Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, 12 runners)
  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 19.10s
  • Off time: 14:06:42
Full result
Result 14:05 Curragh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Bertie Le Belge 16/1
2nd 4 Cape Clear Island 11/8f
3rd 5 Cape Wolfe 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1)
Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Baldonnel (USA)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 6/1
2 (3)
YELLOW, red epaulettes & sleeves, yellow cap Bertie Le Belge (IRE)
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 G M Lyons C T Keane (3) 16/1
3 (6)
RED, white spots, white cap Brokopondo (IRE)
  • T:Miss E McCutcheon
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 Miss E McCutcheon D P McDonogh 50/1
4 (4)
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Cape Clear Island (IRE)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 11/8f
5 (9)
WHITE, large royal blue spots & sleeves, striped cap Cape Wolfe
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:G F Carroll
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 G M Lyons G F Carroll 16/1
7 (2)
MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Popularity (IRE)
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 3/1
10 (14)
Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE)
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:W J Lee
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 E Lynam W J Lee 12/1
11 (12)
Royal blue, emerald green cross sashes & armlet, striped cap Fashion Forward (IRE)
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:S Foley
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 A Oliver S Foley 66/1
12 (10)
PURPLE, large red spots, red seams on sleeves, purple cap Future Icon
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 E Lynam W M Lordan 20/1
13 (7)
PURPLE, orange sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star La Bella Rose (IRE)
  • T:J P Murtagh
  • J:N G McCullagh
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 J P Murtagh N G McCullagh 20/1
14 (15)
Purple, white panel, purple cap Pretty Famous (IRE)
  • T:A Oliver
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 A Oliver C D Hayes 12/1
15 (5) 9
Red & black hoops, red sleeves, black diamonds on cap Windsor Higgins (IRE) 25
  • T:Steven E Ryder
  • J:C R King
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 126 9-0 Steven E Ryder C R King (3) 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 (11)
Laharde
  • Nag Me
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 D Marnane F Lynch NR
8 (8)
U S Navy Seal (USA)
  • Nag Me
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan NR
9 (13) 2
Vert De Grece (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • T:J G Murphy
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 J G Murphy F M Berry NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 5 Freedom Square (IRE)
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
2 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 9/4
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In depth

Verdict

Jim Bolger won this last year so Popularity, who is by Cape Cross out of a winning miler, is likely to attract support. Dermot Weld's Baldonnel is a half-brother to a Group 3 winner and out of a mare from the family of Daylami and Dalakhani so he has to be on the shortlist along with Johnny Murtagh's filly La Bella Rose, who should be ideally suited to this trip. Aidan O'Brien doesn't have a great strike-rate with his juveniles this season but things should start to pick up soon and he has two entries here. Joseph has chosen to ride CAPE CLEAR ISLAND so he would be expected to have the edge over U S Navy Seal though the latter cost a lot more money and is related to the high-class USA sprinter Pomeroy. Vert De Grece had several much better fancied rivals behind when an excellent second to the experienced Convergence at Leopardstown on Friday and if making a quick reappearance would have to be considered.

Formwatch

Laharde Dutch Art colt out of Empress Jain.

U S Navy Seal (USA) War Front colt out of Questress.

Vert De Grece (IRE) Verglas colt out of Tiny Petal.

Bertie Le Belge (IRE) Big Bad Bob gelding out of Ski For Gold.

Cape Clear Island (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of Kushnarenkovo.

Cape Wolfe Piccolo colt out of Cape Wood.

Baldonnel (USA) Langfuhr colt out of Dalmiya.

Future Icon Acclamation filly out of Midnight Fantasy.

Pretty Famous (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Infamous Angel.

Brokopondo (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Saramacca.

Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) Showcasing colt out of Shes Heavy Lifting.

Fashion Forward (IRE) Manduro filly out of Special Cause.

Windsor Higgins (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden along 2f out, and soon no impression, last of 9, 21l behind Icy Lady (9-0) at Naas 6f 2yo fll mdn in May.

Popularity (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Keladora.

La Bella Rose (IRE) Thewayyouare filly out of La Bella Grande.