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Friday 27 October 2023

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

  • 2YO plus  |   Class 1  |   5f  |   Standard  |   12 Runners  |   Polytrack  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:01  |   Winning time: 58.25s
1st
Horse silk
8
(3)
25/1
T: Daniel MurphyJ: O McSweeney
Broke well and made all, travelling well 2f out, ridden and clear 1f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, easily tchd 33/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
3
(4)
5/2
T: Yann BarberotJ: D McMonagle
Mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, switched right 1 1/2f out, 6th 1f out, headway inside final furlong, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd at line op 2/1 tchd 15/8
3rd
Horse silk
sh
5
(5)
10/3
T: A OliverJ: W J Lee
Tracked leaders, ridden in 2nd 2f out, disputed 2nd and no impression on winner 1f out, kept on one pace, dropped to 3rd near line op 4/1
4th
Horse silk
hd
11
(8)
10/1
T: K A RyanJ: D P McDonogh
Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, disputed 2nd and no impression on winner 1f out, dropped to 4th near line op 7/1
5th
Horse silk
½
1
(10)
710-0
50/1
T: M G QuinnJ: G M Ryan
Tracked leader in 2nd, ridden and dropped to 4th 2f out, 4th 1f out, no impression final furlong op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
½
12
(2)
28-10
9/4f
T: A P O'BrienJ: C T Keane
Towards rear, ridden in 9th on inner 2f out, 7th 1f out, no impression op 7/2
7th
Horse silk
½
2
(7)
18/1
T: C O'BrienJ: R Whearty
Mid-division, ridden and closer in 5th 2f out, 5th 1f out, no impression tchd 22/1
8th
Horse silk
hd
4
(6)
16/1
T: A McGuinnessJ: C J MacRedmond
In rear, ridden 2f out, 10th 1f out, no impression op 14/1
9th
Horse silk
hd
9
(11)
66/1
T: D MarnaneJ: O J Orr
Rear of mid-division, ridden in 11theadway 2f out, soon no impression op 40/1
10th
Horse silk
nk
10
(12)
28/1
T: K R BurkeJ: C D Hayes
Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, no impression op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
(1)
28/1
T: J FeaneJ: B M Coen
In rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, never a factor op 25/1
12th
Horse silk
1
6
(9)
12/1
T: M O'CallaghanJ: L F Roche
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 20/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:€28.90Pl:€6.10, €1.30, €1.40EX:€142.00Trifecta:€670.70SF:€88.83

Forecasts

Alabama (9/4), Bouttemont (5/2), The Highway Rat (10/3), Queen Me (10/1), Twilight Jet (12/1), Harry's Bar (16/1), Big Gossey (18/1), Dun Na Sead (25/1), Pillow Talk (28/1), Ano Syra (28/1), Arnhem (50/1), Lady Tilbury (66/1)

Verdict

If THE HIGHWAY RAT gets away from the stalls better than he did when chasing home Harry's Bar over C&D 3 weeks ago he might be up to landing this Group 3 for the second time in 3 years. French raider Bouttemont wasn't seen to best effect in the Abbaye and is second choice ahead of the aforementioned Harry's Bar and Aidan O'Brien's 2-y-o Alabama.

  1. THE HIGHWAY RAT (IRE)
  2. BOUTTEMONT (IRE)
  3. HARRY'S BAR

Previous Winners

2022
Manaccan
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 3
1/1

Prize Money

1st: €33,001.002nd: €11,001.003rd: €5,500.004th: €2,750.005th: €1,650.006th: €1,099.00

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