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Friday 16 October 2020

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Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Pat Smullen Mercury Stakes (Group 3)

Class 1  |   5f  |   Standard  |   14 Runners  |   Polytrack
Off time: 19:47  |   Winning time: 57.78s
Weighed In
1st
4
(9)
11/2
T: J P MurtaghJ: B M Coen
Chased leader, 5th 3f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to close under 1f out, led narrowly final 100 yards, kept on best under pressure op 9/2
2nd
nk
13
(7)
28-9
9/2
T: Phillip MakinJ: D P McDonogh
Chased leader, progress 1 1/2f out, ridden and closed under 1f out, kept on well in 2nd closing stages, held op 7/2
3rd
nk
9
(5)
6/4f
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Broke well to lead, travelled well 2f out, ridden 1f out, strongly pressed under 1f out, headed final 100 yards, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace op 15/8
4th
2
3
(8)
9/2
T: R M H CowellJ: S Foley
Dwelt, soon raced towards rear, pushed along and progress 1 1/2f out, soon switched left, ridden and kept on in 4th under 1f out, not trouble principals op 5/1 tchd 11/2
5th
1 ¾
2
(11)
22/1
T: C O'BrienJ: M C Hussey
Tracked leader, under pressure and ridden 1 1/2f out, soon lost place, dropped to 5th under 1f out, kept on same pace op 20/1
6th
½
7
(3)
80/1
T: J A StackJ: M A Enright
Bumped leaving stalls, soon rear of mid-division, not much room behind horses 1 1/2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on under 1f out, never nearer op 66/1
7th
hd
12
(12)
7/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: G M Ryan
Towards rear, came wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms op 17/2
8th
¾
11
(13)
28/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Hayes
Chased leader, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost place 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong
9th
¾
5
(4)
33/1
T: P TwomeyJ: W J Lee
Mid-division, no impression on leaders over 1f out, lost place and kept on same pace under 1f out op 28/1
10th
sh
8
(1)
150/1
T: J A StackJ: C D Maxwell
In touch on inner, 3rd 3f out, ridden under 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 125/1
11th
hd
1
(10)
80/1
T: D MarnaneJ: O J Orr
Rear of mid-division, came wide entering straight, under pressure 2f out, soon lost place, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong op 50/1
12th
hd
6
(6)
150/1
T: J A StackJ: G P Halpin
Close up, niggled along in 4th 3f out, lost place and ridden over 1f out, weakened under 1f out op 80/1
13th
hd
10
(2)
40/1
T: J F GroganJ: A J Slattery
Edged right and bumped rival leaving stalls, soon raced towards rear, ridden under 2f out, no impression, weakened over 1f out, never a factor
14th
3
14
(14)
50/1
T: Denis HoganJ: J M Sheridan
In rear, slightly detached after 2f, no impression 2f out, weakened over 1f out, never a factor op 40/1

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Betting

Forecast

My Laureate (6/4), Muker (9/2), Rocket Action (9/2), Urban Beat (11/2), Giorgio Vasari (7/1), Big Gossey (22/1), You'resobeautiful (28/1), Allez Sophia (33/1), Rapid Reaction (40/1), Lady Princess (50/1), Back To Brussels (80/1), Alfredo Arcano (80/1), Lady Maura (150/1), American Lady (150/1)

Verdict

MY LAUREATE looked an AW natural when running out an easy winner of a C&D minor event a fortnight ago and she holds sound follow-up claims. Muker brings British juvenile formlines to the table and commands serious respect, with Girogio Vasari another to consider.

  1. MY LAUREATE (IRE)
  2. MUKER (IRE)
  3. GIORGIO VASARI (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Dr Simpson
Weight: 8-4  |Age: 2
Weight: 8-4  |  
Age: 2  |  
J: R P Cleary
  |  
T: Tom Dascombe
16/1

Prize Money

1st: €30,000.002nd: €10,000.003rd: €5,000.004th: €2,500.005th: €1,500.006th: €999.00

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