Racecards

17:30 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race (Plus 10)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Yielding (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €25,001 added
  • Winner: €15,375
  • 2nd: €4,750
  • 3rd: €2,250
  • 4th: €1,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.09s
  • Off Time: 17:31:12
  • 8 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Light blue, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, dark blue & light blue quartered cap
13/8
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer J P O'Brien
  • Jockey S M Crosse

in touch, 3rd halfway, pushed along and progress to 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression on winner under 1f out, kept on same pace, dropped to 3rd closing stages

2(7)
Silk - DARK BLUE, red epaulettes, red cap, dark blue star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer M O'Callaghan
  • Jockey L F Roche

rear, pushed along after 1f, slightly detached in 8th and reminders before halfway, switched right over 2f out, ridden in 7th 1 1/2f out, weakened under 1f out, eased closing stages, never a factor

3(4)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow diamond, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer J P Murtagh
  • Jockey C P Hoban

towards rear, 6th halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression on leaders, kept on same pace in 5th final 100 yards

4(1)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey D O'Brien

dwelt, soon chased leader, 5th halfway, took closer order under 2f out, ridden and no impression on leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th under 1f out

5(3)
Silk - Dark blue, beige disc, beige stars on sleeves, beige cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer J P Murtagh
  • Jockey S B Kelly

prominent and soon tracked leader, dropped to 4th halfway, under pressure and weakened over 2f out, detached under 2f out

6(2)
Silk - Pink
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey J A Heffernan

broke well, soon led, pushed along and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon ridden and dropped to 3rd, weakened under 1f out

7(6)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2
  • Trainer A P O'Brien
  • Jockey W M Lordan

rear, 7th halfway, pushed along and progress over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd closing stages, not trouble winner

8(8)
Silk - Grey, large pink spots & sleeves, pink cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Trainer Ms Sheila Lavery
  • Jockey R C Colgan

in touch, 2nd halfway, travelled well and strongly challenged leader 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, ran on strongly 1f out, asserted final 150 yards, comfortably

In depth

Verdict

The filly Lil Grey, who has a very speedy pedigree, made a very promising debut behind Mohican Heights at Leopardstown, when War Leader was around 6l behind. The latter's yard is also represented by Year Of The Tiger, by Galileo out of a Cheveley Park winner, and Royal County Down, from the first crop of Gleneagles and a half-brother to four winners. ALLIGATOR ALLEY was well supported on his debut here and though unable to match strides with Sunday Sovereign it was a very hot maiden and he can make the experience count. The remaining trio all have nice pedigrees and the market is best watched for clues.

Formwatch

Alligator Alley 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 17, 10 1/4l behind Sunday Sovereign (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn Yielding in May.

Flight Command (IRE) War Command colt out of Regency Girl.

Power Source (IRE) Power colt out of Catch Light.

Royal County Down (IRE) Gleneagles colt out of Pearl Grey.

Urban Boom (IRE) Gregorian gelding out of Macarthurs Park.

War Leader (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Prominent, closed up approaching straight, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Mohican Heights (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn Good - Yielding in May.

Year Of The Tiger (IRE) Galileo colt out of Tiggy Wiggy.

Lil Grey (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt, a little keen, soon tracked leaders, switched left under 2f out to inner, soon challenged, on terms over 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Mohican Heights (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn Good - Yielding in May.