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14:25 Leopardstown (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Auction Maiden

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • €19,000 added
  • Winner: €13,111
  • 2nd: €3,041
  • 3rd: €1,330
  • 4th: €760
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 18.48s
  • Off Time: 14:27:10
  • 6 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Purple, grey stars, purple sleeves, grey star on cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

chased leaders in 4th, 3rd 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression leaders final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 3rd close home

2(6)
Silk - WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-5

slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, moderate 5th final furlong

3(7)
Silk - Red, black cross of lorraine, black spots on sleeves, red cap, black spots
16/1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-2

towards rear, ridden in 5th and no impression 2f out, rear and no extra final furlong

5(2)
Silk - WHITE, purple panel, check cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

led early, headed after 1f, 3rd after 2f, 4th and pushed along 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on inside final furlong to 3rd close home

6(8)
Silk - MAROON & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

prominent, keen hold to lead after 1f, challenged 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, narrowly headed final 150 yards, kept on, no extra close home

8(3)
Silk - Royal blue & purple halved, purple sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 6
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

chased leaders, 3rd early, 2nd after 2f, challenged 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, stayed on to narrow lead final 150 yards, kept on well under pressure

4(4)
NR

Udogo

9
  • Form 4
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

7(1)
NR
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

EALAIN AIBREAN was well supported for her debut at Dundalk but so was the winner, Najm Suhail, who is highly regarded. The pair pulled well clear of their rivals, who included Udogo, and the form should be good enough for this. Heart Focus couldn't cope with the long odds-on Coach House at Tipperary but it was a fair start and with more to come she should go close while Sacred Aspect was by no means disgraced in what looked a strong maiden over the course and distance a month ago. The market should prove a guide to the chances of several well-connected newcomers.

Formwatch

Pleasant Bay (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Alexander Confranc.

Third Dimension Dubawi colt out of Round The Cape.

Bob Win Compton Place colt out of Chase The Lady.

Heart Focus (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, soon pushed along and went 2nd 1f out, no impression on easy winner and kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Coach House (9-5) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn sft.

Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, close 4th entering straight, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.

Sacred Aspect (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 4l behind Focus On Venice (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft in Apr.

Udogo 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride and in rear, went moderate 7th and ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 12, 9l behind Najm Suhail (9-5) at Dundalk 5f 2yo mdn auc stks pol.

Pixie Hollow (IRE) Verglas filly out of High Fun.