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18:00 Leopardstown (IRE)

Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race (Plus 10)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 7f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • €30,000 added
  • Winner: €18,450
  • 2nd: €5,700
  • 3rd: €2,700
  • 4th: €1,200
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 33.39s
  • Off Time: 18:01:16
  • 8 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Flame, gold seams, green cap
5/4
  • Form 412
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-10

soon close up and disputed lead, pushed along from 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra and one place in 4th closing stages

2(4)
Silk - White, black seams, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap
  • Form 90
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

dwelt and pushed along, towards rear, pushed along again from 3f out, no extra from 2f out

3(5)
Silk - Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

dwelt, soon tracked leaders, lost place on outer and no impression 2f out

4(8)
Silk - WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

dwelt and slightly impeded start, held up, pushed along approaching straight in 6th, switched right to outer from 2f out and not much impression until kept on well final furlong and briefly came close with eventual winner, not quite match winner

5(3)
Silk - Red, yellow stars, red sleeves & cap
  • Form 22
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11

a little keen early, tracked leaders, closed up over 3f out, pushed along before straight, 4th 2f out and not much impression until kept on well final furlong and briefly came close with eventual 2nd, led near line

6(7)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange hoop, hooped sleeves, check cap
  • Form 3
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10

edged slightly right leaving stalls, soon led and disputed, pushed along into straight, led inside final furlong, kept on, headed near line, soon dropped to 3rd

7(1)
Silk - Grey, orange disc, grey cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6

took keen hold early, chased leaders, pushed along approaching straight, 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, one pace

8(2)
Silk - PINK & EMERALD GREEN QUARTERED, check sleeves & cap
  • Form 80
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6

towards rear, pushed along 3f out, no impression 2f out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Mark Johnston sends a rare runner in RUFUS KING, who found only stablemate and hot favourite Cardsharp too good in a conditions race at Beverley last time. He won easily over 6f at Haydock before that and is taken to defy a penalty here. Red Persian has decent claims on his placed efforts at the Curragh and at Fairyhouse last time when ahead of Bella Figura while Gavin Cromwell sent out last year’s winner so Adnap is a newcomer to note.

Formwatch

Rufus King 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take narrow 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Cardsharp (9-0) at Beverley 5f stks (2) gs in Jun.

Only William (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd early, pushed along 3f out in 3rd, weakened from under 2f out, 11th of 12, 30 1/4l behind Verbal Dexterity (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn sft in Jun.

Adnap (IRE) Casamento colt out of Crystal Morning.

Hyperlapse (IRE) Casamento colt out of Makheelah.

Red Persian (IRE) 5-2jfav (8-11) Chased leaders disputing 2nd, edged left after 2f, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Whitefountainfairy (8-6) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gd in Jun.

Bella Figura (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Whitefountainfairy (8-6) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gd in Jun.

Island Affair (IRE) Tagula filly out of Subtle Affair.

Stormy Tale (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 12, 19 1/4l behind Painting Pictures (8-8) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Jun.