Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Salsabil Stakes (Fillies' Listed) 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 1, 8 runners)
- Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 16.75s
- Off time: 15:00:54
|2nd||3 Cristal Fashion||1¾||12/1|
Achnaha (IRE) 20
|3||126 9-0 b1||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||96||9/2|
Ceisteach (IRE) 13
|3||126 9-0||J S Bolger||K J Manning||88||8/1|
Cristal Fashion (IRE) 171
|3||126 9-0||G M Lyons||C T Keane||88||12/1|
Dance With Another (IRE) 6
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||C O'Donoghue||87||16/1|
Dazzling (IRE) 181
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||99||5/1|
I'm Yours 168
|3||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||94||2/1f|
Ode To Psyche (IRE) 13
|3||126 9-0||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||84||16/1|
Terrific (IRE) 231
|3||126 9-0 p1||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||95||5/1|
Aidan O'Brien had four of the original 11 entries and has left a trio in. Dance With Another has run poorly on testing ground so far this season and could do with quicker going. Terrific was very impressive when completing a double at the Curragh and this is a natural progression before going on to better things but Joseph's presence on board DAZZLING suggests she's the one to be on. Undoubtedly disappointing in two Listed events after her debut victory, she's entered in all the top races and there should be much more to come. The maiden Achnaha, runner-up in a Listed contest in November after a narrow defeat by Dance With Another at the Curragh, returned to action in a Group 3 over a mile at the Curragh and produced a very encouraging effort. I'm Yours, runner-up to Marvellous on her debut here, had no problems going one better at Leopardstown in October while Ceisteach reappeared with a battling victory over this trip at Leopardstown and her fitness is a big plus.
Dazzling (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Jumped left, soon led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Flying Jib (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Cristal Fashion (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Soon tracked leader in 2nd, going well 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Navan 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks sft in Oct beating Intense Debate (8-11) by 3l, 9 ran.
Terrific (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll gd in Aug beating Witches Brew (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
I'm Yours 1-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, led 2f out and asserted 1f out, pushed out and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct beating Tirghra (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Achnaha (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Vote Often (8-9) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) in Mar.
Ceisteach (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, progress to lead briefly entering straight, challenged and headed over 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong to lead again close home, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn in Mar beating Kaleefa (9-0) by ns, 11 ran.
Ode To Psyche (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leader, 4th halfway, pushed along approaching straight and progress to challenge over 2f out, disputed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed closing stages, 3rd of 11, hd behind Ceisteach (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn in Mar.
Dance With Another (IRE) 9-4 (9-6) Soon led, ridden 2f out and headed over 1f out, no impression in 3rd when short of room and checked early final furlong, no extra, last of 3, 7l behind Tahaany (9-6) at Cork 1m 3yo fll hvy.