Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Group 2) 1m
- (2yo, 1m, Class 1, 5 runners)
- Winner €65,001 2nd €19,000 3rd €9,000 4th €3,000
- Going: Good to Firm - Straight Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 42.70s
- Off time: 16:16:43
|1st||4 Geoffrey Chaucer||4/7f|
|2nd||6 Oklahoma City||1¼||5/1|
All Set To Go (IRE) 13
|2||129 9-3||A Oliver||C D Hayes||94||33/1|
Altruistic (IRE) 55
|2||129 9-3||J P Murtagh||J P Murtagh||3/1|
Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) 73
|2||129 9-3||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||4/7f|
Not To Yield (USA) 22
|2||129 9-3 b1||D K Weld||P J Smullen||33/1|
Oklahoma City 71
|2||129 9-3 b||A P O'Brien||J A Heffernan||108||5/1|
||2||93||G M Lyons||G F Carroll||109||NR|
Battle Of Marengo (IRE)
||2||9-3||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||4/9|
This has been won by the likes of Azamour, Sea The Stars and St Nicholas Abbey in recent years. Aidan O'Brien has won the last two and saddles Oklahoma City and Geoffrey Chaucer with Joseph taking the ride on the latter despite Seamie Heffernan's mount looking to have the stronger form. Geoffrey Chaucer just pipped Tarfasha on his debut at Leopardstown in July and the runner-up is expected to go well in the fillies' Group 3 earlier. Johnny Murtagh looks to have a nice type on his hands in Altruistic, who impressed with an easy success at Naas, but the form pick has to be EXOGENESIS, who escapes a penalty for his victory at this level at Leopardstown and didn't run badly behind War Command in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes here last month.
Exogenesis (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and dropped to 4th 2f out, went 3rd again inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind War Command (9-6) at Curragh 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Geoffrey Chaucer (USA) 2-7fav (9-5) Made all, steady early pace, ridden over 1f out and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on, won at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gf in Jul beating Tarfasha (9-0) by nk, 3 ran.
Oklahoma City Evensfav (9-3) A little impeded away from stalls, soon led, strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on without matching winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Wilshire Boulevard (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Altruistic (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, pushed along to lead 2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Naas 7f 2yo mdn in Aug beating Sparkle Factor (9-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
All Set To Go (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Soon raced 4th of the 6, pushed along in 3rd before straight where widest, last and no extra from over 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Mekong River (9-5) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp.
Not To Yield (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 9, 3l behind Agena (9-5) at Leopardstown 7f mdn stks gd.