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14:50 Navan (IRE)

Cork Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 164y
  • Going: Good (Yielding in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • €45,001 added
  • Winner: €26,550
  • 2nd: €8,550
  • 3rd: €4,050
  • 4th: €1,800
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 12.35s
  • Off Time: 14:53:42
  • 15 Ran
1(10)

Downforce (IRE)

140 v DCD
20/1
  • Form: 126386-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: W McCreery
  • Jockey: W J Lee

waited with, headway and not much room from 2f out, soon switched right to outer and kept on same pace without threatening final furlong

2(3)

Medicine Jack

167 b DCD
10/1
  • Form: 094021-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: C T Keane

mid-division early, headway and effort 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

3(7)
20/1
  • Form: 8/32140-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: G O'Leary
  • Jockey: R Coakley

mid-division and a little keen early, headway and not much room from 2f out, switched right final furlong and kept on same pace without threatening

4(8)
6/1
  • Form: 442231-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-10
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: J S Bolger
  • Jockey: K J Manning

mid-division early, closed and not much room under 2f out, challenged over 1f out, soon on terms, quickly headed and kept on well without quite matching front pair

5(1)
  • Form: 3500P-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: Richard O'Brien
  • Jockey: O J Orr

slowly into stride, towards rear, headway towards outer under 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, not quite get to winner

6(15)
  • Form: 224479-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: T Hogan
  • Jockey: J A Heffernan

prominent, 2nd early, effort 2f out, no extra inside final furlong

7(2)

Son Of Rest

161 p D
6/1
  • Form: 745210-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 111
  • Trainer: J A Stack
  • Jockey: C D Hayes

waited with, headway behind horses 2f out, kept on same pace without threatening final furlong

8(4)

Texas Rock (IRE)

146 p CD
50/1
  • Form: 508590-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: M C Grassick
  • Jockey: R C Colgan

raced in 6th early, on terms approaching halfway, headed approaching final furlong, soon no extra and one pace

9(11)

Urban Beat (IRE)

195 BFCD
14/1
  • Form: 0/1110-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: J P Murtagh
  • Jockey: N G McCullagh

mid-division early, closed and effort from under 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

10(9)

Soffia

167 D
8/1
  • Form: 118214-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • Official Rating: 94
  • Trainer: E Lynam
  • Jockey: D P McDonogh

raced in 3rd early, on terms approaching halfway, led approaching final furlong, soon joined and headed, no extra and one pace inside final furlong

11(5)
  • Form: 135718-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • Official Rating: 111
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: D O'Brien

edged slightly right leaving stalls, waited with towards rear, headway after halfway on outer, gained narrow lead under 1f out, kept on well to just hold on at the finish

12(14)
  • Form: 231519-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: M C Hussey

soon led, joined approaching halfway, soon headed and weakened final furlong

13(16)
25/1
  • Form: 5207-48
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-9
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: D English
  • Jockey: B M Coen

raced in 4th early, lost position and switched right under 2f out, soon one pace

14(13)
25/1
  • Form: 810471-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-7
  • Official Rating: 96
  • Trainer: M O'Callaghan
  • Jockey: L F Roche

raced in 7th early, closed and not much room under 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong

16(6)
33/1
  • Form: 933808-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: A P O'Brien
  • Jockey: R P Cleary

raced in 5th early, on terms approaching halfway, headed approaching final furlong and weakened

15(12)
NR
12/1
  • Form: 3216-
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-4
  • Official Rating: 92
  • Trainer: G M Lyons
  • Jockey: C P Hoban

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Medicine Jack has been here twice and won both though is penalised for his Listed victory in October when he had Smash Williams a neck behind. The runner-up is no better off as he went one better at the same level at Leopardstown a couple of weeks later. Aidan O'Brien has three entries with the three-year-old SERGEI PROKOFIEV probably the best of them at this stage. The Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes winner wasn't at his best in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs but had smart form throughout his first campaign and looks a sprinter to follow this season. Son Of Rest, beaten a neck by today's rival Downforce in this last year, went on to better things, dead-heating for the Ayr Gold Cup after beaten a neck by Havana Grey in the Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh so has to be of interest. Urban Beat made a successful reappearance at this fixture last year before landing two handicaps at the Curragh so obviously goes well fresh.

Formwatch

Downforce (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, no headway, 6th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Donjuan Triumphant (9-3) at Doncaster 6f lst stks (1) sft in Nov.

Medicine Jack 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 7th approaching halfway, soon headway and effort, stayed on well inside final furlong, bumped near finish, led at line, won at Navan 6f lst stks (1) Yielding in Oct beating Lost Treasure (9-5) by shd, 14 ran.

Primo Uomo (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) Never on terms with leaders, 13th of 14, 21 1/4l behind Blue Point (9-4) at Ascot 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Smash Williams (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Mid-division and 4th from halfway, pushed along and improved into 3rd from 2f out, ridden to challenge in 2nd from 1f out and kept on best to lead close home, won at Leopardstown 7f lst stks (1) gd in Oct beating Imaging (9-8) by nk, 8 ran.

Chessman (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Soon tracked leaders, effort 2f out, one pace from 1f out, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Solar Wave (9-2) at Naas 6f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.

Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent until ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8 3/4l behind Donjuan Triumphant (9-3) at Doncaster 6f lst stks (1) sft in Nov.

Son Of Rest 25-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Sands Of Mali (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 stks (1) sft in Oct.

Texas Rock (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Rear of mid-division, under pressure 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 10th of 17, 6 1/4l behind Aspen Belle (8-10) at Naas 5f hcp Yielding in Nov.

Urban Beat (IRE) 13-2fav (9-9) Rear of mid-division on far side, ridden in 15th 2f out, 10th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 11th of 26, 3 1/2l behind Soffia (8-6) at Curragh 6f hcp Good - Yielding in Sep.

Soffia 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching halfway, challenged and every chance from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Medicine Jack (9-5) at Navan 6f lst stks (1) Yielding in Oct.

Sergei Prokofiev (CAN) 5-1 (8-10) Failed to make headway, 8th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Bulletin (8-10) at Churchill Downs 5f lst fm in Nov.

All The King's Men (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division on outer, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 9, 8 3/4l behind Hit The Bid (9-11) at Dundalk 5f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Oct.

Swissterious 25-1 (9-8) Came close with rival start, towards rear, progress and switched right over 1f out, soon one pace, 8th of 16, 9 1/2l behind Never No More (9-7) at Naas 7f hcp Yielding - Soft in Mar.

Angelic Light (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Keen, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Newmarket 6f lst fll stks (1) sft in Nov beating Chynna (9-0) by ns, 7 ran.

Fantasy (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Hit The Bid (9-11) at Dundalk 5f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Oct.

Burmese Waltz 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, soon 4th, effort straight, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 16, 4 1/4l behind Sparkle'n'joy (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f lst fll stks (1) gf in Sep.