Roscommon

  • 19:00 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden1m 2f

  • Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 18.97s
  • Off time: 19:00:27
19:00 Roscommon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Apache Trooper (IRE) 7/2
2nd Massinga (IRE) 4/1
3rd Henson 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 5 WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Apache Trooper (IRE) 26
3 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 7/24.50
2 (6) 070 Grey, dark blue sash, quartered cap Dresden Green (IRE) 24
3 9-5 h W McCreery W M Lordan 70 40/141.00
3 (1) 24-3 Royal blue, black seams, striped sleeves, black cap Henson 42
3 9-5 D Marnane F Lynch 82 5/23.50
4 (2) 6 Black, pink braces, striped sleeves, pink star on cap Mountmills (IRE) 36
3 9-5 A Mulholland J P O'Brien 25/126.00
5 (7) Green, Red Epaulets, red cap Zaiman (IRE)
3 9-5 M Halford S Foley 20/121.00
6 (8) 8-3 GREY, dark green spots on sleeves, grey cap, dark green star Ceylon (IRE) 15
3 9-0 h P J Prendergast D P McDonogh 7/18.00
7 (3) 2 Red, dark green cross sashes, dark green cap, red star Giorgi (IRE) 14
3 9-0 T Doyle W J Lee 8/19.00
8 (5) 3-64 Red & black halved, black sleeves & cap Got To Dream 4
3 9-0 K Prendergast C D Hayes 76 7/18.00
9 (9) GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap Massinga (IRE)
3 9-0 D K Weld P J Smullen 4/15.00

Verdict

Henson was outpaced over a mile at Naas but stayed on late so should be suited by the longer trip. Ceylon was always in touch on her reappearance over this trip at Cork and kept on well enough to suggest she'll get involved here, a remark that also applies to Giorgi who was a 33/1 chance on her debut at Ballinrobe but very nearly snatched the spoils. Got To Dream didn't enjoy the fast ground or longer trip at Tipperary last week and can do better but the vote goes to Dermot Weld's newcomer MASSINGA, who is by Selkirk and out of a mare who has produced a winner with her only runner to date. She's owned by the Aga Khan who also has Michael Halford's Zaiman entered, though he's bred for further.