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14:05 Gowran Park (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden (Plus 10)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €15,500 added
  • Winner: €9,532
  • 2nd: €2,944
  • 3rd: €1,395
  • 4th: €620
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 46.47s
  • Off Time: 14:05:39
  • 9 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap

African

13
13/2
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

led, joined 3f out, ridden and headed entering straight, weakened

2(8)
Silk - Pink
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along on inner entering straight, moderate 6th 2f out, went moderate 4th 1f out, kept on under hands and heels in 3rd inside final furlong

3(6)
Silk - Yellow & purple quartered, yellow sleeves, purple cap
33/1
  • Form 8
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leader in 2nd, improved to dispute lead 3f out, ridden entering straight, headed 2f out, weakened

5(9)
Silk - Pink, black cross of lorraine, black sleeves, black star on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders in close 3rd, disputed lead 3f out, soon ridden, led and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, dropped to moderate 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong

6(4)
Silk - GREEN, red epaulettes, green cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

slowly into stride, held up in 7th, pushed along entering straight, reminder in 7th 2f out, headway 1 1/2f out, went m 2nd 1f out, kept on well under hands and heels final furlong

7(10)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

slowly into stride and in rear, pushed along entering straight, soon no impression

8(7)
Silk - DARK BLUE
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

dwelt, held up in 6th, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, soon switched to outer and headway to lead 1 1/2f, went clear 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily, impressive

9(3)
Silk - Grey, purple panel, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders in 4th/5th, pushed along in 4th 2f out, soon no impression

10(5)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-0

chased leaders in 4th/5th, pushed along and dropped to 8th 2f out, moderate 7th 1f out, kept on without threatening under hands and heels final furlong

4(1)
NR
50/1
  • Form 70
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has a quartet of entries and experience may prove the key on this testing ground. African didn't show much on his debut behind stable companion Finn McCool at Navan but will be much better for the experience though it's SIR JOHN LAVERY who should prove best of the Ballydoyle runners. He wasn't fancied on his debut over 1m1f at the Curragh but travelled nicely for much of the way until lack of experience found him out. Both Auckland and Max Liebermann are by Galileo and related to several winners so any market move for either should be heeded. Jim Bolger won the inaugural running a year ago so Mearu, who is Kevin Manning's choice over Vocal Activity, is one to note as is Dermot Weld's Haripour, a half-brother to the stable's brilliant Harzand.

Formwatch

African 4-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, no impression 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11 3/4l behind Finn McCool (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.

Auckland (IRE) Galileo colt out of Airwave.

Binary Code 33-1 (9-7) Dwelt, always towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Stormy Belle (8-6) at Limerick 7f mdn sft in Oct.

Galtymore (IRE) Intense Focus gelding out of Iuturna.

Haripour (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Hazariya.

Max Liebermann (IRE) Galileo colt out of Anna Karenina.

Sir John Lavery (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear, 13th approaching straight, headway and switched left to outer from over 1f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong into 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Grandee (9-5) at Curragh 1m 1f mdn gd in Oct.

Vocal Activity (IRE) Vocalised colt out of Rachida.

Mearu (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Gold Mirage.

Deise Days (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Towards rear, 10th halfway, pushed along entering straight, no impression, weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 29 3/4l behind Spanish Tenor (9-5) at Cork 7f mdn Good - Yielding in Oct.