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Matthews.ie Diamond Stakes (Group 3)

Class 1  |   1m 2f 150y  |   Standard  |   8 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 19:15  |   Winning time: 2m 12.97s
Weighed In
1st
4
(6)
5/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Slightly bumped with rival early, soon led, joined under 2f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, stayed on well close home to regain lead at line
2nd
hd
5
(4)
5/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D P McDonogh
Close up, disputed lead early, prominent and raced in 3rd, challenged and on terms under 2f out, gained narrow lead inside final furlong, kept on well, headed at line
3rd
½
3
(1)
10/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: W M Lordan
Waited with, soon towards rear, headway and effort straight, challenged on inner inside final furlong, kept on without matching front pair close home
4th
¾
1
(7)
14/1
T: M HalfordJ: R P Whelan
Waited with, soon towards rear, headway travelling smoothly behind horses straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on without matching principals inside final furlong
4th
dh
7
(2)
12/1
T: Jack W DavisonJ: G P Halpin
Chased leaders, soon raced in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, effort straight, switched right over 1f out, soon impeded, kept on without matching principals after
6th
1 ¼
8
(5)
40/1
T: K H ClarkeJ: R C Colgan
A little tight for room early, tracked leaders, soon raced in 4th, raced on outer straight and effort, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 33/1
7th
1 ¾
2
(8)
4/6f
T: H PalmerJ: C T Keane
Soon prominent and raced in 2nd, closed up before straight, soon challenged, no extra when slightly impeded inside final furlong op 8/11

Also Ran

PU
6
(3)
39-0
40/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: S M Crosse
Soon in rear, pulled up inside first 3f op 33/1

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Betting

Forecast

Mootasadir (4/6), Blenheim Palace (5/1), Numerian (5/1), Antilles (10/1), Fresnel (12/1), Massif Central (14/1), Harriet's Force (40/1), Altair (40/1)

Verdict
NUMERIAN can take advantage of the race conditions to pick up some valuable black type for connections who have patiently watched this colt improve all season culminating in his best effort last time out at The Curragh over 1m2f. Last season's winner Mootasadir showed his well-being with an excellent effort at Kempton last time out over 1m4f. This step back in trip will hold no fears and he can be expected to give a good showing. Aiden O'Brien has won this race five times in the past ten years and he sends out Antilles and Blenheim Palace. The latter is probably the form pick of the two and may relish this step back in class after struggling in much better grade.
  1. Numerian
  2. Mootasadir
  3. Blenheim Palace

Previous Winners

2018
Mootasadir
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 3
Weight: 9-3  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: P Cosgrave
  |  
T: H Palmer
4/1
Prize Money
1st: €37,800.002nd: €12,600.003rd: €6,300.004th: €3,150.005th: €1,890.006th: €1,260.00

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