Cork

  • 18:40 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden1m

  • Winner €10,350 2nd €2,400 3rd €1,050 4th €600
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 43.10s
  • Off time: 18:42:07
18:40 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Wrote (IRE) 2/1
2nd Alkazim (IRE) 7/1
3rd Van Rooney (USA) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 22 Maroon, white triple diamond, white diamonds on cap Alkazim (IRE) 42
Beaten Favourite
2 9-3 D Wachman W J Lee 7/18.00
2 (9) 67 Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red stars Echo Knight (IRE) 74
2 9-3 W McCreery C D Hayes 50/151.00
3 (6) 56 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Fastidious 12
2 9-3 D K Weld P J Smullen 9/25.50
4 (7) 5 Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Kedleston (IRE) 21
2 9-3 T Stack J A Heffernan 50/151.00
5 (1) 63 Pink, black diamonds on sleeves, black diamonds on cap Leatherwood (IRE) 12
2 9-3 K Prendergast D P McDonogh 13/27.50
6 (10) 9 Grey & red diamonds, red sleeves & cap South South West (IRE) 71
2 9-3 P J Flynn D M Grant 100/1101.00
7 (2) RED & ROYAL BLUE STRIPES, red sleeves, striped cap Temuco (IRE)
2 9-3 D K Weld S M Gorey (3) 50/151.00
8 (8) BLACK, red epaulettes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, red star That's Plenty (IRE)
2 9-3 T Collins P Shanahan 14/115.00
9 (4) 5 BLACK, pink seams, quartered cap Van Rooney (USA) 32
2 9-3 T Stack W M Lordan 9/43.25
10 (5) 3 Dark Blue Wrote (IRE) 7
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien (3)(ex2) 2/13.00

Verdict

Like so many of his yard's juveniles, WROTE looked just in need of his debut at Roscommon where he came up against a couple of experienced performers and ran very well to finish third. With progress guaranteed he will take some beating here. Alkazim made such a pleasing debut at Limerick that he was sent off a short-priced favourite at Killarney but found Plutorius, trained by Aidan O'Brien, too strong. The Ballydoyle team should know how they stand on that form and also with today's opponents Leatherwood and Fastidious, who were behind another O'Brien winner in Daddy Longlegs at Gowran. Van Rooney was going on at the finish over 6f at Leopardstown and this trip should prove ideal.