led, headed before halfway, led again over 2f out, strongly pressed and headed 1f out, no impression inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 4th halfway, progress under 2f out and led 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong
tracked leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along on inner and no impression in 7th 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, progress in straight and went 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd close home
chased leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along 2f out and 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong
mid-division, pushed along in 11th halfway, no extra under 2f out
towards rear, never a factor, 13th halfway, pushed along and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong
towards rear, never a factor, 14th halfway, pushed along and some progress on inner under 2f out, no extra 1f out
mid-division, 9th on outer halfway, pushed along and no impression under 2f out, no extra final furlong
always towards rear, never a factor, no extra under 2f out
rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, progress under 2f out and 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest at finish
tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along approaching straight and no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra
prominent, ran freely, led before halfway, headed over 2f out, soon no extra, weakened
chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no impression on outer in 8th 1f out, no extra
mid-division, 10th halfway, pushed along 2f out and no extra over 1f out
Reckless Gold, who transferred to Ballydoyle after a cracking debut for Shay Barry at the Curragh, was engaged to run in a similar race here yesterday so his stable's two newcomers are of more interest. Bravery cost 400,000gns and is related to several useful winners but it's Pietro Testa who really catches the eye on pedigree as the 2.6 million guineas yearling is a half-brother to five winners including Harbinger. Ineffable also represents the yard but he was beaten a long way at Navan. AWTAAD attracted good support on his debut at the Curragh and ran very well. He couldn't quite get to Black Sea and faded close home but the run will have brought him on and he can take this. Araqeel wasn't far behind though had the benefit of a previous race while Balanced Approach is one to keep an eye on in the market.
Araqeel 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 5th 3f out, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, dropped to 4th inside final 100 yards, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Black Sea (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Awtaad (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Bit slowly away, raced in rear of mid-division, 8th 3f out, travelled well in 6th over 2f out, driven 1 1/2f out, progress to 2nd 1f out, kept on, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Black Sea (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Balanced Approach (IRE) New Approach colt out of Soilse Na Cathrach.
Bravery (IRE) Galileo colt out of Lady Icarus.
Charlies Missile (IRE) Majestic Missile gelding out of Mysticism.
D'rock (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Woodyousmileforme.
Gold Chaser (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent, on terms 3f out, close 2nd over 2f out, driven in 3rd under 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 14th of 16, 12 1/2l behind Black Sea (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Ineffable (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, soon 8th, no extra from over 2f out, 12th of 14, 21 1/4l behind Cook Islands (9-5) at Navan 1m mdn gd in Oct.
Laburnum Park (IRE) Zoffany colt out of Lovers Walk.
Mighty Jasper (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Bit slowly away, raced in rear, 14th 3f out, pushed along under 2f out, no impression 1 1/2f out, 13th of 16, 11 1/2l behind Black Sea (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Mulligatawny (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of Wild Whim.
Pietro Testa (IRE) Galileo colt out of Penang Pearl.
Precious Gold (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon led, pushed along from over 2f out and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Tribal Beat (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn gf in Oct.
Three Majors (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden and bumped by rival 2f out, soon dropped towards rear, no extra, last of 8, 11 1/4l behind Rezeki (9-5) at Dundalk 7f mdn pol in Oct.
Touch Of Frost (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden in moderate 5th 2f out, no impression, last of 6, 11l behind Dr Doro (9-1) at Curragh 5f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.
Vocal Experience (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced 5th, 7th 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, 8th 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 16, 8 1/4l behind Black Sea (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Oct.
Reckless Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, soon 11th, pushed along halfway, went moderate 4th 1f out, kept on well without threatening final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Shogun (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn gd in Jul.
Arch Sting (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and some progress on outer 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 14th of 22, 8 3/4l behind Hit It A Bomb (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn Good - Yielding in Sep.