Darley European Breeders Fund Maiden 7f

  • (2yo, 7f, 10 runners)
  • Winner €11,386 2nd €2,640 3rd €1,154 4th €660
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places on Round Course)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 25.36s
  • Off time: 15:00:37

Full Result

15:00 Curragh
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (6) 1 East India A P O'Brien 2 9-5 J A Heffernan 11/2
SP 11/2 Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th on outer 2f out, went 2nd and ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure close home opened 9/1
2nd (5) nk 6 Portage (IRE) M Halford 2 9-5 S Foley 14/1
SP 14/1 Dwelt and held up in 9th, pushed along halfway, 8th 2f out, soon ridden, went 4th 1f out, stayed on well to go 2nd close home, pressed winner to line
3rd (2) 3 I Will Excel (IRE) M O'Callaghan 2 9-5 F Lynch 7/1
SP 7/1 Led, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong, dropped to 3rd and no extra close home opened 8/1
4th (11) 11 Zylan (IRE) J P Murtagh 2 9-5 N G McCullagh 25/1
SP 25/1 Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong opened 20/1
5th (10) 4 Mufrad (IRE) K Prendergast 2 9-5 C D Hayes 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong opened 10/1
6th (9) nk 2 Frozen Lake (USA) J M Oxx 2 9-5 D P McDonogh 14/1
SP 14/1 Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden along early, last 2f out, some modest progress final furlong
7th (7) 1 8 St Patrick's Day (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 9-5 J P O'Brien 4/6f
SP 4/6f Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, 3rd over 1f out, soon weakened opened 4/7
8th (4) hd 9 Torrey Pines (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 9-5 16/1
SP 16/1 Chased leaders, pushed along in 6th 2f out, soon no impression
9th (3) 10 Zebed (IRE) J M Oxx 2 9-5 F M Berry 50/1
SP 50/1 Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, soon weakened
10th (1) 7 Qatea (IRE) J M Oxx 2 9-5 C T Keane 50/1
SP 50/1 Always behind, no impression from 3f out, never a factor
NR (8) 5 Parish Boy J S Bolger 2 9-5 K J Manning

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £7.20 Tote Place £3.10 £4.10 £1.80 Straight Forecast £82.04 Exacta £177.80

Placepot €516.90

Analysis

Aidan O'Brien: "I'm delighted. He was working like a nice horse and was just ready to start. He's a very well-bred horse and we'll look for a winner's race or a Listed race now. He's a horse who'll get further than seven furlongs. We'll see what comes up, but he wouldn't have any bother stepping up, I would say. The Tyros might come too soon next Thursday, but there are races like the Futurity that would suit."

Seamie Heffernan: "You'd have to love the way he quickened up there, he's a really smart juvenile."