Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Maiden 6f
- (3yo+, 6f, 11 runners)
- Winner €8,626 2nd €2,000 3rd €875 4th €500
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 13.38s
- Off time: 15:01:31
|2nd||7 Champagne Or Water||6||7/1|
|3rd||1 Earth Drummer||1¾||8/1|
Earth Drummer (IRE)
|4||142 10-2||J S Bolger||K J Manning||8/1|
Jackamo (IRE) 15
|4||142 10-2||K Prendergast||G P Halpin (7)||66/1|
Stingy Jack (IRE) 314
|4||142 10-2||K P Cotter||D E Hogan (10)||66/1|
Alkasser (IRE) 27
|3||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||5/2|
Baltic Voyager (IRE) 214
|3||131 9-5||J J Walsh||R P Cleary||80/1|
Keyboard Melody (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||D K Weld||L F Roche (3)||20/1|
Champagne Or Water (IRE) 157
|3||126 9-0||W McCreery||W J Lee||7/1|
|3||126 9-0||A Leahy||T P Madden (7)||66/1|
Eloge (IRE) 7
|3||126 9-0||A Oliver||C D Hayes||25/1|
High Focus (IRE) 9
|3||126 9-0||J S Bolger||R P Whelan (3)||28/1|
Tango Time (IRE) 27
|3||126 9-0||D Wachman||W M Lordan||8/11f|
Champagne Or Water is a half-sister to two winning hurdlers and looks certain to need further. Earth Drummer is by Dylan Thomas out of a winning miler and is another likely to be suited by a longer trip, though his trainer wouldn't be keeping an unraced four-year-old unless he though he could win races. Keyboard Melody is related to several speedy winners and this should prove just right for his debut but the experience of TANGO TIME may just prove too much on this occasion as David Wachman's filly made a very encouraging start behind Iveagh Gardens in a big field at the Curragh.
Alkasser (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 29l behind Answered (9-5) at Curragh 1m 3yo mdn in Mar.
Champagne Or Water (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Settled in mid-division, headway early straight and 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression on winner, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Harry's Princess (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Nov.
Earth Drummer (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of In Dubai.
Tango Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 11th halfway, headway into 6th travelling well 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 20, 4 1/2l behind Iveagh Gardens (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks in Mar.
High Focus (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Pushed along early in rear, 9th 2f out, ridden and progress to go 6th early final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 9l behind Sparkle Factor (9-0) at Limerick 7f 3yo fll mdn hvy.
Eloge (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along and no impression in moderate 6th 1 1/2f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong to go 4th close home, 4th of 7, 14l behind Palace (9-0) at Navan 1m 3yo fll stks sft.
Committal 66-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, rapid progress approaching straight and pulled way through to briefly dispute lead, ridden and no extra in 5th under 2f out, weakened, last of 6, 47l behind Ebeyina (9-0) at Cork 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn hvy.
Jackamo (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride and always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 18l behind Lean And Keen (9-7) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Keyboard Melody (IRE) Verglas gelding out of Wrong Key.
Baltic Voyager (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out, 7th of 9, 32l behind Shining Emerald (9-5) at Listowel 7f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep.
Stingy Jack (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, dropped to 8th and no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Royal Empress (9-0) at Curragh 6f mdn stks gf in Jun.