Elusive Pimpernel European Breeders Fund (C & G) Maiden 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €12,420 2nd €2,880 3rd €1,260 4th €720
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 21.16s
  • Off time: 13:45:47
Full result
Result 13:45 Curragh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Intense Style 20/1
2nd 4 Dick Whittington 2/7f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (9)
Black & yellow chevrons, quartered cap Baroque Poet (USA)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D K Weld P J Smullen 10/1
3 (7)
CERISE, sky blue cap with cerise hoop Dawn Mirage
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W J Lee
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D Wachman W J Lee 25/1
4 (1) 2
ROYAL BLUE, orange disc, striped sleeves & cap Dick Whittington (IRE) 11
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/7f
6 (3) 34
WHITE, purple panel, check cap Intense Style (IRE) 11
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 34
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J S Bolger K J Manning 20/1
8 (10)
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Swordfight (IRE)
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 D Wachman W M Lordan 6/1
9 (8)
WHITE & BLACK DIABOLO, black stars on sleeves, quartered cap The Lucky One (IRE)
  • T:K J Condon
  • J:S Foley
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 K J Condon S Foley 50/1
11 (5) 5
Emerald green, emerald green & white check sleeves, white cap Yulong Xiongba (IRE) 11
  • T:J P Murtagh
  • J:R Coakley
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 131 9-5 J P Murtagh R Coakley (7) 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 (6)
Bertie Le Belge (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:C T Keane
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 G M Lyons C T Keane NR
5 (2)
I Will Excel (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:M O'Callaghan
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 M O'Callaghan F Lynch NR
7 (4)
Rule The Waves (USA)
  • Nag Me
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 A P O'Brien R L Moore NR
10 (11)
Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE)
  • Nag Me
  • T:E Lynam
  • J:C D Hayes
  • Form:
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 95 E Lynam C D Hayes NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 11 Sir John Hawkins (USA)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
2 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

This has been run three times and Aidan O'Brien has won them all. DICK WHITTINGTON will be at short odds to continue the sequence after his promising debut behind previous winner Cappella Sansevero at Naas, when Intense Style was 6l behind, and with a Group 1 entry he'll be expected to take this before going on to better things. His stablemate Rule The Waves is by the same sire as Declaration Of War while Dawn Mirage is by Oasis Dream out of a Group 3 winner. David Wachman also runs the 290,000gns yearling Swordfight, a half-brother to eight winners while Baroque Poet hails from a yard still firing the winners in.

Formwatch

Bertie Le Belge (IRE) Big Bad Bob gelding out of Ski For Gold.

I Will Excel (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Da's Wish.

Rule The Waves (USA) War Front colt out of Rag And Bone.

Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) Showcasing colt out of Shes Heavy Lifting.

Intense Style (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Raced in 2nd, ridden along over 2f out and soon no impression, 4th of 6, 7l behind Cappella Sansevero (9-2) at Naas 6f 2yo stk.

Dick Whittington (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Held up towards rear, closer halfway, angled out for room over 1f out and soon ridden, kept on well close home, just failed, 2nd of 6, hd behind Cappella Sansevero (9-2) at Naas 6f 2yo stk.

Dawn Mirage Oasis Dream colt out of Prima Luce.

Yulong Xiongba (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) 4th early, ridden along over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 8l behind Cappella Sansevero (9-2) at Naas 6f 2yo stk.

Baroque Poet (USA) Lope De Vega colt out of Misty Daylight.

Swordfight (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Dundel.

The Lucky One (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Moynsha Lady.