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14:20 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Yielding (Round Course: Good to Yielding)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,500 added
  • Winner: €11,386
  • 2nd: €2,640
  • 3rd: €1,154
  • 4th: €660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 3.96s
  • Off Time: 14:21:25
  • 7 Ran
1(5)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: K J Manning

tracked leader in 2nd, ridden from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong without troubling winner

2(4)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: J C McConnell
  • Jockey: G F Carroll

chased leaders but never a factor, ridden in 5th halfway, went moderate 4th 1f out and kept on one pace

3(3)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • Trainer: S Donohoe
  • Jockey: A P Thornton

slowly away and always trailing

4(6)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: D P Nagle
  • Jockey: W M Lordan

never a factor, ridden halfway and moderate 6th 2f out, no extra

5(7)
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: K Prendergast
  • Jockey: D P McDonogh

chased leaders in 3rd, driven along 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace from over 1f out

6(1)
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: Joseph O'Brien

made all, pushed out to maintain advantage final furlong

7(2)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Trainer: S Donohoe
  • Jockey: I J Brennan

chased leaders in 4th, ridden 2f out and weakened from over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this with Samuel Morse in 2010 and INFANTA BRANCA will likely start at prohibitive odds to repeat the process. The half-sister to four winners made a promising start behind Liberating at Cork and should get off the mark, though Dorothy Parker will be no pushover judged on her run in the opening juvenile race of the season here won by Dawn Approach which has already worked out well. That winner is trained by Jim Bolger whose Holy Roman Emperor colt Leitir Mor can prove best of the newcomers.

Formwatch

Leitir Mor (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Christinas Letter.

Lindenhurst (IRE) Captain Marvelous colt out of Royal Jubilee.

Three Free Spirits (IRE) Verglas colt out of Jazan.

Cotton Dancer (IRE) Kheleyf filly out of Dancing Guest.

Dorothy Parker (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching final furlong, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dawn Approach (9-5) at Curragh 5f 2yo mdn in Mar.

Infanta Branca (USA) 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 2nd 1f out and tried to challenge, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Liberating (9-0) at Cork 5f 2yo fll mdn gf.

Last Minute Lisa (IRE) Strategic Prince filly out of Bradwell.