Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Naas Oaks Trial (Fillies Listed) 1m 2f
- (3yo, 1m 2f, Class 1, 9 runners)
- Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
- Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 11.44s
- Off time: 19:30:09
|1st||3 Carla Bianca||13/8|
Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 6
|3||126 9-0 h||A P O'Brien||Anastasia O'Brien||93||14/1|
Carla Bianca (IRE) 11
|3||126 9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||100||13/8|
Circling (IRE) 10
|3||126 9-0 p||D Wachman||W M Lordan||99||5/1|
Dance With Another (IRE) 30
|3||126 9-0 p||A P O'Brien||C O'Donoghue||85||25/1|
Fastnet Mist (IRE) 42
|3||126 9-0||D Wachman||W J Lee||20/1|
Namurian Sunset (IRE) 18
|3||126 9-0 h||P J Prendergast||S Foley||79||50/1|
Palace (IRE) 19
|3||126 9-0||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien (ex1)||102||6/4f|
Shanooan (USA) 11
|3||126 9-0||G Kent||C R King||83||33/1|
Step Away 5
|3||126 9-0 p||David Kelly||R P Whelan||62||100/1|
||3||93||P D Deegan||C D Hayes||103||NR|
Venus de Milo (IRE)
||3||9-0||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||8/1|
Palace will find life easier in this after failing to threaten in either the Irish 1000 guineas or the Oaks at Epsom. She's preferred to stablemates Beyond Brilliance and Dance With Another but finished just behind Avenue Gabriel in the Guineas. The latter's dam is related to an Oaks winner so Paul Deegan's filly will probably stay this longer distance. CARLA BIANCA definitely gets the trip as she won her maiden by five lengths over 1m2f at Navan and may well be good enough to land this before a crack at the big one. Circling also has decent claims after a third in the Munster Oaks at Cork and should be in the mix once again.
Avenue Gabriel 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, improved to lead and pushed along 2 1/2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.
Carla Bianca (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, progress to lead 2f out, asserted over 1f out and stayed on well, easily, won at Navan 1m 2f fll mdn stks gf beating Starlet (8-11) by 5l, 12 ran.
Palace (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 3f out, never reached leaders beaten over 1f out, 7th of 17, 9l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd.
Circling (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 2nd entering straight and ridden 2f out, no impression in 3rd 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Venus de Milo (9-12) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Fastnet Mist (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Soon mid-division, 9th halfway, closer in 6th 2f out, no impression from over 1f out where moderate 4th, kept on without troubling winner final furlong into 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Grandma's Hands (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in May.
Beyond Brilliance (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Raced in 2nd, improved to lead under 2f out and soon pressed, kept on same pace inside final furlong and headed near line, 2nd of 5, shd behind Pit Stop (9-10) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo hcp gf.
Shanooan (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Disputed early, tracked leader in 2nd, led over 2f out and ridden to go 2 lengths clear 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Beyond Brilliance (9-3) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo hcp gf.
Dance With Another (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Led after 1f, pressed 4f out, disputed briefly 3f out, ridden in lead over 2f out, asserted entering straight, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed close home, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Upper Silesian (9-0) at Ballinrobe 1m 4f 3yo fll sft in May.
Step Away 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away and in rear, pushed along approaching straight and no impression in 5th 2f out, kept on one pace to go moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Kabjoy (8-11) at Limerick 1m 3f 3yo fll stks gf.
Namurian Sunset (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Chased leader in 2nd, closer in straight, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Maggie Dalton (9-3) at Limerick 1m fll hcp gf.