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
- Winning time: 1m 19.10s
- Off time: 14:06:42
|1st||2 Bertie Le Belge||16/1|
|2nd||4 Cape Clear Island||1¼||11/8f|
|3rd||5 Cape Wolfe||1½||16/1|
|2||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||6/1|
Bertie Le Belge (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||G M Lyons||C T Keane (3)||16/1|
|2||131 9-5||Miss E McCutcheon||D P McDonogh||50/1|
Cape Clear Island (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/8f|
|2||131 9-5||G M Lyons||G F Carroll||16/1|
|2||131 9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||3/1|
Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||E Lynam||W J Lee||12/1|
Fashion Forward (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||A Oliver||S Foley||66/1|
|2||126 9-0||E Lynam||W M Lordan||20/1|
La Bella Rose (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||J P Murtagh||N G McCullagh||20/1|
Pretty Famous (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||A Oliver||C D Hayes||12/1|
Windsor Higgins (IRE) 25
|2||126 9-0||Steven E Ryder||C R King (3)||66/1|
||2||95||D Marnane||F Lynch||NR|
||2||95||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||NR|
||2||95||J G Murphy||F M Berry||NR|
Freedom Square (IRE)
||2||9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||9/4|
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.
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.