claregalwayhotel.ie (C & G) E.B.F. Maiden 7f
- (2yo, 7f, 9 runners)
- Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 28.30s
- Off time: 18:10:15
Bunk Off Early (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||A Oliver||C D Hayes||33/1|
Dudes And Diamonds 16
|2||131 9-5||Mrs A M O'Shea||Adrian O'Shea (5) (ex2)||16/1|
|2||131 9-5||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||4/9f|
One Cool Poet (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||A L T Moore||F M Berry||66/1|
Postulation (USA) 29
|2||131 9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||5/2|
|2||131 9-5||J J Murphy||S Foley||33/1|
Vicarage (IRE) 19
|2||131 9-5||J T Gorman||W M Lordan||100/1|
Vocaliser (IRE) 11
|2||131 9-5||J S Bolger||R P Whelan||9/1|
Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) 50
|2||131 9-5||E Lynam||W J Lee||33/1|
||2||9-5||D K Weld||P J Smullen||11/8|
Aidan O'Brien and Dermot Weld have shared the last eight of these with score 6-2 in favour of the latter. Both were well represented at the early stage and rely on once-raced entries this time. JAMAICA has a very strong middle-distance pedigree so did well to get so close to stablemate Gleneagles over this trip at the Curragh. The winner has subsequently landed a Group Three so that form looks strong enough for this. Weld relies on Postulation, who also ran in that Curragh event finishing around 4l behind the selection. That was an eye-catching run and it would be no great shock if he reversed the form. Vocaliser attracted no support at Leopardstown where he looked in need of the experience so Jim Bolger's colt, a half-brother to a winning miler, will have come on markedly for the run. Dudes And Diamonds showed the benefit of his opening run with a better effort at Tipperary and further progress can put him in the picture.
Jamaica 11-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outer, 7th 3f out, pushed along in 6th 2f out, went 4th 1f out, soon 3rd and kept on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Gleneagles (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Postulation (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inner, 8th 3f out, pushed along in 5th on inner 2f out, 6th 1f out, kept on without threatening, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Gleneagles (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn stks gf in Jun.
Seaforth (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Hendrina.
Vocaliser (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along halfway, ridden along over 2f out, lost 2nd under 150 yards out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Raydara (9-0) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn aut gf.
Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, close up and disputed lead, headed from under 2f out, dropped to 6th from 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind Bertie Le Belge (9-2) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn in Jun.
Dudes And Diamonds 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, ridden over 1f out and kept on one pace into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Colour Rhapsody (9-0) at Tipperary 7f 2yo mdn gf.
One Cool Poet (IRE) Urban Poet gelding out of Oasis Star.
Bunk Off Early (IRE) Zebedee colt out of Ctesiphon.
Vicarage (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Ran 5th, no extra under 2f out, weakened, last of 6, 13l behind Crescent (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn gf.