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18:35 Limerick (IRE)

Ballyduane Stud Fillies Race

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €20,000 added
  • Winner: €12,320
  • 2nd: €3,820
  • 3rd: €1,820
  • 4th: €820
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 41.43s
  • Off Time: 18:35:05
  • 4 Ran
1(2)
Silk - Dark blue, red sash, white sleeves, red cap, dark blue star
  • Form 851
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4

pushed along early and led after 1f, pushed along again and headed 2f out, dropped to rear over 1f out, soon weakened

3(4)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap

Kaftan

33 D
15/8
  • Form 4-1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 89

broke well, tracked leaders, 4th halfway, some headway on outer early straight and 2nd under 2f out, ridden over 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, just failed

4(3)
Silk - DARK BLUE, light green seams, light green cap
  • Form 62-41
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 80

led early, tracked leader and 2nd halfway, led 2f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, strongly pressed closing stages, held on

5(1)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, royal blue chevron & sleeves, check cap
13/8
  • Form 31
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4

tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, short of room and switched left 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on one pace inside final furlong

2(5)
NR
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4

In depth

Verdict

A small but select field, all five having won last time out. Aurora Moon took advantage of testing conditions to win very easily at Tipperary so further rain would aid her cause while Come September has changed stables since a battling victory over an extended 1m1f at Gowran and hails from an in-form yard. She won't be concerned by the drop in trip as she was always travelling nicely while Kaftan reappeared to catch Kiss For A Jewel close home at Naas though the runner-up has been beaten twice subsequently. Morpho Blue, beaten a short-head by Happen at Leopardstown in October, put a moderate reappearance behind her with a comfortable victory on the same track and there's more to come but the vote goes to SNAPRAECEPS. Joseph O'Brien's Canford Cliffs filly wasn't beaten far by the prolific Basic Law at Gowran in April and overcame greenness to score on the same track a month later.

Formwatch

Aurora Moon (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon led, pushed along from 2f out and soon went 3 lengths clear, ridden and kept on strongly to extend advantage inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Tipperary 7f mdn Yielding - Soft in Jun beating Harbour Dance (9-5) by 6 1/2l, 13 ran.

Kaftan 4-1 (9-0) Towards rear, 9th halfway, pushed along and headway 2f out, switched right in 3rd over 1f out, ridden into 2nd final 150 yards, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Naas 1m mdn fll gf in May beating Kiss For A Jewel (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.

Morpho Blue (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Disputed lead early, prominent, switched right under 2f out, led inside final furlong, quickly asserted and stayed on well, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 7f mdn fll gd in Jun beating Time Tunnel (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.

Snapraeceps (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along and not clear run early straight, switched right and ridden to challenge over 1f out, led over 100 yards out and kept on well, won at Gowran Park 1m mdn Yielding - Soft in May beating Shennan (9-5) by 3/4l, 15 ran.

Come September (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, travelled well into 3rd over 2f out, switched left 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, ran on well final furlong, reduced advantage close home, won at Gowran Park 1m 1f mdn fll gd in Jun beating Angel's Amy (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.