Curragh

  • 15:10 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise European Breeders Fund Maiden6f

  • Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 12.92s
  • Off time: 15:10:51
15:10 Curragh Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Dove Mountain (IRE)
1st Tarn 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 (6) PALE BLUE, dark blue seams, navy blue cap Go Placidly (IRE)
2 9-5 t1 Ms J Morgan W J Lee 20/121.00
3 (1) 22 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intensified (IRE) 22
Beaten Favourite
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 1/51.20
4 (5) Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap Shinyhappyjohn
2 9-5 J Nash G F Carroll 40/141.00
5 (3) Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Tarn
2 9-0 T Stack W M Lordan 7/18.00
6 (2) BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star Trikala (IRE)
2 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (4)526Dove Mountain (IRE)29-5A P O'BrienJ P O'Brien

Verdict

INTENSIFIED is unlucky not have won yet. He followed up a debut second at this track with another fine effort behind subsequent Coventry Stakes winner War Command at Leopardstown and is hard to oppose. The latter is trained by Aidan O'Brien so he presumably thinks Dove Mountain has a chance if back to his best after a below-par effort at Tipperary. The remainder are all newcomers and Trikala stands out among them as she's a half-sister to Mill Reef winner Moohaajim.