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  • 13:45 Elusive Pimpernel European Breeders Fund Maiden6f

  • (C & G) €18,000 added 2yo 7 ran
  • Winner €12,420 2nd €2,880 3rd €1,260 4th €720
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 21.16s
  • Off time: 13:45:47

Full result

13:45 Curragh Result 25th May 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (3) Intense Style (IRE) 9-5 K J Manning J S Bolger 2 20/1
Chased leaders in 4th, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong opened 20/1 touched 20/1
2nd (1) Dick Whittington (IRE) 9-5 J P O'Brien A P O'Brien 2 2/7f
Held up in 6th, ridden on outer and closer in 4th 2f out, still 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd close home opened 2/7 touched 3/10
3rd (7) hd Dawn Mirage 9-5 W J Lee D Wachman 2 25/1
Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home opened 25/1 touched 25/1
4th (5) 3 Yulong Xiongba (IRE) 9-5 R Coakley (7) J P Murtagh 2 33/1
Led, clear halfway, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no impression opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th (9) hd Baroque Poet (USA) 9-5 P J Smullen D K Weld 2 10/1
Dwelt and held up in last, some progress and pushed along 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening under hands and heels opened 8/1 touched 10/1
6th (10) Swordfight (IRE) 9-5 W M Lordan D Wachman 2 6/1
Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders in 3rd, no impression under hands and heels from 2f out opened 6/1 touched 13/2
7th (8) The Lucky One (IRE) 9-5 S Foley K J Condon 2 50/1
Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and weakened from 2f out opened 40/1 touched 66/1
NR (6) Bertie Le Belge (IRE) 9-5 C T Keane (3) G M Lyons 2
NR (2) I Will Excel (IRE) 9-5 F Lynch M O'Callaghan 2
NR (4) Rule The Waves (USA) 9-5 R L Moore A P O'Brien 2
NR (11) Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) 9-5 C D Hayes E Lynam 2

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £14.70 Tote Place: £3.20,1.02
Straight Forecast: £26.64 Exacta: £27.40

Placepot: €8.20, Pool: €0.0

Verdict

Jim Bolger: "He ran very well in his first race but he then misbehaved at Naas and lost the plot. It's nice to get back on track and I think I'll move him up to stakes class now. His dam is by Galileo and the sire got a mile so he should have no trouble getting a mile in time."