Sligo

  • 17:30 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Auction Maiden6f 110y

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
  • Going: Yielding, Soft in places.
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.52s
  • Off time: 17:31:47
17:30 Sligo Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vocal Nation (IRE) 9/2
2nd Newton Bomb (IRE) 10/1
3rd Del's Delight (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPS, green cap Arbourfield (IRE)
2 8-13 Mrs P Dobbs G F Carroll 25/126.00
2 (9) 75 Emerald green, white cross sashes, red and white check cap Some Character (IRE) 20
2 8-13 M J Tynan S B Kelly (3) 7/18.00
3 (6) 2 BLACK & RED HOOPS, check cap Enter The Priory (IRE) 12
2 8-11 K J Condon S Foley 3/14.00
4 (10) 78 Emerald green, white hooped slvs, white & orange qtd cap Havanna Belle (IRE) 56
2 8-11 P Martin C P Hoban (3) 4/15.00
5 (11) Red, yellow panel, black sleeves, red & yellow striped cap Mzuri (IRE)
2 8-11 Ms S Lavery M C Hussey 20/121.00
6 (7) 86 White & emerald green quartered, emerald green stars on sleeves, emerald green star on cap Newton Bomb (IRE) 14
2 8-11 W McCreery L F Roche (3) 10/111.00
7 (2) 63 GREY, light green disc, light green seams on sleeves, striped cap Three Cheers (IRE) 46
2 8-11 K Prendergast C D Hayes 10/111.00
8 (5) WHITE, purple panel, check cap Vocal Nation (IRE)
2 8-11 J S Bolger K J Manning 9/25.50
9 (4) 0 Red, yellow epaulettes, yellow sleeves, emerald green diabolo, yellow cap, emerald green diamonds Del's Delight (IRE) 39
2 8-8 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 7/18.00
10 (1) 8 CANARY, green hoop, green cap with canary hoop Miss Ranger (IRE) 50
2 8-8 C Ross R P Cleary 33/134.00
11 (8) 06 WHITE, royal blue disc & chevrons on sleeves, white cap Quick Sketch (IRE) 12
2 8-8 J F O'Shea T P Madden (7) 33/134.00

Verdict

Kevin Prendergast won this last year and the latest form of Three Cheers, when last of three at Down Royal, has to be discarded as she was struck into and lost her action. Enter The Priory made a very encouraging debut behind the odds-on Belle Et Bete over 7f at Down Royal where she stayed on nicely once getting the hang of things. It's surprising to see her stepping down in trip and she may not have the pace of the newcomer VOCAL NATION. Jim Bolger's filly is the 15th foal of a mare who has produced eight winners and though she's likely to appreciate further in time she should be speedy enough to make a winning start. Some Character has run better than his form figures indicate and he should be up to challenging for a place at least.