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16:25 Listowel (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap (Plus 10)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m
  • Going: Soft to Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €40,000 added
  • Winner: €23,600
  • 2nd: €7,600
  • 3rd: €3,600
  • 4th: €1,600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 50.94s
  • Off Time: 16:25:53
  • 6 Ran
2nd
Silk -
5/1

    1(5)
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN, pink sash, white sleeves, pink cap

    Zander

    42
    5/1
    • Form 341
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-9
    • Official Rating 97

    raced in 5th, took closer order and ridden on outer from 2f out, improved to dispute lead from 1f out and headed inside final 150 yards, no extra and kept on same pace close home

    2(1)
    Silk - Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap
    • Form 3261
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 92

    chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead over 2f out, pushed along 1 1/2f from home and headed from 1f out, soon no extra and weakened to rear inside final furlong

    3(6)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap
    10/3
    • Form 5324
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-13
    • Official Rating 87

    chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along and switched to outer from 2f out, improved to dispute lead from 1f out and led inside final 150 yards, kept on well close home

    4(3)
    Silk - White, black seams, black stars on sleeves, black star on cap
    • Form 817
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-8
    • Official Rating 82

    settled in 4th and reminders from early, took closer order and ridden from 2f out, soon slightly short of room, no impression in 5th from 1f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong

    5(4)
    Silk - Purple, mauve epaulettes, mauve armlet, mauve star on cap
    • Form 432132
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-5
    • Official Rating 79

    slow into stride and soon pushed along in rear, ridden from 2f out and no impression from 1f out, went moderate 5th close home

    6(2)
    Silk - WHITE, brown panel, orange sleeves, orange & white quartered cap
    • Form 264144
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-4
    • Official Rating 78

    soon led on outer, pushed along and headed over 2f out but remained close-up, 3rd when slightly checked inside final furlong, no extra and kept on same pace close home

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Aidan O'Brien has won this four times in recent years so Mount Tabora is greatly respected despite finishing four lengths behind ZANDER at Galway. The winner was ideally suited by plenty of give in the ground and overcame trouble in-running to win going away over that 7f so today's trip and going can see him score again despite being 10lb worse off with the Ballydoyle entry. Facethepuckout's only victory came on fast going but he's continued to run well in easier conditions but the main threat may come from Invincible Karma. He'd been running in good company before stepping up in trip and making all for a very convincing victory in a Roscommon maiden. Neither of the remaining pair can be dismissed in a tight-looking nursery.

    Formwatch

    Zander 10-1 (9-5) Bumped with rival leaving stalls, not much room early, soon raced in 8th, moderate 6th 2f out, headway on outer from over 1f out, soon slightly impeded, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Galway 7f mdn Yielding in Jul beating Wargrave (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.

    Invincible Karma (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Broke well, made all, travelled well and asserted entering straight, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Aug beating Erich Bloch (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.

    Mount Tabora (USA) 15-8fav (9-5) Led, headed after 2f, prominent, lost position slightly 3f out, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Zander (9-5) at Galway 7f mdn Yielding in Jul.

    Highway To Success (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Soon raced in 5th, effort from 3f out on inner, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8 1/2l behind Cardini (9-7) at Curragh 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

    Facethepuckout (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Dwelt and pushed along at stages in rear, headway from halfway, chased winner and kept on without getting there inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cardini (9-7) at Curragh 7f hcp Good - Yielding in Aug.

    Cedars Of Lebanon (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along and pressed from 3f out, soon headed and no extra from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 9 1/2l behind Urban Light (9-2) at Killarney 1m Yielding in Aug.