Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas (Fillies' Group 1) 1m
- (3yo, 1m, Class 1, 11 runners)
- Winner €174,000 2nd €57,000 3rd €27,000 4th €9,000 5th €6,000 6th €3,000
- Going: Yielding
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 45.52s
- Off time: 15:55:35
|2nd||5 Lightning Thunder||3||10/3f|
|3rd||11 Vote Often||4¼||4/1|
Al Thakhira 14
|3||126 9-0||M Botti||R Hughes||103||6/1|
Avenue Gabriel 56
|3||126 9-0||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||103||16/1|
Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||P A Fahy||F M Berry||100||10/1|
Heart Focus (IRE) 311
|3||126 9-0 b1||J S Bolger||K J Manning||100||33/1|
Lightning Thunder 21
|3||126 9-0||O Stevens||Harry Bentley||111||10/3f|
Marvellous (IRE) 56
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||10/1|
Palace (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||102||6/1|
Queen Of Power (IRE) 28
|3||126 9-0||M O'Callaghan||F Lynch||98||20/1|
|3||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||6/1|
Vote Often 63
|3||126 9-0||D K Weld||James Doyle||104||4/1|
Wonderfully (IRE) 14
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||105||14/1|
||3||J M Oxx||D P McDonogh||106||NR|
Just The Judge (IRE)
||3||9-0||C Hills||J P Spencer||2/1|
John Oxx has been short of Group 1 winners since Sea The Stars so My Titania will carry the best wishes of many racing fans. She's a daughter of that great Derby and Arc winner and looked a potential classic winner when beating Chicago Girl here in September. LIGHTNING THUNDER was narrowly beaten by Miss France in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and that's the best form on view. Olly Steven's filly veered off a straight line in the closing stages or she may have won but this looks a very nice consolation. Palace and Marvellous represent Ballydoyle and Joseph's presence on board the former suggests she's the stable pick though though the latter looked certain to be suited by this trip after staying on over 7f at Leopardstown. Tested has won a couple of minor events without being unduly concerned and stablemate Vote Often won a Group 3 here in March though this is very much tougher.
My Titania (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd 2f out, led under 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure final furlong, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep beating Chicago Girl (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Marvellous (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along entering straight and no impression in 8th over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar.
Lightning Thunder 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 17, nk behind Miss France (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Vote Often 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, close 3rd 2f out, soon ridden, 2nd 1f out, disputed lead inside final furlong, led close home, won at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) in Mar beating Odeliz (9-11) by hd, 12 ran.
Avenue Gabriel 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed early straight, under pressure in 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar.
Palace (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up in rear early, progress on outer into 3rd after 3f, ridden along 2f out, 2nd 1f out, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 7, hd behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1).
Tested 4-11fav (8-13) Held up towards rear on inner, headway travelling smoothly and switched left over 2f out, soon challenged, led from 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably won at Gowran Park 7f fll stks beating Colour Blue (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Queen Of Power (IRE) 4-9fav (9-0) Made all, asserted 1 1/2f out and stayed on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Gowran Park 7f mdn stks in Apr beating Angel Of Joy (9-5) by 5l, 9 ran.
Heart Focus (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd and ridden early straight, no impression in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Wonderfully (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Wonderfully (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) 9th of 16, 8l behind Avenir Certain (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs.
Ballybacka Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden in 7th entering straight, stayed on strongly final furlong into 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo fll Grp 3 (1).
Al Thakhira 16-1 (8-13) 8th of 16, 7l behind Avenir Certain (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs.