Ballycorus Stakes (Group 3) 7f
- (3yo+, 7f, Class 1, 7 runners)
- Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,800
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 25.43s
- Off time: 20:05:19
|1st||7 Wannabe Better||10/1|
|2nd||3 Eastern Rules||½||7/1|
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 39
|5||138 9-12||G M Lyons||G F Carroll||112||6/4f|
Leitir Mor (IRE) 7
|4||138 9-12 pt||J S Bolger||K J Manning||106||10/1|
Eastern Rules (IRE) 82
|6||135 9-9||M Halford||S Foley||108||7/1|
Big Break 26
|4||132 9-6 b1||D K Weld||P J Smullen||106||5/2|
One Spirit (IRE) 7
|6||132 9-6||F Dunne||N G McCullagh||99||16/1|
Wannabe Better (IRE) 26
|4||132 9-6||T Stack||W M Lordan||102||10/1|
Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 26
|3||126 9-0 p1||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||98||12/1|
||5||96||M Halford||C P Hoban||100||NR|
Leitir Mor (IRE)
||3||9-2||J S Bolger||K J Manning||13/2|
Leitir Mor's only previous wins have come in the grade and he hinted at a revival in a Listed contest over 1m here last week. Jim Bolger's colt would have an outstanding chance in this if back to his best, despite the big penalty but Brendan Bracken has his measure on recent form and will be fancied to open his seasonal account. Eastern Rules is a specialist over this trip but hasn't run since March so this looks a good opportunity for BIG BREAK. She was fourth in last year's Irish 1000 Guineas and there was nothing wrong with her comeback fourth at this level at the Curragh. Slipper Orchid may be stepping out of her comfort zone in this grade.
Slipper Orchid (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Soon disputed lead, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to hold on at the finish, won at Fairyhouse 7f stks gf beating Bubbly Bellini (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 10th over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, 12th 1f out, eased final furlong, 12th of 14, 29l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.
Eastern Rules (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) 9th of 15, 4l behind Variety Club (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Brendan Brackan (IRE) 10-3 (9-12) Tracked leader in 2nd, challenged under 2f out, led over 1f out, narrowly headed 150 yards out, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mustajeeb (8-10) at Leopardstown 1m Grp 3 (1) in May.
Big Break 4-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders, 7th over 3f out, challenged 2f out, led 1f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Purr Along (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) in May.
Leitir Mor (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
One Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, pushed along early straight and 5th over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Pearl Of Africa (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m Listed stks (1) gd.
Fountain Of Youth (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Soon tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out where 6th, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Kingman (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) in May.