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13:50 Naas (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 5f
  • Going: Good to Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
  • €25,001 added
  • Winner: €15,375
  • 2nd: €4,750
  • 3rd: €2,250
  • 4th: €1,000
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 1.77s
  • Off Time: 13:56:28
  • 8 Ran
1(6)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Trainer: B W Duke
  • Jockey: R P Whelan

soon raced in 5th, pushed along approaching halfway, no extra from over 1f out

2(3)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
  • Jockey: L F Roche

soon raced in 4th, challenged over 1 1/2f out, slightly impeded 1f out, kept on without matching winner after

3(5)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: R L Moore

soon disputed lead, led over 1 1/2f out, edged left to rail 1f out, soon asserted and stayed on well

4(7)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: K J Manning

a little awkward leaving stalls, soon pushed along and always behind

5(4)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Trainer: J P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

broke well to lead, soon joined, headed over 1 1/2f out, no extra and one pace 1f out

6(2)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Trainer: P Twomey
  • Jockey: W J Lee

slowly into stride, soon raced in 7th, pushed along under 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong

7(8)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Trainer: Mrs J Harrington
  • Jockey: S Foley

soon raced in 3rd, pushed along from 2f out, kept on without matching front pair final furlong

8(1)
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 8-11
  • Trainer: J P Murtagh
  • Jockey: G P Halpin

dwelt, soon raced in 6th, pushed along from 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

In depth

Verdict

MONARCH OF EGYPT, a $750,000 yearling, is by first-season sire American Pharoah, eight times a Grade 1 winner in the USA, and out of a Group 2 winner. Connections will be keen to get him off to a winning start though, with Jim Bolger's horses still flying, Paso Doble could attract support despite the fact he's bred for much further. Phase After Phase cost 200,000gns as a yearling and is the first foal of a mare who won a Group 2 while the filly Kocasandra should have plenty of pace, though another furlong wouldn't go amiss. In The Present is a half-sister to a 6f winner so should be speedy enough.

Formwatch

Made In Pimlico (IRE) Dragon Pulse colt out of Runway Giant.

Ming Warrior (IRE) No Nay Never colt out of Terracotta.

Monarch Of Egypt (USA) American Pharoah colt out of Up.

Paso Doble (IRE) Dawn Approach colt out of Baila Me.

Phase After Phase (IRE) Siyouni colt out of Pollyana.

Sunday Sovereign Equiano colt out of Red Sovereign.

In The Present (USA) Karakontie filly out of Dreams Of Fire.

Kocasandra (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Sudood.