• 16:25 Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden5f

  • Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €909 4th €520
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.62s
  • Off time: 16:26:03
16:25 Tipperary Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tough As Nails (IRE) 6/4
2nd Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 5/1
3rd Cheerful Giver (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (4) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Boris Grigoriev (IRE)
2 9-3 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 5/16.00
2 (5) 3 WHITE, purple panel, check cap Cheerful Giver (IRE) 11
2 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 2/13.00
3 (1) ROYAL BLUE, yellow hollow box, yellow armlet, royal blue cap Clubland (IRE)
2 9-3 A Slattery W M Lordan 50/151.00
4 (3) 8 DARK GREEN, grey epaulettes, striped cap Diamond Rainbow (IRE) 20
2 9-3 R Sweeney P J Smullen 14/115.00
5 (7) WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Gin Rummy
2 9-3 G M Lyons Johnny Murtagh 6/17.00
6 (8) PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap Hamlet The Dane (IRE)
2 9-3 J J Murphy F M Berry 50/151.00
7 (6) D PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap Tough As Nails (IRE) 25
2 9-3 Michael Mulvany G F Carroll 6/42.50
8 (2) MAROON, white hoop, maroon cap, white spots Artic Dancer (IRE)
2 8-12 D P Nagle W J Lee 50/151.00
9 (9) RED & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, white sleeves & cap Lady Superior (IRE)
2 8-12 J J Murphy B A Curtis (3) 50/151.00


TOUGH AS NAILS, who finished first past the post on the opening day of the season at the Curragh but was disqualified after hanging badly, can gain compensation. The fourth that day, Gold Lace, has since won so the form is already looking strong. Cheerful Giver wasn't far behind Gold Lace, also at the Curragh, and though held by Tough As Nails on a line through the winner is certain to improve. Boris Grigoriev was withdrawn from that latter race due to heavy conditions and makes his debut here. The Ballydoyle colt is bred for further but should have enough pace to make his presence felt though Ger Lyons' newcomer Gin Rummy has a much speedier pedigree being a half-brother to a two-year-old winner and out of a mare who was a winning sprinter.