Woodies D.I.Y. Sapphire Stakes (Group 3) 5f
- (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 10 runners)
- Winner €37,500 2nd €11,874 3rd €5,625 4th €1,875 5th €1,250 6th €625
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 0m 57.51s
- Off time: 17:50:26
|1st||9 Slade Power||27/10f|
|2nd||7 Russian Soul||½||13/2|
Antious (ARG) 17
|6||135 9-9 bt||D Marnane||P J Smullen||100||33/1|
Judge 'n Jury 28
|9||135 9-9 t||R Harris||K J Manning||97||16/1|
Medicean Man 11
|7||135 9-9 p||J Gask||W J Lee||109||6/1|
Move In Time 11
|5||135 9-9||D O'Meara||Johnny Murtagh||107||7/2|
Red Dubawi (IRE) 13
|5||135 9-9||D Marnane||F M Berry||100||12/1|
Russian Soul (IRE) 35
|5||135 9-9 p||M Halford||S Foley||107||13/2|
Secret Witness 7
|7||135 9-9 b||R Harris||Martin Harley||98||25/1|
Slade Power (IRE) 7
|4||135 9-9||E Lynam||W M Lordan||109||27/10f|
|3||129 9-3||R Varian||W Buick||106||7/2|
Parliament Square (IRE) 10
|3||129 9-3 b||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||101||14/1|
||6||D P Nagle||R P Cleary||112||NR|
||6||9-7||R Charlton||Johnny Murtagh||13/8|
UK raiders have won four of the past five renewals and are well represented this year. None of the previous winners were three-year-olds, however, so Morawij will do well to follow up his Listed win at Sandown a fortnight ago. Move In Time makes more appeal as he had Medicean Man behind when seventh in the Kings' Stand at Ascot last time and will find this easier, but the home team are fancied to come good this time in the shape of SLADE POWER. The latter finished a head of Maarek in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee at last week's Ascot and beat Parliament Square, Russian Soul and Antious when a close-up third to Hitchens over course and distance in May. Ed Lynam's sprinter is fancied to come out best with a similar effort today.
Maarek 14-1 (9-4) Raced far side, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 18, 8l behind Lethal Force (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Slade Power (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Rearing in stalls and slowly away, raced centre, held up towards rear, headway near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 7th of 18, 6l behind Lethal Force (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf.
Russian Soul (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Waited with, closed into 8th 1f out, kept on well under pressure inside final furlong without getting there, 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Hitchens (9-9) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Morawij 10-11fav (9-2) Made most, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd beating March (8-8) by nk, 9 ran.
Move In Time 33-1 (9-4) In touch, headway halfway, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Medicean Man 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 19, 5l behind Sole Power (9-4) at Royal Ascot 5f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Judge 'n Jury 20-1 (8-11) Prominent in centre, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Duke Of Firenze (9-0) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp (2) gd.
Secret Witness 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division far side, lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 20th of 26, 13l behind York Glory (9-2) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Parliament Square (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Raced centre, held up and never involved, 16th of 21, 15l behind Gale Force Ten (9-1) at Royal Ascot 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Antious (ARG) 8-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th and no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 9l behind Banna Boirche (9-9) at Fairyhouse 7f stks gd.
Red Dubawi (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, not clear run 1f out, ridden and kept on final furlong to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Cape Of Approval (9-9) at Cork 5f Listed stks (1) sft.