Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) 1m 2f 110y
- (4yo+, 1m 2f 110y, Class 1, 5 runners)
- Winner €130,200 2nd €39,900 3rd €18,900 4th €6,300 5th €2,100
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 21.71s
- Off time: 15:20:02
|1st||5 Noble Mission||Evsj|
Einsteins Folly (IRE) 21
|4||129 9-3 p||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||99||33/1|
Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) 20
|4||129 9-3 v1||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||106||16/1|
Magician (IRE) 20
|4||129 9-3||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||124||Evsj|
Noble Mission 17
|5||129 9-3 h||Lady Cecil||James Doyle||117||Evsj|
Euphrasia (IRE) 11
|5||126 9-0||J G Murphy||G F Carroll||100||50/1|
||4||93||J J Murphy||S Foley||98||NR|
||5||93 t||J S Bolger||K J Manning||113||NR|
||6||D K Weld||P J Smullen||112||NR|
||5||9-3||R Charlton||James Doyle||9/4|
MAGICIAN and Noble Mission are the two who dominate this. The former, last year's Breeders' Cup Turf winner, returned from a fine run in the Dubai Sheema Classic to beat the reopposing Parish Hall narrowly though convincingly. He's the type to do even better this season and could prove just too good for Lady Cecil's son of Galileo, who has three Group 3's to his credit but has never won at a higher level though he appears to be improving with age. Along Came Casey has only won at Listed level but could still prove too good for the remainder.
Cardinal Palace (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Soon led, headed after 2f, on terms again 1f out, every chance and kept on well final furlong, dropped to 4th near line, 4th of 12, 1l behind General Brook (8-9) at Cork 1m 2f hcp in Apr.
Parish Hall (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up in 4th, ridden 3f out, 3rd 2f out, stayed on to lead 1f out, drifted left under pressure and challenged inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 5, nk behind Magician (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Along Came Casey (IRE) 4-7fav (9-6) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon no impression, dropped behind leaders final furlong, eased close home, last of 7, 5l behind Say (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Noble Mission 9-4fav (9-3) Led over 2f, pressed leader, led again halfway, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft beating Telescope (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Magician (IRE) 2-13fav (9-10) Held up in rear, progress in 4th under 2f out, ridden to close over 1f out, stayed on to challenge on outer inside final furlong and led close home, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf beating Parish Hall (9-6) by nk, 5 ran.
Euphrasia (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) 4th early, dropped to 5th 5f out, ridden along 3f out in 6th, no impression under 2f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Tarfasha (8-9) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1).
Einsteins Folly (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Tracked leaders, soon 4th, challenged from 2f out, gained narrow lead from 1f out, pressed and kept on well inside final furlong, headed close home 2nd of 9, nk behind Piri Wango (9-3) at Gowran Park 1m hcp.
Hall Of Mirrors (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden into 2nd 3f out, stayed on to lead 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, no extra in 3rd closing stages final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Magician (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf.