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18:00 Sligo (IRE)

Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Auction Maiden (Plus 10)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 200y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • €14,999 added
  • Winner: €9,225
  • 2nd: €2,851
  • 3rd: €1,350
  • 4th: €600
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 40.25s
  • Off Time: 18:00:57
  • 8 Ran
1(2)
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, black seams, quartered cap
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

settled behind leaders, pushed along from 3f out and progress into 2nd on outer from 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace closing stages

2(3)
Silk - PINK & WHITE DIAMONDS, white sleeves, white diamond on cap
  • Form 7
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

keen early and settled towards rear, pushed along over 2f out and soon no impression

3(8)
Silk - White, royal blue stars, white sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 48
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

led and disputed, improved to lead over 2f and soon pushed along, ridden and pressed over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong

4(6)
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue braces & sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamonds
  • Form 550
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-13

chased leaders and pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 4th over 1f out, soon no extra and weakened

5(1)
Silk - DARK BLUE
  • Form 9
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

pushed along from stalls and settled towards rear, squeezed for room and collided with rail halfway, soon ridden and no impression from 2f out

6(5)
Silk - Royal blue & grey hoops, quartered cap
  • Form 8927
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 75

led and disputed, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon dropped to 3rd, no impression under pressure from 1f out, weakened to 5th inside final furlong

7(7)
Silk - BLACK, white epaulettes, white chevrons on sleeves, black cap
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6

took keen hold and settled towards rear, pushed along in 5th 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on well into 3rd inside final furlong

8(4)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE & LIGHT BLUE STRIPES, royal blue sleeves, royal blue & white check cap
  • Form 050
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 70

prominent early before soon dropping towards rear, squeezed for room halfway, pushed along in 6th over 2f out, ridden over 1f out and kept on into 4th inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

Very testing conditions plus a stiff uphill climb to the finish means experience should be a plus. Future Frontier finished runner-up on soft going at Bellewstown but was beaten six lengths and ran moderately at Down Royal later. Henry's Affair has experience of soft ground and didn't last home over a mile at Gowran while Jose Echegaray has shown a bit of potential in two decent maidens. Burning Brightly should improve for his run at Killarney but a chance is taken with BUTTERFLY KISSES. Kevin Prendergast's filly has only had one run but that was on ground with plenty of give at Fairyhouse and, though not making much impression, she gave the indication that there would be much more to come next time.

Formwatch

Ontheiflist (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Rear, 11th 3f out, driven into 9th 2f out, no impression, kept on same pace, 9th of 14, 16 3/4l behind Branch Line (8-13) at Roscommon 7f mdn gd in Jun.

Burning Brightly (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Slowly away, raced in rear, 8th over 4f out, driven 2 1/2f out, 7th 2f out, no headway, kept on one pace, 7th of 9, 10l behind Boyfriend Brian (9-7) at Killarney 1m Yielding in Jul.

Jose Echegaray (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Soon towards rear and raced towards outer, pushed along and no impression from over 2f out, 8th of 10, 12 1/4l behind Right Honourable (9-5) at Galway 7f mdn Yielding in Jul.

Cascar Cavcha (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt, rear of mid-division, 8th halfway, no impression over 1f out, no extra, 10th of 12, 13 3/4l behind Dancing Waves (8-12) at Down Royal 7f mdn gd in Jul.

Butterfly Kisses (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Slow into stride and settled towards rear, in rear 3f out and ridden from 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Brooklyn's Rose (8-10) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn fll Yielding in Jun.

Future Frontier (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led or disputed lead, pushed along and headed 2f out, ridden and no impression in 5th 1f out, no extra, 7th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Dancing Waves (8-12) at Down Royal 7f mdn gd in Jul.

Cul An Ti (IRE) Sir Prancealot filly out of Church Mice.

Henry's Affair (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 21l behind Butterflies (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll gd in Jul.