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16:20 Curragh (IRE)

Newbridge Silverware Pretty Polly Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) (Class 1)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €200,000 added
  • Winner: €120,000
  • 2nd: €38,000
  • 3rd: €18,000
  • 4th: €6,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 5.58s
  • Off Time: 16:23:12
  • 8 Ran
2(9)
Silk - Grey, Maroon triple diamond, White sleeves, Grey cap, Maroon diamonds
15/8
  • Form 192-313
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 112

led, ridden and headed 3f out, dropped to 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out

3(8)
Silk - GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
25/1
  • Form 123/04-7
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 104

chased leaders, 3rd 4f out, soon ridden, weakened from 2f out

4(10)
Silk - Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel
11/2
  • Form 1306-53
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 108

chased leaders, 5th 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on close home

5(1)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, pink sash, pink cap, royal blue star
28/1
  • Form 565-207
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 108

chased leaders, ridden in 5th over 3f out, 4th 2f out, soon no impression

6(2)
Silk - Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap
  • Form 1-33551
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 107

held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon no impression on outer, kept on same pace inside final furlong

7(5)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow chevron hoop, yellow cap
4/1
  • Form 9263-61
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 113

chased leaders, closer in 3rd 3f out, pushed along 2f out, headway and ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong

8(7)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Form 2128-81
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 112

chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 3f out, ridden and strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong

9(3)
Silk - BLACK & WHITE HOOPS, royal blue cap, white star
12/1
  • Form 3315-34
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 103

always behind, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, never a factor

1(4)
NR
  • Form 12317-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 111

10(6)
NR

Marvellous (IRE)

23 b BFC
  • Form 1-616
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 116

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

UK trainers have won seven of the last 12 and they include AMBIVALENT, who scored a year ago under a brilliant Johnny Murtagh ride. Andrea Atzeni has taken over the reins and hasn't won on her at the top level so far but she's been competing in some good races and looks to have everything in her favour for a repeat. Thistle Bird started favourite when well beaten by her in the Middleton Stakes at York but proved that wrong when landing a Group 3 at Epsom. She's run well at this level several times and looks a threat. Just The Judge wasn't far behind in that latter event and was staying on at the finish while Venus De Milo has won two Group 3s over 1m4f but is just as accomplished over this trip and won't mind the fast ground - she looks the best of the Ballydoyle pair in front of Irish 1000 Guineas winner but beaten Oaks favourite Marvellous.

Formwatch

My Ambivalent (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Ponied to start, led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon unbalanced and slightly hampered approaching final furlong, lost 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd.

Harasiya (IRE) 15-8fav (9-4) Soon tracked leaders, 4th for much, still 4th 2f out, dropped to 5th and no extra 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Indigo Lady (9-4) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks (1).

Just The Judge (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Took keen hold, held up un 6th on inside, headway and edging left over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, finished well and closed on 2nd but well held by winner, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Thistle Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.

Peace Burg (FR) 40-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway far side over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Integral (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gf.

Pearl Of Africa (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, 6th halfway, progress on outer to lead over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd beating Leitir Mor (9-12) by 2l, 8 ran.

Thistle Bird 7-2 (9-6) Held up in 7th, smooth headway on outside travelling well over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, led 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd beating Odeliz (9-6) by 1l, 10 ran.

Venus de Milo (IRE) 5-2 (9-12) Ran 6th, progress on far rail in straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf beating Dazzling (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Avenue Gabriel 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, improved to lead and pushed along 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.

Along Came Casey (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, challenged briefly 1 1/2f out, soon no impression in 3rd and dropped to 5th closing stages, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd.

Marvellous (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and switched right 3f out, headway under pressure soon after, hard driven and no impression 2f out, beaten over 1f out, 6th of 17, 9l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd.