Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes (Group 3) 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 1, 6 runners)
- Winner €60,000 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000
- Going: Yielding to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 14.95s
- Off time: 15:55:00
|1st||5 Fascinating Rock||hd||Evsf|
Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) 224
|3||132 9-6||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||112||7/4|
Altruistic (IRE) 197
|3||129 9-3||J P Murtagh||R Hughes||107||20/1|
|3||129 9-3||J S Bolger||K J Manning||103||10/1|
Ebanoran (IRE) 42
|3||129 9-3||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||8/1|
Fascinating Rock (IRE) 29
|3||129 9-3||D K Weld||P J Smullen||107||Evsf|
Highly Toxic (IRE) 42
|3||129 9-3||P J Flynn||D M Grant||89||100/1|
||3||93||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||102||NR|
||3||93||G M Lyons||C T Keane||NR|
Battle Of Marengo (IRE)
||3||9-6||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||2/13|
Aidan O'Brien has won this seven times in the past 10 years and GEOFFREY CHAUCER can gain victory number eight despite having a Group 2 penalty for his Beresford Stakes success where he had Altrustic two lengths back in third. The same distance back in fourth was All Set To Go, who was upsides Answered when around two and a half lengths behind Fascinating Rock in the Ballysax so an admittedly tenuous line of form suggests the Ballydoyle colt has the advantage over Dermot Weld's dual winner. Obliterator could prove the fly in the ointment despite his seven-length defeat by True Story in the Fielden Stakes as the winner is near the head of the Derby market and Ger Lyons' colt was eased down once his chance had gone.
Mandatario 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, 2nd 4f out, ridden and dropped to 3rd early straight, no extra from over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Mekong River (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 1f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Nov.
Obliterator (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, eased near finish, 2nd of 10, 7l behind True Story (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Apr.
Fascinating Rock (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Settled in 6th, progress into 3rd 2f out and led 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr beating Answered (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ebanoran (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along and some progress early straight, went 5th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Go For Goal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo lst stk (1) in Mar.
Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) 4-7fav (9-3) Chased leaders in 4th, improved into 3rd and pushed along 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged slightly left, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep beating Oklahoma City (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Answered 7-4fav (9-3) Raced in 5th, ridden in 6th over 2f out, under pressure in 4th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd on line, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Fascinating Rock (9-3) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Highly Toxic (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, 6th and pushed along approaching straight, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 7l behind Go For Goal (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo lst stk (1) in Mar.
Altruistic (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Kingston Hill (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.