Ladies Day June 21st Fillies Race 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, 7 runners)
- Winner €8,970 2nd €2,080 3rd €910 4th €520
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 30.04s
- Off time: 14:11:11
|2nd||2 Colour Blue||2½||8/1|
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 8
|5||140 10-0||T Cleary||C T Keane (3)||70||33/1|
Colour Blue (IRE) 18
|3||128 9-2||W McCreery||G F Carroll||91||8/1|
Dark Skies (IRE) 170
|3||128 9-2 v||D Wachman||W M Lordan||83||12/1|
Principessa Ava (IRE) 18
|3||128 9-2||Mrs D A Love||R P Downey (7)||87||14/1|
Shanooan (USA) 93
|3||128 9-2||G Kent||F Lynch||82||10/1|
Sophie's World (IRE) 7
|3||128 9-2 p||K F O'Donnell||S Corby (7)||80||8/1|
|3||128 9-2||D K Weld||L F Roche (3)||4/11f|
||3||92 t||P Martin||S Foley||87||NR|
A winner at the Curragh in September, TESTED has a string of fancy entries that includes the Irish 1000 Guineas. Dermot Weld's filly should be up to beating these on her reappearance. Principessa Ava and Colour Blue finished practically upsides at Dundalk last time without threatening the winner with Suite even further behind. Shanooan and Dark Skies were both winners at Dundalk on their latest starts but have a bit to find on these terms, as does recent course and distance winner Sophie's World.
Suite (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt and held up in rear, checked briefly in last at halfway, no impression under pressure straight, last of 9, 8l behind Prince Of All (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr.
Tested 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th 3f out, closer in 3rd and pushed along 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll mdn gd in Sep beating Sparrow (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.
Colour Blue (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened, 7th of 9, 6l behind Prince Of All (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr.
Principessa Ava (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden on outer entering straight, 7th 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 5l behind Prince Of All (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Led, pushed along to assert approaching straight and 5 lengths clear 2f out, under pressure and reduced lead 1f out, headed inside final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Lady Giselle (9-10) at Limerick 1m hcp in Apr.
Sophie's World (IRE) 10-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 7f fll hcp in Apr beating Kanes Pass (8-4) by nk, 5 ran.
Dark Skies (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Soon led, pressed under 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp pol in Nov beating Beauty's Forte (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shanooan (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden along 2f out, edged right 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn fll pol in Jan beating Chiclet (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.