Cork

  • 19:55 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Give Thanks Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 41.22s
  • Off time: 19:56:47
19:55 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Edelmira (IRE) 6/1
2nd Dark Crusader (IRE) 9/1
3rd Shell House (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 7090-39 SCARLET, white sleeves, scarlet cap Coolibah (IRE) 60
4 9-9 C O'Brien J P O'Brien 93 25/126.00
2 (1) 16-0880 BEIGE, dark blue cross of lorraine & sleeves, dark blue cap, beige star Dark Crusader (IRE) 38
Distance Winner
4 9-9 A J Martin F M Berry 94 9/110.00
3 (13) 1/2-2133 GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Tarana (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
4 9-9 b1 J M Oxx D P McDonogh 101 9/43.25
4 (5) 012534 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 17
3 8-12 h A P O'Brien Anastasia O'Brien 101 8/19.00
5 (9) 55-2133 Dark Blue Circling (IRE) 41
3 8-12 p D Wachman C R King 100 8/19.00
6 (2) 384274 DARK BLUE & EMERALD GREEN CHECK, white sleeves & cap Dance With Another (IRE) 20
3 8-12 v1 A P O'Brien M C Hussey 84 33/134.00
7 (7) 16 Emerald green, red epaulets, white cap Edelmira (IRE) 51
Beaten Favourite
3 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 6/17.00
8 (8) 424 Royal blue, red stars, royal blue sleeves, royal blue cap, red stars Fastnet Mist (IRE) 41
3 8-12 D Wachman W J Lee 96 20/121.00
9 (11) 816 Dark Blue Just Gorgeous 52
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-12 b1 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 84 14/115.00
10 (3) 51 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Leaf (IRE) 35
3 8-12 p1 D Wachman W M Lordan 12/113.00
12 (12) 26-411 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Shell House (IRE) 11
3 8-12 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 91 12/113.00
13 (10) 42131 emerald Green, red epaulettes & cap Tarziyna (IRE) 20
3 8-12 J M Oxx N G McCullagh 96 6/17.00
Non runners
11 (4)95-611Roheryn (IRE)38-12G M LyonsC T Keane96

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this a year and intends to win it again with four entries. Shell House is probably the most progressive of the quartet though she's taking a big step-up in grade after landing a maiden and a handicap. BEYOND BRILLIANCE may prove best of the Ballydoyle contingent and can take this as, though she's only won twice in 13 starts, her overall form at this level is strong and she ran the race of her life behind stablemate Bracelet in the Irish Oaks. Circling was beaten two lengths in a similar race over the course and distance in June, when the favourite Edelmira was behind, and probably found 1m2f too short on her next start while the Galileo filly Roheryn has really come into her own since stepping up to this trip as she showed with a battling victory in a Leopardstown Listed contest.