Elusive Pimpernel European Breeders Fund (C & G) Maiden 6f

  • (2yo, 6f, 7 runners)
  • Winner €12,420 2nd €2,880 3rd €1,260 4th €720
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 21.16s
  • Off time: 13:45:47

Full Result

13:45 Curragh
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (3) 6 Intense Style (IRE) J S Bolger 2 9-5 K J Manning 20/1
SP 20/1 Chased leaders in 4th, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong
2nd (1) 4 Dick Whittington (IRE) A P O'Brien 2 9-5 h J P O'Brien 2/7f
SP 2/7f Held up in 6th, ridden on outer and closer in 4th 2f out, still 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd close home
3rd (7) hd 3 Dawn Mirage D Wachman 2 9-5 W J Lee 25/1
SP 25/1 Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, dropped to 3rd close home
4th (5) 3 11 Yulong Xiongba (IRE) J P Murtagh 2 9-5 R Coakley (7) 33/1
SP 33/1 Led, clear halfway, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon no impression
5th (9) hd 1 Baroque Poet (USA) D K Weld 2 9-5 P J Smullen 10/1
SP 10/1 Dwelt and held up in last, some progress and pushed along 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on without threatening under hands and heels opened 8/1
6th (10) 8 Swordfight (IRE) D Wachman 2 9-5 W M Lordan 6/1
SP 6/1 Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders in 3rd, no impression under hands and heels from 2f out
7th (8) 9 The Lucky One (IRE) K J Condon 2 9-5 S Foley 50/1
SP 50/1 Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and weakened from 2f out opened 40/1 touched 66/1
NR (6) 2 Bertie Le Belge (IRE) G M Lyons 2 9-5 C T Keane (3)
NR (2) 5 I Will Excel (IRE) M O'Callaghan 2 9-5 F Lynch
NR (4) 7 Rule The Waves (USA) A P O'Brien 2 9-5 R L Moore
NR (11) 10 Yulong Xiongfeng (IRE) E Lynam 2 9-5 C D Hayes

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £14.70 Tote Place £3.20 £1.02 Straight Forecast £26.64 Exacta £27.40

Placepot €8.20

Analysis

Jim Bolger: "He ran very well in his first race but he then misbehaved at Naas and lost the plot. It's nice to get back on track and I think I'll move him up to stakes class now. His dam is by Galileo and the sire got a mile so he should have no trouble getting a mile in time."