17:40 Clonmel Thu 18 April 2019
- Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden
- 1m 1f 162y, Yielding (Yielding to Soft in places)
- 15 Runners
- Surface: Turf
By Zebedee out of a Quest For Fame mare. Brother to 7f AW two-year-old winner Latest Quest. Needs to improve on debut effort at Gowran Park earlier this month when beaten 26L.
Well beaten on all four of her starts and didn't beat a rival home when last of seven in a Gowran Park maiden when last seen in May on final start for trainer Seamus O'Donnell. Hard to fancy.
Gelded son of Approve out of a Selkirk mare. Promising fifth of 14 beaten 7¾L to Sky Seven on debut in a Dundalk 7f maiden on the AW in December before disappointing on seasonal debut earlier this month. Hard to fancy.
Big Bad Bob gelding out of a Cape Cross mare. Fetched €20,000 as a two-year-old but never involved on September debut, before a promising return to action when finishing second of 17 beaten a head at Cork earlier this month. Leading player.
Colt by The Carbon Unit out of a Danehill Dancer mare. Tailed off in a couple of career starts to date. Needs a chunk of improvement to play a role in the finish here.
By Famous Name out of a Pastoral Pursuits mare. Tailed off on sole start in a Tipperary maiden when last seen in October. One best watched for future engagements.
Still looking no nearer to a breakthrough success following a number of dismal career starts including a 28L defeat at Cork earlier this month.
Full-brother to useful 6f/7f winner Penny Pepper, and half-brother to several other winners. Running well in defeat towards the end of last season and on seasonal debut at Leopardstown when second of 12 beaten 3½L. Enters Calculations.
Sir Percy gelding out of an Invincible Spirit mare. Failed to build on encouraging run at Dundalk on the AW in February when finishing 15th of 17 beaten 27L at Navan on turf debut last month. Others look more convincing.
Lethal Force colt. Half-brother to multiple winners over variety of trips. In rear throughout on debut when never a factor finishing tailed off at Leopardstown in October. Worth a check in the market on return to action.
Canford Cliffs colt and a half-brother to winning sprinter Choosey. Generally well held in both career starts to date when last seen in October/November last term. Looks one to follow when going handicapping.
Gale Force Ten gelding out of a Grand Lodge. Cost €10,000 as a foal before going for €16,000 as a yearling. Half brother to winners Wot A Shot and Lily Ash. Best watched on debut.
Resold for £16,000 as a yearling, by Casamento out of a Gulch mare. Has caught the eye in a couple of spins on the AW at Dundalk since his debut in February. Impeded in the closing stages last month and rates a leading player.
Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of a Galileo mare. Shaped well on debut in a Thurles maiden finishing fourth of 14 beaten 4¼L when last seen in October. Open to plenty of improvement.
Filly by Dylan Thomas out of a Alzao mare. Half-sister to Italian 1m winner. Running well in defeat on both career starts to date including when fifth of 17 beaten 3L at Cork on turf debut earlier this month. One for the shortlist.
Last Year's Winner
|3||A Smooth Criminal||3||9-5||11/4||Full Result|
|T: Emmet MullinsJ: R P Whelan|
Elite Trooper Grey (1/1), Kastasa (3/1), Bar Room Bore (4/1), Red Sole Diva (15/2), Very Excellent (10/1), Turf Range (28/1), Van Meegeren (33/1), St Estephe (33/1), Able Dealer (50/1), Masque Of Anarchy (66/1), Silver The Fixer (100/1), Deep House (100/1), Charlie Bit Me (100/1), Born Fighting (125/1), Whiskey Treat (125/1)
- Elite Trooper Grey
- Red Sole Diva
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