Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Premier Nursery Handicap 5f
- (2yo, 5f, 5 runners)
- Winner €19,500 2nd €5,700 3rd €2,700 4th €900
- Going: Standard
- Surface: Polytrack
- Winning time: 0m 59.61s
- Off time: 17:51:03
|1st||4 Persian Caliph||3/1|
|2nd||2 Sign From Heaven||nse||3/1|
Celtic Man (IRE) 34
|2||133 9-7||D Marnane||F M Berry||92||5/2f|
Sign From Heaven (IRE) 26
|2||132 9-6||D Wachman||C R King (5)||91||3/1|
Candy Apples (IRE) 12
|2||125 8-13||P J Prendergast||L P Dempsey (7)||84||3/1|
Persian Caliph (IRE) 19
|2||125 8-13||Mrs J Harrington||S Foley||84||3/1|
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 14
|2||116 8-4 v1||D K Weld||W M Lordan||72||8/1|
||2||8-4||D English||R P Cleary||16/1|
David Wachman had three entered at the early stage and relies on SIgn From Heaven, a close third behind Candy Apples and the disappointing Ealain Aibrean at Bellewstown last month when conceding plenty of weight. The winner and has run well in much better company at the Curragh on her two latest starts and can just about confirm the form. Celtic Man had Sign From Heaven just behind when scoring at Bellewstown in July when conceding 12lb so that line of form suggests he's well handicapped. PERSIAN CALIPH showed nothing in two starts on Turf but came here for a maiden earlier this month and battled on strongly to beat Lungarno Palace and further progress can see him complete the double.
Persian Caliph (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Soon disputed lead, ridden to lead over 1f out, pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn auc stks pol beating Lungarno Palace (9-5) by hd, 12 ran.
Sign From Heaven (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Great White Eagle (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Celtic Man (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden halfway, no impression, 9th of 10, 7l behind Come To Heel (8-12) at Curragh 5f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Prominent and 2nd halfway, no impression in 4th over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, weakened, 7th of 9, 10l behind Danehill Brook (9-5) at Down Royal 5f 2yo mdn gf.
Candy Apples (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden over 2f out, no impression leader over 1f out and soon disputed 2nd, kept on same pace final furlong and 2nd at line, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Lady Ultra (8-4) at Curragh 6f 2yo hcp gd.