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13:35 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (Plus 10)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €17,500 added
  • Winner: €10,499
  • 2nd: €3,500
  • 3rd: €1,750
  • 4th: €875
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 18.78s
  • Off Time: 13:35:53
  • 13 Ran
1(14)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: C O'Brien
  • Jockey: M C Hussey

chased leaders in stand's side group, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

2(9)
  • Form: 352
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: D K Weld
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

led stand's side group, ridden and no impression on leading pair in far side group over 1f out, kept on one pace

3(8)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: S Foley

held up in far side group, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong

4(5)
  • Form: 23
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
  • Jockey: L F Roche

prominent, led far side group after 1f, ridden and pressed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, drifted left under pressure, kept on same pace

5(6)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: M Halford
  • Jockey: R P Whelan

chased leaders in far side group, ridden and no extra over 2f out

6(10)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: D K Weld
  • Jockey: C P Hoban

held up in stand's side group, soon towards rear, ridden and no extra 2f out

7(11)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: A A Howard
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

held up behind leaders in stand's side group, ridden and no extra 2f out

8(13)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: K P Cotter
  • Jockey: D P McDonogh

chased leader in stand's side group, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace

9(3)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: K Prendergast
  • Jockey: G P Halpin

held up towards rear in stand's side group, ridden and no extra 2f out

11(7)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: Mrs A M O'Shea
  • Jockey: Adrian O'Shea

chased leaders in far side group, ridden and no impression 2f out, drifted towards stand's side over 1f out, no extra

12(4)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: R Brabazon
  • Jockey: M A Gallagher

chased leaders in far side group, ridden and no impression on leading pair 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

13(2)
  • Form: 352468
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

led briefly on far side, headed after 1f and chased leaders, improved to challenge 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong

14(1)
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: B Nolan
  • Jockey: R P Cleary

chased leaders in fair side group, ridden 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace

10(12)
NR
  • Form: 47
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

In depth

Verdict

PRECIOUS MOMENTS has an official rating of 100 which is hardly surprising given she was only narrowly beaten by subsequent Group 1 winner Albigna in the Group 2 Airlie Stud Stakes here. She's taking a massive drop in class and won't get a better opportunity. Her stable companion Love Locket didn't appear to enjoy heavy ground in a Group 3 here last time but Gatwick Kitten relished those conditions on the track last month when dropped back to 5f. He had My Friend Stan behind that day and should confirm the form while Grizzly, a half-brother to a two-year-old winner, is possibly the best of the newcomers.

Formwatch

Big Gossey (IRE) Gutaifan gelding out of Toy Show.

Gatwick Kitten (USA) 8-1 (9-5) (raced alone with eventual winner on far side), chased leaders, improved to dispute lead after 2f, pushed along and led 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Kondratiev Wave (9-5) at Curragh 5f mdn hvy in Sep.

Grizzly (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Savannah Poppy.

My Friend Stan (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd on near side, dropped to 5th halfway, soon pushed along, ridden under 2f out, went moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5 1/4l behind Kondratiev Wave (9-5) at Curragh 5f mdn hvy in Sep.

Slieve Bearnagh (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outer early, soon dropped to rear of mid-division, pushed along towards rear early straight, kept on one pace, 12th of 16, 15 1/4l behind Schroders Mistake (8-10) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn Yielding in Sep.

Summit Rock (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Princess Icicle.

Tyrion's Dream (IRE) Dream Ahead colt out of Tense.

Woodford General (IRE) Gutaifan gelding out of Oh Sedulous.

Erytheia (IRE) Zoffany filly out of Erytheis.

My Lucky Penny (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Prominent early, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 10th of 19, 14 3/4l behind Pablo Diablo (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn hvy in Sep.

Pirate Lass (IRE) Born To Sea filly out of Grand Treasure.

Precious Moments (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) A little slow into stride, soon raced in 7th, 8th 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 9, 5 1/2l behind Love (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 1 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.

Wee Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, no impression from halfway, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 12 1/4l behind Kondratiev Wave (9-5) at Curragh 5f mdn hvy in Sep.

Love Locket (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inner, 5th and pushed along 3f out, short of room 2f out, effort when checked again 1f out, not recover and no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 10 1/2l behind New York Girl (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) hvy in Sep.