17:45 Galway

Friday 2 August 2019

All17:1017:4518:1518:5019:2519:5520:25

James's Gate Irish EBF Median Auction Maiden (Plus 10)

7f  |   Good (Good to Yielding in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:45  |   Winning time: 1m 27.16s

1
(8)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: C T Keane |  T: G M Lyons
13/2

Son of Outstrip. Has already been gelded. Cost £65,000 as a yearling. Can be expected to improve on debut run at the Curragh over 7f last month for yard among the winners here this week.

2
(5)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: R C Colgan |  T: Mrs D Foster
66/1

Already gelded son of Alhebayeb out of a Owington mare. Closely related to multiple winner between 6f and 1m on the AW/turf. Possible best watched for Co Meath yard having a quiet time of things at the moment.

3
(4)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: G F Carroll |  T: G M Lyons
33/1

£58,000 yearling. Related to moderate winners from 5f to 7f Darkest Light and Teepee Time. Driven and no impression 2f out on debut at Down Royal last week and appears to be the yards second string.

4
(2)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: J A Heffernan |  T: D Budds
25/1

Son of Palavicini out of a Invincible Spirit mare. Closely related to winner on the Flat for Ger Lyons and over hurdles for Gordon Elliott, Elysian Plains. Market likely to be the best guide making his first start.

5
(1)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: W J Lee |  T: G Elliott
4/1

By Kitten's Joy. Expensive recruit to top Jumps stable. Sales price went up from $110,000 as a yearling, to €160,000 as a two-year-old. Never on terms in a rough debut run at the Curragh last month. Worth a market check.

6
(6)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: D O'Brien |  T: A P O'Brien
9/4

Son of Authorized and out of a mare who won over 7f and 1m1f in France. Promising second of 14 beaten ½L behind Howling Wolf in a Leopardstown 7f maiden last month. Leading claims given pedigree.

7
(10)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: C D Maxwell |  T: G P Cromwell
66/1

Gelding by Dragon Pulse out of a Invincible Spirit mare. Last of nine on a disappointing debut at Fairyhouse over 6f last month. Hard to fancy.

8
(12)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: S Foley |  T: Mrs J Harrington
7/4

Daughter of Sea The Moon out of a Rahy mare. Half-sister to four winners including Group 1 winner Alpha Centauri. Likely to improve on debut run at Leopardstown over this trip last month and one for the shortlist.

9
(7)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: B M Coen |  T: A Slattery
14/1

Filly by Power out of a Choisir mare. Dam well beaten in three career starts between 1m and 1m4f. Best watched on debut unless market vibes suggest otherwise.

10
(11)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: G P Halpin |  T: J P O'Brien
20/1

Daughter of Starspangledbanner who has been generally well held in a couple of career starts so far. Not one to underestimate with experience on her side.

12
(3)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: R P Whelan |  T: R P Cody
66/1

Stoutly-bred related to plenty of winners around this distance and beyond. Needs a chunk of improvement from debut run at Tipperary last month to play a part in this contest.

Non-Runners

11
(9)
Kassaba15
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 2
T: D K Weld  J: C D Hayes
Betting

Forecast

Alpine Star (7/4), Santiago (9/4), Longclaw (4/1), Kassaba (4/1), Agent Zero (13/2), Baby Bear (14/1), Chrysalism (20/1), Craic Eile (25/1), Convincer (33/1), Nudge The Judge (66/1), Ahaziah (66/1), The Hard Harry (66/1)

Verdict
The Dermot Weld yard have a solid record in this race in the last eight years and their KASSABA can land the spoils here. The stable boast a 50% strike rate in this contest in the last eight years winning with three youngsters from six runners and can see off the challenges in the shape of the Jessica Harrington improver, Alpine Star and the Aiden O'Brien-trained Santiago. Progressive runs from Agent Zero, Longclaw and Chrysalism would not come as a surprise.
  1. Kassaba
  2. Alpine Star
  3. Santiago

Previous Winners

2018
Zuenoon
Weight: 9-5  |Age: 2
Weight: 9-5  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: D P McDonogh
  |  
T: D K Weld
13/8
Prize Money
1st:
€11,820.00
2nd:
€3,820.00
3rd:
€1,820.00
4th:
€820.00
5th:
€420.00
6th:
€220.00

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