Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden 1m
- (2yo, 1m, 12 runners)
- Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
- Going: Good to Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.17s
- Off time: 14:36:50
|1st||5 John F Kennedy||11/8f|
|2||131 9-5||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||8/1|
Bosphorus Prince (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||J P Murtagh||G F Carroll||25/1|
Dunquin (IRE) 43
|2||131 9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||11/4|
|2||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||8/1|
John F Kennedy (IRE) 17
|2||131 9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||11/8f|
Pincode (IRE) 65
|2||131 9-5 h||P J Prendergast||D P McDonogh||12/1|
|2||131 9-5||J P Murtagh||F Lynch||20/1|
Royal Distinction 6
|2||131 9-5||P D Deegan||C O'Donoghue||66/1|
Sun Focus (IRE) 42
|2||131 9-5||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||20/1|
The Last Marju (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||J P Murtagh||N G McCullagh||16/1|
Verbal Stiletto (IRE) 52
|2||131 9-5||B W Duke||R P Cleary||100/1|
Mademoiselle Penny (IRE)
|2||126 9-0||J T Gorman||L F Roche (3)||66/1|
||2||95||M Halford||S Foley||NR|
PORTAGE didn't attract much support on his debut at the Curragh but caught the eye with a very pleasing performance. Held up for much of the way, he came through late to snatch second behind East India and the longer trip is certain to be in his favour. He may be good enough to go one better though there'll be similar thoughts about John F Kennedy, who couldn't cope with the more-experienced Hall Of Fame at Leopardstown but will certainly improve for the run. Jim Bolger trained that winner and has two entered here with the once-raced Dunquin very much respected after a fair run over 6f at the Curragh in June, a trip that will not have played to the son of Cape Cross's strengths. Dermot Weld's Intransive, the brother of a winner and half-brother to six others, could prove best of some interesting newcomers.
Portage (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt and held up in 9th, pushed along halfway, 8th 2f out, soon ridden, went 4th 1f out, stayed on well to go 2nd close home, pressed winner to line, 2nd of 10, nk behind East India (9-5) at Curragh 7f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
John F Kennedy (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and no impression on winner over 1f out, 2nd 150 yards out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Hall Of Fame (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Pincode (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, 5th 3f out and soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Convergence (9-2) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Dunquin (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up, 9th halfway, soon pushed along, 6th 2f out, soon carried a little wide, almost on terms 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Accepted (9-5) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.
The Last Marju (IRE) Marju colt out of Celestial Dream.
Bosphorus Prince (IRE) Hurricane Run colt out of Bosphorus Queen.
Royal Distinction 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 11th of 15, 11l behind Parish Boy (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn.
Mademoiselle Penny (IRE) Lawman filly out of Billys Dream.
Aared (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Adaala.
Intransive Dansili colt out of Imroz.
Rainbow Tiger King's Best colt out of Purple Tiger.
Sun Focus (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 2nd 3f out, soon ridden, weakened from 1 1/2f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Gleneagles (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Verbal Stiletto (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, 19l behind Battle Of Marathon (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jun.