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13:10 Down Royal (IRE)

Lagan Valley Steels Maiden

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • €12,000 added
  • Winner: €7,200
  • 2nd: €2,400
  • 3rd: €1,200
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 1.60s
  • Off Time: 13:11:55
  • 8 Ran
2(7)
Silk - White & royal blue chevrons, white sleeves, royal blue & white hooped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

a little slow into stride, towards rear, pushed along at stages, never a factor

3(6)
Silk - WHITE, royal blue sash, striped sleeves, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, never a factor

4(2)
Silk - Light blue & yellow hoops, light blue sleeves & cap
11/2
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

disputed lead, headed under 2f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong

5(9)
Silk - RED & EMERALD GREEN STRIPES, red sleeves, check cap
  • Form 983
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

tracked leaders in 3rd, closed up over 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace

6(3)
Silk - Grey, orange disc, grey cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

mid-division, pushed along at stages, went moderate 3rd inside final furlong, dropped to 4th and kept on same pace closing stages

7(4)
Silk - Yellow, brown seams, light blue cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

chased leaders in 4th, closed and effort on outer from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well

8(1)
Silk - Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap
  • Form 02
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

disputed lead, headed 1 1/2f out, soon weakened

9(5)
Silk - Black, light green seams, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 08
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

a little slow into stride, towards rear, some headway in moderate 6th over 2f out, moderate 4th inside final furlong, 3rd and kept on without threatening closing stages

1(8)
NR
11/4
  • Form 6333
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

In depth

Verdict

Arges has been showing good speed over longer trips, including when narrowly beaten over 7f at Limerick last weekend. CALETA SUNRISE didn't show much in her first two starts but it was a different matter over the track and trip last time where she could be rated an unlucky loser having been badly impeded. Dream Oasis, who finished just in front of her, had every chance though still looked in need of experience. Cherry Bloom shaped as though she needed another furlong when fifth at Cork where she had Speedacus behind.

Formwatch

Chattahoochee (IRE) Dawn Approach colt out of Arctic Passage.

Hi Pete (IRE) Boswinger gelding out of Mrs Diniver.

Speedacus (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent on stand's side early, soon chased leaders, ridden and no extra over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Strapped (9-0) at Cork 5f mdn gf in May.

Caleta Sunrise (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Broke well, tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ran freely, not clear run from 2f out, hampered and switched left inside final furlong, ridden and kept on well closing stages, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Sea Breezing (9-2) at Down Royal 5f mdn fll gd in Jun.

Capitulation (IRE) Elzaam filly out of Starlit Cantata.

Cherry Bloom (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt slightly and held up in centre, ridden under 2f out, 7th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Strapped (9-0) at Cork 5f mdn gf in May.

Dream Oasis (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, 2nd halfway, pushed along under 2f out and led briefly over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Sea Breezing (9-2) at Down Royal 5f mdn fll gd in Jun.

Hot Sunset 200-1 (9-2) Towards rear, 11th halfway, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on without threatening inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Silver Surfer (9-7) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gf in Jun.

Arges (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, headway in 2nd 2f out and ridden to lead 150 yards out, kept on, headed closing stages, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Dolly May (8-11) at Limerick 7f mdn gd in Jun.