Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes 6f
- (2yo, 6f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 15.55s
- Off time: 14:11:00
Emef Rock (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||M R Channon||William Twiston-Davies (3)||14/1|
|2||131 9-5||R Hannon||Dane O'Neill||5/4f|
|2||131 9-5||C Appleby||R L Moore||5/1|
Portamento (IRE) 36
|2||131 9-5||C Appleby||W Buick||9/4|
Quintus Cerialis (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||C G Cox||A Kirby||25/1|
Secret Journey (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||H Morrison||P J Dobbs||25/1|
|2||131 9-5||C Hills||L Dettori||14/1|
||2||95||C Hills||Jim Crowley||WD|
||2||95||O Stevens||M Barzalona||NR|
||2||9-5||M Johnston||J Fanning||9/4|
Mickael Barzalona was on board when Godolphin's Portamento was outpaced over 5f at Newmarket before staying on late and was also on The Paco Kid for his debut at Newbury but not when he disappointed at Ascot. Godolphin also run Pinter, a half-brother to the useful juvenile Gusto. Dark Profit cost 310,000 euros and is a half-brother to the Group 1 Criterium International winner Zafisio, though he loved the mud. Mark Johnston won this a year ago but the Hannon team had won it the previous five years and their £200,000 colt ESTIDHKAAR, a half-brother to champion juvenile Toormore, will know his job and gets the vote to make a successful start.
Dark Profit (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Goldthroat.
The Paco Kid 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced when switched right inside final 2f, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Moonraker (9-2) at Ascot 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs.
Portamento (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Dwelt pushed along in rear, some late headway, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 11l behind Mind Of Madness (8-9) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Apr.
Estidhkaar (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Danetime Out.
Tansfeeq Aqlaam colt out of Qelaan.
Secret Journey (IRE) Sakhee's Secret colt out of Hinokia.
Emef Rock (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Sveva.
Quintus Cerialis (IRE) Vale Of York colt out of Red Fox.
Pinter Exceed And Excel colt out of Pickle.