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15:35 Curragh (IRE)

Canford Cliffs European Breeders Fund Athasi Stakes (Group 3) (Class 1)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €75,000 added
  • Winner: €44,250
  • 2nd: €14,250
  • 3rd: €6,750
  • 4th: €3,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 29.23s
  • Off Time: 15:35:59
  • 7 Ran
1(3)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap

Ainippe (IRE)

233 CD
8/11
  • Form 3/52113-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 106

broke well, tracked leader in 2nd, progress to dispute 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed and no impression in 3rd final 100 yards

2(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, white cap
16/1
  • Form 7/02116-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 95

slowly into stride, towards rear, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, no extra

3(2)
Silk - Pink, purple spots, purple armlet, pink cap, purple spots
20/1
  • Form 113300-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 95

towards rear, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression in 5th 1 1/2f out, no extra, kept on one pace

4(7)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 4634-93
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 99

soon led, joined 2f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed by winner close home

5(4)
Silk - Yellow, brown seams, light blue cap
  • Form 31452-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 97

tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 4th 2f out, switched right and ridden in 3rd 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to lead close home

6(1)
Silk - PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 11379-6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leaders, 3rd 2f out, ridden in 4th over 1f out and no impression inside final furlong

7(6)
Silk - PURPLE, white cap, purple diamond
10/1
  • Form 24-23
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 82

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along and dropped to 6th 2f out, eased final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

AINIPPE landed Group 3's over 6f and 7f on fast ground before tackling a mile in the Group 1 Matron Stakes on softer going at Leopardstown where she ran a fine race behind Legatissimo. There's nothing with comparable form here and though having to concede weight all round on her reappearance can take this before going on to better things. Steip Amach was around 5l behind at Leopardstown and though having a fitness advantage is unlikely to reverse the form and though Dolce Strega is progressing nicely she was beaten in Listed company last term and would need much more here. Gussy Goose won a Fairyhouse handicap in July but hasn't run since mid-division in a Galway Listed contest a few weeks later.

Formwatch

Ainippe (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) A little keen early, held up towards rear, pushed along early straight, improved to chase leaders and switched left to rail 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Legatissimo (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 1 fll stks (1) Yielding in Sep.

Gussy Goose (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt slightly and rear, ridden over 2f out, 8th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Laviniad (9-7) at Galway 7f lst fll stks (1) Good - Yielding in Jul.

Molly Dolly (IRE) (8-9) last of 10, 13 1/4l behind Important Time (9-1) at Cologne 1m 1f sft in Sep.

Steip Amach (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden on inner 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 3rd of 8, 6 1/4l behind Bocca Baciata (9-12) at Gowran Park 1m 1f lst fll stks (1) gd in Apr.

Dolce Strega (IRE) 8-13fav (9-2) Soon tracked leaders in 3rd, disputed 2nd 3f out, 2nd over 2f out, pushed along to lead 1 1/2f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly, won at Dundalk 7f pol in Apr beating Lady Oak (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.

Miss Elizabeth (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along after halfway, 8th into straight, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 6th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Jet Setting (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 stks (1) hvy in Apr.

Waitaki (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, closer in 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong, every chance close home, just failed at line, 3rd of 16, nk behind Tony The Gent (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f mdn gd in Apr.