Friarstown Stud International Stakes (Group 3) 1m 2f

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €40,625 2nd €11,875 3rd €5,626 4th €1,874
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 6.30s
  • Off time: 15:47:47

Full Result

15:45 Curragh
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (4) 5 Mekong River (IRE) A P O'Brien 3 8-12 p J A Heffernan 5/1
SP 5/1 Led, pushed along under 4f out, ridden and strongly pressed 2f out, headed 1 12f out, rallied well to dispute lead 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home opened 9/2
2nd (3) nk 1 Parish Hall (IRE) J S Bolger 5 9-12 t K J Manning 9/4
SP 9/4 Chased leader in 2nd, strongly pressed leader 2f out, led 1 1/2f out, joined 1f out, headed and no extra close home opened 11/4
3rd (5) 4 Ebanoran (IRE) J M Oxx 3 8-12 D P McDonogh 5/4f
SP 5/4f Dwelt, held up in 4th, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on one paced in 3rd final furlong
4th (2) ½ 2 Elleval (IRE) D Marnane 4 9-9 F Lynch 10/1
SP 10/1 Held up in last, ridden 3f out, last 2f out, no went 4th 1 1/2f out, soon no extra
5th (1) 5 3 Agena A P O'Brien 3 8-12 C O'Donoghue 7/1
SP 7/1 Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden along over 3f out, 4th 2f out, soon weakened opened 8/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.90 Tote Place £1.90 £1.50 Straight Forecast £17.09 Exacta £10.20

Jackpot €1,750.00
Placepot €72.00

Analysis

Aidan O'Brien: "He was tough and Seamus gave him a good ride. We weren't sure about the fast ground for him, but on the good to firm ground he seemed to step up. He looks like a horse who will get a mile and a half. All the horses are running well and are running consistently now."