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13:55 Curragh (IRE)

Oxigen Environmental European Breeders Fund (C & G) Maiden

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good, Good to Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,000 added
  • Winner: €10,350
  • 2nd: €2,400
  • 3rd: €1,050
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 41.23s
  • Off Time: 13:56:33
  • 13 Ran
1(1)
Silk - Dark blue & pink chevrons, dark blue sleeves, pink cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon chased leaders on inner, 6th over 2f out, got in the clear and kept on without threatening from 1f out

2(2)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon prominent, hampered under 1f out, soon no match for winner, kept on same pace

3(5)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

tracked leaders, 3rd over 2f out, moderate 5th and no extra from over 1f out, kept on same pace

4(3)
Silk - Red, yellow cross sashes, yellow armlet, yellow star on cap
33/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

waited with towards inner, moderate 8th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace

5(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

a bit keen early, soon tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out and switched, no impression in moderate 9th over 1f out, kept on without threatening final furlong

6(7)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

under pressure from early, towards rear, 10th on outer over 2f out, soon no impression

7(10)
Silk - MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star
9/4
  • Form 42
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon tracked leaders, 4th over 2f out, moderate 6th and no extra from over 1f out

8(8)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap

No Wunder

68 p
14/1
  • Form 35
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon led, reduced lead over 1f out, headed and kept on without matching winner inside final furlong

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

waited with, headway towards outer into 7th over 2f out, improved to track leaders over 1f out, drifted a bit right and led inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably

10(11)
Silk - PINK, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, pink star
  • Form 77
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon towards rear, never a factor

11(12)
Silk - Emerald green, red chevron, red cap, emerald green diamond
20/1
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon mid-division, 8th over 2f out, no extra and eased when short of room 1f out

12(13)
Silk - WHITE, black stars on sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

keen hold on outer towards rear, last over 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace

13(4)
Silk - GREEN & RED HOOPS, white cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

prominent, 5th over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien had seven newcomers entered at the early stage and relies on Five Star General, a son of High Chaparral out of a winning miler, and Rip Van Winkle's brother ILLUSIVE, who should prove best of the pair at this stage and gets the vote to make a winning start. Leafcutter made a bright start here in June and started odds-on at Galway but didn't look enthusiastic in the closing stages and was beaten by Iniesta. He should do better as should Centre Of Interest, who caught the eye behind Agena at Leopardstown a week ago. No Wunder has been well beaten on both starts to date and will need to improve.

Formwatch

Aussie Valentine (IRE) Aussie Rules gelding out of Love Valentine.

Centre Of Interest (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden in 5th 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 9, 4l behind Agena (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gd.

Five Star General High Chaparral colt out of Rainbow Queen.

Hatch Hall Sleeping Indian colt out of Speech.

Highly Toxic (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Chiang Mai.

Illusive (IRE) Galileo colt out of Looking Back.

Leafcutter (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Soon settled towards rear, a little keen and improved to track leaders before halfway, in pursuit of winner in 2nd over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace closing stage, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Iniesta (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn sft in Aug.

No Wunder 7-2 (9-5) Soon disputed lead, 2nd into straight, lost place from 2f out, no impression in last from over 1f out, last of 5, 13l behind Home School (9-5) at Roscommon 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.

Obliterator (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Faraday Light.

Ocean Scene (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Waited with, moderate 8th over 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Bleeding Hearts (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut gd in Aug.

Panama Hat 25-1 (9-5) In rear, 12th halfway, soon ridden, some modest late progress, 9th of 15, 17l behind Warbird (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.

Patannsen (IRE) Arakan colt out of Unknown Venture.

Port Merrion (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and in rear, 13th halfway, soon no impression, 10th of 15, 18l behind Warbird (9-5) at Gowran Park 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.