Sapphire European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden 1m
- (2yo, 1m, 13 runners)
- Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
- Going: Good to firm (watering)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 39.70s
- Off time: 14:13:42
|2nd||13 Shell House||2¾||7/1|
|3rd||14 Sparkle Factor||¾||13/8f|
Beyond Intensity (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||J S Bolger||K J Manning||10/1|
|2||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||14/1|
|2||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/4|
Fantastic Dilly (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||E Lynam||R P Cleary||14/1|
Gold Focus (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||J S Bolger||R P Whelan (3)||25/1|
Good Strike (USA) 33
|2||126 9-0||D Wachman||W J Lee||33/1|
Hallo Rosie (IRE) 3
|2||126 9-0||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||33/1|
|2||126 9-0||M Halford||S Foley||25/1|
Ode To Psyche (IRE) 33
|2||126 9-0||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||20/1|
Sand Spinner (IRE)
|2||126 9-0 t1||H Rogers||C R King (5)||50/1|
Shell House (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||7/1|
Sparkle Factor (IRE) 27
|2||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||13/8f|
|2||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||8/1|
||2||B W Duke||B A Curtis||WD|
||2||Mrs D A Love||S M Gorey||NR|
||2||9-0||J M Oxx||N G McCullagh||12/1|
Joseph O'Brien's presence on board Dazzling suggests she may be the best of the Ballydoyle trio at this stage though that's not always the case and both Shell House, like the former a daughter of Galileo, and the Oasis Dream filly Sparrow, have to be kept on the right side. Jim Bolger runs two daughters of Intense Focus, Kevin Manning's mount Beyond Intensity and the apprentice-ridden Gold Focus. Either could be good enough as could Circling, another Galileo filly and out of a Listed winner. SPARKLE FACTOR made an encouraging start in what looked a strong Naas maiden and, as she wasn't given a hard time, can repay the kindness and go one better.
Patty Paige (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from 2f out, 7th of 16, 9l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jun.
Principessa Ava (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Dwelt and held up in rear, ridden into 6th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 10l behind Tarfasha (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn in Jul.
Dazzling (IRE) Galileo filly out of Secret Garden.
Shell House (IRE) Galileo filly out of Bonnie Byerly.
Sparkle Factor (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, good headway on inner in 5th 2f out, pushed along into 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong without threatening winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Altruistic (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn in Aug.
Beyond Intensity (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Beyond Compare.
Circling (IRE) Galileo filly out of Chanting.
Ode To Psyche (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden into 5th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 12l behind Tarfasha (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn in Jul.
Good Strike (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Held up, 7th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Tarfasha (9-0) at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn in Jul.
Fantastic Dilly (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Fantastic Spring.
Hazledoc (IRE) Azamour filly out of Grand Oir.
Sand Spinner (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Right Ted.
Hallo Rosie (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden along halfway, kept on one pace straight, 7th of 11, 17l behind Adelana (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug.
Sparrow (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of All Too Beautiful.
Gold Focus (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Gold Bust.