Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Median Auction (C & G) Maiden 1m 2f
- (3-4yo, 1m 2f, 5 runners)
- Winner €6,900 2nd €1,600 3rd €700 4th €400
- Going: Soft to Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 26.39s
- Off time: 18:01:11
|2nd||6 The Plan Man||s.h||10/1|
Pc Henry 8
|4||145 10-5 t||G M Lyons||C T Keane (5)||76||6/1|
Harbin (IRE) 19
|3||131 9-5||A McGuinness||I J Brennan (3)||33/1|
Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 42
|3||131 9-5 p||J C McConnell||G F Carroll||101||7/4|
Protestant (IRE) 35
|3||131 9-5||Mrs J Harrington||F M Berry||11/10f|
The Plan Man (IRE)
|3||131 9-5||A Oliver||C D Hayes||10/1|
||3||95||J J Murphy||C R King||NR|
||3||95||Mrs J Harrington||K J Manning||NR|
||3||95 b||K J Condon||S Foley||69||NR|
Orgilgo Bay is clearly the form pick on his second to Battle Of Marengo in the Beresford Stakes last year. He was very highly tried in his first season but ran a shocker on his reappearance over 1m4f at Gowran and is probably best watched here. Limerick second Durand will almost certainly improve for the step up in distance but PROTESTANT is even more interesting after his debut third behind Dante third Indian Chief at Leopardstown and he gets the nod ahead of stablemate and debutant Weather Watch.
Durand 12-1 (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, went in pursuit of winner inside final two furlongs, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hold The Line (9-5) at Limerick 1m 3yo mdn aut.
Weather Watch (IRE) Hurricane Run gelding out of Caravan Of Dreams.
Zenetti (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 10l behind Time For Action (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo mdn auc stks pol in Apr.
Protestant (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden into 2nd over 1f out, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Indian Chief (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Apr.
The Plan Man (IRE) Jeremy gelding out of Sanfrancullinan.
Orgilgo Bay (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Attempted to make all, pressed and joined over 4f out, soon headed, 2nd before straight, no extra from 2f out, 7th of 12, 25l behind We'll Go Walking (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in Apr.
Pc Henry 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 10th of 16, 9l behind Reposer (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m hcp.
Harbin (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 21l behind Freewheel (9-5) at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks hvy.