Cork Racecourse Mallow Noblesse Stakes (Fillies' Group 3) 1m 4f
- (3yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 8 runners)
- Winner €48,750 2nd €14,250 3rd €6,750 4th €2,250
- Going: Soft, Yielding in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 40.81s
- Off time: 16:22:36
|1st||4 Midnight Soprano||5/1|
|2nd||6 Magical Dream||hd||8/1|
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 7
|4||135 9-9 h||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||89||20/1|
|4||135 9-9||R M Beckett||Jim Crowley||102||9/4f|
Midnight Soprano (IRE) 230
|6||135 9-9||P D Deegan||M M Monaghan||106||5/1|
Testosterone (IRE) 39
|5||135 9-9||E A L Dunlop||K J Manning||100||5/1|
Magical Dream (IRE) 40
|3||124 8-12||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||102||8/1|
Say (IRE) 16
|3||121 8-9||A P O'Brien||C O'Donoghue||90||9/2|
Silky (IRE) 24
|3||121 8-9||D Wachman||W J Lee||18/1|
We'll Go Walking (IRE) 35
|3||121 8-9||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||106||6/1|
||4||D K Weld||P J Smullen||114||NR|
||3||89||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||91||NR|
||4||9-9||D K Weld||P J Smullen||11/8|
Dermot Weld has won three of the last four runnings and PRINCESS HIGHWAY can keep up the sequence. She was at her best around this time last year when her hat-trick was completed in brilliant style in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot. She's been a little disappointing subsequently but can put a moderate reappearance behind her and gain the fourth victory of her short career. Ralph Beckett sends Cubanita over from the UK and she can take advantage if the favourite doesn't come up to scratch. She may have just needed her return in the Middleton at York but wasn't beaten far and the softer ground won't be a problem. Testosterone accompanies her across the sea but she's been inconsistent since arriving from France but any further rain would greatly aid the cause of Midnight Soprano, a dual Listed winner on heavy ground. Magical Dream couldn't get to Alive Alive Oh at Navan but that will have brought her on and she looks best of the younger brigade.
Princess Highway (USA) 8-13fav (10-0) Tracked leader, struggling to get to winner from under 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Euphrasia (9-9) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) in May.
Majenta (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge and lead over 1f out, soon strongly pressed, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp 60-90 gf beating Maggie Dalton (9-10) by 1l, 9 ran.
Midnight Soprano (IRE) (8-11) 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Lil'wing (8-7) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 hvy in Oct.
Magical Dream (IRE) 11-8 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no impression on winner in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Alive Alive Oh (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) in May.
Cubanita 10-3 (8-12) Keen early tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Dalkala (9-0) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.
Silky (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, closer in 4th into straight, challenged in 2nd under 2f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Clonmel 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn gf in May beating Sharp Crisp Air (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Say (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 18l behind Talent (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in May.
We'll Go Walking (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon no extra, eased over 1f out, last of 9, 18l behind Just Pretending (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in May.
Testosterone (IRE) (8-6) 8th of 9, 7l behind Pirika (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Beach Of Falesa (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Very slowly away, in rear, 8th 2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 7l behind Majenta (8-8) at Curragh 1m 4f fll hcp 60-90 gf.