Cork

  • 17:35 Matchbook Irish EBF Maiden 5f

  • Winner €10,164 2nd €3,151 3rd €1,502 4th €676
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.78s
  • Off time: 17:36:56
17:35 Cork Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mount Fuji (IRE) 5/1
2nd Invincible Diva (IRE) 5/1
3rd Principalship 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue armlet, orange cap Erlking (IRE)
2 9-5 J P O'Brien D P McDonogh 14/115.00
2 (2) Black, royal blue seams, black cap Fool Proof (IRE)
2 9-5 John Feane M A Gallagher 5/16.00
3 (7) White, black star, black chevrons on sleeves, black star on cap Impossiblecometrue (IRE)
2 9-5 B A Murphy K J Leonard (3) 33/134.00
4 (8) Dark Blue Mount Fuji (IRE)
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 5/16.00
5 (1) 35 PINK, dark blue diamond, dark blue armlet, white cap, pink spots Principalship 19
2 9-5 A Leahy A J Slattery (7) 33/134.00
6 (10) ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap South Saqqara (USA)
2 9-5 t1 A P O'Brien W M Lordan 3/14.00
7 (4) Yellow, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars, royal blue cap, yellow star True Commitment (IRE)
2 9-5 B A Murphy G P Brouder (7) 33/134.00
8 (6) Forest Green, White ball, White Seams on Sleeves, Red Cap Invincible Diva (IRE)
2 9-0 Mrs J Harrington S Foley 5/16.00
9 (9) 8 WHITE, royal blue hoop, check cap Rolling Wave (IRE) 27
2 9-0 A Leahy W J Lee 50/151.00
10 (5) 4 Maroon, black hoop, black armlet, black diamond on cap Tinkerbells Effect (IRE) 24
2 9-0 J P O'Brien S M Crosse (5) 10/34.33

Verdict

Tinkerbells Effect showed very good speed to lead over a furlong out at Navan only to be swamped soon after. She'll have come on plenty for that and her stable also run Erlking, though he's more likely to need further. Fool Proof is a half-brother to a couple of winners but was cheaply bought unlike SOUTH SAQQARA, who cost $300,000 and is a son of the great American Pharoah. He's likely to start at very short odds here and the half-brother to Group 2-winning sprinter Acapulco and other winners will be expected to make a successful start.