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13:55 Curragh (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden

  • 21 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to firm (watering)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €16,500 added
  • Winner: €11,386
  • 2nd: €2,640
  • 3rd: €1,154
  • 4th: €660
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 24.89s
  • Off Time: 13:58:00
  • 21 Ran
1(17)
Silk - White, emerald green epaulettes, emerald green seams on sleeves, emerald green cap, white star
40/1
  • Form 56
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

took keen hold, soon mid-division, 13th over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out

2(21)
Silk - GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon chased leaders, 6th over 3f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

3(23)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, grey braces & sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon mid-division, 11th over 3f out, one pace from 2f out

5(3)
Silk - DARK BLUE, pink triple diamond, pink sleeves, dark blue cap, pink diamond
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon led, pushed along from 3f out, headed 2f out, 6th 1f out, no impression

6(15)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon mid-division, 12th over 3f out, switched left to outer and still 12th 1f out, no impression and kept on final furlong

7(19)
Silk - CERISE, sky blue cap with cerise hoop
8/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

tracked leaders, 3rd over 3f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

8(16)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

held up, 15th over 3f out, 10th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, soon no impression, one pace

9(8)
Silk - Royal blue, white inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, white cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

dwelt, towards rear, 18th over 3f out, 11th 1f out, no impression and kept on final furlong

10(18)
Silk - YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon chased leaders, 8th over 3f out, 10th 1f out, one pace

11(20)
Silk - Red & white hoops, royal blue sleeves, emerald green cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

towards rear, 20th over 3f out, one pace from 2f out

12(10)
Silk - Royal blue, dark blue seams, royal blue sleeves & cap
2/1
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon prominent, 5th over 3f out and pushed along, 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

13(4)
Silk - Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

towards rear, 19th over 3f out, switched left 1 1/2f out, one pace

14(2)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves & cap
  • Form 235
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon prominent in 2nd, led 2f out, pressed and headed inside final furlong, kept on without matching winner

15(14)
Silk - WHITE & BLACK HOOPS, white cap, black star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon chased leaders, 7th over 3f out, 9th 1f out, one pace

16(11)
Silk - White, pink epaulettes, quartered cap
50/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

held up, 16th over 3f out, some headway 1f out, no impression and kept on final furlong

17(9)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

soon mid-division, 10th over 3f out, closer in 5th 2f out, 2nd 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, one pace

19(5)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

soon towards rear, last over 3f out, 14th 1f out, kept on

21(1)
Silk - Dark blue, beige seams, beige sleeves, dark blue seams, beige cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

soon chased leaders, 9th over 3f out, 13th 2f out, soon no extra

22(22)
Silk - RED, grey seams, red cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

dwelt, impeded inside first 2f, 17th over 3f out, one pace from 2f out

23(6)
Silk - Purple, red star, red cap, white diamonds
66/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

soon mid-division, 14th over 3f out, no extra from under 2f out

24(24)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

soon tracked leaders, 4th over 3f out, 6th 2f out, 8th 1f out, one pace

18(7)
NR
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

20(12)
NR
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

4(13)
NR
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

In depth

Verdict

Dermot Weld has an excellent record in the race and has two entries with Pat Smullen's mount Ashraf, a son of Cape Cross out of a half-sister to Azamour, likely to be the best of them. David Wachman has a quartet of entries with Dawn Mirage the only one with experience. He was unfancied on his debut on testing ground here in May but showed plenty of speed and has been given time to mature. Sacrificial has come up against some smart opposition and was leading at this trip before fading behind Ol' Man River over a mile on this track. The Warrior started off well with a narrow defeat by Rapid Approach at Cork in April and the winner has been placed in Group company subsequently. Aidan O'Brien's colt will take some beating but may find PORTAGE too strong. Michael Halford's Teofilo colt missed the break on his debut here in July and was well behind at halfway but finished to such effect that he was only a neck behind East India at the line.

Formwatch

Amerikos (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Ran 4th, ridden entering straight, dropped to 6th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 13l behind Zafilani (9-5) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf in Aug.

Ashraf (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Askeria.

Boris Bike (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Slowly away and trailing in rear early, progress into 6th on inner when checked briefly over 2f out, soon ridden, went 4th on inner 1f out, kept on steadily without threatening final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Wee Monster (8-5) at Down Royal 7f 2yo clm gf.

Caution (IRE) Paco Boy colt out of Breeze Of July.

Crocodile Rock (IRE) Galileo colt out of Aleagueoftheirown.

Dawn Mirage 25-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Intense Style (9-5) at Curragh 6f mdn stks hvy in May.

Dutch Artist (IRE) Dutch Art colt out of Baltic Princess.

Hurricane Cass (IRE) Hurricane Run colt out of Rahya Cass.

Lake Champlain (IRE) Manduro colt out of Fantasy Girl.

One Cool Poet (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, moderate 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 13l behind Jamaica (9-5) at Galway 7f mdn stks gd in Jul.

Portage (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt and held up in 9th, pushed along halfway, 8th 2f out, soon ridden, went 4th 1f out, stayed on well to go 2nd close home, pressed winner to line, 2nd of 10, nk behind East India (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.

Rock Harbor (USA) Rockport Harbor colt out of Ashtabula.

Sacrificial (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and improved to dispute over 2f out, headed inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 5th of 18, 2 1/4l behind Ol' Man River (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn in Aug.

Sakhees Jack Sakhee's Secret gelding out of Theatre Royal.

Sheeba Nayef gelding out of Hope Island.

The Warrior (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Held up, improved on outer from halfway, soon prominent, led under 1f out, carried head to the right and headed inside final 100yds, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Rapid Applause (9-5) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn in Apr.

Against The Breeze (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Exotic Mix.

Comes A Time (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always behind, never a factor, last of 16, 23l behind Together Forever (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo fll mdn gf.

La Superba (IRE) Medicean filly out of La Spezia.

Lucy (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never a factor, no extra 2f out, 13th of 15, 24l behind Archangel Raphael (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn gd.

Ringside Humour (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon towards rear, a little short of room and jinked early, 12th halfway, last 2f out, no extra in moderate 12th 1f out, 12th of 13, 12l behind Shepherd's Purse (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.

Wonder Holy (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Priceoflove.

Bark (IRE) Galileo filly out of Baraka.

Cartographic (USA) Henrythenavigator colt out of Good Student.