Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction Maiden 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, 9 runners)
- Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 18.97s
- Off time: 19:00:27
|1st||1 Apache Trooper||7/2|
Apache Trooper (IRE) 26
|3||131 9-5||G M Lyons||C T Keane (3)||7/2|
Dresden Green (IRE) 24
|3||131 9-5 h||W McCreery||W M Lordan||70||40/1|
|3||131 9-5||D Marnane||F Lynch||82||5/2f|
Mountmills (IRE) 36
|3||131 9-5||A Mulholland||J P O'Brien||25/1|
|3||131 9-5||M Halford||S Foley||20/1|
Ceylon (IRE) 15
|3||126 9-0 h||P J Prendergast||D P McDonogh||7/1|
Giorgi (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||T Doyle||W J Lee||8/1|
Got To Dream 4
|3||126 9-0||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||76||7/1|
|3||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||4/1|
||3||9-5||J J Murphy||S Foley||5/2|
Henson was outpaced over a mile at Naas but stayed on late so should be suited by the longer trip. Ceylon was always in touch on her reappearance over this trip at Cork and kept on well enough to suggest she'll get involved here, a remark that also applies to Giorgi who was a 33/1 chance on her debut at Ballinrobe but very nearly snatched the spoils. Got To Dream didn't enjoy the fast ground or longer trip at Tipperary last week and can do better but the vote goes to Dermot Weld's newcomer MASSINGA, who is by Selkirk and out of a mare who has produced a winner with her only runner to date. She's owned by the Aga Khan who also has Michael Halford's Zaiman entered, though he's bred for further.
Apache Trooper (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 7th 3f out, soon ridden and no impression 2f out, 5th of 12, 12l behind Zafayan (9-5) at Naas 1m 2f mdn stks in May.
Massinga (IRE) Selkirk filly out of Masiyma.
Henson 14-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, 4th early straight, dropped to 5th and no impression from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 4l behind Kerkeni (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut in Apr.
Ceylon (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in close 2nd 2f out, dropped to 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Table Rock (9-5) at Curragh 1m 2f mdn stks sft in May.
Got To Dream 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Fog of War (9-2) at Tipperary 1m 4f 3yo mdn aut gf.
Zaiman (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Zaziyra.
Mountmills (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, 6th approaching halfway, 4th 2f out, dropped to 5th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Ashtaroth (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 3yo mdn in May.
Giorgi (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Ran freely early and chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 2nd close home and pressed winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Nancy Rose (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn sft in May.
Dresden Green (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon weakened, last of 10, 20l behind Johann Strauss (9-5) at Dundalk 7f 3yo mdn stks pol in May.