• 16:20 Cork Racecourse Mallow Noblesse Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
  • Going: Soft, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 40.81s
  • Off time: 16:22:36
16:20 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midnight Soprano (IRE) 5/1
2nd Magical Dream (IRE) 8/1
3rd Cubanita 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 353546 ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-9 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 89 20/121.00
3 (4) 1/3921-5 WHITE & EMERALD GREEN HOOPS, white sleeves & cap Cubanita 31
4 9-9 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 102 9/43.25
4 (10) 112614- BLACK & LIGHT GREEN QUARTERED, light green sleeves, quartered cap Midnight Soprano (IRE) 230
Distance Winner
6 9-9 P D Deegan M M Monaghan 106 5/16.00
5 (9) 0/056-18 Light blue, yellow halved sleeves, light blue cap Testosterone (IRE) 39
Distance Winner
5 9-9 E A L Dunlop K J Manning 100 5/16.00
6 (7) 31641-2 Dark Blue Magical Dream (IRE) 40
3 8-12 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 102 8/19.00
8 (2) 6-210 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Say (IRE) 16
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-9 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 90 9/25.50
9 (1) 1 ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star Silky (IRE) 24
3 8-9 D Wachman W J Lee 18/119.00
10 (5) 129 WHITE, purple panel, check cap We'll Go Walking (IRE) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 J S Bolger R P Whelan 106 6/17.00
Non runners
1 (8)11370-3Princess Highway (USA)410-0D K WeldP J Smullen114
7 (6)311Majenta (IRE)38-9K PrendergastC D Hayes91


Dermot Weld has won three of the last four runnings and PRINCESS HIGHWAY can keep up the sequence. She was at her best around this time last year when her hat-trick was completed in brilliant style in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot. She's been a little disappointing subsequently but can put a moderate reappearance behind her and gain the fourth victory of her short career. Ralph Beckett sends Cubanita over from the UK and she can take advantage if the favourite doesn't come up to scratch. She may have just needed her return in the Middleton at York but wasn't beaten far and the softer ground won't be a problem. Testosterone accompanies her across the sea but she's been inconsistent since arriving from France but any further rain would greatly aid the cause of Midnight Soprano, a dual Listed winner on heavy ground. Magical Dream couldn't get to Alive Alive Oh at Navan but that will have brought her on and she looks best of the younger brigade.