Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden 7f
- (2yo, 7f, 10 runners)
- Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 29.49s
- Off time: 17:11:02
|1st||8 Vert De Grece||5/4f|
|2nd||4 Hail The Hero||nk||11/2|
|3rd||6 Park Rebel||6||10/1|
Botany Bay (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||C O'Brien||F M Berry||25/1|
|2||131 9-5||M Halford||S Foley||16/1|
Dancing Duke (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||Miss E McCutcheon||J A Heffernan||66/1|
Hail The Hero (IRE) 5
|2||131 9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/2|
|2||131 9-5||Ms Sheila Lavery||M C Hussey||66/1|
Park Rebel (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||10/1|
Selskar Abbey (USA)
|2||131 9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||6/1|
Vert De Grece (IRE) 62
|2||131 9-5||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||5/4f|
Baby Dinnis (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||D Cullen||R P Cleary||66/1|
|2||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||9/2|
||2||9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||3/10|
Aidan O'Brien has won three of the last four and, from an original entry of seven, has chosen Hail The Hero to do the business this time though he'll need to improve greatly from a disappointing debut at Galway where he was well supported. VERT DE GRECE has to be the form pick on his excellent second to Convergence over this track and trip in June where he stayed on strongly at the finish. Curvy also made her debut here and showed up well on the fast going but whether tonight's ground will suit is unknown. The newcomer Botany Bay is by Galileo and a half-brother to the useful Coolibah while Jim Bolger's Selskar Abbey is related to several winners and will know his job.
Vert De Grece (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, improved into 5th under 2f out, kept on well from 1f out, not reaching winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Convergence (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Hail The Hero (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Prominent, disputed halfway, headed over 2f out and no extra final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Clonard Street (9-5) at Galway 1m 2yo mdn.
Park Rebel (IRE) Cockney Rebel colt out of Silicon Star.
Mandamus 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and raced in rear, ridden along 3f out and no impression from over 2f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Convergence (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Selskar Abbey (USA) Street Sense colt out of Saintly Hertfield.
Dalewari (IRE) Desert Style colt out of Dalataya.
Curvy 12-1 (8-11) Raced in 2nd, dropped to 3rd 2f out and soon ridden, no impression inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Pleascach (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gf in Jul.
Baby Dinnis (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Lady Naryana.
Botany Bay (IRE) Galileo colt out of Honour Bright.
Dancing Duke (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Intricate Dance.