Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Brownstown Stakes (Fillies Group 3) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 8 runners)
- Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
- Going: Good to firm (watering)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.44s
- Off time: 19:01:58
|2nd||1 Majestic Queen||1½||3/1j|
Majestic Queen 20
|4||137 9-11||T Collins||P J Smullen||103||3/1j|
Wannabe Better (IRE) 13
|4||137 9-11||T Stack||W M Lordan||106||7/2|
|4||134 9-8||T Hogan||R P Whelan||75||66/1|
Exactement (IRE) 20
|4||134 9-8||Miss S J Harty||G F Carroll||96||14/1|
Tobann (IRE) 4
|4||134 9-8 t||J S Bolger||K J Manning||101||3/1j|
Whimsical (IRE) 4
|5||134 9-8||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||89||20/1|
Seas Of Wells (IRE) 20
|3||126 9-0||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||93||10/1|
Sparrow (IRE) 20
|3||126 9-0 t||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien (ex1)||96||4/1|
||4||9-11||W McCreery||W J Lee||5/1|
MAJESTIC QUEEN was racing over 6f for the first time when landing the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes at Leopardstown where she stayed on too strongly for the odds-on Joyeuse. She's probably better at this trip and can maintain her progress though Sparrow, who was beaten around three lengths, can get closer on 3lb better terms. Fourth-placed Seas Of Wells had every chance and looks held but Wannabe Better looks a big threat as she showed that this trip on fast ground is her optimum when landing a Leopardstown Group 3 last month. Exactement needs to find some improvement as does Tobann, who was seven lengths behind Wannabe Better at Naas in October though that was on soft ground and she ran a fine race when just failing to concede 25lb to Sparkle Factor in a handicap at the Curragh on Saturday.
Tobann (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, last 3f out, headway into 4th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Sparkle Factor (8-1) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Majestic Queen 8-1 (9-8) Chased leader in 2nd, progress straight and ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun beating Joyeuse (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Califante 20-1 (8-4) Struck by horse that got upset in neighbouring stall and re-loaded, held up towards rear, closer in 5th on outer 3f out, soon pushed along, 7th 2f out, soon no impression, 8th 1f out, one pace, 8th of 10, 8l behind Sparkle Factor (8-1) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Raced mainly in 6th, ridden over 2f out and improved into 4th 1f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong to lead near line, won at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun beating Eastern Rules (9-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sparrow (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 1f out, 3rd over 100 yards out and kept on well, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Majestic Queen (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Whimsical (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, dropped to 9th 3f out, 5th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3l behind Sparkle Factor (8-1) at Curragh 7f fll hcp gf in Jun.
Seas Of Wells (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased clear leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Majestic Queen (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Exactement (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Prominent early, 5th halfway, pushed along and no impression in 6th 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.