Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise European Breeders Fund Maiden 6f
- (2yo, 6f, 5 runners)
- Winner €11,385 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,155 4th €661
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 12.92s
- Off time: 15:10:51
Go Placidly (IRE)
|2||131 9-5 t1||Ms J Morgan||W J Lee||20/1|
Intensified (IRE) 22
|2||131 9-5||J S Bolger||K J Manning||1/5f|
|2||131 9-5||J Nash||G F Carroll||40/1|
|2||126 9-0||T Stack||W M Lordan||7/1|
|2||126 9-0||K Prendergast||C D Hayes||7/1|
||2||95 p||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||NR|
||2||9-0||D K Weld||P J Smullen||20/1|
INTENSIFIED is unlucky not have won yet. He followed up a debut second at this track with another fine effort behind subsequent Coventry Stakes winner War Command at Leopardstown and is hard to oppose. The latter is trained by Aidan O'Brien so he presumably thinks Dove Mountain has a chance if back to his best after a below-par effort at Tipperary. The remainder are all newcomers and Trikala stands out among them as she's a half-sister to Mill Reef winner Moohaajim.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Prominent early, ridden along and dropped to 4th halfway, no impression under pressure in 5th over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 9, 11l behind Abbakova (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gf.
Tarn Royal Applause filly out of Starry Sky.
Intensified (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leader in 2nd and ridden to lead early straight, kept on under pressure, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind War Command (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo mdn gf.
Go Placidly (IRE) Ivan Denisovich colt out of Patamar.
Trikala (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Thiella.
Shinyhappyjohn Captain Gerrard colt out of Nuts In May.