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14:55 Cork (IRE)

Cork Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €40,000 added
  • Winner: €26,000
  • 2nd: €7,600
  • 3rd: €3,600
  • 4th: €1,200
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 22.69s
  • Off Time: 14:56:42
  • 10 Ran
1(3)
Silk - RED, white spots, white cap

Maarek

169 BFD
11/8
  • Form 290110-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 114

upset in stalls, chased leaders, ridden in 7th and switched right 2f out, no impression under pressure 1f out, no extra inside final furlong

2(10)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW DIAMONDS, royal blue sleeves, striped cap
12/1
  • Form 16309-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 99

made all, pushed along to assert early final furlong, stayed on well to draw clear final 100 yards

3(7)
Silk - RED & EMERALD GREEN DIAMONDS, striped sleeves, red cap

Arctic (IRE)

154 t D
14/1
  • Form 0/60560-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 97

chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out and no impression 1f out, under pressure and kept on one pace

4(4)
Silk - Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap
11/1
  • Form 8598-45
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 99

towards rear, 8th 2f out, soon ridden and no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace under pressure inside final furlong to go 4th close home

5(2)
Silk - Grey, orange disc, grey cap
25/1
  • Form 02046-8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 98

chased leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out and no impression 1f out, no extra under pressure inside final furlong and dropped to 6th close home

6(8)
Silk - Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap
  • Form 231206-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 105

chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 1 1/2f out, weakened

7(9)
Silk - White & royal blue chevrons, royal blue sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 085640-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 104

tracked leader, 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, 2nd and no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace

8(5)
Silk - DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond
16/1
  • Form 007465-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 104

slowly away and always rear, no extra and detached under 2f out, weakened, greatly eased

9(1)
Silk - BLACK, light blue stars
20/1
  • Form 1166/57-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 97

upset in stalls, dwelt, 8th halfway, pushed along and no extra under 2f out, eased final furlong

10(6)
Silk - Dark Blue
14/1
  • Form 71325-7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-4
  • Official Rating 96

prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and no impression on winner final furlong, kept on one pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

MAAREK made a successful reappearance when beating today's rival Scream Blue Murder in a Listed contest last season and went on to glory in the Prix L'Abbaye at Longchamp. He's changed stables and has a Group 1 penalty to carry this season but this isn't the toughest of races and he can make a winning return. Smoothtalkinrascal began last season in excellent form, winning twice. He performed in much better company later in the campaign and was never disgraced so this looks more his grade. Bold Thady Quill won this a year ago and has been running well over longer trips subsequently. He has the advantage of fitness while Morning Frost, a dual winner in France, is on the short-list on her first start for Michael Halford.

Formwatch

Maarek 7-2fav (9-0) Tried to anticipate start, slowly away, behind, pushed along halfway, never able to recover, 12th of 14, 10l behind Slade Power (9-0) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.

An Saighdiur (IRE) 2-1 (10-1) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, not match winner, 2nd of 3, nk behind Rummaging (9-12) at Dundalk 6f 3yo stks pol in Mar.

Arctic (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Rear of mid-division and never a factor, pushed along and no impression from over 1f out, 11th of 16, 8l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.

Bold Thady Quill (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Raced in 4th, pushed along approaching straight, no impression in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Qewy (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) hvy.

Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 8l behind Great Minds (8-4) at Curragh 6f ext hcp in Mar.

Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Hallelujah (8-9) at York 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.

Scream Blue Murder (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra under 2f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Balmont Mast (9-6) at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.

Morning Frost (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Sommerabend (9-1) at Deauville(FR) 7f Listed stks fbs in Dec.

Sendmylovetorose 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden along and no extra from 2f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, last of 7, 17l behind Slade Power (9-10) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 gd in Aug.

Remember You (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no impression entering straight, no extra in 7th over 1f out, 7th of 9, 6l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar.