Cork

  • 17:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden6f

  • Winner €10,006 2nd €2,320 3rd €1,015 4th €580
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.00s
  • Off time: 17:26:54
17:25 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackbriar 16/1
2nd I Will Excel (IRE) 11/4
3rd General Marshall (USA) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap Cool Beans
2 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane 13/27.50
2 (8) EMERALD GREEN & WHITE CHECK, striped sleeves, emerald green cap General Marshall (USA)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/13.00
3 (1) 5273 DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star I Will Excel (IRE) 17
2 9-5 M O'Callaghan F Lynch 95 11/43.75
4 (2) EMERALD GREEN & DARK BLUE DIABOLO, dark blue sleeves, quartered cap Invincible Diamond (IRE)
2 9-5 Mrs A M O'Shea Adrian O'Shea (5) 50/151.00
5 (7) 46 White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap Just A Penny (IRE) 47
2 9-5 D Marnane C R King (3) 25/126.00
6 (11) Royal blue, black seams, black star on cap Russian Gleam
2 9-5 K H Clarke R P Whelan 33/134.00
7 (10) 4 Royal blue, royal blue & white hooped cap Zylan (IRE) 17
2 9-5 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 8/19.00
8 (9) 435237 Light green, red cross sashes, check sleeves, red diamond on cap Blackbriar 24
2 9-0 p1 T Stack W M Lordan 16/117.00
9 (13) MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Escapism (IRE)
2 9-0 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 7/18.00
10 (6) 0 White, black seams, check cap Evita Grey (IRE) 55
2 9-0 C W J Farrell F M Berry 50/151.00
11 (4) RED, white chevron, white cap Miss Temple (IRE)
2 9-0 P D Deegan C D Hayes 12/113.00
13 (3) 097 PINK & BLACK DIAMONDS, pink sleeves, striped cap Tamisa (IRE) 22
2 9-0 J J Walsh S Foley 50 66/167.00
14 (14) 69 YELLOW, red sleeves, yellow & white check cap Wild Flower (IRE) 31
2 9-0 J J Murphy D M Grant 50/151.00
Non runners
12 (5)Petit Adagio (IRE)29-0D K WeldP J Smullen

Verdict

I Will Excel has kept good company and his form entitles him to the greatest respect though he's up against some interesting newcomers as is Zylan, who wasn't too far behind him on his introduction at the Curragh. Blackbriar has also raced in decent company and tackles this trip for the first time after showing very good speed over the minimum. Ger Lyons has had a fine season with his juveniles and Cool Beans is one to keep an eye on as he's a half-brother to the useful He's No Saint. Escapism is out of a mare who won over this trip as a two-year-old while Petit Adagio is related to the 7f winner Sparkle Factor though will be suited by further in time. GENERAL MARSHALL cost over a million dollars as a two-year-old and is by War Front out of a USA winner. He's entered in numerous group races and can make a successful debut.