Racecards

17:20 Dundalk (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Race

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €12,320
  • 2nd: €3,820
  • 3rd: €1,821
  • 4th: €820
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.03s
  • Off Time: 17:20:36
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(4)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
66/1
  • Form 09
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in moderate 4th 2f out, no impression

2(1)
Silk - Dark Blue
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

slowly into stride, soon chased leaders in 4th, pushed along halfway, ridden in moderate 3rd 2f out, no impression

3(3)
Silk - Yellow, dark blue star, white sleeves, red stars, white cap, red star

Sirici (IRE)

14 CD
9/2
  • Form 21
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

made all, travelling well 2f out, soon pushed clear, ridden and stayed on well final furlong

4(2)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron & sleeves, yellow & white quartered cap
11/4
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

chased leader in 2nd throughout, ridden 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, kept on same pace

5(5)
Silk - Black, white star, emerald green sleeves, white stars, emerald green cap, white star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

dwelt, always last and trailing throughout, pushed along 2f out, kept on one pace under hands and heels final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Mount Wellington cost 475,000 euros and is out of a mare who won a Group 3 on the all-weather. He has no big-race juvenile entries and is up against a couple of race-fit rivals with strong form. Sirici had a bit in hand over SPIRIT POWER here a fortnight ago but had the advantage of an earlier run. Joseph O'Brien's colt is 5lb better off and showed his inexperience so can reverse the form and take this. Legatum has been well beaten in two runs on Turf while the filly On Fleek will need to be smart to get anywhere near the principals.

Formwatch

Legatum (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, took keen hold early, no impression from halfway, 9th of 10, 7l behind T For Tango (9-5) at Naas 5f mdn Yielding in Apr.

Mount Wellington (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Marvada.

Sirici (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, 3rd after 1f, progress to 2nd 3f out, pushed along to lead under 1f out, ridden and kept on well, won at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Apr beating Spirit Power (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Spirit Power 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 5th 3f out, ridden and headway to 3rd over 1f out, kept on well final furlong to 2nd closing stages, nearest finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sirici (9-0) at Dundalk 5f mdn pol in Apr.

On Fleek (IRE) Requinto filly out of Adjtiya.