Midsummer Sprint Stakes (Listed) 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner €26,000 2nd €7,600 3rd €3,600 4th €1,200
- Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 58.60s
- Off time: 15:46:26
|1st||2 Cape Of Approval||11/2|
|6||140 10-0||D P Nagle||J A Heffernan||114||4/11f|
Cape Of Approval (IRE) 37
|4||135 9-9||T Stack||W J Lee||102||11/2|
Red Dubawi (IRE) 57
|5||135 9-9||D Marnane||F M Berry||100||20/1|
My Girl Anna (IRE) 57
|6||133 9-7||M Kelly||P J Smullen||104||9/1|
Nini Ok (IRE) 7
|4||130 9-4 b||J J Murphy||S Foley||73||100/1|
|3||124 8-12 v1||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||93||20/1|
Zoola (IRE) 233
|3||124 8-12||A Heffernan||N G McCullagh||96||16/1|
||5||9-7||Rae Guest||F M Berry||2/1|
MAAREK is better than Listed class as he proved when landing the Group 2 Champions Sprint at Ascot in October. He wasn't at his best at York last time where he missed the break but his overall form should prove too much for these rivals. Cape Of Approval was over six lengths behind him at Naas in April but returned to winning ways over 6f here last month and looks the main threat. The three-year-old Zoola reappears after a long break but she's a progressive filly who should make her mark this summer.
Cape Of Approval (IRE) 2-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, 3rd halfway, headway to challenge between horses and led over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Cork 6f stks sft in May beating Bracing Breeze (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Maarek 7-2fav (9-11) In rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Society Rock (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Red Dubawi (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Settled towards rear, 6th 2f out, ridden and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong but no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Maarek (10-0) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Nini Ok (IRE) 7-1fav (9-9) Soon mid-division, 10th 1f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on, 6th of 16, 6l behind Regal Power (9-6) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
My Girl Anna (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra from 1f out and soon weakened, 8th of 9, 8l behind Maarek (10-0) at Naas 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Apr.
Zoola (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Balmont Mast (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Roseraie 6-1fav (9-8) Chased leaders, 8th and no impression under pressure 1f out, kept on, 7th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Gathering Power (8-8) at Naas 6f 3yo hcp in May.