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14:05 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden (Plus 10)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,500 added
  • Winner: €11,386
  • 2nd: €2,641
  • 3rd: €1,155
  • 4th: €660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 13.27s
  • Off Time: 14:05:25
  • 11 Ran
1(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon chased leaders in 7th, 6th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, 4th 1f out and no impression, kept on same pace

2(10)
Silk - Dark blue, white disc, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap
100/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

prominent, soon raced in 3rd, pushed along from 2f out, 5th 1f out and no impression, one pace

3(3)
Silk - Dark blue, red seams, red cap, dark blue stars
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

dwelt and slightly impeded, pushed along, in rear, 10th 1f out and no impression, one pace

4(4)
Silk - Red, white stars, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, red stars
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

edged right out of stalls, soon raced in 4th, pushed along halfway, pushed along again 2f out, dropped to 8th 1f out and no impression, one pace

5(6)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

uneasy in stalls, dwelt, soon raced in 8th, 10th halfway, soon pushed along, 9th 1f out and no impression, one pace

6(9)
Silk - White, red cross sashes, black sleeves, red cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon led, asserted from over 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily

7(2)
Silk - Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap
12/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

bumped slightly start, soon raced in 10th, 9th halfway, pushed along and headway over 2f out, 6th 1f out and no impression, one pace

8(5)
Silk - Royal blue & red chevrons, red & white striped sleeves, red & white quartered cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

prominent, soon 2nd, pushed along to challenge 2f out, 3rd 1f out and no impression, one pace

9(7)
Silk - White, purple sash, red cap
100/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

a little keen early, soon raced in 6th, pushed along before halfway where 7th, lost place and eased from 2f out, tailed off

10(8)
Silk - BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

tracked leaders, soon 5th, 2nd 1f out and no impression, kept on same pace

11(11)
Silk - PINK & GREY DIAMONDS, pink sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt, soon raced in 9th, 8th halfway, switched right over 1 1/2f out, 7th 1f out and no impression, switched right again inside final furlong, kept on without threatening

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Rockaway Valley was a 25/1 chance on his debut here last month but belied those odds with a cracking performance to be beaten narrowly by Ballydoyle's Air Force Blue. He would have won in a few more strides so it will take a big effort to beat him here. AIR VICE MARSHAL, like that winner, is by War Front and cost $2.2m as a yearling which is hardly surprising as he's a half-brother to a Grade 1 winner in the USA. He's entered in all the big juvenile races and can get off to a successful start. Stamp Hill made a decent start on very testing ground at Leopardstown and will improve while Jim Bolger has won this twice in recent years so the Teofilo colt Saafarr is respected, especially as his dam has produced winners with her first two foals. Dermot Weld's Juliette Fair is bred for pace and cost 240,000 euros so she's another to note in an interesting contest.

Formwatch

Air Vice Marshal (USA) War Front colt out of Gold Vault.

Berlios (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away and towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 12th of 13, 20l behind Most Beautiful (9-0) at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf in May.

Intrepid Prince (IRE) Royal Applause colt out of Intrepid Queen.

My Brother (IRE) Roderic O'connor colt out of Victory Peak.

Restive (IRE) Rip Van Winkle colt out of I Hearyou Knocking.

Rockaway Valley (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, 8th halfway, pushed along on outer 2f out, closed into 2nd 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Air Force Blue (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in May.

Saafarr Teofilo colt out of Hall Hee.

Stamp Hill (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up, soon 6th, 7th 2f out, switched left 1 1/2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression but kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ard San Aer (9-6) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn aut hvy in May.

Arjeed (IRE) Arcano filly out of Jeed.

Juliette Fair (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Capulet Monteque.

Only Mine (IRE) Pour Moi filly out of Truly Mine.