Lacken Stakes (Listed) 6f
- (3yo, 6f, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 10.41s
- Off time: 17:07:00
|1st||4 Due Diligence||5/4f|
|2nd||7 Sailors Swan||3¾||13/2|
|3rd||2 Shining Emerald||1¼||8/1|
Sudirman (USA) 233
|3||134 9-8 b1||D Wachman||W M Lordan||116||9/2|
Shining Emerald 28
|3||132 9-6 b1||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||108||8/1|
Club Wexford (IRE) 354
|3||129 9-3||J S Bolger||K J Manning||101||20/1|
Due Diligence (USA) 19
|3||129 9-3||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||106||5/4f|
Gold Peregrine 28
|3||129 9-3||J P Murtagh||F M Berry||96||14/1|
Intensical (IRE) 28
|3||129 9-3||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||102||14/1|
Sailors Swan (USA) 15
|3||129 9-3||D K Weld||P J Smullen||13/2|
Glassatura (IRE) 36
|3||124 8-12||M Halford||S Foley||89||50/1|
Seas Of Wells (IRE) 28
|3||124 8-12||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||7/1|
||3||93||G M Lyons||G F Carroll||90||NR|
Phoenix Stakes winner, Sudirman was regrettably unable to show his form in the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket and David Wachman responds by putting headgear on his colt for the first time. Former American performer, Due Diligence scored at the second time of asking for Aidan O'Brien and is probably capable of more although we will turn to SEAS OF WELLS on this occasion. Plenty was anticipated of John Oxx's filly ahead of her debut at the Curragh and she duly delivered. This will be a big leap up in class, but a valuable weight allowance from the colts makes it an entirely feasible proposition. Sailors Swan caught the eye on debut and confirmed that impression with a ready success at Navan. Shining Emerald was a Listed winner last term and connections try a drop in trip and the application of blinkers in an attempt to get him back to where he was.
Trinity Force (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Soon raced in 3rd, closed up travelling smoothly straight, ridden under 2f out, 2nd and kept on without matching winner final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Warbird (9-10) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo stk in May.
Due Diligence (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Soon led, ridden and went a few lengths clear over a furlong out, kept on well close home, won at Naas 6f 3yo hcp in May beating Wind Inher Sleeves (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Sailors Swan (USA) 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, progress to lead over 1f out, ridden to assert and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 6f mdn stks gf in May beating Body Beautiful (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Shining Emerald 11-4fav (9-3) Soon chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1 1/2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Alkasser (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Sudirman (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Astaire (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Seas Of Wells (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th on inner halfway, soon switched out, progress in 4th 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, pressed close home, won at Curragh 6f mdn stks gd in May beating Chance To Dance (10-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Intensical (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Soon mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on in 7th 1f out, kept on well into 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Alkasser (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May.
Glassatura (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Upset in stalls, very slowly away and detached throughout, no impression early straight and eased final furlong, last of 5, 33l behind Sophie's World (7-11) at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp in Apr.
Gold Peregrine 9-1 (9-3) Unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Alkasser (9-3) at Curragh 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gf in May, 12 ran.
Club Wexford (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Made all, ridden out to assert from over 1f out, stayed on well, eased closing stages, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks in Jun '13 beating Zakhm (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.