Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Railway Stakes (Group 2) 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €59,999 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000 5th €2,000 6th €1,000
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 11.73s
  • Off time: 17:18:26
Full result
Result 17:15 Curragh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Sudirman 5/1
2nd 1 Big Time ½ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 1
Red, Yellow Panel, Yellow Chevrons on Sleeves, Red Cap Big Time 45
  • T:J J Murphy
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 J J Murphy S Foley 9/2
2 (7) 2112
Dark Blue Coach House (IRE) 9
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 2112
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 1/2f
3 (4) 1
Emerald green, royal blue cross sashes, royal blue sleeves, quartered cap Focus On Venice (IRE) 76
  • T:J S Bolger
  • J:K J Manning
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 J S Bolger K J Manning 9/1
4 (5) 61
YELLOW, royal blue disc & sleeves, hooped cap Muscle Beach (USA) 21
  • T:C O'Brien
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 61
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 C O'Brien F M Berry 20/1
7 (1) 531
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Sudirman (USA) 9
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W M Lordan
  • Form: 531
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 129 9-3 D Wachman W M Lordan 5/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 (3) 4
Sniper 9
  • Nag Me
  • T:G M Lyons
  • J:E J McNamara
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 93 G M Lyons E J McNamara NR
6 (6) 3116
Stubbs (IRE) 11
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 3116
  • Age: 2
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
2 93 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 1 Probably (IRE)
  • T:D Wachman
  • J:W J Lee
2 9-3 D Wachman W J Lee 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien has failed to win this for the last three years. That's something of a drought for him as he'd won seven of the eight renewals prior to that. COACH HOUSE can see him back in the winners' enclosure today, however, as he found only the American No Nay Never too good in the Norfolk at Ascot last week giving the impression this extra furlong would suit in the process. Stablemate Stubbs ran below par when favourite in the Coventry, also at Ascot, and is fancied to get the better of Leopardstown winner Sudirman if back to his best though the latter has the beating of both Sniper and Muscle Beach. Big Time is preferred to Focus On Venice of the two winning debutants.

Formwatch

Sniper 16-1 (9-5) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into 4th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Sudirman (9-5) at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gd.

Stubbs (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 15, 9l behind War Command (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd.

Sudirman (USA) 4-5fav (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on strongly closing stages, won at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn gd beating Home School (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.

Big Time 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Naas 6f 2yo stk in May beating Fountain Of Youth (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

Coach House (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Held up in touch, headway halfway, went 3rd 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, not pace of winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 14, 1l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.

Muscle Beach (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent and disputed early, soon chased leaders, 5th halfway, headway in 3rd 1 1/2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, disputed inside final furlong, edged ahead close home, all out and just held on at line, won at Navan 6f 2yo mdn aut gf beating Wilshire Boulevard (9-5) by shd, 12 ran.

Focus On Venice (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, drifted right closing stages, all out close home, won at Leopardstown 6f 2yo mdn sft in Apr beating Michaelmas (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.