Killarney

  • 19:10 Killarney Veterinary Clinic Race1m 6f

  • Winner €5,865 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €339
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 7.28s
  • Off time: 19:10:58
19:10 Killarney Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Digeanta (IRE) 6/1
2nd Midnight Oil 6/1
3rd Marchese Marconi (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1 Emerald green, orange seams, emerald green sleeves, orange cap, emerald green spots Digeanta (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 t W P Mullins M P Fogarty (3) 6/17.00
2 (4) 183701- DARK BLUE, yellow diamond & sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Flaxen Flare (IRE) 103
Nag me
4 11-7 b G Elliott Mr D J O'Leary (7) 83 13/27.50
3 (2) 3-21129 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Marchese Marconi (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-7 A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 89 3/14.00
4 (3) 3/87130- LIGHT GREEN, large purple spots, light green cap, purple spots False Economy (IRE) 275
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 M Hourigan Mr J J Burke (7) 77 12/113.00
5 (8) 91625/0 MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Midnight Oil 28
Nag me
5 11-0 W P Mullins Ms K Walsh 92 6/17.00
6 (6) 0/05000- YELLOW, black chevron & chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap, black spots Sidi Ifni (FR) 75
Nag me
7 11-0 I Madden Mr R P Geoghegan (7) 45 100/1101.00
7 (5) 335031 Light blue, royal blue cross sashes, quartered cap Klepht (IRE) 83
Nag me
8 10-11 t T Mullins Mr D J Mullins (7) 14/115.00
8 (1) 3/57360- Light green, black epaulettes, striped sleeves, black star on cap Strain Of Fame (IRE) 23
Nag me
7 10-11 S O'Farrell Miss K O'Farrell (7) 61 50/151.00

Verdict

Most of these would be better with a few flights of hurdles to jump and Willie Mullins complicates matters by saddling the unbeaten Digeanta, who scrambled home in a similar race at Leopardstown last month, and Midnight Oil, a dual winner on the Flat and over timber. FLAXEN FLARE scored twice for Andrew Balding and Gordon Elliott has done brilliantly with him, sending him to Cheltenham to land the Fred Winter in great style. Whether he'll handle this fast ground is another matter but he's given the vote over Marchese Marconi, whose two victories to date have been on heavy going. Klepht scored over fences at the Punchestown Festival and is unlikely to have the pace for this.