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6:50 Naas (IRE) 29 Apr 2019

Blackwater Handicap (Premier Handicap)

(3yo) 1m Good To Yielding
1st €29,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €2,000 5th €1,000 6th €500


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
1 (15)  
3 93 89 86 104
b c Footstepsinthesand - Fastnet Lady (IRE) (Fastnet Rock)
Settled in mid-division early until rapid headway on outer to lead from halfway, still going well 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out and soon in command, stayed on well, eased close home, easily (op 5/1)
2 (12) 5
3 83 t 82 64 86
b c Charm Spirit (IRE) - Thankful (Diesis)
Disputed lead early until settled behind leaders after 1f, disputed 4th before straight, headway on outer under pressure over 2f out where edged slightly left briefly, no impression on easy winner in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace in 2nd near finish
3 (14) shd [5]
3 811 83 64 86
ch c Excelebration (IRE) - Kerisa (IRE) (Azamour)
Chased leaders early, disputed 7th before straight, progress on outer over 2f out, ridden to dispute 3rd over 1f out where no impression on easy winner, kept on same pace in 3rd near finish
4 (10) hd [5¼]
3 812 84 64 87
b c War Front (USA) - Shell House (IRE) (Galileo)
Waited with in rear of mid-division, 11th before straight, some headway on outer 2f out, ridden into 5th inside final furlong where no impression on easy winner, kept on same pace in 4th near finish (op 11/1)
5 (8) [6¾]
3 92 88 63 87
b g Footstepsinthesand - Van De Cappelle (IRE) (Pivotal)
Held up towards rear, last before straight, progress on outer going well over 2f out, soon pushed along and no impression in 9th over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish (op 12/1)
6 (9) nse [6¾]
3 97 t1 93 67 92
ch c Dandy Man (IRE) - Chronicle (Observatory)
Held up in touch, disputed 7th before straight, ridden over 1f out where no impression on leaders, not much room briefly inside final furlong, kept on near finish (op 14/1)
7 (2) ½ [7¼]
3 86 78 50 76
b c Acclamation - Qui Moi (CAN) (Swain)
Chased leaders, 6th before straight, driven over 2f out and no impression on leaders, kept on one pace inside final furlong (op 10/1)
8 (7) ½ [7¾]
3 812 b 84 54 81
br f Camacho - Big Swifty (IRE) (Intikhab)
Disputed lead early until led narrowly after 1f, headed from halfway, ridden in 2nd and no impression on easy winner 1 1/2f out, weakened inside final furlong
9 (5) ¾ [8½]
3 93 89 57 84
ch c Helmet (AUS) - Ready When You Are (IRE) (Royal Applause)
Bumped slightly between horses after start, soon mid-division, pushed along in 9th into straight and no impression under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace (op 7/1)
10 (4) hd [8¾]
3 89 81 48 76
br c Dawn Approach (IRE) - Hairpin (USA) (Bernardini)
Bumped slightly and hampered after start, soon towards rear, 13th before straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong where not much room briefly, never involved (jockey said colt was hampered after 100yds) (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
11 (11) hd [9]
3 97 96 62 90
gr c Havana Gold (IRE) - Zindana (IRE) (Dalakhani)
Dwelt and slightly awkward start, in rear, took closer order briefly before halfway, 14th before straight, ridden on outer under 2f out and kept on one pace, never involved (op 12/1 tchd 14/1)
12 (1) 1 [10]
3 98 94 57 86
br f Dark Angel (IRE) - Speedy Sonata (USA) (Stravinsky)
Chased leaders, disputed 4th before straight, driven 2f out and no extra under pressure over 1f out, weakened (jockey said filly didn't stride out in the straight) (op 9/1)
13 (3) 2 [12]
3 87 t 79 36 66
b c Camelot - Meiosis (USA) (Danzig)
Held up in rear of mid-division, 12th before straight, some headway far side over 2f out to chase leaders, no extra under pressure in 5th 1 1/2f out, soon weakened (op 9/2)
14 (6) ½ [12½]
3 87 84 39 70
b c Dawn Approach (IRE) - Zanzibar Girl (USA) (Johannesburg)
Held up, 11th before straight, driven 3f out and dropped to rear over 2f out, no impression after (op 14/1)
15 (13) [13¾]
3 91 87 38 70
b c Vocalised (USA) - Gold Focus (IRE) (Intense Focus)
Disputed lead early until headed narrowly after 1f and settled behind leader, dropped to 3rd from halfway, ridden disputing 2nd 3f out and weakened under pressure from over 2f out, eased inside final furlong
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