West Gate (C & G) Median Auction Maiden 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, 5 runners)
- Winner €6,210 2nd €1,440 3rd €630 4th €360
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 16.34s
- Off time: 17:50:31
|1st||5 Tonton Macoute||25/1|
|2nd||3 Prussian Eagle||3||6/4|
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 19
|3||131 9-5||P J Flynn||D M Grant||72||10/1|
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 13
|3||131 9-5||K J Condon||S Foley||10/1|
Prussian Eagle (IRE) 33
|3||131 9-5||C O'Brien||F M Berry||73||6/4|
Stirabout (USA) 4
|3||131 9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||84||11/10f|
Tonton Macoute (IRE) 41
|3||131 9-5||P J Prendergast||D P McDonogh||25/1|
Celtic Artisan was fourth on his debut at Dundalk but still beaten 15 lengths. This looks a relatively straightforward task for STIRABOUT if he can reproduce the form of his latest third over 1m at Gowran when he was only headed close home. Prussian Eagle went close over 7f in a handicap at Gowran last time but his stamina will be tested over this much longer trip. Brog Deas Nua hinted at ability on his debut at Dundalk but has failed to build on that run so far.
Tonton Macoute (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, niggled along early, ridden and no extra over 3f out, last of 8, 15l behind Sinndar Desert (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Mar.
Prussian Eagle (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Towards rear, raced towards outer and progress straight, 6th 2f out, moderate 3rd over 1f out, chased winner and stayed on well inside final furlong, not quite get there, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Rathealy (9-8) at Gowran Park 7f 3yo hcp hvy in Apr.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden in moderate 7th entering straight, moderate 6th 2f out, kept on without threatening final furlong, 4th of 8, 15l behind Belisarius (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn stks pol in Apr.
Stirabout (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Disputed lead early, soon led, joined and pressed from over 2f out, led again 1f out, headed from 50yds out, dropped to 3rd near finish,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Ashtaroth (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo mdn.
Brog Deas Nua (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Rear of mid-division, no impression from over 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind The Islander (9-5) at Cork 7f 3yo mdn in Apr.