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14:25 Gowran Park (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,000 added
  • Winner: €10,350
  • 2nd: €2,400
  • 3rd: €1,050
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.64s
  • Off Time: 14:28:32
  • 8 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Royal blue, white epaulettes, light blue and dark blue striped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in rear, last entering straight, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

2(3)
Silk - BLACK, white slvs, red cap, black star
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

reluctant to load, chased leaders, 5th 2f out, kept on without threatening under hands and heels from 1 1/2f out

3(8)
Silk - Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white stars, white cap, red stars
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

in rear, no impression on outer straight

4(4)
Silk - Yellow & red check, red diamonds on sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

prominent, led early straight, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra final furlong

5(1)
Silk - PINK, black sleeves, pink cap, black spots
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up in touch, ridden straight, went 5th 1f out, kept on same pace

6(7)
Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
  • Form 42
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

chased leaders on outer, outpaced briefly halfway, 3rd entering straight, led under 2f out, soon clear, jinked right under 1f out, kept on well, easily

7(6)
Silk - MAROON, white hoop, maroon cap, white spots
  • Form 8
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

led, headed early straight, soon weakened

8(2)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has farmed this race in the last 10 years winning it seven times and RAPHAEL SANTI looks like adding his name to the list. He was doing his best work at the finish when grabbing second place over 6f at Leopardstown three weeks ago and can go one better over today's extra furlong. An entry in the Phoenix Stakes suggests the Teofilo colt Alnaahee has been showing something at home, while Blue White Fire doesn't hold any fancy entries, but his half-brother won on his debut for Dermot Weld. Makalali, Feng Su and Lonrach are all worth noting for the future.

Formwatch

Alnaahee (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Redstone Dancer.

Blue White Fire (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Desert Ease.

Echo Knight (IRE) Echo Of Light colt out of Saoodah.

Feng Su (IRE) Antonius Pius colt out of Gift Of Grace.

Makalali (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Hawattef.

Raphael Santi (IRE) 5-6fav (9-3) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along into 3rd 2f out, kept on inside final furlong to 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Parish Hall (9-3) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Apr.

Artic Dancer (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 24l behind Tough As Nails (9-3) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft in Apr.

Lonrach (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Luminous One.