under pressure into straight, soon no extra op 8/1 tchd 12/1
12th
Horse silk
¾
2
(2)
6/1
T: M HalfordJ: S T McCullagh (5)
Waited with, soon towards rear, pushed along at stages, kept on same pace straight op 5/1
13th
Horse silk
nse
5
(3)
33/1
T: D HoganJ: James J Doyle
Soon mid-division, disputed 7th into straight, soon no impression op 16/1
14th
Horse silk
½
13
(5)
33/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Tracked leaders, disputed 9th and pushed along into straight, soon no extra op 20/1 tchd 40/1
15th
Horse silk
3 ½
6
(14)
40/1
T: S M DuffyJ: Melanie Horsman (10)
Towards rear and pushed along briefly early and at stages after, never a factor op 25/1

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Non-Runners

18
(18)
Horse silk
Millford Sound81
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 5
T: Peter Fahey  J: Reserve 3
NR
17
(10)
Horse silk
Bring Us Paradise5
Weight: 9-6|  Age: 5
T: L Comer  J: Reserve 2
NR
1
(16)
Horse silk
Fil The Power2
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 4
T: Kevin Smith  J: P A Harnett
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€17.90Pl:€5.10, €2.80, €7.30EX:€158.30Trifecta:€1,152.30Tricast:€1,838.01SF:€85.18

Forecasts

Ideal Pal (5/1), Oneiroi (5/1), Very Excellent (11/2), Insignia Of Rank (6/1), Lord Park (6/1), Church Mountain (15/2), Fil The Power (15/2), My Minervina (17/2), Khafaaq (11/1), Sasta (14/1), Excuzio Joe (25/1), Call Me Rocky (33/1), Premium Ticket (33/1), Pita Pinta (40/1), Howling Wolf (40/1), Ghumama (80/1)

Verdict

VERY EXCELLENT is less exposed than the bulk of his rivals and arrives on the back of an excellent second to Church Mountain at Galway 16 days ago. With cheekpieces applied, he's fancied to reverse form with that rival and open his account from a favourable draw. Recent Khafaaq can usually be relied upon, so he should give another good account of himself.

  1. VERY EXCELLENT (IRE)
  2. KHAFAAQ
  3. CHURCH MOUNTAIN (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Ideal Pal
Weight: 10-1  |Age: 4
10/1

Prize Money

1st: €6,900.002nd: €2,300.003rd: €1,150.004th: €575.005th: €345.006th: €230.00

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