16:35 Gowran Park

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  • Date: 08 April 2021
  • Going: SOFT
  • Surface: Turf
  • Status: Completed

Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund (Class )

  • Distance: 1m
  • Age: 3 years old+
  • Runners: 6
  • Prize: £18,500
  • Race status: Weighed In

Full result

Twice-raced winner. 5/2, proved a different proposition after 3 months off when won 9-runner maiden at this C&D (heavy). Off 171 days. Open to further improvement.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
19/10/20 Gowran Park 1/9 Flat 1m Heavy 9st 7lbs Seamie Heffernan 4.3
08/07/20 Gowran Park 4/6 Flat 7f Soft 9st 2lbs M. C. Hussey 8.4

Useful colt. 2 wins from 7 runs last year. Again ran well when third of 16 in minor event (6/1) at Naas (7f, heavy) back in October, racing much closer to the pace than the pair that beat him. Player.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
18/10/20 Naas 3/16 Flat 7f Heavy 9st 11lbs Declan McDonogh 9.69
03/10/20 Tipperary 3/7 Flat 7f 100y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs Declan McDonogh 3.48
31/08/20 Roscommon 1/4 Flat 7f 47y Gd/Sft 9st 8lbs M. P. Sheehy 1.81
23/08/20 Naas 6/19 Flat 6f Soft 9st 4lbs S. M. Crosse 23
06/08/20 Leopardstown 6/10 Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs S. M. Crosse 10.71
11/07/20 Leopardstown 1/15 Flat 7f 30y Good 9st 4lbs S. M. Crosse 6.84
23/06/20 Navan 4/8 Flat 5f 164y Gd/Sft 9st 7lbs S. M. Crosse 14.34

Lightly-raced winner. 3/1, run best excused when seventh of 11 on handicap debut at the Curragh (7f, soft) 18 days ago, keeping on when snatched up 1f out. Can give a good account in this small field.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/03/21 Curragh 7/11 Flat 7f Soft 9st 1lbs C. T. Keane 4.89
17/10/20 Leopardstown 4/7 Flat 7f Soft 9st 5lbs Oisin James Orr 8.6
25/08/20 Cork 1/7 Flat 7f Heavy 9st 7lbs Oisin James Orr 2.78
18/07/20 Curragh 6/9 Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs Oisin James Orr 21.62

Not seen to best effect when 14¼ lengths seventh of 9 to Cadillac in Champions Juvenile Stakes at Leopardstown (8f, good, 13/2). Off 6 months. Tongue strap on 1st time. Has to be taken seriously.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
12/09/20 Leopardstown 7/9 Flat 1m Good 9st 5lbs W. M. Lordan 8.82
03/09/20 Punchestown 1/9 Flat 1m Soft 9st 7lbs S. M. Crosse 2.31
12/08/20 Gowran Park 2/9 Flat 1m Good 9st 7lbs S. M. Crosse 7.03

Fairly useful colt. Winner at Navan in October. Possibly needed the run after 5 months off when tenth of 11 in handicap at the Curragh (7f, soft, 10/1) 18 days ago. Hood on 1st time.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
21/03/21 Curragh 10/11 Flat 7f Soft 9st 2lbs Shane Foley 13.51
24/10/20 Leopardstown 6/9 Flat 1m 1f Soft 9st 5lbs T. P. Madden 53.78
07/10/20 Navan 1/11 Flat 1m Soft 9st 7lbs Shane Foley 12.5
22/09/20 Listowel 2/7 Flat 7f Good 9st 7lbs Shane Foley 13
02/09/20 Gowran Park 4/10 Flat 7f Soft 9st 5lbs T. P. Madden 144.19
10/06/20 Navan 8/8 Flat 5f Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs Shane Foley 4.32

14/1, shaped as if better for run on first run since leaving A. Fabre when fifth of 13 in minor event at Dundalk (7f) in December, considerately handled. Moved yards again and this should reveal more.

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Date Course/Class Pos Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT Jockey BSP
02/12/20 Dundalk 5/13 Flat 7f Slow 9st 9lbs William James Lee 24.83
22/08/20 Deauville 6/7 Flat 7f 210y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs Mickael Barzalona 12.5
19/07/20 Chantilly 1/7 Flat 6f 211y Good 9st 2lbs Mickael Barzalona 6.98
20/06/20 Compiegne 3/9 Flat 6f 211y Gd/Sft 8st 11lbs Mickael Barzalona 9
25/05/20 Lyon Parilly 6/8 Flat 5f 212y Good 0 9st 2lbs Mickael Barzalona 3.87

Timeform Verdict Timeform Verdict

This can go to LIFFEY RIVER, who is better than he could show when well-beaten in a Group 2 at Leopardstown in September and has his best days ahead of him. Vafortino and Roman Empire will provide some stern opposition though, and can chase the selection home in that order.

Betting Forecast

15/8 Roman Empire (Ire), 5/2 Vafortino (Ire), 15/2 Erzindjan (Ire), 5/1 Liffey River (Fr), 11/1 Laelaps (Ire), 22/1 Allez Barza (Fr)
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